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  • Summary: Experience the true essence of motorcycle racing in Tourist Trophy, the real riding simulator. With unrivaled physics and graphics, the developers of the best-selling "Gran Turismo" franchise have captured the fluid movement of man and machine, featuring perfected handling and rider perspective. Ride on more than 35 courses and more than 100 sportbikes from more than a dozen manufacturers, including Honda, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, and Ducati. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. It's the new high-water mark for road racing. [May 2006, p.54]
  2. If Tourist Trophy uncovers the fourth dimension of racing, then the fifth dimension needs to be turning Polyphony's obvious passion for mechanical engineering into a passion that everyone can relate too. [May 2006, p.100]
  3. The game maintains the compulsive drive for authenticity that the Gran Turismo series is known for, but with a much narrower focus. So while it may just be Gran Turismo with motorcycles, it's still a great racing game in its own right.
  4. 79
    It's just that - a racing sim. Which for the most part means it's lonely and dull as you fight corners. [Issue#139, p.98]
  5. Much of Tourist Trophy feels like a duller version of Gran Turismo 4 and that game wasn't exactly packed with thrilling racing. Polyphony really does need to rework its racing games to include some racing. There's fun to be had in TT but not nearly as much as there should be.
  6. 70
    You'll need to know what you're doing before you'll have any hope of enjoying it, but once you've made it, the effort will pay off.
  7. It’s too pretentious too ignore, too unforgiving to be intuitive, and too flawed to be truly realistic.

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  1. Jun 23, 2014
    best bike simulator by far. Even if it has some little issues, the haven't been something similar till today. Hopefully there will be a sequel to this game. Expand
  2. Apr 15, 2012
    Technically its a proficient game for the PS2 with great graphics and sound. The bikes are highly detailed and sound incredible and the tracks are nice to drive in. The physics are realistic, many though will be turned down as a bike handles wholly different than a car so its learning curve is higher than its car equivalent. Despite this though i can safely say that once you get the hang of it, it is an enjoyable experience. The main career feels shallow at times as there is no feature to win money with which to buy new bikes and modify them. It also lacks some different modes. it has standard races and time attack, but it could have offroad races like enduro and motocross while there could be more bikes. Still, upgradable or not, varied or not, no riding game gave you the chance to ride that many types of motorcycles from a variety of different eras and lets not forget that a bike is a bike, the symbol of freedom to many people giving you the sense that you are the king of the road and could fly. The game does a great job at giving you that very feeling, a feeling which turns out to be addicting. I found myself returning in the game to get my dose of speedy freedom and i give the game props for that. In the end tourist trophy succeeds. succeeds in doing to a gamer what a fast motorbike does to its rider, giving you the sense of freedom, thrills and excitement of riding a motorbike. It did it to me and i have no past experience with a fast motorbike. For this, tourist trophy is the best motorbike game out there. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2013
    This game is a little absurd in that it is not really about racing. Its about you vs. the track. It is a calm game with a narrow premise. It exceeds in technical excellence. The detail and controls are perfect. It even has 1080i so you can see ahead on the track on new TVs. The tracks are great. The bikes are great. It is better than any bike game I've played. However, it just doesn't give you the excitement of other driving games. Its a bit ridiculous you must do hard challenges to earn bikes, then go race them lastly. This is a narrow and technical bike game, that will probably give you hours of frustration. Its so cheap its worth picking up though. It is more fun than I had with GT4. I'd get this if you want to demo motorcycles, but not for a racing game and not for the sake of gaming. Overall its kind of cool to own. Expand

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