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Gran Turismo 5

8.2 reviews

Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth installment of the highly acclaimed Gran Turismo racing video game series, it expands on the Prologue version and takes the series to a whole new level. For the first time in the main series, an online mode will be available in the game, with 16 player capability. Both mechanical and external damage have been confirmed.

Genre Racing
Platforms PS3 
ONLINE - MULTIPLAYER 16 Players
Developer Polyphony Digital Publisher SCEA Release Date Nov 24, 2010

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10 reviews

destructoid.com review
Even beyond the 1,000 cars, dozens of track variations, countless modes, gorgeous visuals and mountains of options, Gran Turismo 5 has something more that speaks to the world's car lovers and racing fans. The level of care taken by the people at Polyphony Digital shines in every aspect of this title, and this makes for a racing game that truly has no parallel. Gran Turismo 5 is a massive love letter to those that love cars. This is their dream videogame.
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playstationlifestyle.net review
Gran Turismo 5 is the pinnacle of the racing simulation genre. After years of technological progression, hardware is finally powerful enough to provide Polyphony Digital the platform needed to deliver such an unbelievably lifelike experience. Kaz Yamauchi’s passion for the racing sphere shines through every aspect of the game. The incredibly-detailed cars, the slick presentation, the spot-on physics. Polyphony Digital brought its A-game. Nothing else on the market can come close to the realism and immersion you feel throughout. Gran Turismo 5 is virtual racing at its very best.
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9.6 reviews

cheatcc.com review
Gran Turismo 5 sets the bar high for the genre overall, and with its detailed approach to core mechanics and commitment to creating the best simulation in video games, it's easy to see why Gran Turismo is the gold standard in the automotive genre. Though some missteps were made with some of the modes, the game is a tight package that begs not only to be played, but obsessed over.
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9.5 reviews

vandal.net review
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9.2 reviews

incgamers.com review
Yes, it's still a game and as a game it has its problems but the series has reaffirmed its status as the most exhaustive, passionate and uncompromising racer available on any console and, if you're a car lover, youll admire that about it and thank it for it.
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9.1 reviews

1up.com review
If there's a lesson to be learned from Gran Turismo 5 (the game itself, not its epic journey to stores), it's not about braking zones, exhaust manifolds, and curve apexes -- it's about patience. Because Gran Turismo 5 contains a seemingly unending supply of driving experience to enjoy, if you just allow yourself the time to discover it.
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9 reviews

gamepro.com review
While many GT fans relish this kind of advanced technical driving challenge, it does set the bar quite high in terms of how much you need to put into the game to get the most out of it. For those hardcore fans--myself included--it's exactly what we want. But for those who want a more immediately rewarding and accessible driving fun, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a much better prospect.
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eurogamer.net review
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.
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gamingbolt.com review
Gran Turismo 5 may not be as good as what Gran Turismo 3 was, but it surely is the best racing experience on the PlayStation 3 yet. Featuring over 1000 dazzling looking vehicles and over 70 tracks and tonnes of game play modes, Gran Turismo 5 has the capacity to get you hooked up for months. Yes, the game has some issues as I pointed out before, but if you actually see the amount of game play that is on offer here you won’t have any choice but to forget them. If you own a PlayStation 3, Gran Turismo 5 is one game that will give you the ride of your life.
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gameinformer.com review
I wasn't blown away by every aspect of the game, but overall it's easy to see the sheer amount of effort and craftsmanship that went into the game. This is a racing experience that racing fans should not miss.
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9 reviews

totalvideogames.com review
GT5 is certainly no more graphically impressive on a technical level than Prologue and perhaps ever so slightly less. Maybe it's just the increased number of cars on track or the sheer amount of content that's been shoe-horned onto a single Blu-ray, but subtle visual effects such as shadowing have definitely been turned down a notch from what they were in the Prologue edition. Still, we're more than happy to trade-off blockier shadows for new visual features such as damage and weather.
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8.8 reviews

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8.7 reviews

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8.5 reviews

ign.com review
Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game – it’s driving is as exhilarating as anything that’s gone before, and its slavish obsession with the minutiae of many of its cars ensure it's an encyclopaedia of automotive delights. Its brilliance on the track, however is matched by its sloppiness off of it, and there’s a lack of polish that would at one time have seemed sacrilegious to the series.
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8.2 reviews

