• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2010
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  1. Nov 26, 2010
    5
    A solid racing game, but not worth 6 years waiting and all the hype. Some tracks and all the standard cars look awful, the models look like direct rip from gt4. I wonder where did the producer spent the money and time on. GT should be a game that set new standards for the industry, but this game doesn't deliver.
  2. Nov 24, 2010
    7
    I was anxiously waiting for this game and, somehow, it let me down. The front-end menus are terribly cumbersome, loading times are bad enough, online gaming is limited and there are not enough options to customize the lobbies.

    Having standard and premium cars together is atrocious, simply put. You can not drive from the interior camera on the standard cars, and there are 700 of them. Only
    I was anxiously waiting for this game and, somehow, it let me down. The front-end menus are terribly cumbersome, loading times are bad enough, online gaming is limited and there are not enough options to customize the lobbies.

    Having standard and premium cars together is atrocious, simply put. You can not drive from the interior camera on the standard cars, and there are 700 of them. Only premium cars offer **** views (around 300 or so). Both can race together and it gets ridiculous, since standard cars are lower res, jagged and with inferior lighting and shadows.

    The driving itself is really really good, specially with the premium cars and their unbelievable graphics, but everything else screams "dated" to me - options, menus, online, progression. It's a shame.
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  3. Nov 24, 2010
    7
    Ignore most of the other reviews people. 10's and 0's are obviously coming from fanboys.

    If you're considering getting the game consider this: 1) Generally the visuals aren't better than Forza 3. There are special moments, but there are also moments that don't look good at all. 2) The damage system is very poorly implemented. You can crash into a wall at 200km/h and you'll be fine. 3) The
    Ignore most of the other reviews people. 10's and 0's are obviously coming from fanboys.

    If you're considering getting the game consider this:
    1) Generally the visuals aren't better than Forza 3. There are special moments, but there are also moments that don't look good at all.
    2) The damage system is very poorly implemented. You can crash into a wall at 200km/h and you'll be fine.
    3) The single player mode isn't a cohesive experience.
    4) Porsche is not in GT5. Polyphony didn't think it was necessary to create a single RUF model from the last decade - a license that they have from a manufacturer of Porsche clones.
    5) Steering with an analog stick is hell.
    6) Playing online with your friends is a bit of a chore.
    7) The main menu is really slow.
    8) The standard models don't look that bad.
    9) The music is uniformly bad.
    10) Customisation options are very limited.
    11) A bunch of your favourite cars and tracks are probably not in this game

    IGN said it best when they said it's a 10/10 sim wrapped up in a 5/10 game. Decide which of those figures has the most meaning to you.
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  4. Nov 24, 2010
    9
    This game is tough to recommend as a great video game--I'm not sure that it is. However, it is a great racing/driving simulator. That may sound weird, but if you are not a serious racing fan, I'm not sure how much you will enjoy Gran Turismo 5. If you ARE a racing fan or just love cars, you will surely be delighted with what Gran Turismo 5 has to offer. If you are just an average gamerThis game is tough to recommend as a great video game--I'm not sure that it is. However, it is a great racing/driving simulator. That may sound weird, but if you are not a serious racing fan, I'm not sure how much you will enjoy Gran Turismo 5. If you ARE a racing fan or just love cars, you will surely be delighted with what Gran Turismo 5 has to offer. If you are just an average gamer looking for an easy to get into racer, you may be better served by an arcade like title, maybe something like the upcoming Dirt 3. This game has a lot of content, as you may have already read. You know the stats: 1000+ cars, 70 track variations/layouts, etc. There are a lot of events, license tests, special events, A-Spec Mode (you are the driver), B-Spec Mode (you are managing a race team)...I could go on, but you get my point, hopefully. The graphics are right on, the sound is good, and the gameplay/physics are the best in the business (in my opinion). Now for my nitpicks and why I deducted a point: The overall game doesn't feel as polished as GTs of the past....I can't put my finger on it, but somehow it just feels uneven in spots. The menus are FAR too cumbersome, they do have some charm in the My Life section, but overall could have been better. The online has some issues, not with the racing, but with how it manages racing with friends, the lobbies, and some issues with setting up race restrictions. I won't go into detail, but if you buy the game, you'll see what I mean. If I'm really nitpicking, some of the track side foliage looks off when compared to the car models, which look incredible. Also, I've seen some inconsistency in shadows. These faults, while mostly small, I feel are enough to deduct a full point. In the end I feel that Gran Turismo is the best non-arcade racing game to date. Gran Turismo 5 will not be leaving my PS3 for the foreseeable future...there is a lot of great racing to be had here, and I am going to enjoy every minute that I can.

    Graphics: 9.5
    Sound: 9.0
    Gameplay/Physics: 9.5
    Content/Replay Value: 9.5
    Menus/Modes: 8.0
    Overall Polish (how polished the finished product feels): 8.5
    Overall: 9.0
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  5. Nov 26, 2010
    6
    Firstly I'll set my stall out - I'm no X-box fan never owned one or played on one, but I've played on all versions of the GT series. Most gripes have been covered already, the menus are cumbersome, the in-game music is shocking (thankfully you can turn it off!) and the 'standard' cars are annoyingly sub-standard. The premiums are so nicely rendered with care that it feels such a let downFirstly I'll set my stall out - I'm no X-box fan never owned one or played on one, but I've played on all versions of the GT series. Most gripes have been covered already, the menus are cumbersome, the in-game music is shocking (thankfully you can turn it off!) and the 'standard' cars are annoyingly sub-standard. The premiums are so nicely rendered with care that it feels such a let down with the rest. Then the 'premiums' - why, oh why, do we need a Suzuki Cappuccino '05 AND an '07 version?? They are exactly the same, even the trim is identical! Not sure how many other duplicate 'premiums' are about (no doubt the usual glut of skylines). Now, I suppose we should know what to expect from this series, going through licenses and repeating the Sunday cup until you have enough for a decent motor but come on its the 5th main installment and its lacking the excitement of recent next gen games, such as nfs shift. Not saying that was perfect but I had great fun playing that, and playing GT5 just feels stale in comparison. This just doesn't sit right with me (especially as i forked out on the signature edition!). Why does a game 6yr or so in development feel incomplete, rushed and so disjointed? It even has one of my most annoying bugbears - trophy design... couldn't they show some imagination and design individual icons? Not asking for much there surely, in all that time. Its double standards - saying they wanted the perfect sim, going into so much detail, yet so many things are not. I still have my doubts the physics are that realistic too, it drives well for the most part but some challenges (mainly on the top gear events) seem unnatural. I'm hoping a bit more time and perseverance will open up more challenging and exciting racing but at the moment I feel a bit let down. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2010
    9
    First of all I set out to play GT5 with one thing in mind, is it as realistic as PD claims it to be, unfortunately many gaming sites will review this as a game, it is not, yes it is a piece of software you put into your PS3, but being an automotive engineer and an avid gamer I can assure you that this is as close to realism you will ever get without leaving your living room, I couldFirst of all I set out to play GT5 with one thing in mind, is it as realistic as PD claims it to be, unfortunately many gaming sites will review this as a game, it is not, yes it is a piece of software you put into your PS3, but being an automotive engineer and an avid gamer I can assure you that this is as close to realism you will ever get without leaving your living room, I could compare this to Forza 3 but that would not be fair to the Forza series. PD's GT5 stands head and shoulders above anything offered on PC or any other platform for that matter. GT5 starts with beautiful depiction of the evolution of the motor car right up to the final product, Jumping right into the menu for me it could have been a bit more simplified, a complicated interface which can be a bit frustrating at times but not to worry, you do get used to it. It is only when you are behind the wheel in a race when you first realize that GT5 is nothing short of astonishing, apart from the most amazing visuals you will ever see in any game on any platform this gen, it is the physics and feel of the car that is the heart of GT5, unlike Prologue you can actually feel the weight of each car, each having its own feel to, it intensifying the experience especially behind the wheel each of the 200 premium cars. GT5 is the complete racing simulator, if you are looking for a game, then GT5 probably isnt for you but if you are looking for the most realistic experience as close to driving a car you will probably never own then GT5 is the only way to go that being said every PS3 owner should buy GT5 even if it is just to marvel at the visuals, for every true racing fan and petrol head it is a must buy. Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Gran Turismo 5 is a time thief. You will lose your appointments, you will cancel dates, heck, you will probably lose you job trying to explore the magnificent amout of gorgeus content this pretty racing game has to offer.
    The graphics are insanelly beautiful, the gameplay is as true to real life as a videogame can be and the fun factor is mind blowing (online matches are looking perfect).
    Gran Turismo 5 is a time thief. You will lose your appointments, you will cancel dates, heck, you will probably lose you job trying to explore the magnificent amout of gorgeus content this pretty racing game has to offer.
    The graphics are insanelly beautiful, the gameplay is as true to real life as a videogame can be and the fun factor is mind blowing (online matches are looking perfect).
    Welcome to racing heaven. It is finally time to buy a PS3.
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  8. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    While it is easy for developers to create a game surrounded around sex and violence simply to cash out on a quick buck, Polyphony Digital does the exact opposite. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic environments, open world gameplay, first-person shooters, etc...) and it does isWhile it is easy for developers to create a game surrounded around sex and violence simply to cash out on a quick buck, Polyphony Digital does the exact opposite. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic environments, open world gameplay, first-person shooters, etc...) and it does is executed in an extremely classy way. Gran Turismo 5 couldn't feel more refreshing to the gaming-enthusiast, especially when a market is saturated with macho-men titles. Yes it is a blockbuster sequel, but that does not make it feel any less awesome. Expand
  9. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    this is the true simulator.
    casuals play nfs. fanboys play forza. racing enthusiasts play gran turismo. buy this GAME., go now it is an amazing game great graphics
  10. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    ESPuxio
    I,ve benn playing the game for 8 hrs now. The game is Incredible amazing .While it is easy for developers to create a game surrounded around sex and violence simply to cash out on a quick buck, Polyphony Digital does the exact opposite. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic
    ESPuxio
    I,ve benn playing the game for 8 hrs now. The game is Incredible amazing .While it is easy for developers to create a game surrounded around sex and violence simply to cash out on a quick buck, Polyphony Digital does the exact opposite. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic environments, open world gameplay, first-person shooters, etc...) and it does is executed in an extremely classy way. Gran Turismo 5 couldn't feel more refreshing to the gaming-enthusiast, especially when a market is saturated with macho-men titles. Yes it is a blockbuster sequel, but that does not make it feel any less awesome
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  11. Nov 27, 2010
    3
    Horrible. Developer was to lazy to even allow you to change the breaks. Only 200 cars fully rendered the rest look like crap. They had 6 years to make it look good and they couldn't even finish it with all the delays. Might of been better if it had never been released. I will stick to forza and need for speed hot pursuit.
  12. 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 they should keep.
    This destroys any xbox game by far.
  13. Nov 24, 2010
    9
    This game is the best racing simulator you can find. That doesn't mean it's perfect. I can see some people being let down a little, but that will go away once you dive into this experience that is as deep as you dare let it be. The few flaws and annoyances I found were the slightly slow menus and loading times and while generally the music is great some tracks feel too out of place. TheThis game is the best racing simulator you can find. That doesn't mean it's perfect. I can see some people being let down a little, but that will go away once you dive into this experience that is as deep as you dare let it be. The few flaws and annoyances I found were the slightly slow menus and loading times and while generally the music is great some tracks feel too out of place. The game sounds are superb and so are the graphics, this game will floor you specially if you can play it on a 1080p TV. If you are a fan of past iterations of Gran Turismo or cars in general this game was made for you. Expand
  14. Nov 24, 2010
    8
    Not a perfect and flawless game like everyone was waiting for. Yet the game is great and deliver. Nothing come as close as GT5 so far on the PS3. Well back to playing the game!
  15. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Okay, what are some people on about? I've played the s*** out of this game in less than a day, and I can honestly say that this is the biggest and best Gran Turismo in the series. Everything is beautiful and as close as you're going to get to 'real' in a video game, the cars all handle differently depending on what and where you're driving and in order to complete the whole thing I'd sayOkay, what are some people on about? I've played the s*** out of this game in less than a day, and I can honestly say that this is the biggest and best Gran Turismo in the series. Everything is beautiful and as close as you're going to get to 'real' in a video game, the cars all handle differently depending on what and where you're driving and in order to complete the whole thing I'd say it would take more than a year so you definitely get value for money. I don't get users who question the game's physics/graphics - wait a sec, they all mention Forza 3 on Xbox in their reviews, hidden agenda much? And I don't understand critics who say it's dull - I suppose they're used to reviewing arcade racers by the truckload in the 5 years wait for GT5. Gran Turismo, how I've missed you! Expand
  16. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    A wonderful racing sim probably the best one for this generation of video game consoles. Graphics are top notch and unrivaled for a racer, each car is highly detailed and wonderfully crafted. 16 cars in a single race has to be one of the best things about this game, take your friends to the track and show them your driving skills. The track editor is easy to use and I have a feeling we areA wonderful racing sim probably the best one for this generation of video game consoles. Graphics are top notch and unrivaled for a racer, each car is highly detailed and wonderfully crafted. 16 cars in a single race has to be one of the best things about this game, take your friends to the track and show them your driving skills. The track editor is easy to use and I have a feeling we are going to see some amazing user made tracks releasing soon. Dynamic weather and night/day cycles are a great new touch for the series and are implemented very well, sadly not all tracks support the feature but enough do so that you get your fill of it. Over-all I'd say if your a hardcore care enthusiast this is the game for you just get yourself a racing wheel and hit the track. Expand
  17. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    The best racing game,ever. he probado el juego por solo una hora, pero debo decir que aunq no me hayan gustado algunos pequeños detalles, a mi parecer un solocoche premium se ve mejor que todos los coches q el forza tiene. eso si para las colisiones mejor debes comprarte un burnot o un forza porq esos si se abollan, aunq se abollan como en gta. simplemente si eres amante deThe best racing game,ever. he probado el juego por solo una hora, pero debo decir que aunq no me hayan gustado algunos pequeños detalles, a mi parecer un solocoche premium se ve mejor que todos los coches q el forza tiene. eso si para las colisiones mejor debes comprarte un burnot o un forza porq esos si se abollan, aunq se abollan como en gta. simplemente si eres amante de los autos, no puedes ni dudarlo tantito basta que compres tus ferrari,o lamborghinis y veras q el juego no tiene comparacion con ningun otro juego de coches. simplemente gt5 rullez. Expand
  18. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    The racing experience is just what I expected. Racing and winning with skill makes you enjoy playing and the way the cars handle is so much better than Forza's which felt like a semi arcade racer to me. Many games cannot touch GT5 in driving physics and realism. There is a huge amount of content and even 3D support, though the game has some imperfections but it doesn't ruin the coreThe racing experience is just what I expected. Racing and winning with skill makes you enjoy playing and the way the cars handle is so much better than Forza's which felt like a semi arcade racer to me. Many games cannot touch GT5 in driving physics and realism. There is a huge amount of content and even 3D support, though the game has some imperfections but it doesn't ruin the core gameplay, which is what this game should be all about. The amount of Forza and X360 fanboys and their behavior is outrageous. Metacritic should remove user scores permanently. The said people above clearly have no life. So hey, everyone that actually has a PS3 blu-ray console, go give this game a 10 because, well you know. Expand
  19. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    It is here.
    GT5 is the driving simulator. you wanna race, you play gt5, amazing game amazing cars amazing visuals amazing everything this is the game you need buy it now
  20. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    It appears this game is being attacked by Xbox 360 fanboys who can't take the fact that Gran Turismo has always been and continues to be the racing king. This game is brilliant. Ignore these retards who are giving it 0's. Remember this is a driving SIMULATOR, not Need for Speed where you can go from 0-100 in 5 seconds and flip a car over by gently nudging it. Forza 3 has got nothing onIt appears this game is being attacked by Xbox 360 fanboys who can't take the fact that Gran Turismo has always been and continues to be the racing king. This game is brilliant. Ignore these retards who are giving it 0's. Remember this is a driving SIMULATOR, not Need for Speed where you can go from 0-100 in 5 seconds and flip a car over by gently nudging it. Forza 3 has got nothing on this game. The graphics may not seem too special if you are playing on a non HD television, but this is the sort of game that needs HD for it to shows it's true colours.

