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- Build a dream collection from over 1,000 of the world's most exciting cars, from exotic imports to muscle cars to customize, race, and upgrade.
- Travel the world to experience a wealth of real and fictional road, rally, NASCAR, drift and kart courses.
- Expand the Gran Turismo experience with deep and robust online community features, challenge friends in the new custom race lobby system.
- New and improved modes include A-Spec, B-Spec, Photo Travel and Course Maker.
- The most advanced Gran Turismo yet, featuring unrivaled graphics and a true-to-life driving feel.
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But if you're considering it, you need to understand: this is Gran Turismo. It's not like other games. For better or worse, they are not attempting to make it like other games or fundamentally change their formula. Many of Gran Turismo's fans over the past 15 years liked the game because there wasn't anything closer to their tastes, but today, there is more competition.
Do you want a Gran Turismo style game? If so, this is excellent. Do you instead want something that doesn't take many hours of work to open up? It's up to you.
Gran Turismo 5 is excellent, but there may be other games that are closer to what you actually want. Dirt's series is much easier to dive into and has plenty of graphics punch. Blur and other more arcadey games present cars you see on Top Gear or other TV shows, but with Mario Kart style action.
Gran Turismo presents a tremendous amount of content. Many cars, many tracks. With that content, you can painstakingly perfect your driving technique and develop tuning concepts while enjoying a very wide array of driving situations. The graphics, particularly the lighting, is superior to other games. Period. Forza presents the stiffest challenge, but is somewhat less realistic and has inferior graphics (at least 1-3... I have yet to play the new one) and levels of content. That said, Forza is a great game. Some will find it more fun. Some will wish it had that extra depth GT always brings.
GT has added 'levels' to this game, and you build experience when you do various things. You need a certain level in order to buy cars or drive in events.Read more ›
I've never spent more time with a game in my life, let alone a racing game.
It all boils down to WHY one plays a game and, for me, one of the greatest factors is immersion.
So expectations were enormous. The damage modeling is moderate, there are a huge number of "standard" model cars, there are a few jaggy shadows here and there, and some of the details in a handful of tracks don't scream PS3.
BUT, the detail in the cockpits of those premium cars, those cars that I dream of sitting in but probably never will, is phenomenal. Sway your view left to right and in reverse and the sense of immersion is unparalleled. When it comes to graphics, I always ask myself, "is there enough here to keep me in the game or has the game blatantly broken my sense of immersion?" The goal of Gran Turismo 5 is realism so the minimalist approach to details on the track is actually appreciated. You won't find any exaggerations or artistic indulgences here. The result is pure focus on the vehicle in which you are seated and the driving experience--an aspect of the game that needs no explanation or defense.
Tune one of the hundreds of high-powered premium cars, take a seat and hit the road. For me, this was enough.
I'll start off with the good parts of the game first.
It's got outstanding graphics. The photo mode is insane. Yes, only 20% of the cars are fully scanned by GT5, but it's not a big deal, really. Asking GT5 to put that amount of work into all 1,000 cars is just asking too much for such a small improvement. The game size is already large enough as it is. Stages also look very good.
Couldn't ask for more. You can look up which cars are available on the web. I won't list them here. However, some races require used cars, and since dealers don't have a WHOLE lot of those, you'll have to wait for them to be offered on the very small Used Car lot. This could take forever. I still can't find a truck.
Outstanding. Menus are navigable and simple, races are easy and quick to restart, and everything looks very clean. Load times are OK.
Pretty good amount of content. You won't be disappointed.
OK, now the bad parts.
One of the big things they promoted about this game was the collision physics, new to GT5. However, I'm not sure if they changed anything at all. Two cars hitting each other at any speed sounds like someone kicked a rubbermaid trashcan for some reason, and barely ever causes any physical change in the car, nor the kind of collision response you'd expect (touching a wall or another car at any angle, even just a glancing touch, brakes you as hard as if both objects were made of rubber).Read more ›
+Classic Gran Turismo controls and game play
+Many cars and tracks
+Pretty good music library
+Responsive controls with standard and wheel controllers
-Shading and rendering of many vehicles looks unfinished
-Tons of menu screens and loading times
-Vehicle damage was hyped, but didn't deliver!
-Grinding tracks 100+ times for credits
Overall this is a very fun game and excellent value for fans of the previous Gran Turismo titles or anyone willing to spend hours and hours playing a racing game. There are some glaring flaws in the visuals that you would have hoped that 5+ years of development would have fixed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I extremely loved the first few versions starting with the original but as the newer versions came it got too complicated and the enjoyment of just playing the game appeared to be... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Phillip Leung
Loved the game when I bought it. Played it for countless hours. One of my favorite driving game series.Published 1 month ago by Andres Ruelas
It's alright. Not a big fab of GT5, but for the price, it's really awesome!Published 1 month ago by ☆One.Punch.Man☆
pretty good game i had never played it and was not expecting for it to be all circuit racing over all graphics were not as the upgrades you can do to the cars.Published 2 months ago by Roger Ventura