Gran Turismo (PlayStation)

95
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
User Score
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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 Here you can buy a car, go race, and manage your garage.
Gran Turismo PlayStation American Muscle. One of the many higher end cars in the game in one of the many colors available.
Gran Turismo PlayStation I'm ready for my close-up. The replays in the GT series are always beautiful.
Gran Turismo PlayStation First place in the record list.

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

Critic Reviews

Edge Jan 27, 1998 10 out of 10 100
HonestGamers May 23, 2004 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
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Mega Fun Feb, 1998 92 out of 100 92
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Dec 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Meristation May 16, 1998 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jan 15, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Gran Turismo appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References to the game

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

Sales

According to developer Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo sold 10,850,000 copies worldwide since its original release.

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