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  • Summary: Experience the original FIA GT Championship first-hand on your PC as you pit your skills against over 70 different opponents on all 10 legendary race courses such as SPA, Donington, and Monza. Developed by racing professionals, GTR is the most realistic racing experience ever. Original FIA GT Series cars and courses. 3 playing modes for newcomers, experienced players and simulation pros including intense multiplayer action. Real racing teams featuring over 70 race cars, including the Porsche 911, Viper GTS-R, BMW Z3 M and Ferrari 550 Maranello. Highly realistic opponent AI giving a total race experience! Dynamic weather changes during the race. Unrestricted game save and reload function. MOTEC Analysis Software: GTR uses the analysis software used by real racing teams. Based on real-life FIA GT team telemetry data. Live Track Technology: course conditions change as the race progresses. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. A brilliant game simulation that belongs on every gamer's shelf. [Sept 2005, p.52]
  2. PC racing fans of all stripes will have a blast with GTR, but serious driving aficionados - those with synthetic motor oil in their veins and lots of horsepower in their towers - will go absolutely hog-wild over this amazing new racer. [May 2005, p.76]
  3. The box says it all, "most advanced racing sim ever created”.
  4. A slightly confused combination of intimidating depth and unnerving shallowness: on the one hand, a monstrous physics engine that'll stir a petrol-head's soul, on the other some patchy graphics and a slightly home-made techno soundtrack that calls up wholly unflattering comparisons to EA. However, it does push the realism harder than the more entertaining "Live For Speed." [March 2005, p.102]
  5. GTR is a truly awesome racing game that will have petrolheads in raptures. However, the extreme nature of the game is intimidating, even for the hardened racer. [Apr 2005, p.106]
  6. If you’re looking for an ultra-realistic and brutally difficult driving experience on your PC, then you should take GTR for a spin.
  7. Be warned: Even with an easy arcade mode, dedicated to casual or beginner drivers, the large bulk of this title is dedicated to hardcore perfectionists who really want a realistic feel for driving high-performance cars at top speeds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Flip
    Mar 8, 2005
    10
    The Sim mode is awesome, great physics, graphics and sound! A definate purchase! A Sim to have on hand! Great job! The demo has me sold !
  2. JoaoV.
    Mar 3, 2005
    10
    If you think in driving this game with a keyboard forget it ...is just to real!!! buy a god wheel or forgheret.
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    10
    The precursor to GTR²... A great game which shortcomings were answered by GTR². Also GTR² includes all the content of this one (maybe except the Oval tracks, but there are certainly some Mods for that if you really want to turn your wheel in one side only). Get GTR² instead.
    And play with a wheel.
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  4. GTRacer
    Mar 16, 2005
    10
    This game looks, sounds and plays real nice!
  5. DavidT.
    May 4, 2005
    10
    I've played many driving simulators over the years. GTR FIA is by far the best driving sim out. Anyone that rates this below a 9 is an idiot.
  6. LawrenceM.
    Jun 21, 2005
    10
    You guys gave it only an 84! most accurate racing game since Papyrus Nascar racing. Better.
  7. PunjabiMC
    Apr 19, 2005
    0
    This game uses StarForce and you can tell from the official and non-official forums this game is full of bugs. No patch has been released to fix some of the issues that have been their since the German release only the 24hrs cars which are great and new StarForce drivers that make it run much slower and take a longer time to check. Many racing leagues are petitioning this product because it failes to provide a Dedicated Server option. Expand

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