Conclusion: Their appearance in motion, well, it’s hard to tell the difference at this stage between GT 3 and GT 4: Prologue when the game is in motion except for one huge exception. The sensation of speed has finally been improved. Now if you take a Skyline up to 250+km/hr it feels like it, as opposed to merrily trundling along.
Excerpt: So, once again we’re confronted with the so-called quintessential PlayStation racer. You may sense a distain in our tone, a certain edginess even. Well put yourselves in our reviewing shoes for just one moment. Imagine standing at the very top of a cliff and before you are a queue of people, a million souls in total.
Summary: Sony PlayStation 2 1-2 Players, 1-6 LAN Players Rated E (Everyone) Release Date 2004/12/28 (JP), 2005/02/22 (US), 2005/03/09 (EU) Retail Price $49.99 Buy at Amazon Overall Rating 9 out of t0 The Gran Turismo series of racing simulations have been generally recognized as the best available for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, if not for all consoles. This installment in the series further refines the fit and finish of an already great game.
Conclusion: The GT games have always been a bit like a car-lovers version of a virtual train set, and GT4 is a Hornby Deluxe super glossy all weather anorak with sexy toggles on rails. Understand? Unless you love exhaust fumes and washing your car thrice weekly probably not.
Pros: 720!? Cars…., Always looks gorgeous., Improved handling., Those replays., The photo mode.
Cons: It’s more a, or, than a real racer, and fails to hide the fact very well., Dumb AI acts just like the Playstation original, and the lack of grip with bog standard tyres is ridiculously low., The quest for Golds in the tests could drive you mental., No online racing.
Excerpt: ) is Polyphony Digital’s long-awaited sequel to a franchise that defines video game racing. In its fourth incarnation, it’s obvious that the makers created a much more polished game overall from the graphics and realism to the user interface on top of an expanded list of features. However, it’s that very polish that exposes the shortcomings and ultimately leads us to question the game’s claim that it is “The Real Driving Simulator.
Summary: Overall, Gran Turismo 4 offers exactly what players have come to expect from the
series: a highly-tuned precision driving simulator that’s demanding and deep.
The gameplay is standard GT with hundreds of vehicles, many driving types and
the extensive GT mode that offers the typically deep RPG-like racing experience.
The sheer number of cars, vehicles and courses can be overwhelming, so its best
to take this on in small chunks.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo 4 (GT4) is more than just another racing game; it is a game for the true driving enthusiast. Sure, you can jump right into the game’s arcade mode, make your selections from a number of cars and circuits, and get into a race right away, but to truly experience GT4’s homage to the automobile you’ll need to lose yourself in the game’s GT Mode.
Summary: After 12 months of delays, there was a real danger that Gran Turismo 4 couldn’t possibly live up to the hype. But as with its high-octane predecessors, GT4 leaves every other driving sim stalled on the starter grid. Expanding on Gran Turismo 3 — one of the PS2’s biggest-selling titles — it features a staggering 700 different cars and 50 tracks from around the world, each modelled in microscopic detail on their real-life counterparts.
Excerpt: I always enjoy it when I'm able to learn something about myself when playing a game. It can be something as simple as, "Gee, throwing people through windows sure is fun," or as complex as "in a post-Cold War world, I'm more than a little uncomfortable playing a game where I shoot Russian soldiers." If Gran Turismo 4 taught me one thing, it's that I'd be quite a good driver if it wasn't for all those corners.