    On another note, it upsets me to see exclusive games such as this one, attacked by rabid fanboys who are upset that they can't play the game so they give it a 0/10. You people need to get a life.
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  21. Nov 27, 2010
    0
    I've been playing GT since version 3.
    I waited patiently for GT5 and what a let down it is.
    Nothing has been fixed from Prologue. There is screen tearing, slowdown, pop up. In a remarkable act of incompetence, Polyphony have actually managed to break online multiplayer. The whole interface is ill thought out and acts as a huge barrier between player and game. Vehicle damage is a joke.
    I've been playing GT since version 3.
    I waited patiently for GT5 and what a let down it is.
    Nothing has been fixed from Prologue. There is screen tearing, slowdown, pop up.
    In a remarkable act of incompetence, Polyphony have actually managed to break online multiplayer.
    The whole interface is ill thought out and acts as a huge barrier between player and game.
    Vehicle damage is a joke. Only 20% of cars are new. Rehashing of old tracks is poor - Trial Mountain in particular.
    Weather is limited and does not seem to affect handling. There is no effect of weather on your car - ie, they don't get dirty. Even raindrops don't splash on cars.
    The so-called course maker is a deception, as it only allows you to massage some presets.
    The museum is an utter waste of time to anyone but car-nerds.
    I have already sold the game at a small loss and I doubt I will ever buy GT again. Kaz has made himself a discredited laughing stock and Sony must realise that they are becoming a 3rd rate gaming company.
    I give GT5 0/10 for being unfinished and far behind the competition, as well as being an insult to the magnificent GT3.
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  22. Nov 26, 2010
    3
    five years for that! GT5 is not finished.
    GT5 is the PES of car games, i will not buy it, for sure.

    i can 't believe they worked five years for that result
  23. Nov 27, 2010
    4
    If you've ever played a GT game before you know what to expect. But unfortunately things haven't changed with the times. The AI is BAD it will just try and plow through you! For the most part all you have to do it upgrade the car with limited upgrades available to beat the competition. There is no mechanical damage and very little cosmetic so this game will make you a sloppy driverIf you've ever played a GT game before you know what to expect. But unfortunately things haven't changed with the times. The AI is BAD it will just try and plow through you! For the most part all you have to do it upgrade the car with limited upgrades available to beat the competition. There is no mechanical damage and very little cosmetic so this game will make you a sloppy driver because there is no punishment for driving like a madman. The online seems tacked on, there is no leader board and no classes to keep the races even and no credits to earn for single player. The visuals are ok, not as good as the screen shots made them out to be. There are bad shadows and some of the older tracks look strait from the ps2. And the sounds are hit or miss, but you can use custom BMG if you want.
    I have no idea what PD has been doing for this long but this game almost feels 5 years old. Try before you buy!
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  24. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Wow, only been playing for about 3 hours, but it certainly has the feel of Gran Turismo that i have grown to love...only with really high end shiny graphics. so many haters reviwing this game, now i have heard of fanboys boycotting metacritic to place negative reviews on games that they don't get to play, but this is terrible...and it is blatantly obvious in this case as there are so manyWow, only been playing for about 3 hours, but it certainly has the feel of Gran Turismo that i have grown to love...only with really high end shiny graphics. so many haters reviwing this game, now i have heard of fanboys boycotting metacritic to place negative reviews on games that they don't get to play, but this is terrible...and it is blatantly obvious in this case as there are so many 0 out of 10 purely to mark the average score down. i really don't understand why they would waste time doing so, it's gran turismo!!! so where i probably would have given this game about 8.8 out of 10, purely because i have had to wait so long to play it, i'm going to give it a 10 to help give GT the score it deserves. so to all you Xbox Forza fans....be gone with you!! sure Forza is also a great game, i personally had many hours of fun with it but now its GT's turn. if you are a fan of a good racing simulator, you have hears of GT, must play this in full HD for an amazingly lifelike drive. Expand
  25. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    It's the most exiting game I have ever seen!He is wonderful it's really the ultimate driving car simulation!
    If you have a PS3 buy it! The gameplay is exceptionally good!(9.9)
  26. Nov 27, 2010
    0
    What an absolutely horrible game, just terrible. Please do not waste your money on buying this game. What baffles me is how it took them so long to put out a piece of **** like this!
  27. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Best racing game,ever. That's all you need to know, now do yourself a favor and buy this game, you will not be disappointed. The graphics are freaking amazing, just jaw dropping, the number of cars is freaking huge over ONE THOUSAND! There's also NASCAR,RALLY, and GOKARTS. Then the mind blowing number of feautures, dynamic weather effects, night racing, great looking **** view, realisticBest racing game,ever. That's all you need to know, now do yourself a favor and buy this game, you will not be disappointed. The graphics are freaking amazing, just jaw dropping, the number of cars is freaking huge over ONE THOUSAND! There's also NASCAR,RALLY, and GOKARTS. Then the mind blowing number of feautures, dynamic weather effects, night racing, great looking **** view, realistic damage, over 100 tracks, and a very robust, engaging, and fun mutiplayer and single player mode that will keep you hooked for months, probably years. This is one of the most feature packed games of all time. Expand
  28. Z-U
    Nov 24, 2010
    10
    zxe355, granturfailsmo5, xynta123, zxtole, zircon and perhaps others seem to bee all the same person. Same style of **** writing. I'll place a 10 here to counter his ****
  29. Nov 24, 2010
    7
    I've been playing the game for roughly 11 hours now and it's officially a let down. For a console simulation the game has taken the genre to new levels however PC simulation still rules. While I feel an increase in overall communication with my cars it also has this arcade aspect to it.. The lack of modifications & premium models really ruined the replayability of this title for me. TheI've been playing the game for roughly 11 hours now and it's officially a let down. For a console simulation the game has taken the genre to new levels however PC simulation still rules. While I feel an increase in overall communication with my cars it also has this arcade aspect to it.. The lack of modifications & premium models really ruined the replayability of this title for me. The fact that most of our favorite cars are either not in the game (2006+) or older standard models PD was too lazy to allow mods on. I mean we can't even change the wheels on standard cars. PD and Kaz clearly were in the bubble too long drinking the Koolaid to notice the genre passing them by. The game smelt of moth balls last release, unfortunately this one was no different.

    Sony fanboys are some of the worst and GT fanboys are the cream of the crop.. I imagine they are in disbelief right now even as they play this game for themselves. It's hard to believe how a game almost six years in production could feel rushed. The game is a 7.8-8.2 just out of respect for PD.. I however would like to give it a 6.. I chose a 7 as a happy medium.
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  30. Nov 24, 2010
    2
    1000 cars yes, but only 200 cars are "premium". Meaning for the other 800 you can't even swap wheels. Damage is only visible on "premium" cars, and is barely noticeable and extremely unrealistic. The single player campaign is dated, same boring "Sunday Cup" style championships. AI is dreadful, other cars don't react to you. You don't need skill, just upgrades, generic ones too (no brands /1000 cars yes, but only 200 cars are "premium". Meaning for the other 800 you can't even swap wheels. Damage is only visible on "premium" cars, and is barely noticeable and extremely unrealistic. The single player campaign is dated, same boring "Sunday Cup" style championships. AI is dreadful, other cars don't react to you. You don't need skill, just upgrades, generic ones too (no brands / no engine swapping) - and what ever happened to brake upgrades?

    Ridiculous load times between menus (takes forever to go through simple menu to menu). And a monster initial install of 8GB to speed up track load times.

    Online mode is clunky to get into. Controls and graphics aren't really too far removed from GT4 to be honest (especially on the 800 "standard" cars).

    All in all, disappointment. 5-6 years to build a game that feels like its predecessor, and barely delivers on any of its new promises. I was so disappointed that I returned this game for a full refund. Please read reviews before purchasing and don't believe the hype like I did.
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  31. Nov 24, 2010
    0
    Frankly am extremely disappointed from what I was hoping would be an absolute classic. The gameplay feels like it hasn't changed at all from previous incarnations, and lacks any real innovation in a genre that has so much potential. Graphics are a real disappointment, with shadows and particle effects looking particularly bad; frame tearing and dropped framerate during the races andFrankly am extremely disappointed from what I was hoping would be an absolute classic. The gameplay feels like it hasn't changed at all from previous incarnations, and lacks any real innovation in a genre that has so much potential. Graphics are a real disappointment, with shadows and particle effects looking particularly bad; frame tearing and dropped framerate during the races and replays, as well as most of the tracks looking like slightly touched up versions of their PS2 counterparts.

