Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec PlayStation 2

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 291 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Cheat Code Central
    100
    Everything a racing game should be. It's tough, challenging and ultimately educational.
  2. 100
    From the little details on the cars up to the driving physics, everything is dead on. I know a little bit about racing concepts (speed limits? What are those?), and the game executes them with near perfection.
  3. 100
    The feeling of jubilation once you have Gold awards for every area of every test is immeasurable.
  4. 94
    Every fan of racing will find something to love in GT3, and purists will find a veritable Mecca of cars, tracks, and realism.
  5. While it has its flaws, is by far the best console racer on the planet, and betters its predecessors in nearly every respect.
  6. 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 124
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Incredible game, amazing graphics for the time and pretty much the best driving simulator that had come out at the time. This game had insaneIncredible 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. MikeJ.
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    The greatest game ever.
  3. JakeM.
    Sep 28, 2001
    10
    One word describes this game. AWESOME. The realistic physics, cool lighting, freaking awesome cars let you know that your money is well 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. Reggie
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    I finished Grand Turismo 3 and then went to 4 and i was totally dissapointed. Very Choppy Feel and the smoothness was totally taken away. i I finished Grand Turismo 3 and then went to 4 and i was totally dissapointed. Very Choppy Feel and the smoothness was totally taken away. i went back and played 3 again. it is the best game ever. The Cars look sooo realistic and the way it drives down the track is amazing. The bumbs, the curves, the skidding? Common, u dont get that in any of the newer driving games, especially like GT 3. Dont get me wrong, The need for speeds, Midnight DUD edition and some other driving games are ok but the GT 3 has a realistic reaslism that you wont find even on todays Systems. EVEN ON A OLDER TV IT'S STILL ENJOYABLE. i think i made my point. Good night all. I got 15 laps to run. Expand
  5. LilG.
    Jun 14, 2002
    9
    Buy this game! Buy a gameshark too! Way to hard. Awesome graphics!
  6. Sep 5, 2012
    8
    This was the only Gran Turismo I owned and I thought it was very good. The graphics at the time were phenomenal and the car selection wasThis was the only Gran Turismo I owned and I thought it was very good. The graphics at the time were phenomenal and the car selection was deep. I am not a fan of racing games as this was one of the only ones I've ever owned, but it was definitely a title worth having. The only downfall I think was that you had to do some pretty repetitive tasks to accumulate money. The big thing I wanted to see in this game though that wasn't present was damage on the cars, I've been told that this would cost the creators too much? Expand
  7. PhilN>
    May 3, 2002
    1
    It sucks. It's way too long to get money and it's boring.

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#4 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001