• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2001
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Image
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95

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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 449 Ratings

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  • Summary: With the addition of two new courses (a downtown Tokyo circuit and the Monte Carlo Grand Prix course), an impressive range of cars (from Vipers to Cooper Minis), and a soundtrack featuring everything from Lenny Kravitz to Jimi Hendrix, this highly anticipated title is finally ready to be driven.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Cheat Code Central
    100
    Everything a racing game should be. It's tough, challenging and ultimately educational.
  2. 100
    From the little details on the cars up to the driving physics, everything is dead on. I know a little bit about racing concepts (speed limits? What are those?), and the game executes them with near perfection.
  3. 100
    The feeling of jubilation once you have Gold awards for every area of every test is immeasurable.
  4. 94
    Every fan of racing will find something to love in GT3, and purists will find a veritable Mecca of cars, tracks, and realism.
  5. 90
    While it has its flaws, is by far the best console racer on the planet, and betters its predecessors in nearly every respect.
  6. By far the most crafted and exceptional driving game around, but something or even anything new wouldn't go amiss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 135
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Incredible game, amazing graphics for the time and pretty much the best driving simulator that had come out at the time. This game had insaneIncredible game, amazing graphics for the time and pretty much the best driving simulator that had come out at the time. This game had insane hype and it's one of those rare cases where a game this hyped lives up to it and then some. Expand
  2. MarkMD
    Jul 2, 2004
    10
    Lets just say Race on.
  3. JakeM.
    Sep 28, 2001
    10
    One word describes this game. AWESOME. The realistic physics, cool lighting, freaking awesome cars let you know that your money is well One word describes this game. AWESOME. The realistic physics, cool lighting, freaking awesome cars let you know that your money is well spent. I have yet to play an arcade with all these shinny elements. Bottom line: If you own a Playstation 2, you probably already own this game. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2017
    10
    This game brought my passion for racing to life and the feeder music is just amazing. I got the disc and played non stop for like half a yearThis game brought my passion for racing to life and the feeder music is just amazing. I got the disc and played non stop for like half a year and just couldn't get enough. The graphics are awesome, the car mechanics are insane that you might actually think you're driving at some point. Gran Tourismo 3 A-spec is the best and I mean the best racing simulator period. Expand
  5. EricB.
    Jul 7, 2002
    9
    Cool, realistic but it gets boring once you try to get money.
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    Graphics are beautiful until nowadays. Shocking thinking that we are talking about a game with almost one fifth of century. GT3 was an initialGraphics are beautiful until nowadays. Shocking thinking that we are talking about a game with almost one fifth of century. GT3 was an initial kick for realistic racing emulators. In its time almost nothing so close to reality were seen, for sure a game in front of its time. But which is good can get better. Unfortunately, with pasting time, without letting behind GT3's importance, better mechanicals and higher graphic power were appearing, obfuscating game's grandiosity and making it became dated and obsolete if comparing with another games in genre. Expand
  7. PhilN>
    May 3, 2002
    1
    It sucks. It's way too long to get money and it's boring.

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#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001