It’s so easy to say nothing’s changed but the B-spec mode and in-built track designer are unique for the sim genre, it probably has more cars than every other current driving game combined and the car models are, by some distance, the greatest ever seen in a game. Here’s why Gran Turismo 5 is so great, though. Because each car is different, you’ll come to a championship with a car you’d turn your nose up at but when you climb in you find it’s fun and interesting to drive and you get real pleasure out of driving and mastering it. Moaning about taking over-powered cars into events is counter-balanced by simply choosing not to do so and the Special Events and Licence Tests which control the rules more tightly provide a superbly pitched challenge. The rest of the game is just for fun and the pleasure of the most communicative and rewarding gamepad driving experience ever created. Even with any disappointments you’ll have, this is still a landmark racing game.
Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.
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