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Gran Turismo (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

The first game in the Gran Turismo series of racing simulations.

You can choose between the arcade version (featuring classic cars such as Corvettes and Aston Martins) or the simulation, which is the true heart of the game. The simulation starts you on an entire racing career beginning with a cheap used car and second-rate tracks. You will find yourself longing for the Dodge Viper as your sad $10,000 starting fund puts you behind the wheel of a used Honda Prelude or Mazda RX-7. As you win races, acquire money, and earn advanced licenses, you are able to buy better cars and race in more competitive matches right up to the GT World Cup.

Features more than 140 cars.

Screenshots

Gran Turismo PlayStation Over the river and through some tunnels... Gran Turismo tracks cover a number of different sceneries.
Gran Turismo PlayStation The arcade mode of Gran Turismo.
Gran Turismo PlayStation But like every muscle car, the brakes suck.
Gran Turismo PlayStation What racing game would be complete without at least one muscle car? For those of you who are wondering what the 427 stands for, that's how many cubic inches all eight cylinders hold. That's HUGE.

Alternate Titles

  • "GT" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

The best racing game The Holy Moly (21) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Ahhhh Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
Revolutionized Racing Sims, and Continues to Sell Playstations Glenn Barnett (15) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Edge Jan 27, 1998 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex Feb 06, 2004 98 out of 100 98
Absolute Playstation May, 1998 98 out of 100 98
Gaming Age Feb 03, 2001 97 out of 100 97
Absolute Playstation May, 1998 97 out of 100 97
Absolute Playstation May, 1998 97 out of 100 97
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A- 91
Joystick (French) Mar, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 15, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jan 15, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86

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Trivia

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #21 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Information also contributed by J. Michael Bottorff

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Brolin Empey (700) added Gran Turismo (PlayStation) on Apr 23, 2001