    From a game promising to really push the Playstation platform, all I felt it did was highlight its failures, and really show its age. Here's hoping that the next iteration (if there is one) tries to break the hard and fast mould it's created for itself.
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  32. Nov 25, 2010
    2
    Crashing a supercar into a wall at 200mph results in what sounds like someone kicking a carboard box and results in no damage at all. By making 200 of the cars "better" than the other 800 you're left feeling like its an unfinished game and after 6 years thats just not acceptable. Visually, this game is a thing of two halves. The cars that have the "Premium" treatment are beautiful, problemCrashing a supercar into a wall at 200mph results in what sounds like someone kicking a carboard box and results in no damage at all. By making 200 of the cars "better" than the other 800 you're left feeling like its an unfinished game and after 6 years thats just not acceptable. Visually, this game is a thing of two halves. The cars that have the "Premium" treatment are beautiful, problem is they're alongside some very ugly looking PS2 generation cars and the tracks are dull and lifeless. The stadiums are full of cardboard cut outs and the trees look like their from the PS1 era, they're basically X's if you were to look down on them. Its not good enough. Not played the 360's compliment of racing games so I'm not a fanboy BUT I remember PGR2 from the original XBOX being more impressive than this and that was about 6 years ago... Expand
  33. Nov 24, 2010
    2
    I love Sony and all its franchises, but i waited too long for this game, had dreams making LOVE with GT5... And... For what? I've been fooled... But you may say "it's still a good racing game", right? Yes, it's, but nothing near with expectations and Sony's promises. I'm really disappointed.
  34. Nov 24, 2010
    2
    Thoroughly disappointing! This was supposed to be the racing game to end all racing games! Instead I find it to be great yes, but not amazing and certainly not the best driving game I've played! Owning both GT5 and Forza 3 (I have both a PS3 for myself and my son's Xbox 360 in the house) I would argue that Forza 3 is the superior game. The graphics are incredibly similar though usingThoroughly disappointing! This was supposed to be the racing game to end all racing games! Instead I find it to be great yes, but not amazing and certainly not the best driving game I've played! Owning both GT5 and Forza 3 (I have both a PS3 for myself and my son's Xbox 360 in the house) I would argue that Forza 3 is the superior game. The graphics are incredibly similar though using slightly differing artistic styles (GT5 maybe has better lighting but Forza certainly doesn't seem to have noticeably less detail - in many instances it looks better) and when it comes to gameplay Forza wins hands down. It's just more fun to play, has shorter loading times, a better single player mode and an all round better experience. GT5 just feels a little unwieldy and not the perfectly tuned racer I expected. This is a game remember? We expect more than just good graphics - most current gen games nowadays have them as a given. Expand
  35. Dec 7, 2010
    8
    With this game it all depends on your priorities. It might be a 5 to someone or 10 to someone else. Some things are really polished and good while others are so crappy you will think Yamauchi lives in a bin. Some people don't notice flaws as much as others do. If you are one of those you will enjoy it.

    So lets start with the good. First of all, the driving model is really nice.Premium
    With this game it all depends on your priorities. It might be a 5 to someone or 10 to someone else. Some things are really polished and good while others are so crappy you will think Yamauchi lives in a bin. Some people don't notice flaws as much as others do. If you are one of those you will enjoy it.

    So lets start with the good. First of all, the driving model is really nice.Premium cars do have the right feeling. I have not tried everything but I hear even head tracking should work (they have to fix it for non-arcade first though). The feeling is especially good on the wheel and it is a bit harder to play using the pad. But still, its possible. I found it quite a distinct experience, driving carts, toyota yaris, pontiac GTO spasming like so mad animal and fiat 500 being really crappy like it was in reality. The hardest part must be braking, that seems real to me. The feeling of a heavy car from 60ties rolling down the road at 250 km/h is frightening. Sadly there are no g-forces but we can hardly blame the makers for that.
    Secondly, there is a lot to do. Licenses, races, special events (karts, rally, nascar and much more). I haven't even unlocked em all yet! After that you still have years to collect all the cars you want. And premium cars ARE really nice. I hear the damage is after lvl 20(40) so I cannot comment on that yet. Don't heed people saying "no damage" but they played the game for 5 minutes. I also liked the music, I don't get it how people dont??

    On the other hand, a few things in the re game nagged at me. For example as most of you noticed, really dumb dumb ai. The game drives fine, but when you slide a tad and the first enemy rams you and pushes you for 1km down the road? That is definitely frustrating. Also, while premium cars are really beautiful the other 800 are just there. Nothing special. Probably have 20 variants of toyota yaris, like '01 '03 ... you get the gist of it. And not pretty at all. While the graphics are nice most of the time there is glaring ugliness with non-premium cars compared to premium. Also jaggies and wooden people could use some love. Now as last, the thing I find as most annoying are the menus! God horrid. I hate slow and cumbersome menus, I hate the medals and cups. Just let mi drive again after I failed to reach silver please, don't make me watch stupid animations every time I restart to get a better timing. I am losing hours of life here on pointless animation and fade-in-outs. Probably I am the only one who is bothered by this but I swear, this rakes the most.

    In conclusion I can say GT5 is a safe buy if you already own ps3. If you don't and you are fan of GT franchise or if you love to drive and collect cars and don't care about some craziness. If you already own xbox you probably won't buy ps3 for GT5 and all is well. I would also recommend a steering wheel if you can afford it and have space for it. G25 if you can still get it is the best bargain, got mine for 150â
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  36. Jan 5, 2012
    10
    An outstanding game with very nice graphics, a huge supply of available vehicles, contemporary driving locations, as well as an array of special events and other small addons like rally racing and NASCAR.
  37. Dec 23, 2010
    10
    This games is super cool and lot of update from time to time for enhancement game play and features! Ur ROCK! PD. Here's the deal: If you're one of those car nuts I mentioned earlier, here's your game. Have fun, we'll see you in a year when you finally leave the house. If you're not in that group -- you like, even love racing games, but care less about tuning and more about the thrill ofThis games is super cool and lot of update from time to time for enhancement game play and features! Ur ROCK! PD. Here's the deal: If you're one of those car nuts I mentioned earlier, here's your game. Have fun, we'll see you in a year when you finally leave the house. If you're not in that group -- you like, even love racing games, but care less about tuning and more about the thrill of the race -- GT5 is like walking in on a group of physicists discussing string theory and asking who wants to go toss around a ball for a bit. You're looking to have fun; they're only interested in studying the math behind how it bounces. Expand
  38. Dec 25, 2010
    10
    For all of you giving 0's that's ridiculous. Give a credible score and give credible points.

    At the very least this game deserves a 7/10. Irrelevant is the time it took to develop this game the point is it's still a very solid game. Grow a pair. P.S: Don't like it then move onto another series I don't want to be associate with morons like you. Then again you can tell the audience that
    For all of you giving 0's that's ridiculous. Give a credible score and give credible points.

    At the very least this game deserves a 7/10. Irrelevant is the time it took to develop this game the point is it's still a very solid game.

    Grow a pair.

    P.S: Don't like it then move onto another series I don't want to be associate with morons like you.

    Then again you can tell the audience that dislikes this with the abysmal spelling.
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  39. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    I'm not a fan of racing games, but I have to say this game is the deepest, most realistic and immersive racing game I've ever played. Very few games are able to combine both the luxurious and sporty sides of the world of automobiles. Gran Turismo 5 does just this, combining the best the world of automobiles has to offer with the most realistic and compelling driving game play. The gameI'm not a fan of racing games, but I have to say this game is the deepest, most realistic and immersive racing game I've ever played. Very few games are able to combine both the luxurious and sporty sides of the world of automobiles. Gran Turismo 5 does just this, combining the best the world of automobiles has to offer with the most realistic and compelling driving game play. The game eases players in with a very gradual difficulty curve. As drivers become more experienced, it removes driving aids and adds in more realistic driving physics INCLUDING real collision damage. Yes, the game DOES have collision damage, its just not enabled when you first start the game, because the damage done to your car actually effects how it drives (ie. if you bend your hood, the game takes into account added drag caused by the increased wind resistance). Players claiming this game is unrealistic in it's driving physics have either never played it, or didn't play for more than an hour before rendering their verdict.

    Honestly, this game is absolutely the most compelling driving game I've ever played. I've gained a new appreciation for motorsports and cars in general simply by playing it. I would recommend this game to all except the most resolute in their dislike of cars.
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  40. May 14, 2011
    10
    I love Gran Turismo 5 and highly consider it the best driving game ever made. With 1,031 cars and 20+ tracks with 71 variations, this is one not to be missed by any car enthusiast or car funatic. It is not perfect as the leveling up system becomes difficult to earn experience points after level 20 or so, and that's really the only negative I have with GT5. Driving and racing is incredible,I love Gran Turismo 5 and highly consider it the best driving game ever made. With 1,031 cars and 20+ tracks with 71 variations, this is one not to be missed by any car enthusiast or car funatic. It is not perfect as the leveling up system becomes difficult to earn experience points after level 20 or so, and that's really the only negative I have with GT5. Driving and racing is incredible, premium cars are jaw dropping beauty and are absolutely gorgeous inside and out. Even the standard cars look nice and the damage model isn't bad either, but for me I like my car how it is, and I don't want to see it all banged up, but damage is a first for the GT series, and it's pretty good for that matter. I don't put the game down for its standard cars or damage model like many have, because I know, if they could make all the cars premium, they would have. The GT series is my favorite franchise in the world, and therefore my favorite game on the PlayStation 3. It's about collecting all different kinds of cars, whether they're classics all the way up to exotics and having a great time driving and racing them. It's about loving cars, and the feel that you're actually driving the car, is absolutely incredible. In fact, GT5 is so realistic, that I don't even consider it a video game. In GT5, you're actually driving the car. Thousands of cars, almost a hundred tracks, many features, incredible **** and exteriors and incredible simulation driving, that really puts you in the driver's seat, making you feel like you're actually driving the car. What more can you want? It's Gran Turismo 5. Expand
  41. Jun 27, 2011
    9
    Haven't played GT since GT2 which was a massive game in the days. Spending my time on xbox with Project Gotham and Forza. Ditched my xbox and opted for a PS3 and found myself without any good racing games (rally games excluded). Finally went and bought GT5, which I had been looking forward to for quite some time. There is a lot of negatives in this game - presentation is horrible andHaven't played GT since GT2 which was a massive game in the days. Spending my time on xbox with Project Gotham and Forza. Ditched my xbox and opted for a PS3 and found myself without any good racing games (rally games excluded). Finally went and bought GT5, which I had been looking forward to for quite some time. There is a lot of negatives in this game - presentation is horrible and inconsistent for one. Loading times, spelling errors (says installing when you're loading a track, come on, really..) and it seems like there were several animators who never got to meet each other, as small animations vary throughout the menus. It's not hard to find things though, that's pretty nice, it's harder to exit menus/areas as it requires an extensive amount of going back through menus.

    When all that is said, let's get to the racing part, this is where the game really owns up to the brand name. Racing is fun, exiting, pretty realistic and yet easily accissible for beginners. The graphics are really smooth and very very nice. There is no doubt that the racing part of this game is without equal on the PS3 (imo). I can't wait to race some more, look at more cars, upgrade, take my licenses etc.

    Some coherence in the menu system and presentation would have pushed this game to a straight 10, which makes it hard to rate.

    10/10 for the racing bit
    6/10 for presentation
    10/10 for graphics
    8/10 for sounds
    9/10 for gameplay (i don't really get the b-spec option...)

    makes it 8.6 in my opinion, so I have to push it up to a 9, though it's a small nine and a big 8.

    Buy it !
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  42. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    As a video game it's an 8, as a driving simulator it's a 10. and since I like cars more than I like video games this is great for me. This is the game I play even when I don't feel like playing video games. It's just perfect for a guy who wants to be an automotive engineer like me :D
  43. Dec 29, 2012
    2
    Weak graphics, the gameplay is exactly as the previous series with the same maps being present. The load times between menus are ridiculous (it takes forever to go through simple menu to menu). Visuals suck. Damage is only visible on "premium" cars - which are only 200 out of the 1000 the game supposingly has - and is barely noticeable and extremely unrealistic. You can crash a supercarWeak graphics, the gameplay is exactly as the previous series with the same maps being present. The load times between menus are ridiculous (it takes forever to go through simple menu to menu). Visuals suck. Damage is only visible on "premium" cars - which are only 200 out of the 1000 the game supposingly has - and is barely noticeable and extremely unrealistic. You can crash a supercar straight into a wall at 250mph and just listen to a weak, gentle, "boop" sound and leave it with only a scratch - you call this "Advanced Visuals" Sony? Now on the gameplay, I will be brief and point out the major problems, among the many it has, impossible to write them all down. So, the gameplay: it SUCKS. In the "Licenses" Mode most of the 'licenses' are almost impossible to complete with a 'Gold Trophy.' I've spend, totally, more than 5 hours trying to reach for the 'Gold' and it was near impossible, having half of them on Silver, repeating them again and again, the same routine, like the game was design that way so that you couldn't hit the Gold (I am not new to this kind of games, I'm playing since Gran Turismo 1.) But, that's not all, another monstrosity: some Licenses and some Special Events require you to not touch other drivers or you are disqualified. A good idea, I won't argue, but when you drive in a narrow road with 20 others cars, it is IMPOSSIBLE not to touch someone, even slightly. Ok, say I may be a loser and bump on someone, the fun part is that when OTHERS bump on to you... YOU get disqualified... WHAT THE F*CK Sony?! I did a 15 minutes course and found myself losing, after all my hard work, and hundreds of tries to avoid others when a f*kin driver bumped on to me at a corner near the end... this is ridiculous (I slammed on the floor and broke a PS3 controller because of my anger, the game is terribly made, looking more like unfinished.) Visual effects suck, sounds are terrible, the game follows the same model as previous GTs... I loved Gran Turismo but this is enough... I am playing since GT1 and couldn't wait for GT5... a HUGE disappointment. I do NOT recommend the game... in one word, it is 'disappointing.' A big shame really. The company had more than 5 years to make it look good and they couldn't even finish it... I am definitely NOT buying upcoming series, and seriously, if they are like this, it is better not to release anything... Expand
  44. Nov 26, 2012
    3
    This game is a joke, even with the g27 it is really really poor. I think the sfx remember you of the summer when you can hear all the electric garden equipment, ps1gt2 supra still sounds better than this pile of you know what. Sorry PD but forza has stole your crown, & it pains me to say it but the gt series is finished, & i loved all the other gt games' YES GAME NOT SIM PLEASE. StandardThis game is a joke, even with the g27 it is really really poor. I think the sfx remember you of the summer when you can hear all the electric garden equipment, ps1gt2 supra still sounds better than this pile of you know what. Sorry PD but forza has stole your crown, & it pains me to say it but the gt series is finished, & i loved all the other gt games' YES GAME NOT SIM PLEASE. Standard cars would look bad on a C64 or even a ZX81. Yes its an update sim maybe but not a driving sim although it does a good job of simulation driving you up the wall. 3/10 (5000 years to make and it still needs updating) Expand
  45. Dec 8, 2010
    7
    I have fond memories of past games in the series. While I enjoy GT5 somewhat, it is without a doubt a huge disappointmnet. I guess I was expecting a thoroughly refined and perfected gaming experience with challenging races by good AI and a sleek overall presentation. GT5 amazingly fails on most fronts. This game should have been a masterpiece. I can only think the design team locked awayI have fond memories of past games in the series. While I enjoy GT5 somewhat, it is without a doubt a huge disappointmnet. I guess I was expecting a thoroughly refined and perfected gaming experience with challenging races by good AI and a sleek overall presentation. GT5 amazingly fails on most fronts. This game should have been a masterpiece. I can only think the design team locked away in their bubble of self confidence ignored the changing times and advacements made in racing games and games in general. To call this a 10 is to be in immense denial. The single player "campaign" is out dated in it's presentation and just plain dull as a racer. The beauty of driving can't be denied but as for the racing experience. I just find it dull. Expand
  46. Jan 20, 2011
    10
    I'm currently at level 23, 70+ cars on garage and passed "the first half of the game". For someone who doesn't know a thing about cars (I don't have any in "real world") and even don't know how to drive a real one this game totally caught me. For someone who wants a driving simulator, this game is perfect. If someone starts to nag about the static crowd in the landscapes, or low resI'm currently at level 23, 70+ cars on garage and passed "the first half of the game". For someone who doesn't know a thing about cars (I don't have any in "real world") and even don't know how to drive a real one this game totally caught me. For someone who wants a driving simulator, this game is perfect. If someone starts to nag about the static crowd in the landscapes, or low res textures, then you haven't understand what is a simulator is, as we are not playing a virtual reality game, just a game who can make you feel and actual physics while racing and can make you love cars even if you don't know a thing about it, like me.

