Gran Turismo 4 PlayStation 2

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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: 65 out of 85
  2. Negative: 6 out of 85
  1. LanceK.
    Mar 14, 2005
    10
    Real driving and great fun. the controlling is easier and the graphics are 10 times better than the last one. I really love the muscle carsReal driving and great fun. the controlling is easier and the graphics are 10 times better than the last one. I really love the muscle cars that are available on the gt4. Expand
  2. May 30, 2015
    10
    Best racing game you can get on Playstation 2.

    The graphics are great, awesome performance system, good racing/menu music, many interesting
    Best racing game you can get on Playstation 2.

    The graphics are great, awesome performance system, good racing/menu music, many interesting cars, and good old and new courses! I like the car sounds too, but it is not the best.

    Another thing that i really like is that you can drive in many ways. The licences, missions, rally, a-spec and b-spec, and endurance racing!
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  3. Krajws
    Sep 7, 2005
    10
    Nothing better exists.
  4. JacobT
    Jan 20, 2010
    9
    This game is ruely amazing, with brilliant physics and the sheer size of the game itself put it in a class of its own. If this game gets This game is ruely amazing, with brilliant physics and the sheer size of the game itself put it in a class of its own. If this game gets 89/100, imagine what gt5 will be like. if that ever comes...... Expand
  5. BenW.
    Feb 16, 2006
    8
    The best GT game yet, but i can still think of plenty of improvements i'd like to see in GT5. Car damage would be a good start. Also a The best GT game yet, but i can still think of plenty of improvements i'd like to see in GT5. Car damage would be a good start. Also a bigger variety of cars would be good, the selection of R34 skylines is massive, but it's missing things like cossies and RS turbo's. The B-Spec mode is quite good, and comes in handy when you wnat to make a cup of tea half way through an endurance race. The music in GT4 is great, although annoyingly i can't seem to find some of the tracks for love nor money, Nitro by dieselboy + kaos is a great tune, but was made solely for GT4, you can't even download it! The makers of GT4 need to look at other games and take some notes. Modifications such as those available on need for speed would be good, and the rally mode needs to be more like colin mcrae rally (the handling on the rally mode is pretty crap really). The introduction of the pit crew is a vast improvement over GT3, now the car doesn't magically levitate and change the tyres all by itself without actually removing the wheels first. Bring on the PS3 and GT5! Expand
  6. Anthony
    Feb 24, 2005
    8
    The driving experience is still not as solid as promised. Maybe it's my wheel, but it's touchy and over-sensitive when it The driving experience is still not as solid as promised. Maybe it's my wheel, but it's touchy and over-sensitive when it doesn't need to be, and not sensitive enough when you want it to be. The graphics are absolutely stunning, though not "photo real" as the screenshots leads one to believe. I agree that the soundtrack is a bit weak and doesn't produce the adrenaline rush that one would like. The sheer number of tracks and cars to choose from in arcade mode alone is worth the price. 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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#4 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005