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  1. Mar 31, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a game with an exquisite and addictive experience thanks to the support of DualSense and Tempest 3D Audio Tech. Following Gran Turismo Sport's disappointment, Polyphony regained his throne.
  2. Mar 4, 2022
    Polyphony has delivered an airtight flight from the everyday, rich in escape yet rooted in anything but fantasy.
  3. Mar 4, 2022
    Gran Turismo fans should know what they are getting into with each and every new release, and Gran Turismo 7 is overall the very best in the franchise yet. The sheer amount of content and modes will keep casual players, long time GT fans and car enthusiasts busy for a very long while, and the online and social features should continue to keep the community alive and racing for years to come.
  4. Mar 2, 2022
    By going back to its roots and the design of the first games of the series, and being packed with tons of content, Gran Turismo 7 is the best, most complete and satisfying game of Polyphony Digital's franchise and probably the best "sim racer" out there.
  5. 100
    Gran Turismo 7 hits that mark dead on with the sights, the sounds, the physics, and the animations of real-world driving and real-world racing.
  6. Mar 2, 2022
    Otherwise, Gran Turismo 7 is hard to fault. I can't think of another racing game I've accidentally played for 5 hours straight without leaving the couch. The racing is thrilling, the cars are a joy to drive, the tracks are magnificent, and the career is well structured. I haven't even talked about the photo mode, which is one of the best I've seen in a game. All the screenshots in this review were taken with it. I haven't fully dipped into multiplayer yet either, which has the potential to spawn a thriving competitive scene. There's just so much, and I can't imagine wanting to play another racing sim any time soon.
  7. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a wonderful celebration of 25 years as the top racing franchise. It looks stunning, and is filled with so much to do.
  8. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is simply one of the greatest racing games of all time.
  9. Mar 2, 2022
    You can, perhaps, reductively describe Gran Turismo 7 as 'GT Sport with a single-player component'. But seeing as that was all GT Sport needed to be an absolutely stellar racing game, this is a must-have for hardcore racing fans and the kind of game that is so good it might actually transform a few casual players into bonafide petrolheads themselves.
  10. 100
    I often say that racing games are, in so many ways, where boundaries get pushed. Between the work that goes into the physics engines, and creating visual environments (and cars) that are gorgeous to look at in all lighting and weather conditions, whether in motion or in screenshots, racing games give us more progress than I think we generally give them credit for. With that in context, Gran Turismo 7 is a masterpiece. Rather than being little more than a wall of sound and speed, as so many other racing games are, GT7 not only gives us excellent racing action, but it is one of the most loving homages to cars. Gran Turismo 7 is, indeed, the most perfect fan service we've seen to date.
  11. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a triumphant return for Polyphony. Being so much more than a simple racing game, it's a car enthusiast’s dream come true, with precise driving controls, fancy and immersive menus, and a soundtrack and presentation that tops it all off.
  12. Mar 2, 2022
    A detailed driving simulation with impressive fidelity and presence in an approachable package, Gran Turismo 7 is confident, handsome, and endearing.
  13. Mar 2, 2022
    The love that Polyphony Digital has for motor racing seeps through in every pixel, and the final product is a genre-defining victory lap for the Gran Turismo series.
  14. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the quintessential Gran Turismo and the best of what the series has accrued over its 25 years of existence. The game is beautiful, detailed and fresh, powered by a detailed handling model that’s yet to be seen in racing games.
  15. Mar 2, 2022
    This game is a masterpiece of automotive history and driving gameplay. Truly no driving game has ever come close to being this sensational.
  16. Mar 2, 2022
    Whatever it is that draws you to Gran Turismo—the rags-to-riches solo campaign, online competition, collecting cars, automotive photography, technical accomplishment—Gran Turismo 7 goes above and beyond. It is, as it set out to be, the ultimate celebration of car culture, and I can think of no better way to commemorate the series' 25th anniversary.
  17. Mar 8, 2022
    Overall, Gran Turismo 7 is the greatest entry in the series to date and the perfect gateway game for those who are lapsed fans of the series. It takes everything the series has done right while cutting back greatly on things that have bogged it down over the years and outside of the lootboxes, feels like about as perfect an entry in the series as one could imagine. The completely restructured career mode makes for a far more fun and engaging experience and the menu overhaul makes everything so much easier to do. It looks great, plays near-perfectly, and is the exact kind of game I always wanted from the series. Simply put, Gran Turismo 7 is a must-buy for racing fans.
  18. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the best driving game I’ve ever played. Period. It’s not a hardcore simulation of the likes of Assetto Corsa Competizione or iRacing, but for my money, I now prefer Gran Turismo. It’s the ultimate celebration of something that’s part of Kazunori Yamauchi’s very being and an incredible effort to bring his love for automobiles to the world. See you on the starting line.
  19. Mar 13, 2022
    Polyphony Digital is back with a bang, and while some may argue that Forza is a better all-round racing game, there is no reason why we can’t enjoy them both, as Gran Turismo 7 is a beast of its own.
