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Gran Turismo 5

aka: GT5, Gran Turismo 5: The Real Driving Simulator

Critic Reviews 83% add missing review

GreatGamer.Ru (10 out of 10) (100%)

Каждую отдельную составляющую оценивать слишком долго, да и обсуждать её можно часами (тем более что более половины этого времени занимает обычная болтовня фаната), а целиком оценивать всю игру – это слишком мало для неё. Поэтому просто выставим оценки и проследуем к нашей замечательной консоли, включим её и продолжим наши фееричные приключения по гоночным трассам мира.

Nov 30th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Brash Games (9 out of 10) (90%)

In their absence, GT5 is a bit like an opus constructed under exam conditions. Finally, Sony said stop writing and this is Polyphony’s offering at the automotive altar. A glorious, surprising and frustrating motoring haberdashery that’s prevented from being flawlessly stunning only by the moments it’s stunningly flawed. It certainly won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but like any epic there are touches of genius here you just won’t find anywhere else…Well, possible Gran Turismo 6….anyone want to bet when that one will be out?

Dec 20th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) (9 out of 10) (90%)

Half-formed multiplayer is easily the most damaging symptom of Gran Turismo 5's long gestation in Kazunori Yamauchi's parallel universe, and thankfully it's one that can be fixed. Dreamed up five years ago and served up yesterday, it's an off-kilter vision of the future, a cumbersome game with odd priorities, certainly. But it's equally a game that heads off in unexpected and exciting directions, makes a few notable improvements, and overflows with love – for cars, for games technology and for its own mad pursuit. It's good that Gran Turismo's been away so long, because it's all the better to have it back.

Nov 24th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Games TM (9 out of 10) (90%)

It's easy to get caught up in picking apart the minutiae - and don't misunderstand, there are some deeply questionable decisions here - but there's little to take away from the fact that GT5 is a full, accomplished and insanely deep racing sim of the highest calibre. It's not going to appeal to those who want edge-of-your-seat arcade thrills, but then it never really was. It certainly isn't everything we expected, but it's more than enough.

Dec 23rd, 2010 · PlayStation 3

Play.tm (89 out of 100) (89%)

Gran Turismo 5 is a love letter to racing fanatics, but also the perfect entry point for more casual players. It plays like a dream, and as long as you can forgive the occasional hiccup here and there, you'll find yourself completely enthralled.

Dec 4th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

gamrReview (8.8 out of 10) (88%)

As a package, Gran Turismo 5 will appeal to the racing fanatics who revel in every facet of the sport. More than a game, or a simulator, it is a hobby requiring hours of dedication to get the most out of the meticulously constructed experience. Is it the most dominant game on the market when it comes to racing or customization? Probably not as those titles are contested for by GRID and Forza respectively. However, Gran Turismo 5 more than holds its own in those areas while being the undisputed king of physics and value of any racer currently available on consoles. Gran Turismo’s legions of fans around the world are rewarded for their patience with an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly last for years to come.

Dec 27th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Fragland.net (88 out of 100) (88%)

The long development time and many delays of release have probably created sky-high expectations with each racing fan that could never be met. Luckily GT5 managed to limit the damage and largely fulfilled the expectations. GT5 is so extensive and complete, so deep for the lovers that for the moment it has no equal. Gran Turismo 5 is all but perfect as the 800 lesser cars, the animations around the track and the oldfashioned menus certainly need polishing. But Gran Turismo is a simulation racer and that's where it really shines. If you love cars, then this is for sure your game!

Jan 3rd, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

4Players.de (86 out of 100) (86%)

Die Fahrphysik bietet immer noch die nahezu perfekte Mischung aus Anspruch und Spiel - es fühlt sich einfach klasse an, wenn man mit einem leistungsfähigen Premium-Boliden über Asphalt, Schnee oder Schotter brettert und dabei jede Bodenwelle spürt. Da wird das enttäuschende Drumherum mit dem peinlichen Schadensmodell sowie dem Zweiklassen-System des Fuhrparks fast zur Nebensache. Die Stärken liegen erneut im reinen Fahren, dem Tuning und den Setup-Möglichkeiten. Außerdem heize ich hier über die schönsten Originalstrecken und eine der besten virtuellen Nordschleifen, die man plattformübergreifend finden kann. Gran Turismo 5 ist zwar nach all der Wartezeit nicht der heilige Gral unter den Rennspielen, denn dafür macht es sowohl technisch als auch inhaltlich zu viel falsch. Trotzdem genieße ich als Rennsport-Fan das fantastische Fahrerlebnis mit einigen der schönsten Automodelle, die ich bisher gesehen habe.

Nov 30th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Lens of Truth (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

So is GT5 worthy of all the hype it got? To be honest, not at all. The amount of flaws in this game shouldn’t exist after five years in development, let alone the lazy design of standard cars that look ported from GT4. While I enjoy the game very much, it didn’t live up to the expectations. That being said, GT5 is still a fantastic racing sim even if it was over hyped. It has its flaws for sure, but the experience is great enough that any true racing fan will be able to see past them. While it may not be what we all hoped for, it is still a great game with a lot to offer.