    The graphics are amazing, the sound impressive, the experience and the FREE dlc that PD have been given to us demonstrates that this is not a earn-money franchise like Call of Duty, but a good product oriented on one thing: Satisfy the gamer.

    10 points for Yamauchi and PD, they really act and not just promise.
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  47. Nov 30, 2010
    8
    While it's undoubtedly a mild-to-massive disappointment in almost every area when you consider the development time, GT5 is still a good racing game. The graphics are mixed, with premium cars, menus and some tracks looking great, while standard cars and most tracks look basic and even ugly. The damage too is incredibly disappointing; in blunt, there is none, textures move a little andWhile it's undoubtedly a mild-to-massive disappointment in almost every area when you consider the development time, GT5 is still a good racing game. The graphics are mixed, with premium cars, menus and some tracks looking great, while standard cars and most tracks look basic and even ugly. The damage too is incredibly disappointing; in blunt, there is none, textures move a little and that's it. It's also more than a bit jarring when you're travelling at 200 MPH, only to come to a sudden, silent stop as you bounce of a wall. But GT5 does have it where it counts, in the driving. If you can overlook the flaws and forget about the development time, I'm sure you'll love the game for it's great driving and premium cars, but for most people, it shouldn't have flaws to begin with. Expand
  48. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    Well,simply put,would you take your ride to the track to crash it or to drive it?It feels like most of the users think more about damage or pushing opponents off the road while they forget that the game wants you to drive your car as good as you would in the real world.You enjoy the car and the track if you re a grown up.
    I never wrote a single word on the internet in my life before
    Well,simply put,would you take your ride to the track to crash it or to drive it?It feels like most of the users think more about damage or pushing opponents off the road while they forget that the game wants you to drive your car as good as you would in the real world.You enjoy the car and the track if you re a grown up.
    I never wrote a single word on the internet in my life before today,when I decided to open this account because I can t stand the critics thrown at this game anymore.It s the biggest simulator you can find on the market and if you really want to crash cars I guess you better look for some arcade racer.
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  49. Dec 17, 2010
    9
    This game is very intresting and has great graphics its realistic and a very good racing game. i have a ps3 and the graphics on mostly every game is fantastic. This game isnt bad if your a car fan this game is very enjoyable. It has mostly every car you can think of. It is good on career mode because you can play onlinie with other mates and have races. The game it self isnt bad its aThis game is very intresting and has great graphics its realistic and a very good racing game. i have a ps3 and the graphics on mostly every game is fantastic. This game isnt bad if your a car fan this game is very enjoyable. It has mostly every car you can think of. It is good on career mode because you can play onlinie with other mates and have races. The game it self isnt bad its a supuerb game from my point of view. If you have ever played a Gt game you should know what you are going to expect from it. Between Forza 3 this game is way better. The online gameing is limited so thats the bad thing and you cant customize your lobby because that is also limited. The visulas are amazing the car customizing is good too. But unfortunatly crashing a supercar into a wall at 200mph results in no damage at all, its like kicking a cardboard box and not even been hit.Gt5 is a lengendry game since the 1st gt5 came out everyone has been looking forward for gt5 and the game has been extreamly good. Expand
  50. Nov 22, 2011
    6
    Sadly, after 5000 years in development, it wasn't worth the wait.
  51. Nov 24, 2010
    7
    First of all, let me state that I'm a pretty avid racing simulation fan. Currently, I'm playing rFactor, but I've also, played GTR, GTR Evolution and a little bit of iRacing. Those are all true racing simulations. So I can say that, without any doubt, GT5 is not a "real" racing sim. The visual aspect is purely amazing at times. Even with the standard cars looking a bit sub-par, along withFirst of all, let me state that I'm a pretty avid racing simulation fan. Currently, I'm playing rFactor, but I've also, played GTR, GTR Evolution and a little bit of iRacing. Those are all true racing simulations. So I can say that, without any doubt, GT5 is not a "real" racing sim. The visual aspect is purely amazing at times. Even with the standard cars looking a bit sub-par, along with a few of the courses I tried, there is no other racing game out there that looks as good as this one. The sound is not perfect, but definitely solid. The physics...well...here comes the problem. I've noticed a great improvement to the feel of weight, and body roll to the car, but every single car still seems as if it's riding along on a set of rails. I find myself panicking when I slam on the brakes and send the car into a seemingly endless slide only to realize that the car can simply pull back into the turn as if it had never happened. There is no sense of oversteer in cars which clearly should have it(I got my hands on a Dodge Charger), while understeer seems to be present in every car. And while Polyphony has a done a great job with the braking aspect, I can't help but to see glimpses of the horrid physics in GT4 shining through. Along with the clustered mess of the menu and the mundane career mode, a game that had so many years of work put into it, is well...disappointing. Even so, this game can be fun, and gives you plenty of variety including night, weather, and online races supporting up to 16 players. However, the lack of consistency in the physics leaves a lot to be desired. Expand
  52. Dec 1, 2010
    6
    So I had high hopes for this game. Loved 2,3 and 4 and the PS3 has been missing this game for the two Forza releases the 360 got bestowed. It's a massive disappointment. Deeply flawed, stuck in the last decade and early 2000 at that. This game was rushed to release somehow after spending 5+ years developing it. The menu is inhibitive, clunky and soul destroying. There is no real direction,So I had high hopes for this game. Loved 2,3 and 4 and the PS3 has been missing this game for the two Forza releases the 360 got bestowed. It's a massive disappointment. Deeply flawed, stuck in the last decade and early 2000 at that. This game was rushed to release somehow after spending 5+ years developing it. The menu is inhibitive, clunky and soul destroying. There is no real direction, the special stages feel like they're tacked on because the a-spec is not enough. I have no idea what they were thinking when they created the b-spec, it just doesn't make sense as a game - especially as they seem to make you do (watch) more laps than the a-spec.
    The one thing that drags this game out of 4 score territory, is when you get to race some decent cars against decent opponents. It's a real trill. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia special was immense.
    However this game screams of the the fact Yamauchi has no idea what modern games are and no respect for gamers. When you get a new car - you have to manually accept it and then get subjected to all the loading screens, etc to see the car drive up to you on screen, then loading screens back to the main menu. It might make sense if you got a nice motor, a Koenigsegg or something. But to have to do that to everything, Lupos and Yaris alike is insane.
    Colour me disappointed.
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  53. Nov 26, 2010
    8
    It's a good game, don't get me wrong. But Gran Turismo 5 should have been a brilliant game, and for a game that's been in development this long, it does feel particularly unpolished. The graphics are quite inconsistent, really. Cars that look very close to the real thing, spoiled by shadows that are worse than most PS1 games. A series of excellent premium cars, but an abundance ofIt's a good game, don't get me wrong. But Gran Turismo 5 should have been a brilliant game, and for a game that's been in development this long, it does feel particularly unpolished. The graphics are quite inconsistent, really. Cars that look very close to the real thing, spoiled by shadows that are worse than most PS1 games. A series of excellent premium cars, but an abundance of "average" cars. Also, less customisation of cars than I've come to expect from the series.

    But it is probably the best racing sim at the moment. Plenty of tracks, plenty of cars, goes great with a quality steering wheel set. I'm sure I'll spend plenty of time playing it. And if they ever patch those annoying shadows, I'll probably bump the score up by one.
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  54. Dec 10, 2010
    4
    How I have grown tired of the fan boy-ism the reality is that this game is average at best and mind blowingly bad at worst.

    The game suffers from many problems... A. Considering every past GT title has had some form of actual customisation it feels very hollow that you can't even change the the wheels on the majority of the cars (all of the "standard" model cars which is over 800 if you
    How I have grown tired of the fan boy-ism the reality is that this game is average at best and mind blowingly bad at worst.

    The game suffers from many problems...
    A. Considering every past GT title has had some form of actual customisation it feels very hollow that you can't even change the the wheels on the majority of the cars (all of the "standard" model cars which is over 800 if you wanted a rough idea), adding one of three spoilers that can be added to just about any car in the game doesn't fix this problem, if anything it serves to remind you of how much time Polphony Digital has wasted.

    B. When you add the titles "Top Gear" and "WRC" to your game it gives the impression that they are going to be fun, or at least interesting, how wrong you would be to think such a thing. I swear if I get disqualified one more time for passing a long the bevelled corner of a car or for going half a meter off the track because I was cut off by the incredibly stupid AI (we will discuss that later) PB will open its door one day to the smell of burning manure. The kart racing component of the game starts off fun (and can still be salvaged in multi player), but quickly turns sour once you realise that it suffers from an immense case of catch up car for the AI.

    C. I know that in actual sports racing lots of laps makes the race more competitive due to the physical strength of the drivers being tested, but when a lot of the longer races are performed on tracks that lack any sort of advanced cornering the game becomes incredibly mind numbing. There is one race on the Autumn track where you have to do 10 laps and I was forced to pause every 2 minutes and go grab a drink or watch the TV because I got just that bored (no word of a lie).

    D. You would think that with 13 years of experience in the development of racing simulation that PB would understand that in real life people don't try to re arrange the side of your car if you miss judged the corner, however this isn't the case the AI will do all sorts of silly things like breaking on a straight when there are no obstacles in sight (not even other cars) or over steering five times in a row instead of merely stopping and correcting themselves. While on the topic of AI I think I might take a moment to discuss the "B-spec" part of the game, which entails you directing an AI "driver" in a race, my main problem with this game mode is the players AI always seems to be a pansy and will do things like not over taking or just straight up accelerating into the rear of the car ahead for 3 seconds before breaking hard (this problem becomes so crippling that in some races if you can't get a head in the first few corners that you will spend the entire race losing positions due to your driver refusing play aggressively, it got to the point where my Veyron came 7th in a race on the second tier starting tournament, without crashing once).

    E. I really want to point out the games atrocious sound track, but it supports custom music so its not like you can really say that its a deal breaker.