  20. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 brings the best experience on track of the series, in an episode who links together the past, the present and the future of the franchise. Despite some minor flaws in terms of AI and collisions, the balance between simulation and accessibility is simply perfect, and DualSense is incredible. In terms of content, career mode shines and let players discover the history of automotive with love and passion, while multiplayer and custom events will let live Gran Turismo 7 for long long time.
  21. May 11, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 brings to the tracks every single thing fans always wanted: the GT Mode everyone loves, plenty of customization options, car loads, classic scenarios and one of the best DualSense and 3D Audio experiences the PS5 has to offer. This is the best Gran Turismo experience we have ever seen in a long time.
  22. Mar 2, 2022
    PlayStation consoles are receiving a new and very successful exclusive that only comes to reaffirm the intense and very strong sense of identity that has been forged for so many years.
  23. Mar 2, 2022
    Despite my high expectations and some hiccups, Gran Turismo 7 surprised me positively. This is the most complete Gran Turismo ever, with beautiful graphics and presentation, masterful physics, a lot of content, a great single player and extensive multiplayer, and above all a lot of love for cars and motorsport.
  24. Mar 2, 2022
    And that’s what GT7 reminds you of throughout your journey -- that this series has always held car and automobile culture as its anchor point, and in return has become a part of that culture itself. To some, there may be aspects of GT7 that feel static or sterile, but Polyphony Digital isn’t the fun uncle, it’s always been the serious one. And in Gran Turismo 7, what we get is a serious dose of incredible, be it from an historical and cultured perspective, or in learning how to just drive.
  25. May 7, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a love letter to motorsport history and an impeccable technical showcase. The franchise's traditional formula gets good improvements, but it's still extremely true to its roots. One of the best racing series ever shines spectacularly on the PS5.
  26. Apr 7, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 establishes itself as a racing masterpiece, with a great driving model, astonishing graphics and excellent sound design. It is truly a marvel that is drawn back by its microtransactions and some weird design choices.
  27. PLAY
    Apr 1, 2022
    A purist’s driving game: nuanced, sophisticated and detailed. It’s imperfect, but crucially has the magic that’s been missing from the genre for decades. [Issue#13, p.72]
  28. Edge Magazine
    Mar 24, 2022
    Beyond its technical excellence, then, Gran Turismo 7 feels deeply, idiosyncratically personal in ways firstparty games rarely do. [Issue#370, p.100]
  29. Mar 14, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 offers a great variety of cars, tracks and locations in glorious detail. It takes quite a long time to unlock it all though. The campaign has been replaced by menus in the cafe, but still requires (too) many activities before the entire game is unlocked and everything is available. However, what IS available is of the highest standards.
  30. Mar 10, 2022
    Polyphony Digital’s latest outing puts itself into pole position with a game that brings the series back to its roots. The amount of content is gigantic, the driving feels great and the graphics are superb. A true winner.
  31. Mar 7, 2022
    One of the more accessible and engaging entries in the series, Gran Turismo 7 offers tremendous breadth of features and an excellent driving experience in a very polished package. As a driving experience, GT7 glides along fabulously – it’ll make a virtual petrolhead out of you.
  32. Mar 7, 2022
    Kazunori Yamauchi wasn’t lying when he promised a paradise that celebrated car culture. Gran Turismo 7 is undoubtedly the most immersive driving sim out there today. It celebrates the series' rich history from 1997 and brings many new additions into the formula. For all fans, from those who just want to drive some cool looking cars to those who are die-hard competitive racers, this game has got something for you.
  33. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is an excellent game. It looks fantastic, with features like the photo and scapes modes, making the game look eerily photo-realistic. On the track, racing is top-notch. Every car feels unique; every change in the garage and every decision on the track matters. However, it doesn't mean there aren't issues. Always online requirements have failed me numerous times and lost progress when the servers have died; this is before launch. In addition to this, there's just a looming issue of time; the game doesn't value your time with the campaign (cafe menus), having it move at a glacially slow pace at best. Also, the soundtrack is atrocious. Still, whatever faults I find, they are far outweighed by overwhelming positives.
  34. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a game made for car enthusiasts. It wants to ignite a passion in players for the expansive, rich world of vehicle customization and racing simulation. Polyphony Digital’s dedication to creating one of the most realistic simulations on the market shows in every drop of rain and every reflective sheet of metal. While Gran Turismo 7 may not be for everyone, it provides curious players with an engaging system of progression that will slowly reveal the depth the game has to offer. From breakneck speeds at the Daytona 500 to moonlit races at the Tokyo Expressway, Gran Turismo 7 is a technical marvel and a PlayStation 5 spectacle.
  35. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 includes the best parts of Gran Turismo Sport, and also marks the return of the classic Gran Turismo single-player campaign. We also get a few new game modes, enhanced gameplay and in parts amazing graphics. Although the realistic environments can look a bit drab at times, and some races are a bit dull, Gran Turismo 7 is the most complete and unitary car game so far.
  36. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a love letter to the world of motor racing that will reach both lovers of speed, as well as those who simply want to have a few races. A section with a care and insane detail and sensations at the controls that make us feel the speed of going at 300km / h from the living room of our house. Polyphony Digital has given his work a practical development and adaptable to all audiences.
