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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] Developed by Polyphony Digital, this driving game features an all-new course for players to be the first to drive a Ferrari on a PS3, as well as have the option to select a car from nine other worldwide manufacturers that include Infiniti, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and[Downloadable Game] Developed by Polyphony Digital, this driving game features an all-new course for players to be the first to drive a Ferrari on a PS3, as well as have the option to select a car from nine other worldwide manufacturers that include Infiniti, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Suzuki. Available only for a limited time, Gran Turismo HD Concept takes full advantage of the PS3 hardware performance by providing full HD 1080p resolution and next-generation car physics ushering in a new era of racing for the gaming industry. Upon downloading Gran Turismo HD Concept, PS3 users have access to the Eiger Nordwand course and can compete in Time Trial races to collect and unlock new cars. Upon unlocking the initial 10 cars, the player has access to 10 more "Tuned Cars," as well as access to a new driving mode called "Drift Trial." In the "Drift Trial" mode, the player can master the art of drifting and achieve ultimate control of their car. Furthermore, when connected to the Playstation Network, the player can upload their times and view the Top 10 rankings for each car and mode, as well as play and save replays online. In "Time Trial" mode, the player selects a car and must complete the Eiger Nordwand course within the target time indicated at the top of the screen. Each time the player beats the target time, a new car is unlocked and made available for selection. As stated, upon unlocking all of the cars, the player can access tuned cars, along with the option to race Eiger Nordwand in the opposite direction. In "Drift Trial" mode, the players drifting technique is tested, rather than their lap time. The player earns drift points based on their drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course. For each evaluation zone, the results are based on the number of flags and a numerical figure. The point total from all zones determines the players drift points for the lap and is counted toward the rankings. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. The appeal wears off quickly but it's a brilliant showcase for PS3 power. [Apr 2007, p.61]
  2. Online rankings are the icing on this outwardly bland, but ultimately rather tasty cake. [May 2007, p.77]
  3. GT is going in a good direction. If they can tighten the AI so the cars aren’t racing in the same line, clean up the catch up AI, add a damage model, and build on the weight physics than "GT5" will be a racing game to reckon with.
  4. Filing microseconds from your best time should keep you amused for the long wait until Gran Turismo 5. If you want to show anyone what the PlayStation 3 can deliver then this is without question your technical demonstration.
  5. 75
    This is far too flimsy to to take up more than a few hours of your time. [Issue #150, p.78]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. TJ.
    Feb 2, 2007
    9
    GT HD Concept is the most impressive PS3 game I've seen thus far. I thought the opening scene was actual footage of a real car racing GT HD Concept is the most impressive PS3 game I've seen thus far. I thought the opening scene was actual footage of a real car racing around a track, until I played the game. The graphics are incredible. Control is good, but a steering wheel (or use of the motion sensors in the Sixaxis controller) is sorely needed. I'm looking forward to the final game. Expand
  2. Andyman
    Jan 5, 2007
    9
    One of the best free demos I've ever played. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is its "forced finish" bug, which Sony has addressed One of the best free demos I've ever played. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is its "forced finish" bug, which Sony has addressed via a 1.1 rerelease, but has neglected to remove the false low times from the online Rankings charts. Even so, this is a very promising glimpse into GT's future. If Polyphony manages to improve the AI, add online play, and add performance-affecting vehicle damage, GT just might surpass Forza 2 (but somehow, I doubt it). Expand
  3. SteveM.
    May 14, 2007
    8
    I've played every GT and this points to a fantastic future for the series we all love. Graphically awesome in HD with the most realistic I've played every GT and this points to a fantastic future for the series we all love. Graphically awesome in HD with the most realistic lighting of any game and the best recreation of driving physics anywhere. A great freebie, shame there's just one track... Regarding the 'pay per play' aspect discussed by one reviewer here - a lot of the plans over online charging are back up in the air after GT 'Classic' was cancelled. Let's hope they reconsider, I think the console cost me enough... Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    8
    For a free game you get a lot. I don't call this a demo, it's just a small game to promote Gran Turismo. And I liked it a lot. Although thisFor a free game you get a lot. I don't call this a demo, it's just a small game to promote Gran Turismo. And I liked it a lot. Although this is not my genre so I won't be buying Gran Turismo. Expand
  5. Colin
    Feb 23, 2007
    5
    OK, GT games might look great and handle great, but have you guys heard of the online? About 90% of the games unlockables will have to be OK, GT games might look great and handle great, but have you guys heard of the online? About 90% of the games unlockables will have to be bought online, thus causing you to spend anywhere from $400-$1000! That's ridiculous, all I want is someone like Insomniac to make more great games and have the makers of GT not try to rip off PS3 owners anymore than Sony already has. Expand
  6. simonmercer
    Dec 23, 2007
    4
    good video but the game is quite crap.
    I downloaded the demo on the ps3 and I admit that the graphics are amazing. but the songs are all
    good video but the game is quite crap.
    I downloaded the demo on the ps3 and I admit that the graphics are amazing. but the songs are all classical music which doesn't flow with this type of game. there is only 1 good car to drive which is a ferrari. the cars don't show damage like nfs pro street. it is impossible to drift in drift mode with a fast car because the car either spins out of control giving u no points or the car stops if u go to slow. the main car is the toyota, (the white, green and red one)and for a main car, it is ugly and slow!!!!!
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