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  • Summary: With the addition of two new courses (a downtown Tokyo circuit and the Monte Carlo Grand Prix course), an impressive range of cars (from Vipers to Cooper Minis), and a soundtrack featuring everything from Lenny Kravitz to Jimi Hendrix, this highly anticipated title is finally ready to be driven.
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
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  1. A true next generation product that must be seen to be believed. Also, let me warn you, this game will chew up your social life and spit it out... you have been warned :)
  2. I cannot say that I have ever played a driving game that has challenged me and given me more feelings of reward for my hard-earned efforts than "Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec."
  3. The sound effects and music in the game are as inspiring as the graphics. The engine motors and tire screeches are incredibly lifelike, and the soundtrack is top notch.
  4. Quite simply the best racing game ever created - and with supreme playability it's going to be a long time before it is overtaken.
  5. One of the most impressive tiles to see release ever, and despite aspects of unrealistic handling in some vehicles; the game is near perfect.
  6. GT3 doesn't disappoint. The AI could be better, but everything else kicks too much ass to worry about it.
  7. By far the most crafted and exceptional driving game around, but something or even anything new wouldn't go amiss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 122
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    Incredible game, amazing graphics for the time and pretty much the best driving simulator that had come out at the time. This game had insane hype and it's one of those rare cases where a game this hyped lives up to it and then some. Expand
  2. AshleyT.
    Jul 17, 2003
    The best.
  3. JakeM.
    Sep 28, 2001
    One word describes this game. AWESOME. The realistic physics, cool lighting, freaking awesome cars let you know that your money is well spent. I have yet to play an arcade with all these shinny elements. Bottom line: If you own a Playstation 2, you probably already own this game. Expand
  4. SqueM.
    Nov 6, 2007
    Whoever says it's not as good or didn't like this game, you should be ashamed of yourself. This game is the best, even better than any of the Gran Turismo 1,2 and 4 and the Tourist Trophy game. This is when the PS2 reached the peak of the system's popularity. Without this, the PS2 wouldn't be as popular today. For people that said the car is slow, that's what NA and Turbo engines are for. Then, your car will be very fast. I hereby named Gran Turismo 3 the best racing game ever to grace a system (even better than Need for Speed, although that is an good racing game though). Expand
  5. LilG.
    Jun 14, 2002
    Buy this game! Buy a gameshark too! Way to hard. Awesome graphics!
  6. May 29, 2012
    Amazing third part of the series. As usual, includes more cars, more tracks and more features than previous games. However, GT3 don't have anything new aside from the amazing graphics. They could have implemented some kind of damage system, more night tracks or some weather effects. Still, the best racing game in PS2. Expand
  7. PhilN>
    May 3, 2002
    It sucks. It's way too long to get money and it's boring.

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