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Gran Turismo 3 A-spec

by Sony
PlayStation2
Everyone
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (637 customer reviews) 95 / 100

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000503MO
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 15, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (637 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,071 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Here is your passion. Gran Turismo 3 delivers a realistic racing experience. The customizable vehicles handle differently due to differences in horsepower, ride height, tire type or vehicle mass, just to name a few variables. On the road, complex calculations take into consideration everything from entry speed to tire friction, momentum and aerodynamics. Gran Turismo 3 blurs the line between game and reality. Each race displays amazing visual effects, including beams of light shining through trees and reflections on the cars accurately mirroring the surrounding environments. From exotic super cars to vehicles straight from the assembly line, Gran Turismo 3's vehicles look and feel like their real-life counterparts. You are in for the ride of your life.

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The third title of the Gran Turismo series takes full advantage of the new PlayStation2 game engine, which is capable of rendering about 20 million polygons per second--roughly 10 times the number of total polygons of the series' previous installment, Gran Turismo 2. Real-time lighting forces your eyes to adjust to changing conditions, such as when a car rounds a turn and the sun comes out from behind a building to cause glare on the windshield. This makes the game harder, but more realistic. Heat rises off the ground and mist swirls around vehicles as they make their way across the racetrack.

Gran Turismo 3 also features more than 100 distinct cars, each with different statistics, including the Subaru Impreza Rally, Dodge Viper GTS-R, and Mazda's RX-7 RS. Computer-controlled opponents benefit from enhanced artificial intelligence; they don't act like baby ducks following their mother, but instead respond to other cars, the course, and the conditions in much the same way that real drivers would. Pressure a car, and it will pressure you back; cut one off in the early part of the race, and expect to receive similar treatment down the course. They don't drive perfectly, either; some will spin out and make other mistakes over the course of a race.