    The reality is that the game isn't terrible at first glance, but I can't help but feel that the six years of work since the last game doesn't seem to have been well invested especially considering the leaps and bounds the last games took when it comes to development. I fear that the most notable feature of GT5 is its online multi player, but even then it is hard to like a game where its saving grace is a mode that is rampant in most titles this generation. If any one is wandering the only reason I haven't brought up the graphics it is because they are like the games simulation mechanics, in the right light it is beautiful but more often than not you are looking at card board cut out observers and terrible texture mapping.
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  55. Nov 26, 2010
    8
    To be honest I am a bit disappointed with the User reviews in general. A lot of user give this game a 10/10 - clearly not correct and other give it a 0/10 - also not correct. Let's face it one has to take the good things and the bad things and sum them all up which leaves you with at least an average rating. The premium cars are good and some of the tracks look awesome, On the other hadTo be honest I am a bit disappointed with the User reviews in general. A lot of user give this game a 10/10 - clearly not correct and other give it a 0/10 - also not correct. Let's face it one has to take the good things and the bad things and sum them all up which leaves you with at least an average rating. The premium cars are good and some of the tracks look awesome, On the other had there is a lot of recycled stuff in this game and that is not so good. However, one has to review this game for what it is and not what it should have been and could have been and therefore I will rate this game as an average for the time being. I also expected more but - since I wanted a racing game - I bought GT5 to have some fun with it and some frustrations. Sorry don't own an XBOX and therefore can't compare to Forza 3! It could well be that Forza is the best but then again does this help me - not really! By the way, everyone whant to drive the premium cars all the time anyway - how much time do we really spend on these standard cars - as little time as possible! we all want the Zondas, GT40 etc. and they look awesome! Expand
  56. Nov 30, 2010
    7
    Simple The game is visually stunning cars look amazing, but the menus, the slow load time, the poor damage system, the A.I., and the sound track! all work to knock the Score way down for me. when there are so many racing games out there right now that handle all these things so much. for example I went off the rally track and hit some string and sticks on the side of the road and bouncedSimple The game is visually stunning cars look amazing, but the menus, the slow load time, the poor damage system, the A.I., and the sound track! all work to knock the Score way down for me. when there are so many racing games out there right now that handle all these things so much. for example I went off the rally track and hit some string and sticks on the side of the road and bounced back on to the track This is not what I want after 5 years of waiting, its perfect line nerf racing. This is the same GT youâ Expand
  57. Nov 28, 2010
    6
    I'm a car guy that grew up in the NES days with only a handful racing games, and none were even close to being a sim. The GT series came out and quickly became my favorite series. After GT4 released other devellopers stepped up and improved on the formula. With six year of devellopment, I got to play a Gran Trismo with rehashed AI (yes, even the unlocked 'smarter' AI is quite terrible),I'm a car guy that grew up in the NES days with only a handful racing games, and none were even close to being a sim. The GT series came out and quickly became my favorite series. After GT4 released other devellopers stepped up and improved on the formula. With six year of devellopment, I got to play a Gran Trismo with rehashed AI (yes, even the unlocked 'smarter' AI is quite terrible), rehashed wobbly physics and 800 rehashed GT4 cars. Even the premium models aren't as consistent as the fanboys imagine, but that's just a small part of the game.

    The environments, what I actually look at from inside my car in a race, don't match the cars at all. While the new city based tracks are gorgeous for the most part, they don't capture detail like Project Gotham Racing 4, which is three years old. The real tracks like Laguna Seca, Suzuka and Curcuit de la Sarthe are not only hard to look at but in some cases don't even resemble the actual location beyond basic layout..

    Tuning and customization are next to non-existant. In the years since GT4, other devellopers have introduced high levels of tuneability and modification. I'm not just referring to the ability to toss a Ghostbusters logo on a car either. Other titles in the genre let me change everything from wheels/tires, to aero parts, cam profiles, to the fuel system used. It's all just a change in numbers to the physcs equation, but the point is if I want to drive a modded VW Golf in a race against a Z06, I now have that option. GT5 removes these option, essentially moving backwards in a genre GT created on consoles.

    The visuals are terrible. To clarify, indeed they are at times gorgeous, the photo mode turns out fantastic shots and the dedicated bullshot generator (photo travel) means I will never have to buy another car magazine, at least not for pictures of the 200 cars it allows me to take pictures of. The environments I went over, but the smoke effects, weather effects, and general cobbled-together look of this game is absolutely terrible at times. Never have I seen such a pretty game look so ugly 5 seconds later. The worst offender is the frame rate and screen tearing, which actually affects the gameplay (London) The AI drivers are all idiots. I kept hearing "oh but they get smarter when you level up!" I'm not seeing it. I did notice one AI car swerve to avoid me after I clipped a wall, but the next 6 all piled into me and each other. They just kind of sat there pushing me into the wall (litterally, my car was partially in the wall) while the other cars continued the race. Sadly this isn't an isolated case in my game. I also noticed I'm still allowed to plow into AI cars and use them as a guardrail at will with no consequence.

    Physics and control. This to me is the absolute most important part of any 'simulator' above everything else. These are not new physics, these are still a step below what we had in GT3 before it was dumbed down for GT4 to make room for all the extra visuals. With such a supposedly impressive physics engine running, where is my telemetry data? I get to watch my tires turn red or green, that's about it. I can't read tire pressure/temps/wear/friction etc like in other games not to mention look at what part on my car is taking wear. This information is important so I can tune it to fix those issues before my next race... Oh that's right it would be useless to me anyways since I can't actually do anything to change my car's handling. This genre and the physics engines driving them have evolved since GT4, but apparently Polyphony has been too busy flying around the world playing with cars on Sony's dime to bother making a video game. Granted this is a console 'sim' like Forza and thus I do not expect infinite points of customization, but I would at least expect the game to offer a fraction of what Forza 3 brought to the table(or even Forza 1 for that matter) What an absolute shame.

    The extras destroy the game. Kart racing is both watered-down and the tracks created for them are among the worst looking things I've seen on the PS3. The weather effects could have been great (like in PGR4 again) but they offer no real substance and frankly look just rotten. The track editor is not worth typing about, and finally the damage modeling. We have different variations in the game, some have to be unlocked for some reason. The cars aren't actually damaged though, they simply deform or have parts fall off. No downshifting early and blowing the motor, no failing brakes, etc.

    I really want to give this game a 5 as I truly believe it is just that, completely average. I gave it a 6 just for all the content and the fact that there is a somewhat solid game under the garbage that got dumped on it at the last second before they shovelled it out onto store shelves before Xmas. This game was a mistake that took Polyphony SIX years to make. I'll always remember GT fondly, up until this release.
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  58. Dec 10, 2010
    10
    This game is really good. The negative reviews here are only from Xbox360 jealous people and they don't have even played the game yet. My real note is 8, but I give a 10 because of those 360 people wrong reviews with false arguments. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic environments,This game is really good. The negative reviews here are only from Xbox360 jealous people and they don't have even played the game yet. My real note is 8, but I give a 10 because of those 360 people wrong reviews with false arguments. They spend 5 years making one single game that does not involve anything the current videogame industry is obsessed with (zombies, apocalyptic environments, open world gameplay, first-person shooters, etc...) and it does is executed in an extremely classy way. Gran Turismo 5 couldn't feel more refreshing to the gaming-enthusiast, especially when a market is saturated with macho-men titles. Yes it is a blockbuster sequel, but that does not make it feel any less awesome. This game is the best racing simulator you can find. That doesn't mean it's perfect. I can see some people being let down a little, but that will go away once you dive into this experience that is as deep as you dare let it be. The few flaws and annoyances I found were the slightly slow menus and loading times and while generally the music is great some tracks feel too out of place. AWSOME phisics and graphiscs. The premium cars are insane and the city tracks are unbelieveble. In the other side we didnà Expand
  59. 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, love it, live the experience.
  60. Dec 3, 2010
    6
    Same game. Different system. The graphics are beautiful, as we knew they would be, but it's the same thing that Gran Turismo has been doing since the beginning. Buy a car, win some races make some money, buy more cars, win more races, rinse and repeat.

    There is absolutely nothing here that warrants shelling out $60 to buy this game unless you are simply a Gran Turismo fanatic. Rent it
    Same game. Different system. The graphics are beautiful, as we knew they would be, but it's the same thing that Gran Turismo has been doing since the beginning. Buy a car, win some races make some money, buy more cars, win more races, rinse and repeat.

    There is absolutely nothing here that warrants shelling out $60 to buy this game unless you are simply a Gran Turismo fanatic. Rent it just to take a look at the great visuals but don't waste money on a purchase if you have ever played a Gran Turismo game before. Because you've played this game already.
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  61. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    Yes I gace it a 10. This is purely in the name of fairness. There are a few people giving this game a 0. I think to myself, hey, this guy must really hate racing games. I see then that they scored Forza 3 a 10. I like the metacritic formula, but too many people will abuse it like this. I doubt any of these people have played gt5, and score it a 0 to vent the jealousy they harbour. MaybeYes I gace it a 10. This is purely in the name of fairness. There are a few people giving this game a 0. I think to myself, hey, this guy must really hate racing games. I see then that they scored Forza 3 a 10. I like the metacritic formula, but too many people will abuse it like this. I doubt any of these people have played gt5, and score it a 0 to vent the jealousy they harbour. Maybe they dont like anything Un-American. Either way, I dont appreciate it when I look at a score with a view to deciding on a purchase, only to realise that people are trying to manipulate the scores for thier own pleasure. Now to the bit where I admit that I never played the game, only interested in redressing the balance a bit. Im off to give Forza 3 a 0, and to watch some real reviews. (Classic game room, youtube.) Expand
  62. Jan 31, 2011
    5
    Have had the game since Christmas and have finished nearly 90% according to my user profile. I'm not sure if I truly like much about the game besides being compelled to complete as much as I can before shelving it for good. It feels that everything I've done to this point has been done 4 times before, but with different quality of graphics. Same tuning options as the last fourHave had the game since Christmas and have finished nearly 90% according to my user profile. I'm not sure if I truly like much about the game besides being compelled to complete as much as I can before shelving it for good. It feels that everything I've done to this point has been done 4 times before, but with different quality of graphics. Same tuning options as the last four iterations, similar progression, many of the same cars from GT4 and very few new cars. Only a couple cars from the last 2-3 years have made it in so forget about something like an S4/S5 Audi, newer BMWs and Mercs, no CTS-V and lets not forget the lack of Porsche. After such a long wait, I very disappointed at the lack of depth, poor interface and anything innovative. Hopefully the next version of Forza will give us something new. Expand
  63. Dec 4, 2010
    8
    Good/great sim. Average/good game. And to all the critics who are saying that they expected 'MORE"after 6 years: take your biased expectations and shove em'!! Evaluate the effin' game for what it IS instead of what you were HOPING it would be.
  64. Dec 3, 2010
    9
    Briefly speaking, this is hardly a game and it should not be scored as such. It may not be a simulator like say rFactor but I don't think the design was directed with total simulation in mind. All the points regarding GT5 you may read online are true to an extent but all in all they are to be taken with a grain of salt as well. While all this sounds ambiguous so far it's leading to a pointBriefly speaking, this is hardly a game and it should not be scored as such. It may not be a simulator like say rFactor but I don't think the design was directed with total simulation in mind. All the points regarding GT5 you may read online are true to an extent but all in all they are to be taken with a grain of salt as well. While all this sounds ambiguous so far it's leading to a point I am about to make that I haven't seen anyone else make yet.

    Gran Turismo 5 is not a game, it is not a sim. It is a software for a motoring enthusiast. Here you will drive the cars you may never be able to afford on track you may never be able to drive on. You will drive in places that don't exist and you will experience motorvehicles you may have not even considered interesting. If you love driving you will love GT5, if you're after a racing game this may not be for you. GT5 is like PS3 itself, it is a lifestyle not necesarily a pure gaming experience. The only reason this doesn't get a 10 from me is the bizzare decision of not securing the premium quality for Bugatti Veyron (not going to rehash all the finer points of this debate, it's on the internet already). If this is ever remedied in DLC/Patch, I will gladly increase my score.

    It has to be played with a steering wheel peripheral to appreciate it, so grab that DFGT, it's cheap enough, and immerse yourself for years to come.
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  65. Dec 6, 2010
    6
    First, a bit of background information. I have a PS3 and an XBox 360, I've owned every single Forza and all Gran Turismo's from 3 until now. Well, where to start with this game. I wanted so badly for this game to be a new gold standard, but alas it has fallen short. Six years of development time meant that nothing short of perfection would be enough for a good score, and GT5 fallsFirst, a bit of background information. I have a PS3 and an XBox 360, I've owned every single Forza and all Gran Turismo's from 3 until now. Well, where to start with this game. I wanted so badly for this game to be a new gold standard, but alas it has fallen short. Six years of development time meant that nothing short of perfection would be enough for a good score, and GT5 falls significantly short of simply "good". Turn 10 has been very confrontational with their fan-base, and I was convinced that the only way for them to turn it around was for GT5 to be astounding. However, after playing it for a week, I can state that this is not the case. The game lacks the polish so often associated with Polyphony Digital. The whole standard vs. premium car thing really sets me back and comes of as tremendously half-assed. The graphics of some of the standard cars are laughable, PS1 era graphics, and the textures belong in Duke Nukem 3D. The Anti-Aliasing is terrible with the shadows and smoke, leaving your car looking like a stair-case every time you venture off course or do a rally. The shadows run at about 5 frames per second, just take a look at the shadow's movement during a replay, you'll be very saddened. The menu system is so convoluted, I have to resort to internet boards to figure out how to a fix the correct tires for a race. And to top it all off, the driving physics feel like they took the GT4 engine where every car felt like a Front Wheel Drive Civic, and made it have uncontrollable, snap, oversteer. The physics do not feel like real life, and I challenge anyone who believes me wrong to take an M3 out on a road-course and see what I mean.

