Excerpt: So here we are. Gran Turismo 4 has finally arrived after multiple delays, but along the way the promised online mode (maybe we’ll see it later this year with GT4 Online) was thrown overboard. So basically what we’re left with is some kind of Gran Turismo 3 Redux.
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.
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.
Excerpt: “Damn, this game is huge!” That was the first thing that crossed my mind as I checked out the fully unlocked and finally completed Gran Turismo 4 last week. I know, I’ve said that before…last October I basically said the exact same words about the release of the oft-delayed racing 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...
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...
Excerpt: I still remember the day. Soon after I bought my Playstation 2, I saw the previews for one of my racing titles of all time. Yes, it was Gran Turismo 3: A-spec and it was one of the biggest releases for a racing game at the time.
Summary: you never go back. After experiencing Polyphony Digital’s mastering of the racing simulation franchise, it’s hard to imagine yourself playing anything else. The same holds true for the fourth entry in this venerable franchise which promised to take the franchise to the next level with the addition...