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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 But like every muscle car, the brakes suck.
Gran Turismo PlayStation In at the Dodge dealership.
Gran Turismo PlayStation Oohh, Viper !

Promo Images

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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
Most Realistic Racing Game Ever Released for The original PlayStation Raihan Lazuardi (4) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 23, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
All Game Guide 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla 1998 96 out of 100 96
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Aug 23, 1998 9.5 out of 10 95
Mega Fun Feb, 1998 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A- 91
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Dec 07, 2002 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 (698) added Gran Turismo (PlayStation) on Apr 23, 2001