    However, it does do a number of things very well. The photography section is amazing, although I'm a little put off by the fact that I have to unlock certain photo locals by doing impossible challenges. I love taking photos in the game, but there are places I'm not good enough to ever unlock. Disappointing, to say the least.

    The Premium cars are astonishing, although like the Standard cars, not all Premiums are alike. Some look like slightly dressed up Standards, while others look like real life. However, who's idea was it to have a Premium Prius and a standard M3 CSL? There are some cars that are cool, and some that are not. PD seems to be confused by this.

    Overall, it's a decent, playable game, and I hope it improves significantly with updates. But for me, it will be a simple play until I've beaten it, then it will go back on my shelf, next to NFS: Shift and Grid. Not a terrible amount of replay value for me. Back to Forza 3 I'm sure.

    I think my friend summed it up the best when he said "Gran Turismo is beautiful to look at, then you try driving and it's like driving a Buick through butter-cream."
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  66. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    This is an excellent game... and the fact that it works with Logitek steering wheel, and the new need for speed Hot Pursuit does not... This will be the best driving game that I will recommend... Get this if you have a logitek wheel, and want the best driving game...
  67. Dec 8, 2010
    5
    GT5 disappointed me. I've played GT, GT2 and GT4 and I was expecting no more than what they said. I felt like replaying GT4 with slightly new improvements. However for the bad side the good things that normally a GT has, diminished considerably. I feel that the cars are more artificially and heavy, affecting all the game experience. The best thing is: graphics. Yet not so relevant when theGT5 disappointed me. I've played GT, GT2 and GT4 and I was expecting no more than what they said. I felt like replaying GT4 with slightly new improvements. However for the bad side the good things that normally a GT has, diminished considerably. I feel that the cars are more artificially and heavy, affecting all the game experience. The best thing is: graphics. Yet not so relevant when the gameplay is bad. Expand
  68. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    Best racing game on the market with update 2.0 =) Very happy with the quality of the update, has definitely taken this game from "good" to "great". Definitely bought the DLC.
  69. Jan 30, 2011
    10
    Total garbage. Comparable to Shift, Forza 3, and Race Pro. GRID p33d and sh!t on GT5 at the time of release in comparision to innovation and fun factor of GT5. Comparing GT5 to GRID is like comparing walnuts and string beans. Driving sim or not it is still not fun or requires any skill or twitch to play competetivly other than bland memorization of car handling and track memorization andTotal garbage. Comparable to Shift, Forza 3, and Race Pro. GRID p33d and sh!t on GT5 at the time of release in comparision to innovation and fun factor of GT5. Comparing GT5 to GRID is like comparing walnuts and string beans. Driving sim or not it is still not fun or requires any skill or twitch to play competetivly other than bland memorization of car handling and track memorization and torturous grind and repetetiveness. NASCAR 98 yielded more hours than this so called nextgen monster. AVOID AT ALL COSTS Expand
  70. Apr 17, 2011
    6
    This is by far the easiest racing game I've ever played - I won at least 80% of the "races" in the career mode on my first try. I put the word "races" in quotes because after playing this for two months I never once felt as if I'd been in a race, just navigated through a moving obstacle course of mindless computer programs that were utterly oblivious to my presence on the track. With noThis is by far the easiest racing game I've ever played - I won at least 80% of the "races" in the career mode on my first try. I put the word "races" in quotes because after playing this for two months I never once felt as if I'd been in a race, just navigated through a moving obstacle course of mindless computer programs that were utterly oblivious to my presence on the track. With no actual racing taking place in this game, it's quite a failure as a racing game. But that's not all - if you played GT4 and GT5 Prologue, there's almost nothing new in this game. It offers the EXACT same gameplay experience as GT4 - except GT4 had a long and deep career mode. GT5 has a short and utterly disappointing one. Before long you find yourself doing nothing but repeating the same races over and over and over just to earn money to buy cars. And it's twice as boring because there are almost no new tracks in this game. And you're just winning every race every time. This is the most overhyped and disappointing game of this generation. Six years to make this?!?! Any other developer could have finished this up in 18 months. Expand
  71. Oct 13, 2011
    6
    My main issue with GT5 is that for all the Simulation goodness it might do, it's not really a very interesting or exciting game. Racing is terrifyingly boring; the sounds are kinda muffled and the graphics leave to be desired, to be honest.The fact that you have to unlock damage and physical features by leveling up is beyond ridiculous...
    If you have spent more then your house's worth on
    My main issue with GT5 is that for all the Simulation goodness it might do, it's not really a very interesting or exciting game. Racing is terrifyingly boring; the sounds are kinda muffled and the graphics leave to be desired, to be honest.The fact that you have to unlock damage and physical features by leveling up is beyond ridiculous...
    If you have spent more then your house's worth on racing apparel you probably own it to yourself to play it, but if you are looking to an exciting racing game with realistic feel, to have fun, look elsewhere.

    I don't own an Xbox 360, so I have never played Forza, and can't really say how it stands next to GT5. If I had to point at a replacement, Shift 2: Unleashed (Need for Speed's simulation -ish branch) is where it's at for me, as a gamer, not as a driving simulator enthusiast.
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  72. Mar 10, 2012
    3
    This game seriously bores the **** out of me. Being the first Gran Turismo I've played, I have to say, not my kind of game. It feels "too realistic". Hell, I like a little action in racing games. The opponents look as if they don't even try to pass you. On top of that, I can't seem to get used to how the physics are in this game. The soundtrack is just horrible, and I hate how the gameThis game seriously bores the **** out of me. Being the first Gran Turismo I've played, I have to say, not my kind of game. It feels "too realistic". Hell, I like a little action in racing games. The opponents look as if they don't even try to pass you. On top of that, I can't seem to get used to how the physics are in this game. The soundtrack is just horrible, and I hate how the game changes the track for every new menu you go to. Really ****ing stupid. Then again, I'm too used to fast paced racing games. Expand
  73. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    LMFAO! @ the xbox fanboy rating this AMAZING gmae 0 , Gran Turismo is the BEST and most REALISTIC racing game ever!, its really underrated too, i mean how can an AMAZING game like this get a 7 or 8 while other **** games get 8 and 9 believe me.. you MUST buy this game.. Its really fun, the story is also AMAZING! You will really like this game, I highly recommend this game to everyone with a PS3
  74. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    LOL @ the xbox fanboy rating this AMAZING gmae 0 , Gran Turismo 5 is the BEST and most REALISTIC racing game ever!, its really underrated too, i mean how can an AMAZING game like this get a 7 or 8 while other **** games get 8 and 9 believe me.. you MUST buy this game.. Its really fun, the story is also AMAZING! You will really like this game, I highly recommend this game to everyone with a PS3
  75. Nov 29, 2010
    0
    I'm really disappointed with this game.A cumbersome user interface, bad AI ,800 cars that look like a goddamn ps2 game and only 11 tracks with weather after 5 years.You have backgrounds that look like cardboards and jaggy shadows everywhere.You even made people pay for a demo to promising all cars would look good yet all we got was a lie This isn't ps2 generation anymore polyphony, pleaseI'm really disappointed with this game.A cumbersome user interface, bad AI ,800 cars that look like a goddamn ps2 game and only 11 tracks with weather after 5 years.You have backgrounds that look like cardboards and jaggy shadows everywhere.You even made people pay for a demo to promising all cars would look good yet all we got was a lie This isn't ps2 generation anymore polyphony, please step your game up. Expand
  76. Nov 30, 2010
    6
    Gran Turismo has always been, for me, the premiere and class leading realistic driving game. Being involved in the automotive industry and media for most of my professional career, expectations for Gran Turismo 5 were very high. GT5 was suppose to be the be-all end-all of driving games. So how did it do?

    GT5 definitely nails the driving simulation aspects. The driving physics are
    Gran Turismo has always been, for me, the premiere and class leading realistic driving game. Being involved in the automotive industry and media for most of my professional career, expectations for Gran Turismo 5 were very high. GT5 was suppose to be the be-all end-all of driving games. So how did it do?

    GT5 definitely nails the driving simulation aspects. The driving physics are absolutely great and completely unforgiving. Extreme precision is needed to move your car down a track quickly and I really like that. The premium vehicle models and tracks look amazing. The vehicle selection is plentiful. If you're a car nut, GT5 gives you a lot to love, but the game as a whole goes rapidly downhill from there.

    The menu system is confusing, inconsistent, and generally a complete mess. The damage model is almost entirely invisible and doesn't affect the performance of your vehicle. The progression system is outdated and uninspiring. About 800 of the 1000 vehicles in the game are low quality models carried over from previous games and look terrible. The vehicle upgrade and customization systems have little to no depth.

    Just when you think nothing else could go wrong, something of epic proportions does. When I'm really driving, whether it's competitively or casually, the one thing I always feel is the passion, excitement, and ownership of every action I perform and every situation I experience. It's an event that truly moves my soul. Some could argue you could never get that feedback from any game and they have a point, but there are games that somehow show this is possible. Forza Motorsports 3 makes you feel connected on an emotional level to your vehicle because you have to build a relationship with it through Forza's extensive upgrade and customization system in order to perform optimally. When you get it right, you feel that connection.

    And there in lies the biggest problem of all. Yes, GT5 drives accurately. Yes, GT5 looks amazing. Yes, GT5 has so many cars and tracks that it makes your head spin. But at the end of the day, what you have here is a technical marvel that's entirely soulless and simply lacks the fun you should be having. Not only are you disconnected from the game, you get the sense the developers are completely disconnected from what the gamer wants. They spent so much time making this thing driving perfection, that they completely forgot about the emotion. I wanted to love it so much, but Gran Turismo 5 turned out to be one of the most disappointing games I have ever played.
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  77. Mar 15, 2011
    4
    Oh dear. How the mighty have fallen. I confess, as a kid, on the original playstation, I played GT and GT2 pretty much non-stop. Gran Turismo is a series of true prestige and class, and as i have always said, it is the best racing series to grace any games console, ever. Period. But is that still the case? GT3 and GT4 are two of the most immersive racers I have ever played, and despite theOh dear. How the mighty have fallen. I confess, as a kid, on the original playstation, I played GT and GT2 pretty much non-stop. Gran Turismo is a series of true prestige and class, and as i have always said, it is the best racing series to grace any games console, ever. Period. But is that still the case? GT3 and GT4 are two of the most immersive racers I have ever played, and despite the lack of quality in GT Concept, it remained that way until the release of the full version of GT5. I never played GT5 Prologue, simply because I had an Xbox until GT5, and i was enjoying the limitless wonders of the Forza series. Anyway, Forza is besides the point for now. Gran Turismo 5 starts with an opening movie that has some of the best graphics ever seen in a video game, truly excellent. However, it then goes downhill. The graphics are a major concern in this game, when you watch the opening movie or any of the trailers, the graphics look gorgeous, and it appears that they are going to surpass that of Forza Motorsport with ease, however, when you actually get around to playing the game they are actually offensively poor. There are two catagories of car in the game; Premium and Standard. All very well one may think, but as the starting budget of the game is 20,000 â Expand
  78. Jan 5, 2011
    4
    As I sit here watching a trio of my B-Spec drivers do their best to dig out of seventh place, 2 laps down - this despite being in a superior race car - in a 24 hour race at Le Mans, I ask myself, "Why I am still bothering with this game"? And make no mistake about it, this is a game, not a sim. This is my first console driving game, as my prior experience has been with PC sims such asAs I sit here watching a trio of my B-Spec drivers do their best to dig out of seventh place, 2 laps down - this despite being in a superior race car - in a 24 hour race at Le Mans, I ask myself, "Why I am still bothering with this game"? And make no mistake about it, this is a game, not a sim. This is my first console driving game, as my prior experience has been with PC sims such as Papyrus' original NASCAR Racing (in DOS!), Grand Prix Legends, and ISI's rFactor. I approached Gran Turismo 5 with an open mind and a hope that the consoles might finally have matured to the point that it would be an enjoyable title in which to log many virtual miles. To say my experience has been mixed would be an understatement.

    What can I said that hasn't already been repeated a thousand times? The premium cars are beautiful, most of the tracks are lovely, and the driving model is above average, for a console. Unfortunately, that's all offset by tragically done standard cars, horrendous AI, and ridiculously bad design decisions (seriously, these menus are awful).

    Most grating, in my experience, are not necessarily those pieces included in the title, but rather the things which are as yet still missing. Basic features like replay controls and car **** for ALL cars. Honestly, it's 2010, racing sims have had replay controls since the 1990s. Supposedly, the next 150MB+ patch will finally provide this functionality, but too little, too late on that front, in my opinion.

    My other massive gripe is with the lack of a save/fast forward function in endurance races, particularly those lasting longer than 4 hours. This seems to be an intentional, and inarguably idiotic omission. B-spec drivers must race for 4, 9, and even 24 complete hours, in which they will inevitably use an absolutely mindless strategy so as to maximize their chances of failure, unless of course you give them a car so vastly superior to their competition that they cannot help but win, i.e. the Red Bull X2010 at Le Mans. Worse, you, the human driver, cannot hand the car off to AI teammates, so the lack of a save feature means you will literally have to drive 24 complete hours yourself. When nature calls, or exhaustion overcomes you, your only choice is to pause the game, returning at some later time to continue on. In the meantime, your PS3 idles, uselessly consuming power and burning through its finite service life. Absolutely, astonishingly, ridiculously stupid design decisions! It is baffling that such a choice was made and speaks to the poor leadership exhibited by the "legendary" Kazunori Yamauchi.

