CGRundertow GRAN TURISMO 5 for PlayStation 3 Video Game Review

Uploaded by CGRundertow on 23.09.2012

Since the release of Gran Turismo 4, everyone was eagerly anticipating the release of Gran
Turismo 5 on the Playstation 3. Well with six years, numerous delays, and even a retail
demo released in the meantime, Gran Turismo 5 finally came and brought all greatness people
If you are a fan of the series, or know anything about Gran Turismo then you will know what
to expect with the fifth entry in the series. This is the sim racer for people who want
complexity to their driving games. There is no booting up the game and just jumping into
a race. A lot of the fun comes from tweaking your cars to make them perform better. Everything,
and I mean everything about the cars is customizable. You can buy new engines, exhaust pipes, racing
chips, tires and countless more. If you can imagine a change, you can make the change.
But the stars of the game are the cars. There is seriously over a thousand different cars,
from Nissans to Alfa Romeos to even Ferraris and Mercedes-Benz. If you ever wanted to race
it, odds are you can here. And each is presented in amazing detail. Sitting in the cockpit
view really gives you the feeling of actually being in the car, with every little detail
perfectly represented. And the cars all handle how you would expect. You make a slight change
to the steering and you will notice it your next race.
There are many different events for you to race in. There are simple races and event
series, but there is also rally races, endurance races, and of course the infamous license
challenges, that will put your skills and patience to the test. But the biggest addition
comes in the way of online racing. You and up to sixteen other racers can battle for
supremacy online. This is a welcome way to see how your GT racing skills stack up against
the rest.
But not everything about the game is perfect. One of the most noticeable problems is the
loading times, which can pretty brutal especially when just loading up a race. Another issue
is the damage system. The cars are broken into two categories, Standard and Premium,
with only the Premium cars capable of showing damage, which means you will be bumping your
way to the front most races.
These issues are nothing major but do take a little away from the overall product. But
if you are looking for the premier racing game for the PS3, look no farther than Gran
Turismo 5.