Gran Turismo 4
Making GT 550 mile-and-hour
lady's and dudes this is the best-of-the-best racing game of all time and its awesome but, it takes a Little wile to load. this game is AWESOME if you like sports cars and drag racing cars my favorite is the Mazda GX 7 and the GT mustang people if you pass your drivers test and the TV goes black its just loading. "AND MAY THE GT BE WITH YOU"
This game was brought from the future...
Is it even possible to make a review of this game? Where do I start? Oh, before I get into career mode, I have to talk about arcade mode. Choose a type of race, blah blah choose the kind of vehicle, which they are LOTS of them, and you can select your career mode garage cars, too. (Because arcade mode doesn't have all the cars) and begin the race. Look at the graphics. You think to yourself, "Is this just a video recording?" NO. This is a VIDEO GAME. Now, my first game was GT2 not GT4, so I am used to this "future graphics" thing. Way ahead of its time. Whoa! Listen to that engine roar! It sounds horrible! Now, it may sound like some people that it's really realistic, but in my opinion the car sounds from GTA sound better! But it isn't an annoyance. I'd rate the sound a 3, but the menu music is god amazing.You'll leave the game on just for the music! Though the in-game music is a little bit different then the calm jazz. Oh well...The arcade mode is very simple. Race. But, career mode goes BEYOND what you expect. Simulating a driving career? Genius! And it may sound a little boring that all you do is race, but it's a bit more personal. You buy cars with money you earn from races, and you can tune them up and make them faster, make them feel comfortable when you drive them, and change the tires. Oh, changing the tires is dumb though. Also, you can even change the wing! I don't remember if it was restricted to: If the car originally came with a wing, you CAN change it, but if not, you're screwed. I think it was. And there's a car wash. What does it do? waste 50 dollars/credits. Though in the game 50 credits is very small and the normal amount is about 18,000. It just spins your car fast. Though, it's fun to see it spin like that, so it's not bad. There's also an oil change section, which actually does something. You need it. After you buy your car, oil change AUTOMATICALLY. Also, the game does take a bit of your memory card. Which sucks, but if you're looking for another game related to this, GT3 exists for the PS2. The races are fun, too. Select your car from the garage or have it ready for you and select your races. Some races though require you to do licences, which are hard (the first few though are sort of easy.) And some races are restricted to some cars, as for example there's a "Beetle Cup" race. Sorry Dodge fans, no Vipers aloud. It's restricted only to use with the Volkswagen Beetle. Or like a race is only for FR types of vehicles or RW2. You don't need to know what they mean though, because they tell you the car type, so you know which car you CAN use for that certain event. Oh boy, what else to say? There's a lot of hacks like codebreaker codes like extremely fast cars that go like 1,000 MPH or hacking that wheel chair that was exclusive to GT4 and the most funniest adding in any other simulation series. Buy it, come on. There is GT5, and they're making a GT6, but in my opinion, I only like the old ones. Not that the new ones are bad, it's just I'm only used to the old style they had. Just buy it, seriously. Those 3 dollars won't regret it.
Gran Turismo 4 is the best Gran Tursimo besides GT 5 prologue an GT5. Buy the HD PS2/PS3 component cables for even better graphics. to be frank this game looks better then forza 2 in HD
Gran Turismo 4 is by far to me the best racing game i have ever come across. I have had it for a year and i still have only completed around 65%. The amount of cars in it are amazing. There are slightly over 720 cars in it which is the most ive seen in a racing game. The Graphics are amazig. The cars have been specifically designed so that they look almost identicle to the real thing and so that they handle, drive and sound like their supposed to. All the tracks have also been very well created and the Nurburgring even has the graffiti that is on the track! there are around 50 different tracks, which means that you wont get sick of doing the same track over and over again. The only unfortunate thing is that they didnt include any Ferraris or Lamborghinis in it, but that doesnt really matter. i would certainly recommend this to anyone who is interested in this sort of game. its a little hard at the start but you quickly get used to it. I cant wait till Gran Turismo 5 comes out!
Way too hard!
