Gran Turismo 5 Review Round-up : Was It Worth The Wait?

Posted by on Thursday, 25th November, 2010

So after years in the making and many delays, Gran Turismo 5 is finally available to buy and it’s still 2010!

The question is, should you bother?

Well lets round up the reviews and see what they had to say.

PlayStation LifeStyle

Nov 24, 2010
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.
Nov 24, 2010
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.
Nov 24, 2010
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.
Nov 24, 2010
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.
Nov 24, 2010
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.
Nov 24, 2010
If you’re one of those car nuts I mentioned earlier, here’s your game. Have fun, we’ll see you in a year when you finally leave the house. If you’re not in that group — you like, even love racing games, but care less about tuning and more about the thrill of the race — 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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  1. Knightxxxl says:

    3 years too late if you ask me.. lost interest long time ago

  2. Mark says:

    F1 2010. Enough said.

  3. Quanrian says:

    After listening to the new g4te podcast it seems Greg is convinced Gran Tourismo 5 will steal the new Need for Speeds’ thunder. Not sure I agree with that but perhaps because it is an exclusive on the PS3 and Need for Speed is not it might have some impact on the sales. I’d say this is a good job for the developers and Sony as well for dumping money into that great big pit because GT5 must have cost a small fortune.

  4. DukeSkath says:

    Ohhh dude Chase HQ was The GAME! drool grin sigh

  5. Surface_Lizard says:

    PS3 evangelist as I am, GT5 is ‘too hardcore’ for me. I want to drive at physics-breaking speeds, and run over grannies and kittens. I care not for torque, gear ratios, and downforce.

    For me, GT5 is not a Real Driving Simulator, but a Spin Off the Track Simulator.

    Now, Chase H.Q. on the Spectrum, or the Lotus series on the Amiga; THOSE were recing games.

    Welcome to 1991!

  6. Sentinal says:

    But the question is, was it worth the wait?

    Well certainly not for me cos I couldn’t give a toss. But what do the die hards think?

  7. Quanrian says:

    I’m going to respectively ignore those first reviews at 100 because they seem to be the kind of reviews GTA 4 got that basically ignore any flaws the game might have in favor of fanboyism. Still I can believe it’s a solid 8 or even a 9 and GH Rocker seems to like it alright. This wont sell PS3’s but it will give the Sony fanboys something else to shout out from the rooftops about because PS3 got games!


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