  37. 90
    Gran Turismo 7 brings the saga back to a balance between single player and multiplayer, with a rich, dense campaign with a relaxed but constant and satisfying progression. The control system is spectacular, enhanced by DualSense, while the lighting and attention to detail do justice to the potential of PlayStation 5. Pure automotive culture.
  38. Mar 2, 2022
    It is much more accessible than before but still retains all that juicy motorsport detail under the hood...A little more of the fun factor on the next iteration will elevate this series even further.
  39. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a summary of the development of the Gran Turismo series over the past 25 years, with all the core strengths of the series retained and further polished. Kazunori Yamauchi has created a "car city" with plenty of game content and fun for the players. His love for car culture is reflected everywhere in the game. Although Gran Turismo 7 does not have many surprises and innovations, it is worthy of the title of "synthesizer of 25-years-old Gran Turismo series".
  40. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 takes the series back to its roots. The visuals are outstanding, and the content is vast. It's a treat for all fans of racing simulators.
  41. Mar 2, 2022
    Polyphony Digital comes back to the roots with a driving simulator that feels better than ever by doing the same as ever, thanks to a very unique style. It has some little issues in terms of balance, but, inside the tracks and beyond them, it is a worthy successor of 25 years of Gran Turismo legacy.
  42. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the prime example of a driving simulator. It doesn't offer too much in the way of sandbox options, because that is not why Polyphony created this franchise. Gran Turismo today serves the same purpose it served 25 years ago: showing that automobilism is an art form. It does so by incorporating the DualSense in the track experience and through the respect it shows for any of the cars we drive. From the heavy turning of a Fiat 500 to the incontrollable kicks of a Ford Mustang, Gran Turismo 7 is passion on wheels, this time with some neat content creation tools added.
  43. Mar 2, 2022
    Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital bring together 25 years of experience in the Gran Turismo franchise and all the benefits of PlayStation 5 to deliver Gran Turismo 7. An incredible game that borders on perfection.
  44. 90
    Making full use of PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller to convey an incredibly deep and satisfying driving model, everything from weather to reflected sound effects have been modelled to perfection – making Gran Turismo 7 easily the world’s most complete driving game.
  45. 90
    Gran Turismo 7 is essentially a celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary, melding features old and new and presenting it on next-generation hardware. Polyphony Digital’s sheer love of cars and obsession with detail flows through every single part of this game. The forced main campaign could be a turn off for some, but it is countered by their use of subtle, innovative haptic feedback and the experience of driving these legendary cars around legendary tracks. There is a method to the madness. The world is quickly moving on from fossil fuels and combustion engines, but there is no denying that these are some beautiful machines… and this is a beautiful game.
  46. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 succeeds in offering a game for everyone and could well be the much sought-after revival of the license. Even if there is room for improvement, especially in terms of collision and damage management, it manages to provide fun for everyone, regardless of their driving level. It oozes passion for motorsport and pays beautiful homage to its history with stunning visuals, outside of the races, where real and virtual become one.
  47. Mar 2, 2022
    Mixing the original GT’s trendsetting format with GT Sport’s stern but very successful focus on competitive online racing, Gran Turismo 7 makes a few errors but is a potent podium performance from developer Polyphony Digital.
  48. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the culmination of Polyphony’s 25 years of dedication to the racing genre and the automotive industry, and the final result is nothing short of outstanding, with only minor nuisances stopping it short of a perfect lap.
  49. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 stands at the peak of simulation, and not just regarding driving games. Furthermore, the game goes above and beyond anything seen before, making it seem even slightly 'erotic' for car lovers: observing your cars, taking pictures of them and enjoying some relaxing moments are all core parts of the Gran Turismo 7 experience. In conclusion, the game is a perfect mix of both elegance and pure competition.
  50. 90
    Gran Turismo 7 is a love letter to people who enjoy cars in general. Its next-gen capabilities create an immersive sense of realism with an expansive list of tracks.
  51. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the definitive driving experience of this generation, but may be a lot to take in for the casual player.
  52. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the game that longtime fans of the series have been requesting for years. Although what's here isn't drastically different in format when compared to some of the earlier installments, the overall experience that Gran Turismo 7 provides is incredibly comprehensive and feels like a love letter to both car culture and the 25-year history of the Gran Turismo franchise.
  53. Mar 2, 2022
    After taking time to debate whether or not the game's very minor, and few, shortcomings are enough to make the game fall short, ultimately, they don't. Not only is this a return to form for an elite racing game series, but Gran Turismo 7 is as close as you'll get to the perfect driving game. Its sea of gameplay modes, beyond outstanding visuals, crisp sounds, and immersive use of PlayStation tech has given players an endlessly playable game that never gets dull. Polyphony Digital have crafted a must-play, must-own, masterpiece.
  54. Mar 2, 2022
    More than how it looks or plays, I appreciate Gran Turismo 7's vibe. It's just pleasant.
