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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 Zero to sixty...and maybe just a little more. Because of the more realistic nature of Gran Turismo, slow, but agile cars like this Honda Civic can sometimes beat 'Vettes on tight, curvy tracks.
Gran Turismo PlayStation Title screen.
Gran Turismo PlayStation In at Mitsubishi.
Gran Turismo PlayStation The 427 accelerates it faster than almost any car in the game.

Promo Images

Gran Turismo Render Chevrolet Corvette
Gran Turismo Render
Gran Turismo Screenshot
Gran Turismo Render TVR Griffith

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "GT" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator" -- Tag-lined title
  • "グランツーリスモ" -- Japanese spelling

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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

Edge Jan 27, 1998 10 out of 10 100
Absolute Playstation May, 1998 98 out of 100 98
Absolute Playstation May, 1998 97.33 out of 100 97
Video Games May, 1998 94 out of 100 94
PSX Extreme Dec 01, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Joystick (French) Mar, 1998 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A- 91
Entertainment Weekly Jun 19, 1998 A- 91
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Dec 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Meristation May 16, 1998 9 out of 10 90

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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 (858) added Gran Turismo (PlayStation) on Apr 23, 2001