    If this game is evidence of Mr. Yamauchi's supposed genius, I would ask that the IQ test be readministered. In my opinion, the games lead designer is the person most responsible for the games numerous failings. From the monotony of grinding through levels to unlock cars, to the completely incompetent AI, and the laugable menu layouts, it would seem Mr. Yamauchi's 5-year pet project is truly a mess. I can only imagine what a catastrophe Gran Turismo 6 will be. Fortunately, we won't have to worry about that until 2015 or beyond. All told, I was highly disappointed in this title. After 5 years in development, 5 YEARS, and all the hype coming from PS3 fanboys, I was expecting something special. What I got was an half-cooked "could have been", rather than the masterpiece so many led me to believe it would be.
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  79. Feb 26, 2012
    4
    This game was frustrating!! Graphics were good, but not as good as so many people said they were. A little disappointing. The game just wasn't fun. I had more fun playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2. The download takes forever. The game just wasn't streamlined and was an average racing game. Nothing special about it.
  80. Nov 26, 2010
    6
    I was underwhelmed with the racing experience on GT5. Sure, the graphics are pure eye candy but that alone does not make a great game. Arcade Mode on Professional provides miserly challenge .. that more often than not, you can win by a country mile by the time you cross the checkered flag.

    The challenge on FM3 is far better - if i could pin it down, it would be that the racing is much
    I was underwhelmed with the racing experience on GT5. Sure, the graphics are pure eye candy but that alone does not make a great game. Arcade Mode on Professional provides miserly challenge .. that more often than not, you can win by a country mile by the time you cross the checkered flag.

    The challenge on FM3 is far better - if i could pin it down, it would be that the racing is much closer, the challenge that much harder and there is always the excitement of taking defensive / offensive lines. On GT5 its all very sterile .. you can even bump into the AI to slow you down into corners and get away with it. FM3 is less forgiving and you would be spinning your way off or damaging your gearbox or engine. Don't get me wrong, I use the Force GT steering and i thoroughly enjoy the steering and force feedback when you aquaplane or losing grip on GT5. It's enjoyable as a tech demo to show off the game's graphical prowess as you navigate around the circuit .. great graphics .. good handling etc. It is definitely a competent game. A superly great game for a lot of folks I reckon. But it wasn't for me. But after being spoiled by FM3, GT5 comes around as rather tame. And I really had high hopes that the bar would be raised. But it hasn't - except maybe in the visuals department. And I confess that I am disappointed.
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  81. Nov 29, 2010
    6
    The claims that the bad reviews are rom 360 fanboys are silly. I have all PS3, 360, and Wii, and each is great. Gran Turismo 5 however, is not. All you have to do in order to realize this is watch Gamespot's interview with one of the game developers! The entire hour he is demoing the game he is pointing out flaws. Lowered graphics on the majority of the cars (even the shadows have horribleThe claims that the bad reviews are rom 360 fanboys are silly. I have all PS3, 360, and Wii, and each is great. Gran Turismo 5 however, is not. All you have to do in order to realize this is watch Gamespot's interview with one of the game developers! The entire hour he is demoing the game he is pointing out flaws. Lowered graphics on the majority of the cars (even the shadows have horrible aliasing on the "premium models"), no real damage of any kind, no interior views except "premium" cars. The load times are long, a lot of environmental textures just look like flat images that pass by, and the AI is completely unaware of your presence on the track. The "upgrade" options are laughable, being as generic as paying for an "engine upgrade" that doesn't even tell you how it will change the specs of your car. That's pretty much your main performance upgrade. If you're looking for a really detailed sim racer with lots of upgrade and customization options, Forza is far and away the better game.

    That being said, sometimes the game does look beautiful, and with the sheer number of cars and the detail that goes into their handling, you have to give them some credit. It is probably the most realistic racing sim out there (yes, I own Forza 3 as well), and I will definitely play this game through, but the whole time I'm doing so I will be wishing that Polyphony made better on a lot of their promises.

    My rating does not detract for "clunky menus" or "bad music" (the music is actually a nice change from your standard racer, although I guess not for everyone), because honestly, they don't affect the game at all.

    So far I've only completed all of the "Beginner" racing events, so perhaps things will get more exciting as I go on, but I'm not expecting much except for things to go faster.
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  82. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Gran Turismo 5 is simply the best racing game of this generation bar none. I can tell you I have played a lot of both great arcade racers (Need for Speed:Shift, Forza Motorsports 3) and simulators this generation and Gran Turismo 5 outshines all others in every aspect!
    Graphically this game destroys the competition, earning the title of best raccing game graphics on any platform. That's
    Gran Turismo 5 is simply the best racing game of this generation bar none. I can tell you I have played a lot of both great arcade racers (Need for Speed:Shift, Forza Motorsports 3) and simulators this generation and Gran Turismo 5 outshines all others in every aspect!
    Graphically this game destroys the competition, earning the title of best raccing game graphics on any platform. That's right, there's no game even on PC that looks better, boasting 500,000 polygons per car versus, for example, forza 3's 170,000 and Need for Speed Shift's (when maxed out on the PC) 200,000.
    It is not only the new benchmark in graphics for a racing game, it also has one of the best physics systems in any game in recent years. The realistic rollover, stalling, tyre wear based on humidity and pressure in the air, real time damage, backfiring, engine and mechanical damage all help to make it the most realistic true-to-life handling racing game of this generation (It's definitely up there tied with iRacing and beating out Live For Speed) Not only that but the sounds are incredible too! There's been a massive improvement over Prologue, with each individual vehicle emitting its own respective grunt and transmission whine which, when you tune the car, changes the engine note completely just as in real life.
    As far as gameplay is concerned... Almost 70 tracks including Top gear test track, Nurburgring, Monza, track editor, day/night cycle, weather cycle, lifelike and complex AI, 1037 cars including appearances from Nascar, F1, F2, karting and more, Special drivers appearing in stages like Top Gear's Stig, Joey Logano, F1 champion Vettel, Sebastian Loeb and more. Not to mention split screen, 16 player online, extensive photomode (up to 8mp pictures) replays instantly uploadable to youtube in glorious HD, B spec career mode (much like a racing manager) A spec career mode (a gruelling series of challenges, will definitely take you a while to complete this one!) GT life community, car museum, car tuning, car painting and there's probably even things I've missed out ;)
    The game is overwhelming in content and quality, far surpassing any racing game or simulator this generation. A must buy for anyone even remotely interested in cars.
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  83. Nov 26, 2010
    5
    As IGN said, it's a 10/10 simulator in a 5/10 game... but to me that doesn't somehow add up to an 85% score. In fact, it's not even a 10/10 simulator, as the collision physics (whether with a wall or with other cars) are terrible. That wouldn't be so bad if collisions were rare, but the AI is unaware of your presence and will run into you over and over again. So much of the game isAs IGN said, it's a 10/10 simulator in a 5/10 game... but to me that doesn't somehow add up to an 85% score. In fact, it's not even a 10/10 simulator, as the collision physics (whether with a wall or with other cars) are terrible. That wouldn't be so bad if collisions were rare, but the AI is unaware of your presence and will run into you over and over again. So much of the game is unpolished that it is difficult to see where the 6 years went- surely not just on the graphics of photo mode and the premium cars?

    Oh, and if you only have a controller and not a wheel, seriously do not bother. Without feedback there's no feel in the driving at all.

    Disappointment of the year.
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  84. 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 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
    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 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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  85. Dec 2, 2010
    5
    When you hear 1000 cars youfirst think about 5 years in the making but when you see that 800 of those are of "rushed" quality then that figure starts to look more realistic. The game looks good and plays good but not enough content to justify full retail price. If you played the other GT AND you are an absolut carnut *with posters of cars on your walls and diecast models) then this game isWhen you hear 1000 cars youfirst think about 5 years in the making but when you see that 800 of those are of "rushed" quality then that figure starts to look more realistic. The game looks good and plays good but not enough content to justify full retail price. If you played the other GT AND you are an absolut carnut *with posters of cars on your walls and diecast models) then this game is for you. If you only play car game for fun better skip this and get midnight club or Need for Speed. Expand
  86. Dec 2, 2010
    9
    I have been playing GT5 for a good ten hours now. I have played most beginner races, did one licence run and participated in several special events. Time to give some first impressions, I'd say. First of all, my general appreciation of the game: excellent car driving game, not so sure yet whether it is also an excellent racing game. But I find the game a lot of fun and exciting to play.I have been playing GT5 for a good ten hours now. I have played most beginner races, did one licence run and participated in several special events. Time to give some first impressions, I'd say. First of all, my general appreciation of the game: excellent car driving game, not so sure yet whether it is also an excellent racing game. But I find the game a lot of fun and exciting to play. The game definitely has issues. There are 1000 cars in theory, but I will not drive the standard ones (no **** view), so really the game only offers 200 for me. The menus are confusing at first (and remain a bit annoying: too many windows you have to click away all the time), but all in all I appreciate the menu setup. Nothing fancy, but why should there be? The truth is in the driving after all, not in how you get there. Loading times are in general not as annoying to me as others have described. After performing the 8 gb install, things go quite smoothly. Loading times in games such as Red Dead Redemption bugged me much more. It might also have something to do with getting time to relax a bit in between races. Driving in GT 5 is intense, even at the lower levels. It could have something to do with the fact that for the first time I'm playing a racing game with a steering wheel (Driving Force GT), but the feel of the driving is so good, offering you such detailed control, brutally spinning you out if you make a mistake (ok, the Toyota Yaris does not spin out brutally, but the first AMG car you drive on the Special Event at the Nürburgring will!). I guess that is what it all boils down to: what are you looking for in GT 5? Excitingly realistic driving or spectacular racing. I did not have many expectations going into the game, having played the hell out of GT3, but finding GT4 for some reason not quite as interesting (don't recall anymore why). I loved Race Driver: GRID and could play it for hours on end, but did not finish Forza Motorsport 3 or NFS: Shift, getting bored with both games after a while. Neither of those last games I would play for more than one hour at a time. And somehow, with GT 5 I do. I cannot put the controller (well, wheel) down when playing this game. There is always that feeling: I'll just play one more. To me, that is the sign of an excellent game and that's why I scored it 9. I hope it lasts though. I've already encountered instances (the first Top Gear challenge) where the AI was driving the same old GT line: preferring to scrape the side of your car, rather than budging a few inches or letting you pass, only to overtake you in the next corner. But I've also had instances where the AI did exactly that. Especially while drafting, the AI is quite smart. No way of blocking a faster car like it used to be possible. I understand that some people complain that it is possible to just pick the fastest car in the class and win the race without getting excitement out of it. But seriously, if you want excitement, why pick the best car? There's no reason why you can't pick a car that will be challenged. Basically, you choose yourself how challenging it will be. Turn all assists of and drive a car that is slightly slower than the rest and you will be challenged even in the beginner levels. If you play this game to grind through the levels and become the best by picking the best car, you're playing it wrongly, all due respect. This game is all about the love for driving. And that's what it all comes down to: the love for the cars and the love for recreating a - relatively - realistic driving experience. When playing GT 5 you feel the car and I at least want to drive all the big cars, just for the feeling of driving them on the best tracks out there (Nürburgring is always exciting, because it is just so damn unforgiving!). GT 5 is the only game I've played since GT 3 that gives me that feeling, largely due to its attention to the driving: intense, realistic, unforgiving, with an excellent sense of speed. Forza 3 - all respect for the much better choices Forza 3 made in design, presentation and racing AI - could never give me that feeling of excitement to drive a car across a track. GRID couldn't either, but it did offer some incredibly intense races! And realistic damage (I won't comment on that yet, because I haven't unlocked damage, but if all rumours are true I will hope for a patch. Crashing your car and having only minor scratches to the paint and the spoiler slightly hanging off is, well, unacceptable). How long I'll keep playing GT 5 will depend on how long the driving will keep me glued to my seat and how challenging the races will be further on in the game. Ideally, I would combine the driving feeling of GT 5 with the racing feeling of GRID.

