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Gran Turismo (PlayStation)

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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 In at Mitsubishi.
Gran Turismo PlayStation Here you can buy a car, go race, and manage your garage.
Gran Turismo PlayStation You can choose to have all your stats on screen as well.

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

GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Game Revolution May, 1998 A 100
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
Gamezilla 1998 96 out of 100 96
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Entertainment Weekly Jun 19, 1998 A- 91
PSX Extreme Dec 01, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
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.

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