  55. Mar 2, 2022
    Has Gran Turismo 7 fulfilled all of our wildest dreams? Unfortunately not. And for some players the new career structure, unwieldy menus and drone-like A.I. might really knock their duck off. But for those prepared to scratch under the surface and accept that not everything can be perfect, there's one hell of a racing game to be enjoyed here. Although to call it a racing game is perhaps reductive: this is about the love of cars just as much it is about racing them. Whether you want to learn about the history of some of the most iconic cars in the world, take stunning photographs, complete your car collection or race others online, this is the game for you. This is Gran Turismo, and there's nothing else quite like it.
  56. Mar 2, 2022
    Everything that made GT Sport so good, plus everything that made early Gran Turismo games so good. A simply stunning driving game and a superb showcase for PS5.
  57. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 corrects the driving line of the legendary series and puts it back on the right track, hitting the apex on the essence of what Gran Turismo game should be like never before. It truly is the last medium today that is able to create brand new fans of car culture.
  58. 90
    Though Gran Turismo 7 certainly carries the baggage of some of the weaker elements from previous games, a steadfast return to the generous single-player campaign offerings of old, together with a significantly upgraded visual presentation and most importantly a deeply felt love for cars that bleeds through every aspect of the game all ensures that one single statement is true. Gran Turismo is back.
  59. 90
    Gran Turismo 7 is a car-lover’s dream. Whether you love cars already or have just started your journey into being a car person, GT7 wants to welcome you to the community with open arms, get you up to speed and give you everything it can to help you enjoy cars in whatever ways it’s able. It has a wealth of car history to share, incredible feeling driving and some of the best visuals I’ve seen in a driving game. There are some cars I wish were included (Mount Panorama and no Aussie V8 Supercars? Come on, mate!) and the always online requirement might be a deal breaker for some, but even with all that Gran Turismo 7 is the friendliest, most approachable driving simulation I’ve played with all the depth of options you’d expect for seasoned car enthusiasts.
  60. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a game for everyone: the racing enthusiasts, the novices, and anyone in between. It celebrates car culture and history within the confines of a driving experience, explaining how the automobiles you race past the chequered flag fit into the wider world. There's never been a game quite like it before: Gran Turismo 7 means more than just racing. It's something that matters; something that warrants appreciation and respect just as much as it hands it out itself.
  61. Mar 2, 2022
    The presentation is a bit odd in 2022 and I would have liked to get ray-traced visuals in gameplay, but it doesn’t detract from the high you can get when shaving a few tenths on a flying lap at the Nordschleife. Sure, modern gamers may tell you that Nathan Drake or Aloy are the true mascots of the PlayStation brand, but Sony already had its Mario back in 1997 in the form of the Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R.
  62. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 takes everything that was excellent about GT Sport's fantastic multiplayer, high fidelity cars and circuits and innovative Scapes mode, and builds up a more traditional GT experience around it. It's got its own quirky new ideas which will likely be passing diversions to most, but at its core, this is the Gran Turismo you know and love. Broad and accessible, but with depth, nuance and competitive racing for those keen to find it.
  63. 90
    Gran Turismo 7 is a "real-driving simulation" revelation, taking full advantage of the PlayStation 5's power and the DualSense controller to create one of the best racing games ever.
  64. Mar 10, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is one of those games that takes full advantage of the features of PlayStation 5. Loading times are minimal, audio design is impeccable and driving with the DualSense makes the gaming experience much more attractive. The menu design is too simple, but it is necessary for newer users to learn in a much more enjoyable way about motorsport culture.
  65. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a great driving-simulator that offers much more variety and content than previous outings of the series. With its gorgeous looking graphics, tons of options and enhanced online-options, it offers tons of replayability. It, however, isn’t perfect: In-game-transactions, overall presentation and bad AI mar the overall experience.
  66. Mar 9, 2022
    Despite its multiplayer shortcomings, Gran Turismo 7 is a terrific racing experience. I love the emphasis on car collection and the respect paid to the history of automobiles and racing culture. Gran Turismo 7 provides some of the best driving mechanics available and gives you several guided ways in which to engage with it. While it sometimes spends too much time off the track, every long cutscene is clearly done with love, and that sentiment shines through even more on the track.
  67. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is an excellent racing game thanks to its huge scope, sublime driving physics and great technical implementation.
  68. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a great racing game. It's clear that Polyphony Digital learned from the missteps of Gran Turismo Sport to deliver a game that, in conjunction with being an extremely solid experience, is the return to its roots that fans were hoping for. While it's certainly not an arcade experience, it does enough to be approachable for those who are not experts but want a deep racing game with a lot of content.
  69. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 has recaptured the hallmarks of the series and immediately becomes the most comfortable piece of driving in living memory. Polyphony Digital has put all the pieces together, taking the best from the early episodes of the series and the advances of the HD era. The result is a polished, perfected control and feel at the wheel, matched by a dizzying array of technology. All in all, it demonstrates the three fundamental pillars of the series: racing, collecting and photography. Despite its mediocre collision engine, a far cry from the physics system, an AI that can be improved and some convoluted menus, Gran Turismo 7 is a declaration of love to the world of motorsport. Its didactic commitment and appreciation for every car makes all the difference. Gran Turismo is synonymous with racing, but not only that. Accessible and deep at the same time, this is a must-have for cars enthusiasts, a title with the potential to last an entire generation.
