Gran Turismo

aka: GT PSP, Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator
Moby ID: 46235
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Gran Turismo is the first installment of the Gran Turismo series on Sony's PlayStation Portable.

The Real Driving Simulator features a robust amount of content all fit on one UMD disc. GT includes over 800 licensed vehicles from popular automakers such as Ford and Chevrolet and also introduces for the first time in the series cars such as the Lamborghini and Bugatti. In addition, 35 tracks are available from the start, which if added with the different variations for those tracks bumps up the number of to 70.

GT from the get-go provides you with one random car as a present and 100,000 credits to use to buy new cars or upgrade your existing ones. New credits can be gotten by playing the games single player modes. Choose between Time Trial Mode, where you must race against the clock to finish the track with new lap records; Single Race, where you race against 3 CPU cars on a track to be the winner; and Drift Trial, where you slide your car across a track to rack up points, and finally Ad-hoc Mode, where you gather with a group of your friends to race and trade your cars with each other. All but Time Trial provide you with credits.

For those who feel they need help with their driving, GT includes a mode made to help improve your techniques. The "Driving Challenge" mode provides you with a series of challenges and missions used to increase your skill level. Depending on your performance on the missions, you will receive either a gold, silver, or bronze prize, along with some more credits. Aiming for the more harder routes and doing the challenges quickly may result in a gold prize and more prize credits.

Cars from GT can also be exported to Gran Turismo 5, giving you the edge on your competition.

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Average score: 76% (based on 20 ratings)

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Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

A Gran Turismo without a Gran Turismo mode.

The Good
Well I am a big car fan and I am also a racing game enthusiast so I was really looking forward to this game. So I started the game with high expectations. When first seeing the intro the graphics look like Polyphony really know how to handle the PSP as it looks really amazing. The next thing is the car selection which is fantastic in quality and quantity. Almost unnecessary to mention that the driving physics are Gran Turismo standard. They feel realistic but it is still playable.

The Bad
Like I said in the summary the game lacks of a Gran Turismo mode which is in my eyes a very important part of the series ( I mean it is even part of the name). I always enjoyed searching for the right car for the events the Gran Turismo mode was made of.

The Bottom Line
If you have already played a game of the series it will feel very familiar. Most (if not all) of the racetracks have already appeared in former GT games. Even most of the cars have a Gran Turismo history, so it feels a bit like a "Best of" compilation. Don´t get me wrong it is still a good racing game on its own, but it is also the weakest part of the series (so far). If you don´t miss the Gran Turismo mode to much you can still have a lot of fun with this one!

PSP · by Victor Vance (18064) · 2014

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According to developer Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo for the PSP sold 4,220,000 copies worldwide since its original release.

Awards

  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best PSP Racing Game (Reader's Choice)

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Game added by Caelestis.

Additional contributors: Big John WV, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Pedro Cunha, Victor Vance.

Game added May 23, 2010. Last modified January 5, 2024.