Feb 24th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Hooked Gamers (8.4 out of 10) (84%)

Even if you are not a fan of the series, Gran Turismo 5 provides a racing experience like no other. The new features added in the game definitely give a boost for the game, and graphics that can at times look so real it feels like you are actually there only add to this. One of the most capable racing experiences to date.

Dec 12th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) (83 out of 100) (83%)

GT5 is hét spel voor de autogekke GT-fanaat die de compromissen wegwuift en zich maandenlang onderdompelt in de GT-Mode. Voor de rest is GT5 zowel subliem als middelmatig.

Dec 24th, 2010 · PlayStation 3

games xtreme (8 out of 10) (80%)

Well there you have it. GT 5 is a beast there's no doubt about that, but is it the racing game equivalent of St.George that can slay the dragon that is Forza 3? It comes close, it really does, but Forza still has the edge for me. But GT 5 IS an enjoyable game, and provides many a varied and interesting challenge. I myself have yet to uncover all that it offers and there are some surprises I have left for you to uncover for yourselves.

Jan 31st, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

contactmusic.com (8 out of 10) (80%)

If you can get past the unnecessarily long load times and the fiddly interface then you'll find that under the hood of GT5 is the same great Gran Turismo racing experience as there's always been. The wealth of single player options and challenges offered by the career mode coupled with the more casual arcade and online modes for multiplayer make this the most comprehensive real driving simulator currently available. Although it's not a pedal to the metal, fifth gear boost ahead for the series, it is a welcome update to what still is the real driving fan's vehicle of choice.

Dec 21st, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GameSpot UK (8 out of 10) (80%)

Regardless, if you've ever fantasized about a Ferrari or dreamed of driving at Daytona, Gran Turismo 5 is a game that you're sure to get a lot out of. This is simultaneously the most accessible GT game yet and the most uncompromisingly realistic driving game on a console to date. It's unfortunate that much of what makes Gran Turismo 5 so great is under the hood rather than on display for everyone to see, but a powerful engine trumps a perfect paintjob every time.

Nov 29th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GameSpy ( ) (80%)

Polyphony Digital seems to be operating under the assumption that they're still the sole manufacturers of console simulation racing games, but they're wrong. The year isn't 1998, and nabbing some of the competition's better ideas -- like Forza's risk-versus-reward system for driving assist and damage toggles -- could have propelled GT5 into greatness. As it stands, GT5 is a great racing game wrapped in a series of bad design decisions.

Dec 1st, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

AusGamers (7.6 out of 10) (76%)

Gran Turismo 5 is fun and addictive. It still follows the same pattern of previous games, and while it features a fantastic and realistic driving experience, it still feels somewhat let down by a number of annoying features, most likely due to the game being pushed out this year when, despite all the time in development already, it clearly needed more time in testing and bug-fixing.

Dec 7th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (14 out of 20) (70%)

Si Gran Turismo fut "The Real Driving Simulator", ce n'est plus le cas. En ne remettant en question aucun des mécanismes rigides et poussiéreux de la série, Polyphony a développé un jeu pour les fans de GT et uniquement pour eux. Toutefois, si à chaque fois la méthode est maladroite et le résultat discutable, Polyphony a beaucoup œuvré sur le contenu du jeu et sur l'enrobage des courses, sans doute au mépris du gameplay. Mais, pour bien nous faire comprendre, n'imaginez pas que Gran Turismo 5 est un mauvais jeu. Au contraire, la simulation conserve une forte personnalité et reste le seul jeu consoles à rendre un tel hommage à autant de mécaniques diverses et variées.

Nov 23rd, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Giant Bomb ( ) (60%)

A grind-heavy career mode and inconsistent visuals keep this otherwise fantastic driving simulation from finishing first.

Dec 2nd, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Micro Hebdo N/A

A défaut d'une vraie révolution, ce nouvel opus propose de légères évolutions, entachées de petits défauts qui empêchent le titre d'accéder au statut de chef-d'œuvre. Il reste néanmoins pour l'instant le meilleur jeu de course auto sur PlayStation 3.

Dec 9th, 2010 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Player Reviews

GT5 will keep you entertained for a very long time.

The Good
Gran Turismo 5 is the first game in the series that I have thoroughly played. Like virtually every other man in the world with a healthy dose of masculinity, I have a crush for cars (particularly fast and luxurious ones) and I also like to play racing games from time to time (Need for Speed and Carmageddon are my favorites). But I can tell you right now that no other racing game kept me hooked for such a long, continuous time as GT5.

The first thing you will notice when you boot this game up, is the sheer amount of content in the game. As I already mentioned, the game has over 1000 different cars to collect ranging from karts, old-timers and family sedans all the way to luxury sport cars and the fictional futuristic Red Bull X2010. Every car sounds and looks great too. Every single detail of the car, even the tiniest scratch, is shown in all its glory. Some cars even have a fully detailed interior view.

If you do not know Gran Turismo (WTF?), you need to remember that the series is about racing simulation instead of arcade style gameplay. Tires get flat after riding for some time and the gas tank gradually empties so you will have to enter the pit stop from time to time. Other than that, the gameplay can be both fast-paced and almost arcade-like while sometimes it is slower and more technical.

