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 377
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    10
    I have had every Gran Turismo iteration since its first installment on the Playstation (1). This title has been in the making for years and II have had every Gran Turismo iteration since its first installment on the Playstation (1). This title has been in the making for years and I can safely say that it HAS been worth the wait. The level of immersion is just amazing (as expected in a GT title). The more you get into the game, the more you begin to realize all the different types of races and large variety of vehicles you can toy around with. While the level of detail between Premium and Standard vehicles may be apparent when you sit down and analyze them, the physics engine is what matters and no matter the type of car, you can rest assured that the performance is very accurate to its real world counter part.

    Unlike previous GT titles, this entry doesn't require you to take the various license tests but being a fan of the series I went ahead and completed all which even at this point in the series, you can learn a thing or two.

    The inclusion of NASCAR and WRC vehicles gives it a wider range of tracks and appeal. Unlike 'rushed' reviews that claimed the damage mechanic didn't truly exist, it DOES exist but you have to earn it (unlock it fully) as you progress in the game. This allows for the player to become more familiar with the courses/tracks as well as the handling of the cars so that when full damage is in effect, you don't pay dearly by losing races or having to pay for repairs time and time again.

    The multiplayer aspect is a work in progress in my mind but the possibilities are many.

    Overall the title demonstrates once again that it is indeed THE real driving simulator and the wait was very worth it.
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  2. Nov 30, 2010
    10
    Incredibly deep, easy on the eyes, months of gameplay, incredibly accurate driving model and handling physics. Special events are great funIncredibly deep, easy on the eyes, months of gameplay, incredibly accurate driving model and handling physics. Special events are great fun and with over 1000 vehicles with their own unique character there's plenty of fun to be had. Just keep in mind that this isn't a perfectly polished game, it's a deep racing sim that just so happens to be alot of fun, there are even ways to keep yourself busy when you don't feel like racing, you can hire a driver to race and earn you credits in B-Spec Mode, you can check out the museum and car demos, or you can play around in photo mode to make some gorgeous wallpapers. All in all a very enjoyable game. -pro tip- Play with a wheel. 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. Jun 5, 2011
    9
    +gameplay +perfect driving experience (even on pad) +lots of cars +lots of tracks
    +virtual **** in premium cars
    +24h cycle and weather
    +gameplay +perfect driving experience (even on pad) +lots of cars +lots of tracks
    +virtual **** in premium cars
    +24h cycle and weather changing

    -ugly standard cars
    -poor track editor
    -a few things in interface
    -inhuman AI (they drives like robots)
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  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. Mar 22, 2011
    6
    I was once an amateur street racer and sometimes autocrosser. The problem with racing games is that they're too realistic and not forgivingI was once an amateur street racer and sometimes autocrosser. The problem with racing games is that they're too realistic and not forgiving enough. When I'm on the street I can hear my tires squealing when they're reaching the limit, I can feel my back end getting loose in the corner which encourages me to mash the gas. Without the car telling me these things I feel blind, but the excellent physics of the game demands I respond to this information that, if it's giving it to me, I don't understand. The tires squeal all the time, I can't ever look into turns to see where I'm going, and the mod prices and custom options are ridiculous - the same for every car. If you want a good racing game there is still no game better than Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed. If you have a panoramic TV a racing simulation pod, this is probably one of the better racing games on the planet . . . if you don't it's merely a fairly interesting romp through flash cars and bad ass tracks. Expand
  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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