  70. Apr 7, 2022
    When Polyphony Digital revealed that Gran Turismo 7 would be a great tribute to the franchise's 25 years, they weren't kidding. Even more than that, the game is a great ode to automobiles and presents a genuine desire to make every player become passionate about motorsport, providing a neat material for that. However, it's all about expectation. The game takes a long time to gear up to the truly challenging moments within the races, so if you don't want to deepen your knowledge about cars or contemplate the beauty of the automotive universe, Gran Turismo's historic glamor is likely to prove a burden.
  71. Mar 24, 2022
    When servers are online and functional, Gran Turismo 7 is a triumph of the racing genre. There's a lot to love with its chilled out atmosphere in its campaign, a plethora of control options, and a vast number of cars to collect. Throw in impeccable production values and visuals, and you have one of the best racing games ever. Albeit one I can only recommend if you can stomach its always-online requirement.
  72. Mar 15, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 certainly has its share of detriments and eccentricities, some of which are bound to bother some players much more than others. Yet, the parts that matter most are at the top of their class. The café guides players through the campaign in a way that feels fresh and fits the GT culture, the visuals can have you doing a double take, and all of it is in support of phenomenal next-level driving. Gran Turismo feels more welcoming and approachable than ever, without sacrificing its identity.
  73. Mar 11, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a welcome return for the series after the lackluster GT Sport, even though there are some flaws that are mostly associated with microtransactions. The visuals and racing physics are top-notch as always and the game’s unique campaign that teaches you about the history of the automotive industry will keep car enthusiasts and newbies alike engaged for hours as they play through Gran Turismo 7.
  74. Mar 4, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a real return to the series' roots, one that fans have been waiting for. It brings together within it the multi and community aspect of GT Sport while rediscovering the "RPG of the racing game" aspect of the first four opuses with a well-structured and scalable GT mode. The driving is both technical and accessible, benefiting from great precision which offers a good margin of progress. 420 vehicles, 90 tracks on 34 circuits and mission and license modes for those who like small challenges, it promises a phenomenal lifespan to all car simulation fans. Although we would have appreciated a less plan-plan artificial intelligence, GT7 regains its acclaim to once again become The Complete Real Driving Simulator that we have always loved.
  75. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 can be recommended to everyone: to those who are looking for the "must-play" racing game, for real car lovers or even for those who are only going to use it to take car photos or have a nice dynamic car screensaver on Your tv. It's offer a bit more of the same, that's true, but in this context, what the game offers is enough to make it refreshing.
  76. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 isn't as revolutionary as its predecessors or certain competitors, and in some ways even comes across as needlessly narrow-minded. But the game is also incredibly beautiful to look at, wonderfully challenging in terms of car controls and full of love for everything on four wheels. This makes it not a modern classic, but a worthy top model.
  77. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a car culture experience that no car enthusiast should miss. The last work of Yamauchi-san isn't perfect but it’s absolutely precious for every fan of racing games.
  78. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a smorgasbord of esoteric ideas that create a more than solid racing title. The forced history lessons can break the flow of going in and out of races for some, while others might hate that there was so much hype around elements that feel superfluous since they don't affect the races. The campaign flow is excellent for those looking for granular structure, but others will hate how it locks some prominent modes for too long. The actual racing remains absolutely brilliant, however, to the point where some players will ignore the quirks because the act of playing is excellent enough for those of all skill levels to enjoy. For those who have waited this long for another mainline entry, Gran Turismo 7 is a grand reward for their patience.
  79. Mar 2, 2022
    Despite these throwaway modes and some repetitive grinding, Gran Turismo 7 does so much right that it’s still a true comeback for the series following Gran Turismo Sport’s disappointing reception. There’s plenty to do here both for car enthusiasts and GT newcomers alike, so much so that I’d wager this will pave the way for a whole new generation of petrolheads. From its photo-realism to its pinpoint handling and extensive amount of additional features, Gran Turismo 7 is another first-party PS5 success and a new benchmark for performance and visuals on the console.
  80. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is an interactive museum and encyclopedia where you can discover and learn a lot about cars. At the same time, it also provides you with an excellent racing experience thanks to the variety of cars, races, depth and more. The single player is worthwhile, online racing is cool and it is visually really enjoyable. Downside is that the AI sometimes doesn't take you into account and rallying is also very limited. And where is the damage model? These are some points to consider, but know that the gameplay itself in terms of racing is almost sublime and that makes this game compulsory for car enthusiasts.
  81. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is an excellent racing simulator for those looking for a more realistic experience or to learn more about cars. There’s a ton of things to do, cars to collect, and tracks to master with the game’s great driving model. While you can feel the sheer passion the developers have for the subject, it does come with some flaws like very slow and tedious progression gates and persistent microtransaction prompts.
  82. Mar 2, 2022
    The latest entry in the Gran Turismo series is a safe sequel that’s stuck in the old ways, but thanks to its rich inheritance, the game is also huge in terms of content and shows a spark of pure genius just like its predecessors.
  83. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 isn't the second coming of racing games, and it doesn't need to be.