3djuegos.com review
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8 reviews

metro.co.uk review
Gran Tursimo has always flourished despite such detractors though and for everyone else this will be seen as a resounding success, even if it's one that values quantity of content over substantive change. There are still clear areas for improvement but for now at least this is still the best driving simulation available - even if it's not the best driving game.
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8 reviews

videogamesdaily.com review
In this age of patching content and DLC additions it's more than possible that many of GT5's flaws could be fixed. Indeed, it's doubtful Kazunori Yamauchi's perfectionism would let him refrain from tinkering under the hood. What PD have delivered is unquestionably a phenomenal achievement and will represent countless lost hours for petrolheads the world over, but the GT series is no longer the gold standard for driving games. If it takes Yamauchi and his team another five years (or more) to better GT5, the brand runs the risk of being left in the past.
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8 reviews

computerandvideogames.com review
Too much of GT5 relies on past glories, building on the success of the series without shaking free of the design quirks that are holding the series back. High expectations are justified when a game has been in development so long and GT5 has more than a faint whiff of disappointment about it.
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8 reviews

joystiq.com review
GT5 is like walking in on a group of physicists discussing string theory and asking who wants to go toss around a ball for a bit. You're looking to have fun; they're only interested in studying the math behind how it bounces.
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eurogamer.it review
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gameplanet.co.nz review
The new tracks and cars are incredibly detailed. The traditional GT racing experience is better than ever, with amazing attention to physics and handling. The challenges are diverse, and accumulating vehicles is just as addictive as it always was. PSP integration is a nice touch, too.
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consolemonster.com review
Other online features include access to GTTV (from the title menu), which is really a marketplace to get people to purchase some motoring programming content, though there are some freebies available on the GT channel. The lack of online leaderboards however is a massive omission for any racing title released today. Comparing your score to that of your friends is part of the fun when it comes to squeezing the most out of your four wheel steed – it is something that is supposedly being addressed at a later date, but after six years in development it’s a crazy exclusion at launch.
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gamespy.com review
The newly added Special Events, like kart racing and NASCAR, provide an interesting challenge and hefty rewards, but unlock only sporadically at later levels -- and end far too quickly. Each challenge requires on-the-fly adaptation to new types of racing. A racing kart handles nothing like one of GT5's 50-some Skylines, and a holding a decent line in a screaming NASCAR stock car requires (as GT5's horrific approximation of Jeff Gordon will tell you) "a soft touch." Rally racing, a GT mainstay, is still, unfortunately, more dirt-drifting on over-wide courses than actual rallying. Why some of these modes weren't inserted into the A-Spec progression, I'll never know.
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guardian.co.uk review
Another gripe: while the headline figure promises a thousand-plus vehicles, only the few hundred fully modelled premium cars do justice to the PS3's graphical capabilities; the rest have been imported from the PS2 and given a cursory brush-up. The premium cars are so exquisite, however, that you can understand why the new collision damage mechanics – a first in a Gran Turismo game – feel half-hearted.
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7 reviews

gamereactor.eu review
Really good is mixed with really bad, high and low, all the time. And that's how Gran Turismo 5 comes across in the end. It's a terribly uneven racing game where there seem to have been some form of insecurity when developing. A wish to put too much in, to do too much instead of doing a few things really, really well.
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gamearena.com.au review
The fantastic gameplay is let down by an excessively poor menu and long loading times and it’s easy to imagine that this might be too much for some to swallow. When the world of simulation racing games has evolved with titles like iRacing, rFactor, Forza 3 and F1 2010, it might be easy to dismiss GT 5 as a remnant of an older time - instead though, I just look at the tagline for the game. Gran Turismo 5 is the ‘Real Driving Simulator’ - racing isn’t mentioned here. And as a driving simulator GT 5 is a success - though it really doesn’t stand too tall as a racer.
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gamestyle.com review
Online play should offer a needed tonic to the sterile world of your career. Sadly is already run ragged by players who are intent on slamming into others who are actually trying to drive. Frankly this was always going to be an issue and its not one specific to this series either. Many years ago Gamestyle in Project Gotham retreated into the safety of only racing friends; such a tactic may be needed once again. Bizarrely the range of options online is fairly basic and reaching the tarmac for a sixteen-player race is as cumbersome an experience as in the career mode.
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giantbomb.com review
There’s also an AI-driven B-Spec mode where you give commands to a driver that levels separately from yourself. Essentially you watch a race in movie mode and have the ability to tell the driver when to pace up and down, and when to try to pass another driver. If it sounds boring, that’s because it is. The only positive to the feature is that it’s a great way to earn early credits. Once you have a decent garage you can put your driver in an overpowered car and go have some lunch or something. Even without commands he’ll likely win the race, and you might receive a special car or two for placing in first.
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