DescriptionThe 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.
- "GT" -- Common abbreviation
- "Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator" -- Tag-lined title
Part of the Following Groups
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Honda NSX
- Automobile: Mazda MX-5 / Miata / Roadster
- Automobile: Mazda RX-7
- Automobile: Subaru Impreza
- Automobile: Toyota Celica
- Automobile: Toyota Supra
- Gran Turismo series
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- PlayStation the Best series
|The best racing game||The Holy Moly (21)|
|Ahhhh||Ashley Pomeroy (233)||unrated|
|Revolutionized Racing Sims, and Continues to Sell Playstations||Glenn Barnett (15)|
The Press Says
|All Game Guide||1998||100|
|Game Revolution||May, 1998||A||100|
|GamePro (US)||Nov 24, 2000||5 out of 5||100|
|Absolute Playstation||May, 1998||98 out of 100||98|
|Gaming Age||Feb 03, 2001||97 out of 100||97|
|Gamezilla||1998||96 out of 100||96|
|IGN||Aug 23, 1998||9.5 out of 10||95|
|The Video Game Critic||Jul 15, 1999||A-||91|
|Joystick (French)||Mar, 1998||91 out of 100||91|
|Entertainment Weekly||Jun 19, 1998||A-||91|
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References to the gameThis game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #21 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Related Web Sites
- Gran Turismo (Official game website)
- GT Planet (Covering the World of Gran Turismo)
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Wikipedia: Gran Turismo (Information about Gran Turismo at Wikipedia)