  84. Mar 3, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a gorgeous celebration of all things driving. It’s splendid presentation and 400 + car homage to the world’s favorite vehicles is a car lover’s dream. What it isn’t, however, is a true ‘real driving simulator.’ While easily a step up from GT Sport in offerings and presentation, those looking for an exhilarating gameplay experience will likely be disappointed.
  85. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a great game on and off-road, thanks to its unbelievable passion for all things motorsport. Hundreds of hours of content every car lover will enjoy.
  86. Apr 8, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7, despite its almost unassailable status as an exceptional racing game, is far from what it should be, could not be and probably will be in a year's time.
  87. Gran Turismo 7 is a bit of a throwback to the genre’s early days — and includes some of the series’ old shortcomings — but when it comes to accurate driving physics and sheer, unadulterated love of cars, it’s something close to peerless.
  88. Apr 18, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a saint without miracles and has Lewis Hamilton, Igor Fraga and another legion of professional players as apostles. With an iconic Formula 1 driver and the Brazilian Gran Turismo Sport world champion advocating in its favor, who would I be to say a single word against this title? Well, I have several words for what Gran Turismo could do to be a better racing game, but nothing that could tarnish the reputation of this letter to motorsport fans. It's a game with impeccable gameplay, incredible graphics, and makes an ode to the history of motorsport, with the potential to suck up thousands of hours of gameplay (playing alone or online), this year and beyond. If you're a fan of racing games, you won't regret playing it and having it in your collection. Perhaps my biggest mistake was creating expectations for this title. I swore that this was the ideal time for the Gran Turismo series to go back to being revolutionary as it was in the past, but Kazunori Yamauchi chose to just follow the teachings of your old testament.
  89. Mar 19, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 isn't a departure, but rather a newer, shinier GT game. Its physics model is accurate, and while the racing can be formulaic it's always a giggle. The attempt at humanity is a bit cringe,the lack of up-to-date cars seems like an open goal missed, and game may not have changed drastically, but that's not the worst thing in the world. There are medals to claim, cars to collect, and people on the internet to embarrass around Goodwood, the 'Ring, or, well, anywhere really. PlayStation petrolheads are in for a good time.
  90. Mar 16, 2022
    GT7 is a stunning racing game that hardly has its match. But what starts as a paean to praise, we want to nuance. Despite the many positive elements, it is far from a perfect game. Perhaps its biggest flaw - and it's very bizarre to have to say this about a racing game - is its lack of pace. Don't get us wrong, the track feel while racing is fantastic. But once off the track, the game does everything it can to slow things down.
  91. Mar 16, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 provides an excellent entry point to the series for players who are new to it. If the 7 in the title feels intimidating, you can let that go. Once you do, you’ll find a game that plays as well as any racing title on the market. Some strange choices along the way hold it back from racing perfection, but this is still a game that should keep PS5 racing fans busy for a long time.
  92. 80
    It may have feet firmly planted in the past but Gran Turismo 7 delivers some staggering attention to details when it comes to its cars. Tuning having a tangible, audible difference and the great handling make me realise how focused Digital Polyphony can be. The café menus might streamline the campaign a touch too much but I really enjoyed my time powering through them. The weather effects are exemplary and the individuality of each car really shines.
  93. 80
    While some off-track quirks diminish the experience somewhat, Gran Turismo 7’s excellent gameplay places it firmly ahead of most of the racing game genre.
  94. Mar 7, 2022
    If we were scoring Gran Turismo 7 on its racing alone, we’d be looking at a five-star game that’s also packed with nostalgia and charm. However, the early hours will be sluggish for racing game fans, the car line-up could be more diverse, and the online experience currently tarnishes the amazing on-track gameplay.
  95. Mar 5, 2022
    If Kazunori Yamauchi continues to be hermetic to the changes made in the genre since the competition stole the show from him, there is one thing that has not changed in him, it is his passion for the automobile. Everything in this episode oozes love for beautiful bodywork. If the game has been criticized for offering frozen scenery, in terms of car modeling, it is a delight at all levels, to the point of saying that we are turning into Carn Porn, especially when we are walking around in the Garage and the Photo mode. And then Gran Turismo 7 also reminds us how much the game is still fun to play, with this progression that only this series is able to provide. Yes, it's pretty austere in execution, but it's all rewarding knowing that you're moving pretty fast.
  96. Mar 4, 2022
    It’s reassuring that despite ever-greater technical refinement, Gran Turismo’s unique, eccentric character remains intact. It’s present in the grab-bag mission mode, which handily demonstrates that a race between 17 brake horsepower Fiat 500s can be just as gripping as one between cars with 50 times that. It manifests most obviously in the utterly bemusing music rally mode, which has you hitting checkpoints to the strains of 80s pop relic Hooked on Classics. Keeping this distinctive spirit alive in the era of 4K and 60 frames a second, Gran Turismo 7 feels both fresh and comfortingly familiar.
  97. Mar 3, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is looking like it could be the best racing game of 2022. There are so many other superlatives you can go with for this game like it’s the best-looking PS5 game or it’s one of the best PlayStation exclusives of this generation so far, but the important thing is that the game is just straight-up fun. Despite a few stumbles here and there, the shine of Gran Turismo 7 greatly exceeds the negatives and makes it a must-have for anyone that’s looking for their next PS5 title.
