Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2012
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7.8

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. Jan 24, 2012
    10
    When Gran Turismo 5 first came out in late 2010, it felt a little unpolished and perhaps hurried when compared to the earlier games of theWhen Gran Turismo 5 first came out in late 2010, it felt a little unpolished and perhaps hurried when compared to the earlier games of the series. The game was pushed back so many times, fans were becoming impatient, so I can't really blame Polyphony and Sony for cutting a few corners to get the game out to the fans. Patches have made up for this and have polished the game to another level. That is exactly what this release is all about: All the patches up to Gran Turismo 5: Spec 2.0 are included on the disk, along with some DLC valued at around $20. At a $39.99 MSRP, this release is clearly the option for those who do not yet have the game, as well as the select few with very slow or no internet to update the original game.

    For the game itself, I don't believe much of a review is necessary. There are plenty of reviews on the original game, and most of that applies here. It is still the racing game to have, with a plethora of cars and tuning options. The graphics and details are amazing in the game, with the exception of the "standard" model cars. These models have varying levels of graphical detail, most of which are quite disappointing. Many complain that the game can be too easy. This is not so. It can be both easy and challenging, based on how difficult you want it to be. It is not so much of a difficult setting, as to how excessive you tune your car to be in comparison with the other racers.

    The DLC included with this game is all available for purchase on the PlayStation Network. It includes new cars, tracks, paints and driver apparel. The latter two feel much more like fluff, but I don't mind it's inclusion. The tracks, well the one track, is the most important item of the DLC in my opinion. It is the real word track Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which is wonderfully complex track and a fantastic addition to the game. The car packs are nice as well, but most are simply variations on cars already in the game.

    The patches really polished this game and made it closer to what many of us expected. With a lower price and included content, it is the best time to enter into this fantastic racing game.
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  2. May 7, 2012
    10
    The xl edition of Gran Turismo 5 is simply fantastic. It is a big improvement from the original version of GT5. The xl edition includesThe xl edition of Gran Turismo 5 is simply fantastic. It is a big improvement from the original version of GT5. The xl edition includes several updates such as Spec 2, Car pack 2 and others. And the result is the refined gameplay. The greater number of cars, added tracks, lots of new features and that Red Bull X2011 makes this game addicting. I simply love this game. Overall, this game is worth it for your money and also, patience. But I believe that this game deserves better. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2012
    5
    For simulation racers on the ps3 you basically have this and Shift 2 unleashed to pick from.On the other hand you could play your GT4 in 1080iFor simulation racers on the ps3 you basically have this and Shift 2 unleashed to pick from.On the other hand you could play your GT4 in 1080i and have the same game on the ps2,sell your ps3,buy an xbox 360 and get the far,far,far better forza 2,3, and especially 4.There is really no comparison when it comes to comparing and and all past racing games to Forza 4,it's brilliant in a way that were not even ready for yet.GT 5 is a good game but so was GT 1,2,3 and 4.Your just getting more of the same boring driving with not even an attempt to realize that we are way past the car washes and oil changes that don't make a bit of difference.But a 360 so you can truly see where we are with driving simulators up to date.This game is like looking in the trash and seeing the most beautiful garbage you have ever seen before,,,seriously! Full Review »