• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2010
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  • Summary: Known for its signature beauty and precision, the highly anticipated racer showcases new jaw-dropping cars, real-life tracks, and diverse racing styles. Gran Turismo promises to deliver exciting advancements to the series in the most comprehensive racing experience ever. [Sony]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. 100
    Kaz Yamauchi's passion for the racing sphere shines through every aspect of the game. The incredibly-detailed cars, the slick presentation, the spot-on physics. Polyphony Digital brought its A-game. Nothing else on the market can come close to the realism and immersion you feel throughout. Gran Turismo 5 is virtual racing at its very best.
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    92
    Uncompromising in design and steeped in car loving snobbery, GT5 is a petrol head's dream. For gamers it's good, for car enthusiasts it's quite brilliant.
  3. Jan 2, 2011
    90
    GT5 may have taken a lifetime to release, but it delivers on its promise of being 'the real driving simulator'.
  4. Jan 1, 2011
    85
    I never thought I'd see the day I gave a Gran Turismo game less than a 9. And then GT PSP happened. The disappointment continues, but it's abated by what I can only hope are continued, frequent updates.
  5. Dec 12, 2010
    80
    GT5 lives up to "the real driving simulator" tagline, but in almost every other respect, there lies a sense that the grandaddy has been lapped by the competition.
  6. Dec 6, 2010
    80
    Considering the time it took Polyphony to complete what we believed would be a masterpiece, we really can't hide our disappointment. Although the number of cars, events and play modes on offer is surely impressive, Gran Turismo 5 is far from that level of perfection that the development team promised us during the last four years.
  7. Dec 6, 2010
    60
    Gran Turismo 5's core problem is that the broad scope of all these game modes diminishes the polish of the general product. There's no denying the feel of the actual driving, but everything else that makes up the game feels tedious and half-baked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 367
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    10
    Gran turismo games have always been the benchmark for all other racers to compare to. GT5 is no different in status, but even better thanGran turismo games have always been the benchmark for all other racers to compare to. GT5 is no different in status, but even better than anything before. The basic structure of a GT game is present, but it's streamlined and enhanced into the best yet. As usual for a first on console GT title, the new cars are somewhat limited (220 about) but in this one, you also get upgraded versions of nearly every car that has ever graced the series as well as almost every track from the series, with some new tracks. The biggest difference for GT5 is the tracks. Not only do you get the classics, you get new & very exciting tracks as well as tracks capable of transitioning from day to night racing as well as having unpredictable weather patterns including rain, fog, and snow on rally tracks. Rally racing is better than ever also. The new driving physics make this game the most realistic or the most accessible depending on how you set the driving aids. The re-playability is unmatched by any game no matter what the genre. Not only is there a great customizable online portion to the game, but an unlimited variety of city, circuit, dirt, snow, and go kart tracks provided by the robust course maker option. The course maker is one of the most ingenius new features to any racing game. GT5 already has more tracks than most games, and they extended that even further with a course maker that is not only easy to use but capable of producing high quality tracks that rival any other video games original tracks. Oh yea, did I mention go karts? Karting is one of the most basic but most fun types of racing there is. In GT5, it's one of the few occasions where you have as much fun doing it virtually as you would in real life. The karts handle insanely accurately to their real life counterparts but the similarities between vitrual and real are even more evident with full sized cars. No game, not even PC sims do a better job at mimicking a cars behavior in real life than GT5. It makes collecting cars the most fun part of the game to some, me included. The karting addition is so fun, most newcomers say it alone could be it's own game. NASCAR has also been added. I'm not a fan of NASCAR at all & I was skeptical but I really have to admit, GT5 is going to open up a lot of people around the world to a great sport. Right from the start, it's hard not to instantly love NASCAR cars even on a road course. Of course, these are only the major new features of GT5. There are many smaller additions to the game that just make it what it is, which is the greatest racing game of all time. Little things like interior view driver positioning, replays, custom soundtracks, and photomode are just some of the few details that really need to be experienced to understand. All of the small details aren't positive however. In some cars on day to night tracks, the shadows are very jagged and can be very distracting during replays. Luckily, the shadows are smoothed out in photomode but not while driving or watching. The standard cars do not have interior. That's a big issue that should be fixed but in hindsight, it's really not a big deal while your into the game. The standard cars can be damaged and look great, but the consistency is not there. Not all standards can be damaged. The damage is another small issue. It's realistic looking once it happens but it's hard to really damage a car but if you've played GT before, you know it's not about crashing, it's about racing. An issue that has plagued GT games in the past is now officially gone (at least for the premium cars). Engine sounds are absolutely amazing and even more so accurate. You can literally hope on the top gear track, and drive a car while watching the review on the show, and you won't be able to tell the difference in the engine sound. Also, the collision sounds are spectaculor and very realistic although hopefully, you don't know how a car accident sounds. When you get into a different car in your garage, a true to life start up of the car you choose is instantly heard even with the standard cars and this is just another example of really cool details in this game that help to balance out the issues this game has. It's not a perfect game, but there is only minor tweaks needed for perfection and with online connectivity, it's very possible we will see this game perfected, because on thing is for sure, it will keep you busy for years. No other game has the replayability this game has, and no other game has more to offer. Not enough words can describe why this is the best racer of all time, please just buy the game, play it, and enjoy Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    i gave it a 10 simply because its the most realistic racer sim out now.
    this game is a piece of art which will be one of the most underrated
    i gave it a 10 simply because its the most realistic racer sim out now.
    this game is a piece of art which will be one of the most underrated game of this generation
    and the pricing for it is great the game mode are fun to play around with and the tracks are video fun to drive on

    but this game is still the most realistic driving sim ever to be out on the gaming market

    dont look at the ign score because they made ign uk review it and we all know ign uk are xbox fanboy

    this game is an overall great experience and will be around for a long long long time to come and please stop comparing it to that game called forza, forza is a arcade driving game no a racing simulator, GT has better graphic and a more realistc feeling of really being around the steering of a fordGT are a nas car., if you want the full experience buy the game and check it out for yourself
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  3. 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
    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.
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  4. Jan 28, 2011
    9
    If you play this game as a simulator and not an arcade racing game, and if you're prepared to put in the hours, then you will be rewarded withIf you play this game as a simulator and not an arcade racing game, and if you're prepared to put in the hours, then you will be rewarded with an immersive and excellent racer. Yes it has it's faults, as have all of the GT games, but the gameplay is excellent and you'll find yourself coming back and playing the game again and again. The best racer on the PS3, and by that definition, the best racing game out there full stop Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2011
    8
    This is a great game that offers many hours of driving fun. The 200 premium car models are excellent, and most of the 800+ standard modelsThis is a great game that offers many hours of driving fun. The 200 premium car models are excellent, and most of the 800+ standard models are good, if not great. The driving itself is a lot of fun, with good differentiation between cars--in fact, its so good that I broke down and bought a DFGT wheel to fully experience it. PD has been providing new A-Spec events on roughly a weekly basis and I hope this continues. The game is mainly let down by a lack of out-of-the-box A-Spec events and lackluster Special Events such as the Top Gear challenges which are more annoying than fun. Expand
  6. 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 ofOk, 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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  7. Mar 22, 2022
    0
    Hands down the worst racing game I've ever played. The grind in this piece of **** game is beyond the limits. Not only that but the drivingHands down the worst racing game I've ever played. The grind in this piece of **** game is beyond the limits. Not only that but the driving mechanics, graphics, soundtrack and probably everything else sucks. Wish I bought a meal instead of this crap back in the days... Expand

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