  98. Mar 2, 2022
    I can’t help admiring its purity and focus. Gran Turismo 7 seemingly has one mission: to espouse and share its love of cars and their place in wider culture. Its curated catalogue, pretty history books and gleaming showrooms are presented with dutiful care and attention. So much so that it is easy to find yourself lost in the history of the Volkswagen or Aston Martin before you know it. And once you get those cars out on the track? That’s the best part of all.
  99. Mar 2, 2022
    Every new Gran Turismo game always feels like a truly important event. There is no other game series that treats its subject matter with such care and respect. Gran Turismo 7 is a must buy for every person who can appreciate racing as a sport.
  100. Mar 2, 2022
    Time will tell how fans will react to Gran Turismo 7's microtransactions, but putting them aside, what's there is still a deep racing game experience that will keep fans of the genre busy for hours on end. It's a gorgeous racing game and while it's not going to be knocking down any boundaries to convert non-racing game fans, Gran Turismo 7 should greatly appeal to its target audience.
  101. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the ultimate driving simulator for car enthusiasts, but it’s also a brilliant introduction to the importance of car culture for automobile newcomers. Remarkably, thanks to its moreish, grounded structure and sticky progression, it’s easy to recommend to players who don’t even like cars. If you want something to test the limits of the PS5’s capabilities and you want to be educated about cars through a historic, passionate lens, then Gran Turismo 7 would be a great pick up. For series veterans, it will no doubt have years of support to come, but there’s plenty here in the base game to keep you busy for months. If only it didn’t have those sneaky microtransactions that feel completely at odds with the driving spirit of the game…
  102. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 keeps to old habits and doesn’t change very much, including graphics. Its automotive love will, however, send you careening back towards your childhood – you won’t stop until you collect every single beautiful car this game has to offer. And race with them, of course, because the driving model is joyous.
  103. Mar 2, 2022
    One of the biggest reasons to dive into the game is the visual fidelity, which is exceptional. The reflections on the ray-traced cars are something to behold, while the highly detailed circuits and accurate interiors create a sense of immersion that is well worth experiencing. Great sound design is tied to this immersion, as are the Dualsense features, putting the PS5 version some way ahead of its PS4 counterpart. Polyphony Digital has created a love-letter to long-time fans of the series as well as giving plenty of reasons for new players to jump in, and the game celebrates car culture to a degree that few games in this genre come close to.
  104. Mar 2, 2022
    The campaign might be a bit lacking, but the overall quality of Gran Turismo 7 outshines any minor gripe I might have had with the game. Simply put, it's an excellent addition to the series, hampered only by it's "Always Online" mandate for the campaign.
  105. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo is back with better visuals than ever, offering a wide array of content for both die-hard fans and newcomers. While the GT Cafe does a great job at guiding the player through the game, for old fans used to more freedom it might feel a bit too constrained. On top of change of weather and time of day, small details such as smoke coming off the tires go a long way in creating a more realistic racing scene. It’s great to have the classic GT Simulation Mode back, but I can’t deny the game left me with a thirst for more innovation.
  106. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a comprehensive racing simulator with features that will please series fans, those looking to learn about cars, and people who just want to race casually. While this simulator is more focused on making the player feel elegant rather than exhilarated, it sticks to its vision and highlights the power of the PS5.
  107. Mar 2, 2022
    I’m thrilled to say that this is the best GT game I’ve played in the better half of a decade. It’s not without a few bumps in the road, but they’re nothing that will keep avid racers away. It serves as both a perfect first experience for new racers, and a welcome homecoming for those who have been away for a while.
  108. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 represents everything a car lover could wish for. Perfect details and motorsport history are the ingredients that make up this product; on the other hand, the game's formula is getting old and there’s the need for bigger changes than better graphics.
  109. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is far from being the best racing sim out there, but it's a love letter to cars, and it shines in more ways than just pure racing. It's also about collecting and highlighting the beauty of cars. A must-have for every petrolhead.
  110. Mar 2, 2022
    A synthesis of classic GT and GT Sport, but still with the usual license flaws. GT7 remains a beautiful love letter to the motorsport history and a very good "simarcade".
  111. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is a triumphant return for the series.
  112. Mar 2, 2022
    If you searched for synonyms to racing simulator genre, Gran Turismo 7 would surely come up first. The new game plays it safe, and you get exactly what you pay for. Stunning graphics, great simulation mechanics, a huge amount of car alterations and a humongous number of cars themselves. There is a lot to see and experience but unfortunately a lot to read too. After many races I can tell you that career is good enough, but Music Rally was my jam (pun intended).
  113. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 continues to go about its brand of racing simulation in a uniquely eccentric and elegant way. It looks and handles as great as ever, though there is not much novelty here to get excited about, and the always-online requirement remains unwarranted.
  114. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 embraces the career mode and presents a whole new aesthetics for menus and competitions. Nevertheless, it is a game that refuses the modernity and chooses to be identical to the first GT in terms of AI inconsistency.
  115. Mar 16, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 feels like a car game for people who love to collect little matchbox cars, pop them into a cabinet in their box, and then look at them – never playing with them.
