Gran Turismo PSP

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  • Summary: Gran Turismo makes its highly anticipated debut exclusively on the PSP system, introducing the most ultra-realistic racing experience ever on a handheld. Buckle up as you prove your driving skills on 35 tracks and trade and share over 800 cars. Slick Visuals --Runs on a new graphics engineGran Turismo makes its highly anticipated debut exclusively on the PSP system, introducing the most ultra-realistic racing experience ever on a handheld. Buckle up as you prove your driving skills on 35 tracks and trade and share over 800 cars. Slick Visuals --Runs on a new graphics engine designed for the PSP system that delivers visuals at a crisp 60 frames per second. Depth and Variety -- Collect over 800 licensed vehicles from international automakers. Expand Your Collection -- Trade and share cars with friends to expand your collection via Ad Hoc wireless. Hit the Road -- Race on 35 licensed and fictional tracks, with 60 track layouts total. Compete in time trials, races, or drift mode challenges. Test Your Driving Skills -- Complete over 100 challenges to hone your driving skills and learn new cornering, braking and other driving techniques. Bragging Rights -- Prove your driving skills in four-player races using Ad Hoc mode. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 73
  2. Negative: 1 out of 73
  1. However, Polyphony Digital has not only delivered on their promise to make a great portable Gran Turismo, they have created the best portable racer this generation.
  2. Play UK
    85
    The best four-wheeled satisfaction you'll ever get from a handheld. [Issue#184, p.64]
  3. Gran Turismo on PSP is not quite as slick as its PS2 or PS3 brothers and the lack of a career mode is surprising. It's clumsy at times and the quality varies immensely, but it's still a class act.
  4. Perfect for Quick Play. But without career mode GT seems a little pale.
  5. Gran Turismo is fun to take out for a test drive, but for the long haul it lacks the depth that players have come to expect.
  6. Whilst fans of previous series entries will doubtless drag plenty of enjoyment from having such a revered title in portable form, players less influenced by rose tinted memories of GT’s past may find it harder to forgive the limitations of the game structure and the similarly limited reasons to progress.
  7. Gran Turismo PSP falls short of delivering a full experience. Polyphony Digital did an amazing job on the technical side of this game, but the glaring omission of a real career and the lack of car upgrades sinks what could have been a great title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Expand
  2. CosmicBandito69
    Nov 5, 2009
    9
    Sure it doesn't have career mode, but it races like a dream. I never got far in career mode anyways in GT4. It was too hard driving Sure it doesn't have career mode, but it races like a dream. I never got far in career mode anyways in GT4. It was too hard driving those crummy slow cars. I like the automatically adjusting difficulty level. Trust me, turn off all of the driving enhancements (except maybe traction control) and it feels fantastic. There is tons of stuff to do, don't listen to the haters. I'll play GT5 for career mode. Most of the time you are trying to squeeze in a "quick" race or two or ten. How many people are going to invest hundreds of hours for a career mode on a portable? Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    8
    It's pretty fun, the graphics are INCREDIBLE. It is a shame that you can't just buy the cars you want but have to race and then see what theIt's pretty fun, the graphics are INCREDIBLE. It is a shame that you can't just buy the cars you want but have to race and then see what the dealership have in store for you, but overall it's pretty great. Collapse
  4. JamesD
    Dec 9, 2009
    7
    Gran Turismo on the PSP is a slick package with relatively impressive visuals and a lot of content in terms of tracks and cars. However,with Gran Turismo on the PSP is a slick package with relatively impressive visuals and a lot of content in terms of tracks and cars. However,with no career mode, no long lasting game modes and numerous problems with car collection makes it a solid if relatively unimpressive sim experience. Expand
  5. SteveK
    Jan 5, 2010
    6
    I wanted to love it. I tried to love it. But it just came out as a poor cousin of the GT family. Sure, the graphics are great and it has the I wanted to love it. I tried to love it. But it just came out as a poor cousin of the GT family. Sure, the graphics are great and it has the polish of a GT game, but it's missing something. It's not the lack of a career mode or customisation as such, it would have worked as a fun arcade game rather than a simulation, but there just doesn't seem any point to it. Buying cars makes no difference other than that you have yet another car. All AI players are in cars selected from those comparable in power to your own so there's nothing to be gained by having a higher power car or a specific make/model needed to enter a particular race. There's no point in choosing a harder compound tyre over soft as there's no tyre wear for it to make a difference. You can drive down the pit lane but all that seems to happen is you drive on auto under speed limiter without stopping and come out the other end. Surely the pits are there for a reason? Glaring issues like this mean it just feels .. incomplete. It's almost like they realised GT5 wasn't going to ship before Christmas so someone dusted off the half finished proof of concept demo that had been abandoned and spent a couple of months giving it a new coat of paint before shoving it out into daylight with very little warning as if to say 'Look what we were making instead'. The only saving grace in my opinion is the adhoc network play. Suddenly playing it does become fun compared to the tedious procession in single player. You still don't need to have stocked your garage with cars as Party Shuffle mode gives you random cars of comparable power. I think out of all the GT games so far, it offers the simplest and best social multiplayer experience for a group of friends. GT3s firewire based networking worked fine, but was a hassle and required buying proprietary equipment to use. GT4 only worked (officially) on a LAN and we found even that was pretty flaky. GT5P works well but you can only play against random Internet folk and not just challenge your friends to a race. Without multiplayer, I'd probably rate this a 3-4 as while it looks pretty but gets dull and tedious fairly quickly with no real incentives to keep playing. But the multiplayer does make the game more fun. Sadly it doesn't appear to support gameshare so you do all need a copy. Expand
  6. CoreyF
    Oct 10, 2009
    6
    Rating this game is simple. Take all the things from GT on the consoles which are all great, but minus a career mode. Without a career mode Rating this game is simple. Take all the things from GT on the consoles which are all great, but minus a career mode. Without a career mode the game just feels empty and there is no desire to race to earn anything. I am really dissapointed with this game. Expand
  7. Justin
    Oct 3, 2009
    0
    Worst driving game ever.

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#1 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#8 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009