Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Known for its signature beauty and precision, the highly anticipated racer showcases new jaw-dropping cars, real-life tracks, and diverse racing styles. Gran Turismo promises to deliver exciting advancements to the series in the most comprehensive racing experience ever. [Sony]
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  1. Positive: 66 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. 100
    Kaz Yamauchi's passion for the racing sphere shines through every aspect of the game. The incredibly-detailed cars, the slick presentation, the spot-on physics. Polyphony Digital brought its A-game. Nothing else on the market can come close to the realism and immersion you feel throughout. Gran Turismo 5 is virtual racing at its very best.
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    92
    Uncompromising in design and steeped in car loving snobbery, GT5 is a petrol head's dream. For gamers it's good, for car enthusiasts it's quite brilliant.
  3. Jan 2, 2011
    90
    GT5 may have taken a lifetime to release, but it delivers on its promise of being 'the real driving simulator'.
  4. Jan 1, 2011
    85
    I never thought I'd see the day I gave a Gran Turismo game less than a 9. And then GT PSP happened. The disappointment continues, but it's abated by what I can only hope are continued, frequent updates.
  5. Dec 12, 2010
    80
    GT5 lives up to "the real driving simulator" tagline, but in almost every other respect, there lies a sense that the grandaddy has been lapped by the competition.
  6. Dec 6, 2010
    80
    Considering the time it took Polyphony to complete what we believed would be a masterpiece, we really can't hide our disappointment. Although the number of cars, events and play modes on offer is surely impressive, Gran Turismo 5 is far from that level of perfection that the development team promised us during the last four years.
  7. Dec 6, 2010
    60
    Gran Turismo 5's core problem is that the broad scope of all these game modes diminishes the polish of the general product. There's no denying the feel of the actual driving, but everything else that makes up the game feels tedious and half-baked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 384
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    10
    I can not believe the almost universally harsh critic scores this game has been receiving. Ok... there are some interface menu quirks thatI can not believe the almost universally harsh critic scores this game has been receiving. Ok... there are some interface menu quirks that make some actions a little longer winded than they need to be and yes the graphics are not completely consistent and range between good and great, but this game completely nails it where it's most important, on the road/track... never has a game felt as realistic as this one... amazing! The way the game dangles the carrot of progression in front of you is genius. The criticisms people have been levelling at the game are EASILY offset by the accuracy of simulation and the sheer content of this beast. A steering wheel is a MUST!... Enjoy!!! Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    This game is simply amazing, not usually into driving sims however this time i am onto a winner, amazing depth, and physics etc. Buy it, loveThis game is simply amazing, not usually into driving sims however this time i am onto a winner, amazing depth, and physics etc. Buy it, love it, live the experience. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    This game is EPIC,online is great,just enjoy.its the best out there.
    the damage is really good and the level system is new and defo something
    This game is EPIC,online is great,just enjoy.its the best out there.
    the damage is really good and the level system is new and defo something they should keep.
    This destroys any xbox game by far.
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  4. Apr 18, 2011
    9
    One could say this game is too similar compared to the previous games, however it has so much more depth. It now has NASCAR, rally and goOne could say this game is too similar compared to the previous games, however it has so much more depth. It now has NASCAR, rally and go carts in addition to usual highly polished racing. Forza 3 on xbox 360 has better damage and more modifications for the cars, but has less content overal. Great game. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2011
    8
    From someone who is not really into racing games or cars in general this game has sparked interest for me. The sheer amount of cars and theFrom someone who is not really into racing games or cars in general this game has sparked interest for me. The sheer amount of cars and the amount of tuning I can do with them, building a garage of cars that I put some oil and tears into is really addictive. Cars are separated into Premium and Standard cars, Premium being the only ones that look truly next gen HD, and they look beautiful. The standard cars make up 75 % (of the 1000+ cars) and while they look fine they pale in comparison to the premium cars which is a small grip that I have. Single player races can get a little repetitive if you want to grind for cash but online races make up for that. B-Spec mode where you control a team of drivers is nice when you want to multi task something else while you play.

    Overall if you like realistic driving sims you can't really do much better than GT5.
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  6. Nov 29, 2010
    6
    Ok, so as to not rehash everything written about the game from bad menu's, THE DAMAGE....oh come on where are you, the total lack ofOk, so as to not rehash everything written about the game from bad menu's, THE DAMAGE....oh come on where are you, the total lack of mechanical faults and wear and tear on the cars, or the rubbish AI.

    It is a reasonable driving game non the less. Does it live up to expectations and the HYPE not even close, and i mean they are not even in the same race which is where the blame should rest. With so long in the making everyone expected big things with improvement thats would blow your mind, and if you pay homage to that then of course you could give the game nothing more than a ZERO and im sure so many of the reviews come from that view point.

    If you put all that aside and just look at it from the merit of the game it is then, it has some crisp graphics, moments of a great racing game and feeling of competition but it is so often clouded with the feeling of an imcomplete game that after all this time is still buggy, unpolished and not on par with other games in the genre. All things considered, the sound is the biggest let down by far, with dynamic crashes sounding like nothing more than a plastic coke bottle hit you in the hit, engines that resemble cards stuck on the spokes of your bike ( ah chlld hood memories ) and a sound track that is just a resume for people to find there place in the job que down at the local supermarket.

    I feel disappointed and robbed of the expierence that should have been a great game, but after the hype and constant delays should we have really expected that this would result in something great, as I cant remember a time where something game, movie, tv show, anything was delayed and the final product was worth the extra wait.
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  7. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    I was a huge fan o gt series, but GT5 just sucks hard. The car sounds like a vacuum cleaner, many cars dont have interior view... omg. TheyI was a huge fan o gt series, but GT5 just sucks hard. The car sounds like a vacuum cleaner, many cars dont have interior view... omg. They just arruined the game. Expand

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