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  • Summary: Gran Turismo 4 features a truly authentic racing experience spanning 100 years of automotive history. Packed with more cars, courses, race modes and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor, Gran Turismo 4 delivers enhanced, if not perfected game physics and graphics. New physics engineGran Turismo 4 features a truly authentic racing experience spanning 100 years of automotive history. Packed with more cars, courses, race modes and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor, Gran Turismo 4 delivers enhanced, if not perfected game physics and graphics. New physics engine adding a higher level of realism in cars, which allows for cars to be handled easier. More than 5,000 polygons per vehicle capture exceptional detail, right down to the disc brakes behind the wheel. Up to 100 courses including Nurburgring, New York City, the Grand Canyon, Tsukuba Circuit, Fuji Speedway, Citta di Aria, Hong Kong, Costa di Amalfi and others. Includes courses that can be played in reverse mode. More than 500 vehicles encompassing manufacturers from around the world with a range from vintage to modern models seen today. All vehicles are fully customizable from racing tires to gear ratio. Race opponents posses advanced artificial intelligence, which allows for behavior that captures human-like emotion. Compatible with the Logitech Driving ForceTM Pro Wheel. GT Career 'Simulation' Mode ? Via the GT Universe, players start from the bottom and race to earn money, unlock cars and courses, buy and sell cars and upgrade parts while competing in more than 200 various championship races. GT Online Mode ? Features head-to-head racing for up to six players per race. Chat functionality and in-depth menu screens for the ability to build communities to interact about automotive topics. GT Arcade Mode - Players compete against each other or the artificial intelligence with select cars on select courses. More cars and course are available in the GT Arcade Mode when they are unlocked in the GT Career Simulation Mode. GT Photo Mode ? Players can travel around the globe with their car(s) and conduct photo sessions in various popular locations that include Piazza San Marco, Shibuya, Tsumago, Sagano and more. Once the photo is taken in the game, the player can save it to their memory card and have the option to share with friends or print out a color copy via a USB Printer. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
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  1. 100
    Blows by the competition like it was sitting on jack stands, and is the new high-water mark by which all other driving games will be judged.
  2. Despite the fact that it plays just like its previous incarnations, the ballooned number of cars and the sheer amount of things to do easily makes this version the best of the bunch.
  3. The greatest driving game ever. On any console, computer, or arcade cabinet, ever. Even with all the problems, nothing even comes close to matching the sheer adrenaline GT4 offers when you're chucking a 700bhp beast around one of the game's beautifully crafted courses. As a game, GT4 is staggeringly huge, looks and sounds amazing, and features so many cars you're unlikely to ever see them all. [JPN Import]
  4. The only reason this game isn't perfectly fun is because it does once again leave us wanting more, and in that I am referring to online play.
  5. Even with its lackluster Arcade Mode, and the lack of online play, Gran Turismo still conveys what it has always been known for: The Drive of Your Life. There is no question that this is the most expansive racing title available.
  6. While the game excels at being a simulator, it falters a bit in being enjoyable. The game can feel a bit boring at times.
  7. Yes, there are tweaks, better graphics and further development on the cars’ physics, but nothing groundbreaking. For the most part it seems that the past four years have been spent improving the playback of your car whizzing around the track once you’ve finished the race.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 93
  2. Negative: 7 out of 93
  1. Krajws
    Sep 7, 2005
    10
    Nothing better exists.
  2. JoshuaB.
    Apr 7, 2005
    10
    The game is the most best racing game I've had the chance to play.The frist game was cool.This is even better. I had to give it a strong 10!
  3. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    Best realistic driving game ..
    The cars of the game are beautiful and their drawings are very fluid with varied rides and enthusiastic races
    Best realistic driving game ..
    The cars of the game are beautiful and their drawings are very fluid with varied rides and enthusiastic races
    Gran Turismo 4 The best car game in the world
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  4. MarkW.
    Feb 28, 2005
    9
    The graphics and the frame rate in particular are stunning. No, the computer controlled cars are brainless and there is no collision physics The graphics and the frame rate in particular are stunning. No, the computer controlled cars are brainless and there is no collision physics of any kind but the driving physics, variety of cars, track quality and extremely detailed car tuning (unique to Gran Turismo) along with the aforementioned incredible frame rate make this a must buy. It truly has infinite replay value. Also worth mentioning is the photo mode which is highly addictive and rewarding. Copying pictures to a USB drive and uploading them to a PC is surprisingly enjoyable and has to be a first for a console video game. The glitch list for this game is quite small considering it's size and scope. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2012
    9
    I've spent half of my life on this game. Despite the lack of Ferrari or Porsche, despite having way too many japanese cars, this game is theI've spent half of my life on this game. Despite the lack of Ferrari or Porsche, despite having way too many japanese cars, this game is the best racing game on Playstation 2 and the best Gran Turismo yet. There is so much to learn and to do in this game if you love cars or just driving ! Expand
  6. NickL.
    Feb 25, 2005
    8
    This game is a great two player game but a letdown from gt3 and gt2 single player mode. had a lot of expectations of this thinking it wasThis game is a great two player game but a letdown from gt3 and gt2 single player mode. had a lot of expectations of this thinking it was going to have high graphics but it just has new tracks and new cars same graphics. Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Jul 26, 2004
    0
    Man, if only this game could be made on actual next -generation hardware instead of 4 year old hardware that was outdated when it came out, itMan, if only this game could be made on actual next -generation hardware instead of 4 year old hardware that was outdated when it came out, it might be ok. Too bad Sony pays off everyone so that games that could be great can't be seen on good hardware. GT3 looked just like GT2, pop- up, graininess and all, and GT4 will look the same way. Don't be fooled by the screenshots. The XBOX couldn't do that and as we all know it is about 3 or 4 times as powerful as the PS2. Find a different reason to back a company than because of its out of date name. Forza will kill this game because people that love cars will actually be able to see what the cars look like today, not what they looked like in '98 when the PS2, oops I mean PS1 came out. Sorry, I get the graphics engines mixed up when I see them. LOSERS! Expand

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