I have had many racing games in the past but this one is way too hard. I started the game and it looked really good, then when I found out I had to pass driving tests, my heart dropped. Driving tests just to race! It is really realistic but too hard. The driving tests are like you have too complete the whole track without touching one foot of the track. How am I supposed to do that. If you can't get that, you can't play any races because you don't have either your 'Driving License A' or B, C, or D. Who cares, let me race. I know how to race but how do I do these driving tests. Way too hard of a game but I say anyone who is a GT fan, get this game. (NFS fan, GT not my type) The graphics are amazing. You have the most amazing tracks ever and you will never get tired of hearing the noise of the engine. There's cars from like 20 different countries and there is about 5 cars from each country too. Get it if you can take the heat of driving tests, do not get it if you are used to games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
the epitome of ps2 greatness... but flawed
Im going to start right off by saying this: If you are a need for speed junkie, be prepared for a shock. transitioning from nfs to gt4 is traumatizing. nfs is about as realistic as ice cream in summer heat. This is where gran turismo comes in. A huge selection of cars coupled with amazing tracks and very, very realistic handling makes for a breathtaking (and looooong) thrill ride. now for some flaws. My chief complaint is the boring engine sounds. I expect an aston martin to sound like a aston martin (amazing) but instead they sound like an outboard motor about to throw a rod. The sounds are based off of one whiney drone that has been (very) slightly modified for each car or tuning level. another complaint is the 24 hr races. WHAT?!!!! who in the heck has time for that? even at 3x speed it takes 8 hrs and the gt handbook says not to run it more then 2 hrs at a time. thats my only complaints. other than that it is metaphysical ps2 perfection. period.
One of the greatest PS2 games of all time.
Well, the headline says it all, it is one of the greatest PS2 games of all time. With stunning visuals and over 600 cars to choose from and tons of prize cars to win, you will be playing for weeks if not months. I have owned this game for about 3 months and have completed only 20% of the game. There are more races and series than you can imagine. There are enough choices of car setups to keep a pro busy race to race. The third game of this series A-spec was great but the 4th installment is just down right phenominal. Each of the cars have over 5,000 polygons which is the most of any racing game to date, that makes the cars look very smooth and realistic with no "jaggies" to be seen. There are dozens of tracks and many real courses also such as Infineon raceway, Fugi Speedway, and the Suzuka Circuit along with many more. The framrate doesn't slow down a bit at all while racing. The only things that may turn people away is the fact that there are only 6 cars on the track at one time and that the cars do not take damage which may encourage sloppy driving. Long time fans of this game will love this and even if you have never played this before, let me say this: It is worth every penny. A Must Buy!
I bought this game in December 2005, I did not understand the game, but I liked for the graphics, I grew up, I understood the game more, I have 100% complete.
The graphics are the best for a 128-bit graphics processor, comparable to an Xbox 360 with bad graphics
The variety of games does not surprise me much, which are about 500 cars on the American version, the four modes of play does not surprise me, I want more! Also found a bug in the AI cars, when you select the Dodge Ram Hemi Quad -Cab, your enemies are eligible older cars, which disappointed me because I wanted to play a run of Pick Ups, my votes and critiques are made, Good Day to all!
Not All It's Cracked Up To Be....
Out of all the race games I've seen and played on the Sony Playstation 2 system, this game by far had the greatest potential of promise. The games race tracks are superior, the race cars are awesome, the game was designed very well, other than one major flaw, "no vehicle damage at all"! The lack of properly simulating what a race car would do, hitting a race wall around 100 miles per hour was the greatest "deal breaker" for me, when it came to being totally happy about buying this game! I don't think ones game console driving skills should heavily rely upon a race wall softening the blow of your out of control race car and then being able to use that wall to say "complete a turn" by riding the wall! I didn't buy this game to "simulate" being a child again and visiting an amusement park and getting into a "bumper car" and having at it. I want my race games to be as real as the game programmers can make them, cutting corners and not providing the good people who are paying good money for the game, a total sense of "realism" is a low down dirty shame!
Great, Way ahead of it's time!
I got this game when it first came out. Been playing it since. Graphics are amazing and even has capability to put out 1080i! Only two games do that, this and Tourist Trophy. Realism is amazing. You might be able to beat the game in a year; if you play 8 hours a day. Its not hard, but there are so many events that it will literally take you a while to go through them all. If only it had online though...