    For the sake of reference, other scores I would give to racing games: GT 3 - 10/10, Race Driver: GRID: 10/10, Burnout Takedown: 9/10, Forza Motorsport 2: 9/10, DiRT 2: 8/10, Burnout Paradise 8/10, Forza Motorsport 3: 8/10, NFS: Shift: 7/10.
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  87. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    The one of a kind racer This is the best Gran Turismo to date. You can't compare GT 5 to any other game. There is just none that are like it. Some say Forza but it is more of a casual racer than Gran turismo 5. By that I mean Gran turismo 5 doesn't have a rewind button so if you mess up then it is back to the start. This lack of a feature is what makes Gran turismo 5 so good. YouThe one of a kind racer This is the best Gran Turismo to date. You can't compare GT 5 to any other game. There is just none that are like it. Some say Forza but it is more of a casual racer than Gran turismo 5. By that I mean Gran turismo 5 doesn't have a rewind button so if you mess up then it is back to the start. This lack of a feature is what makes Gran turismo 5 so good. You have to really work at perfecting your racing lines and shaving off a second or two from your lap time is really gratifying. So as I was saying there really is no other game like it. You get to race carts, rally, nascar and formula 1. Replayability This brings me to my next point replayability. Gran turismo 5 has tonnes of it. Though I have not completed the game yet I have put in a good 200 hours since release and am just 57% done. That does not mean this is a 400 hour game which would be impressive. It starts to take longer and longer to increase your percentage done and I figure when all is said and done this will have been 1000 hours to complete. That doesn't include the time spent online which will add probably a couple hundred more. Stuff that sucks There are some things that aren't so great about Gran turismo 5. For one the shadows are really jaggy. It would have been better had they not included shadows since they are somewhat distracting. But at the same time the reflections on the car are unbelievable. I have not seen anything like it in a racer ever. Some of the models of the cars also look crappy. These are almost always the standard cars, the premium ones are all top notch. The unfortunate thing is that there are only 200 premium vehicles while there are 800 standard cars. B-spec Some of the cars in Gran turismo 5 are very expensive in the millions of dollars range. The races up until level 18 in the expert series of events only give you about 40 000 credits for winning. That kind of sucks if you want a 10 million dollar car. Fortunately there is the B-spec mode. It allows you to command a race team. The nice thing about this is you don't have to do anything except start the race. You buy a fast car soup it up and then let you AI character rake in the money for you. You can go do homework, pleasure your old lady or do house work all while your team is making you money. I haven't got them to the extreme levels yet but right now I get 20 000 credits every 15 minutes and that may not sound like much but when you are doing something else it's all good. Liscences The polyphony digital team has brought the liscence tests back for part 5. This is great because other games don't really teach you how to race you just have to figure it out on your own but then maybe you don't learn something because you're stupid. Well Gran turismo 5 takes all that away (unless you want to not do the tests) and shows you how to be a pro driver. There are even special events where you get to practice the skills you have been taught. What makes this the best Gran Turismo? You're probably asking yourself and maybe have been since my intro well I am going to tell you. The main most noticable thing is obviously the graphics. This is easily the best looking Gran turismo but that is because all the other one were on inferior consoles (i.e. the PS2 and the original playstation). Another thing mostly due to the same reason as above is that the load times are much faster than previous iterations. Another thing is that the online is much better with jumping in to races and also there is less cheating like in Gran turismo Prologue. Finally this is the best gran turismo because it becomes an addiction in ways previouosly unimaginable. Maybe it's because I don't live at home and have to go to bed when my mom says to but I play Gran turismo 5 all night long and have some sleep deprivation going on. I am in some kind of polyphasic sleeping cycles where I fall asleep while by b-spec teams race and then wake up 15 minutes later to start the next race. In summary this is the best game of the year and if you are wanting the most bang for your buck this is it. The single player is at least 1000 hours and the multiplayer is however long you want it to be. Expand
  88. Oct 9, 2011
    4
    What a ridiculous release! A half finished game which brings nothing new to the table. I waited 6 or so years for this and for it to be such a disappointment is beyond me. Did they really import the cars directly from the ps2 version? Sorry Sony but you've been outdone by Microsoft's Forza chain.
  89. COT
    Nov 30, 2010
    4
    First off I've been a huge fan of the GT series ever since GT1 with my favorites being GT2 and GT3. I also track my race car on track days in the real world. I've patiently waited years for this game to release and actually bought a PS3 a while ago simply for it. My hopes were to be able to get my racing fix with GT5 since I can't get my car on track as many times as I'd like with myFirst off I've been a huge fan of the GT series ever since GT1 with my favorites being GT2 and GT3. I also track my race car on track days in the real world. I've patiently waited years for this game to release and actually bought a PS3 a while ago simply for it. My hopes were to be able to get my racing fix with GT5 since I can't get my car on track as many times as I'd like with my current budget. Unfortunately this game is just awful. The actual driving is quite fantastic and I'm pretty satisfied with that, but the game itself is shameful. I'm actually heartbroken and feel betrayed. I'm probably one of the many that ended up buying Forza 3 to pass the time until GT5 came out, little did I know that I'd just return to Forza in the end. Even though Forza has its many flaws and is quite disappointing in its own ways, I still believe it is a far better game. It's unbelievable that they're advertising this game as having more than 1000 cars when they fail to mention that 80% of them are just direct ports from a game that's 7 years old. And it shows. -pathetic AI-
    -inconsistent frame rate and screen tearing-
    -paper thin modifications-
    -lackluster tuning- ( no brake or ARB options )
    -dismal and unfortunate looking standard cars- ( the whole standard vs. premium idea is idiotic to say the least )
    -bad selection of premium cars-
    -unfortunate looking and limited tracks-

    and many many more. Just read the mixed and negative reviews, they're more or less on the money. All in all I would definitely give this game a much higher rating if I didn't care so much, but alas I'm no casual gamer where games like NFS are a good enough racing experience. Just overall very very disappointing to see that my favorite racing franchise of all time has come to this.
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  90. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Xbox 360 lowlife scums are attacking this game as we speak. They come here to pretend that they've waited so long, they own a PS3 for this game and praise Forza 3? How low can you get, that's fanboyism at its best. Read, you haven't even tried this game, and you probably don't even own a PS3. Rating a game like GT5 0 out of 10? Are you f*cking stupid? That doesn't even make sense. ThisXbox 360 lowlife scums are attacking this game as we speak. They come here to pretend that they've waited so long, they own a PS3 for this game and praise Forza 3? How low can you get, that's fanboyism at its best. Read, you haven't even tried this game, and you probably don't even own a PS3. Rating a game like GT5 0 out of 10? Are you f*cking stupid? That doesn't even make sense. This game is awesome beyond any racing sims I've tried in my entire life, and trust me, I've tried many.

    It's f*cking sad to see people bash such a great game simply because they think their console is superior. STOP pretending you've been waiting for this game when you're a 360 fanboy, STOP pretending you own a PS3 to make you appear less of a fanboy, AND STOP bashing another game on a serious review site. I've had it.

    I'm gonna rate this game with honesty, like any other game it has flaws, but they're extremely small, I would have rated it 9 out of 10, but because lowlife fanboy scums are rating it low, I'm giving it 10 out of 10 simply for being the best racing sim game ever made in history.
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  91. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    The problem with this game is Polyphony Digital did not aim this title at everyone. The driving is amazing, the cars all look fantastic, the modifications (for the most part) keep the possibilities endless. The only let down for me was the hyped damage engine... it is almost non existent. When I crashed for the first time in a premium car i was disappointed, but as a long time fan of theThe problem with this game is Polyphony Digital did not aim this title at everyone. The driving is amazing, the cars all look fantastic, the modifications (for the most part) keep the possibilities endless. The only let down for me was the hyped damage engine... it is almost non existent. When I crashed for the first time in a premium car i was disappointed, but as a long time fan of the series once i got into my Gran Turismo grove it was barley noticeable. Other racing Sim's can claim more advanced damage but none come close to the realism of driving that this title offers, or the beautiful pieces of art they call cars. As I stated earlier this game is not for everyone, i would not buy this game for a child or someone who has limited knowledge of cars, and how they function. Other racing games give you little icons or bars to let you know what the top speed of the car is, how well it handles, or how quickly it accelerates... etc. With this game (and all other GT games) you have to know that a that power to weight ratio determines how fast the car will accelerate, or that the weight of the car is and the tires are the main factors in how the car handles, the game does not give you little icons and bars to let you know these things. As far as the standard compared to premium cars is concerned, it is almost unnoticeable to me (the biggest noticeable difference is standard cars lack interior views) , as long as the car isn't already a highend racing machine when you buy it it will be able to take almost all modifications. Some exceptions are, not all cars can receive turbo chargers or super chargers (just like real life), on standard cars you cannot change wheels color or ad some spoilers (although almost all cars can receive a rear spoiler). Overall it is a fantastic racing game/simulator, it lacks some polish within the menus and some of the loading times are longer than i would have hoped (I want to get back to the racing, damnit!), but if you don't need to be entertained by fancy crashes or exploding flaming tires every five minutes, and care more about expanding you knowledge of all cars and how to drive them, this is the racing game for you. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the shear number of cars, if you require little icons or info bars to figure out how good of a car you are going to purchase is the game can be intimidating. Expand
  92. Apr 2, 2011
    0
    GT5 is the embarrassment of not only the racing genre but the video game genre.6 year for nothing, might as well call it buyer's remorse general 5.How is it possible the score has dropped drastically for each sequel.And to make it worse they charged people for a **** demo.
  93. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    GT5 is the most realistic looking racing game ever. Having played forza3 quite a bit (on my 360) which just gets boring after about 3 seasons of play, not to mention its total lack of a weather system (it just seems to be sunny all the time) and over use of colour. i can honestly say that GT5 kicks forza3's ass in just about every area......big style not only in the graphics departmentGT5 is the most realistic looking racing game ever. Having played forza3 quite a bit (on my 360) which just gets boring after about 3 seasons of play, not to mention its total lack of a weather system (it just seems to be sunny all the time) and over use of colour. i can honestly say that GT5 kicks forza3's ass in just about every area......big style not only in the graphics department but in the gameplay as well. Anyone that has given GT5 a bad score, obviously haven't played the game at all or are just jealous 360 fanboys. i give GT5 9/10 and i believe that it will sell ps3 consoles by the lorry load. Best racer available on any console. Expand
  94. Nov 29, 2010
    0
    I don't understand what they've been doing all this time, six years and only 11 tracks with weather? The game feel half assed Quality over quantity. I rather 600 premium cars that ps2 looking ones.You don't even get money for winning races online but the deduct damage from you for getting hit in an online race.
    Gran Turismo 5 looks great on the outside but when you finally sit down to play
    I don't understand what they've been doing all this time, six years and only 11 tracks with weather? The game feel half assed Quality over quantity. I rather 600 premium cars that ps2 looking ones.You don't even get money for winning races online but the deduct damage from you for getting hit in an online race.
    Gran Turismo 5 looks great on the outside but when you finally sit down to play it you will find that it lacks some online features that you would think would be standard. Want to invite your friends to your game? That isnâ
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  95. Dec 1, 2010
    0
    800 cars that look like a ps2 game, crappy tracks, and no damage and the idiots will still eat it up.
  96. Dec 1, 2010
    0
    GT5 reminds me of hurricane Katrina.A big impact in a terrible way.
  97. Nov 25, 2010
    8
    An excellent game. The amount of content available is simply staggering. Easily the best racing sim on PS3.

    Unfortunately, the game doesn't have a consistent level of polish. The new content like the Toscana Dirt tracks are spectacular while the obviously older content that was imported from the previous PS2 games sadly doesn't look much better than it did on PS2, only its in high
    An excellent game. The amount of content available is simply staggering. Easily the best racing sim on PS3.

    Unfortunately, the game doesn't have a consistent level of polish. The new content like the Toscana Dirt tracks are spectacular while the obviously older content that was imported from the previous PS2 games sadly doesn't look much better than it did on PS2, only its in high definition. Damage modeling & self shadowing on premium vehicles is also of a disappointing standard.

    The AI seems to be improved, when cornering I noticed that cars in front and behind me were conscious of my presence and didn't easily let me smash into them and vice versa - very different than in previous GT games. I haven't played enough to really test the AI, but there's definitely improvement.

    The physics also feel much more refined and you can almost feel the transfer of weight as you maneuver your machine.

    I haven't decided if I like this better than Forza 3 yet, I'll need to play some more first. Both are great games for different reasons. Forza certainly has a higher level of polish, but polish isn't everything, it's just the icing on the cake.

    Overall, great game, but unless you're a hardcore motoring enthusiast it may be hard to overlook the game's short comings.
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  98. Dec 5, 2010
    0
    deserves to be in the landfill with Atari's ET
  99. Jio
    Nov 24, 2010
    10
    I love this game!!! People who love forza will love this game. Gran turismo 5 is the best racing game of this generation. It may not be the revolutionary game everyone was expecting, but it stayed true to its origins. More is along the way as Yamouchi said that he will keep adding more like better damage, and patches which means that the game will have long replay value and will keepI love this game!!! People who love forza will love this game. Gran turismo 5 is the best racing game of this generation. It may not be the revolutionary game everyone was expecting, but it stayed true to its origins. More is along the way as Yamouchi said that he will keep adding more like better damage, and patches which means that the game will have long replay value and will keep getting better. A must have for any racing fan. Expand
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 82 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Feb 18, 2011
    79
    We love Gran Turismo dearly but it isn't the game we hoped it would be. [Feb 2011, p.72]
  2. An unusually complex driving game that demands real dedication and only fully reveals its true power once you've put the mileage in. [Jan 2011, p.108]
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    91
    GT5 is pretty much exactly what everybody expected it to be. Overhyped maybe because of the unprecedented delay in its release, but spot on with its goals.