Most of the cars can be modified according to your taste. You can upgrade or tune every part under the hood of your car. You can increase (to a certain extent) the maximum speed as well as the time it takes to switch gears. You can give your car a new paint job or switch the tires to fit the weather conditions.

When it comes to tracks, all of them are based on real-life racing tracks such as the Nürburgring, the Suzuka Circuit and the Top Gear Test Track. Events range from free for all to specialty races wherein you and your opponents have to use a specific type of car.

Races can be both played in A-Spec as well as in B-Spec. A-Spec means that you drive by yourself while in B-Spec mode you play as a coach and have to coordinate the AI driver throughout the race. Both modes have their own level system and it will take a lot of time to reach the maximum level. Leveling up allows you to gain access to faster cars and tougher events.

In addition to the typical races and tournaments, GT5 also has special challenge events. Most of the time these are beat-the-clock challenges in which you drive an unique car through a predetermined track. You have Kart Racing, NASCAR, Off the Road Rally and more. Some of them are extremely easy while others are downright insanely hard (more on that in the negative section).

Of course, no racing game is great without good driving mechanics and this game has them in spades. Every car has a different driving feel, some of them will deliberately feel more sluggish while others are smooth and fast. The controls themselves are responsive, even while using the Dual Shock 3. Logically, a steering wheel gives you the ultimate racing feel and the game supports more than a dozen different wheels. The AI for the opponent drivers and the B-Spec racer are pretty good as well, they will try to slipstream you when they can and they do not bump into anything, except when you hit them hard enough in the back. Ha, ha!

When it comes to audio and music, it is particularly the sound of the cars that steals the show. Every car sounds exactly as their real-life counterparts. Music-wise the game utilizes relaxing Lounge and Jazz music for the menus and up-beat techno and rock tracks for the races. The soundtrack is enjoyable to listen to and in case you get tired of the music, you can always put in your own MP3 tracks.

The Bad
I already mentioned that some of the game's special challenges are extremely hard. Particularly the dreaded Vettel X Challenges will get your hair stand on end. The car is in fact a fictional car that would have been made if all safety regulations were thrown out of the window. The car looks like a rocket and it can reach a speed of 400 km/h in mere seconds and you will have to complete 3 time challenges through the most technical tracks in the game!! Not only that, but if you get off the track, you will get disqualified and to top it all off, the time limit is very severe (if you want to get gold at least) so you will have to drive the "car" through the track as fast as humanly possible. Personally, I managed to obtain gold for all three challenges using nothing but a Dual Shock 3 controller (I am not kidding). It took me about a month of almost daily practice but I am very proud I did it.

It is also worth mentioning the since May 2014, the online part of the Gran Turismo 5 has been shut down. So if you wish to play Gran Turismo online, you better skip this one and directly move on to its sequel.

The Bottom Line
Personally, I had a ton of fun playing Gran Turismo 5 and as of this moment I am still playing it (mainly grinding A-Spec in order to get the platinum trophy). If you like racing games, I can certainly recommend this game despite the lack of online play and the extreme difficulty of some of the game's challenges. Now go jump into your "insert favorite car here" and feel the adrenaline flowing!

by Stijn Daneels (79) on Sep 17th, 2014 · PlayStation 3

Get ready to start your engines.

The Good
The game begins with a opening cinematic showing how the cars are being made until they are being started up. The gameplay remains unchanged from the previous games. There are about 1000 cars of which 200 are premium. Premium cars are allowed to be upgraded much more than the standard cars standards which can't have their wheels changed. You still have A-Spec and B-Spec modes, the same set of races and car upgrades. A new feature they introduced was the option to do Nascar and Kart races. They seem easy but it requires a lot of practice to get yourself to the first place, so additional frustration may occur.

Online mode in this game is the most addicting part. It allows you to race with up to 16 other players online. Additional players are able to spectate the race through various angles. The game also allows players to create private matches so you can set up matches with your friends without any interruptions. Judging the graphics, they are very good, but not amazing. This game still has the same graphic problems as the GT series had since GT3: dropping frame rates and some glitches. The tracks are looking gorgeous and are probably the high point of the detail.

With a huge in-game soundtrack you can choose in variety of music which will suit you the best. The sounds of the cars are realistic and it's like the cars are right next to you. The engine sounds of the premium cars is customizable. The standard car engine sounds are much better then it was in the previous game.

The Bad
Gran Turismo 5 introduced a new feature, leveling up. Your A-Spec and B-Spec level improves the more you play races. Personally I think that this was not a good idea as later on you start some races just to access to new races.

The Bottom Line
This game will get you hooked on for a long time. If you played GT4 before prepare to do pretty much the same thing again. if you looking for driving realism, look no further. It's very addicting but can be frustrating at some points because of the new leveling up feature. GT5 is a game absolutely worthy in the GT collection.

by Deleted (381) on May 26th, 2011 · PlayStation 3

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Critic reviews added by POMAH, Paul Ryan, CalaisianMindthief, Tim Janssen, Cantillon, C Snow, jaXen, Patrick Bregger, Alsy, Cavalary, CrankyStorming, Alaka.