  116. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 is really a great racing game - simply, because there is no competition. However, when looking at it from the racing genre's perspective, it lacks novelty and seems like a game which should have been released 5 years ago.
  117. Mar 2, 2022
    I’m going to watch closely what happens with GT7 after the release, and I’ll be happy to hop back in once Polyphony Digital figures out the fans’ complaints and addresses them properly. Gran Turismo 7 has potential to become a truly great game one day, but it’ll require hard work from the devs.
  118. Mar 2, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 does its best to straddle the gap between casual and hardcore racers. While it certainly does a great job of onboarding newcomers warmly, it does so at the risk of boring it's more eager fanbase. That makes GT7 a difficult game to recommend unless you love cars and their culture with your whole heart.
  119. Mar 2, 2022
    If you can suffer through the clunky menus, endless dull dialogue and 100 visits to the cafe, then there’s an excellent racing game somewhere hidden in Gran Turismo 7. It’s baffling that the game does its best to impede you from getting to the track, but when you actually get there, there’s a lot of fun to be had.
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  1. Mar 3, 2022
    Gran Turismo 7 is the most complete game in the series, uniting its offline past with what was learned in GT Sport. The control with DualSense is amazing. [Recommended]
  2. Mar 2, 2022
    Nothing about GT7 is revolutionary, but the game feels like a GT title through and through, striking a careful gameplay balance with just the right amount of grinding. It's the kind of game that can turn a 30-minute session into a marathon before you know it, with a dose of comfortable familiarity thrown in for good measure...I'll be playing this one for quite some time.
  3. Mar 2, 2022
    For all its many quirks and oddities, there's a good chance you'll end up admiring Gran Turismo 7's steadfast idealism. Couple the quality of the driving experience – both mechanically and visually – with the sheer quantity of lovingly crafted stuff packed into this game, and you have the series’ finest entry since 2001’s Gran Turismo 3 way back on the PlayStation 2. Simply put: no other driving game feels as good as this one. If you don't love cars just yet, then this GT7 will do its damndest to make you a convert.
  4. Mar 2, 2022
    It's a sumptuous, arrestingly gorgeous thing that most importantly retains its enthusiast's heart under the graphical showcase, and that does its level best to make a car enthusiast out of anyone in its orbit. Is it the king of driving games once more? The genre's now too broad and too varied to make such a statement, though Gran Turismo finds itself a neat slot alongside the likes of Assetto Corsa and iRacing, presenting accessible driving that looks simply staggering. Is it the best that Gran Turismo to date? Of that there's no real doubt. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  5. Mar 2, 2022
    If it’s ever tempting to think that Polyphony has been left behind by the times, we should remember that the Sport mode is its greatest achievement of the past decade, and that it remains without peer in its field. And if it seems striking that GT and its closest current mass-market competitor, Forza Horizon, now seem to be operating in different worlds — stylistically, philosophically, structurally — we should consider ourselves lucky to be able to enjoy two such distinctive approaches, both executed at the highest level. With GT7, Gran Turismo continues to be a glorious anomaly: a game made with different goals and to different standards than any other; a game made in service to a singular, individual vision; a game that’s all science and engineering on the outside, and all history and heart within.
  6. Mar 2, 2022
    I still remember getting the original PS1 release along with the just-launched DualShock controller for my birthday as a kid — it felt like a monumental advancement in racing games. Gran Turismo 7 is the most fun I’ve had with the series since that moment because it plays to its traditional strengths, improves those where it can, and ignores absolutely everything else.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11040 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 17, 2022
    Sad that Polyphony Digital has gone the way of Rockstar and EA. They force online only connection, even for single player in order to keepSad that Polyphony Digital has gone the way of Rockstar and EA. They force online only connection, even for single player in order to keep tabs on their most prized aspect of the game - credits and microtransactions. The game has seen an update to drastically reduce race payouts, and the promise of being able to sell your extra cars has been cut from the game. All actions to entice the player to spend real world money on in game currency. Polyphony used to be my favorite developer, but it's clear that top down orders from SONY have changed their priorities from consumer enjoyment to shareholder's bottom line. Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2022
    Game requires always online for single player, and servers are constantly down for maintenance
  3. Mar 17, 2022
    Say hello to another game that ruined its economy just after the launch/review window for the sake of microtransactions.

    I used to love the
    Say hello to another game that ruined its economy just after the launch/review window for the sake of microtransactions.

    I used to love the series. It did some questionable choices for the sake of money as far back as GT5 (selling single use paints as DLC, for instance), but it was never egregious, certainly nothing like today's games can get. GT7, however, already started out as mean with its rewards (chiefly the roulette spins that just happen to give you the lowest reward 90% of the time), and with the latest patch, they turned the game into a total grindfest that also tries to tug on your FOMO strings (e.g. the system of invitations: brief windows to buy expensive cars you most likely can't afford)... unless you'd like to buy some in-game currency *nudge* *nudge*

    I badly regret buying this game. I'd love a refund, but after two weeks of playing daily, I doubt I'd get it (PSN is notorious for being stingy with those at the best of times)
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