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97 of 115 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not quite five... May 31, 2001
Format:Video Game
i love this game but, with that said, i want to get the bad stuff out of the way...
LESS CARS-many less...a lot of my favorites have gone the way of the dodo. 126 cars to start with, with a few more added later, is a lot, but when compared to four to five times that in gt2, it pales in comparison...
DUMB A.I.-sure the computer cars are a little more "intelligent" than before, but when a random car that had never been touched slams its brakes, effectively taking it out of the race, just to stop the player, then their is work to be done... besides this, all cars still follow a racing line, albeit not as religiously as before. a.i. could be better...
NO DAMAGE-understandably, the manufacturers will not allow the gt producers to portray their perfect cars as anything less than that(i.e. no scratches or dents in these work machines), but slamming a wall at 200km/h plus,(i have japanese version) will have repurcussions. i will gripe and gripe until this is corrected!
NO WORKING HEADLIGHTS-i will give my right eye for a left one that can see the road! why turn on the headlights at all? the street lights obviously do an adequate job! the headlights look pretty, but do nothing! yes this is a minor gripe, but simple physics is not too much to ask for! argh...
ok...with that out of the way, time for the good...
GRAPHICS-obviously being the first thing one will notice, the graphics are phenomonal! sure, the audience remains a cardboard cut-out and the rear- view mirror does not present all the fixins(very generic), but with these being the only flaws, this game is truly a sight to behold. the lighting is extremely impressive(i was actually blinded by the sun) and the textures are right on.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The king of all racers! July 8, 2001
Format:Video Game
[...] WHY NO PORSCHE?
there is porsche! its called RUF! Porsche (the name) is licensed to other game companies and locked up! Ferrari is not available due to tighter licensing and no "RUF" for ferrari to get round this.
FEW AMERICAN CARS?
because the game was made in Japan, by Japanese the emphasis is on japanese makes .. plus, in the GT world, the range, depth and ability of japanese racing cars is much greater than American cars.. even so they've added many european makes, and a decent range of US cars as well.
FEWER CARS THAN GT2?
Many cars in GT2 are just existing cars with a stripe added.. all of the GT3 cars are modelled with a much greater degree of accuracy and most have authentic recorded engine sounds. Polyphony Digital took seven times longer to add a single GT3 car than a single GT2 car due to this extra attention to detail.
MANY OF THE SAME TRACKS?
Yes, but redone in graphics that bring them alive. Given a choice of totally new tracks or old favorites from GT2 done to this level, the compromise of many old tracks and about five new ones is pretty good.
Ok my original review:
I've had the Japanese edition for some time. Its basically identical to the July 11th release US edition.. The game is a triumph.. the designers said in an interview that they hope gamers will get six months of use out of GT3, and I'd agree with that.. you can get to 100% complete faster, or you can never get anywhere near 100% complete and just dip in randomly for fun - either way there are well over 100 hours worth of play in here, much of it not released to you until you're ready.. Graphically GT3 is the best looking (and feeling) racer on all platforms, and looks to be unchallenged for the forseeable future..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vrrrrrm! September 28, 2003
Format:Video Game
Gran Turismo 3 picks up right where GT2, its predecessor, left off. With improved car selection, more courses, and crisper graphics on the Play Station 2, it instantly became my favorite racing game. There is nothing better than being able to pick your vehicle of choice from any major automobile company. With choices from Hondas to BMWs your options are limitless. The fun doesn't stop here though. After you have chosen your vehicle and made a little cash from some races, you can even start modifying your car. You can buy basic performance parts like mufflers, and gradually work your way up to high powered turbochargers. No other racing game has ever been able to come close to this. It is up to you to squeeze every bit of horsepower you can out of your vehicle so you can at least try to hang with the fastest sports cars in the world. All of these modifying options do take time, so patience is certainly something to have when playing this game. This is just what comes along with the game that is known as the best racing simulator. There even is a car wash and wheel shop which really enables you to customize your ride. The game gets down to the exact specifications of each car as well. It lists the weight, ride height, performance specifications, etc. From graphics to game play, this game really has it all. It is so realistic you can almost smell the aroma of gasoline and burning rubber on the track.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give it a Chance December 11, 2002
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I purchased this game a few months ago from Wally World(Wal-Mart), a GREAT deal in my opnion. When i got home and popped this into my PS2 one word came to my mom, DETAIL. Everything in this game is worked down to the water droplets flying up from the road to the sounds of the car's engines. One thing I liked about this game is that you had to work for what you recieved. In the beginning of the game you start out without much money, and no liscences. The liscense test's themselves are a pain, but you need them to proceed into the depths of the game. After you get your first liscense and bought your first car you can start racing, and eventually build your career until you win the "good" cars. I myself have recieve, as a reward, two F1 cars(secret cars within the game). When I won my first one i thought to myself, this is what gaming is all about. I dedicated my time and my skill and it paid off, it was one of my most relieveing moment in my gaming console career.
My final thought on this game is....if you want a game you can jsut rip off in a matter of hours, get something else, or rent this and play arcade mode, but if your the kind of person who has the patience and the dedication to proceed in a game, this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Product for Price!!!
Published 28 days ago by Mr. G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game.
Great game, great graphics, awesome cars even if not as many as gt2. I got my copy for $.26 from amazon prime under seller amazon warehouse deals. You read that right, 26 cents. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Recieved it in two days. Awesome!
Published 3 months ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift?
Gift?
Published 3 months ago by Jarhead
4.0 out of 5 stars this is cheapest one I bought it like 50 cent and the shipping was...
this is cheapest one I bought it like 50 cent and the shipping was free and its came to early this is awesome product :)
Published 6 months ago by malav rana
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Amazing old school racing game! If you have yet to play this, it is a solid buy :)
Published 7 months ago by Chris Westfall
5.0 out of 5 stars My second favorite game on the ps2 when i was little.
I really love this game it was my second most favorite game on the ps2 the graphics are amazing and its a very enjoyable game.
Published 7 months ago by ConnorTheNinjaProGamer83
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
I use to play this game as a kid when my mom would take us over to one of her friend's house. All my brother and I would do is play this game. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chance LaRose
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
This is one of my favorite games in the world thank you so much great game
love it thanks again
Published 12 months ago by Ricko Thornton
5.0 out of 5 stars Awwyeah. GT3
The good:
I loved this game when I was in high school. I fondly remember the Suzuki Escudo as being my be-all-end-all vehicle for the end part of the game. Read more
Published 12 months ago by T Markworth
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