Rated 10 out of 10 by right meow A MUST BUY
I have got to say I was skeptical. I am blown away. First off, the computer AI is very intelligent in my opinion. The graphics are beautiful, the sound is awesome as well. When you change views while driving, for instance, the camera view from the front of the car, you get more road and wind sounds, in the cockpit view you feel like you are in the car. You watch the driver shift gears and everything. For a taste of GT download GT HD concept, but Prologue is awesome. Do not wait for the full version, get this game now. It starts off giving you 35,000 credits. I ended up buying the Integra. There are three event classes (c,b and a), and you earn money by how well you perform in the race. The integra is about good enough for all of class C, except the special mission challenge. After you beat all events in every class you will be able to tweak the car's performance. It works like Gran Turismo 2 but gives you a readout of how your changes affect top speed, acceleration, handling etc.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DRUMclip Best Gran Turismo Yet!
This is by far THE best Gran Turismo developed, at first... I was a little skeptical about my purchase, but after the first race I was in love. The cars seem to have better handling capability, and there is an option for a Driving Line that shows you where to slow down and how to take corners. No more spinning out or the car not turning. You can also use the right analog stick to control the gas and brake, to me is much easier than thumb jamming trying to get past a car. The graphics are absolutely STUNNING, when playing in 1080p the in car view is remarkable! Although people say that it may be to "realistic" I would have to disagree. The game is the most realistic game you can buy, yes, but it is not to realistic. In comparison to GT3 or GT4 The graphics are better obviously, but the handling is also. I have played fortza and all of the 360 games and they same to have grainy black lines, say where two fenders come together. There is NONE of that in this game and for the price you can’t go wrong!
Rated 9 out of 10 by filthyvillain A Great Deal of Game for the Money
I was very apprehensive about purchasing this game as I was turned off by the word "prologue", however, when I brought the game home, I soon realized that this was much more than a demo. The car selection in the game is fantastic, and it will take you very many hours to collect all of them. The track selection is very small, but they are very fun. I am sure that they will be adding many more tracks to the full version. The online functionality is great and I didn't experience any real problems as far as navigation or gameplay goes. The graphics in this game are possibly the greatest graphics achieved in a racing game to date, and the sounds are extremely custom to each car. With two player split-screen, future patches and DLC coming in the future (damage confirmed for fall) I would have to strongly urge any fan of racing games or Gran Turismo games to pick this up. Make sure you go to GameStop to get the blu ray copy so you can access GTTV among other features not available with download. See you on the track!
Rated 3 out of 10 by gamerforlife OK
i would suggest any racing fans to get this game however i find it to be lacking in many areas. the older series, my favorite, GT3 a-spec is incredible. matching this game up to the new gt5 prologue i found myself to be dissapointed. dont get me wrong, the graphics are incredible and it feels like you are actually driving the car you are in, however, there are new vehicle adjustments. what you buy is what you get. however if your a racing fan i would not say this game is not for you. racing fans will surley get there moneys worth. there is no racing game that will match up to it currently. the hype was bigger then the game, sadly. i was a little dissapointed after purchasing this game, finding out that this is only a demo for the big game. so everything you play right now you will have to do all over.... buying a car that cant reach 200mph, the handling on the car is very lacking and you spin out more times then you stop or use the brake. was very dissapointed
Rated 1 out of 10 by c-ddub Burn this game- go play Dirt
There are so many problems with this game that I almost don't know where to begin. The most fatal flaw is the physics engine; the cars behave about as realistically as pinballs, bouncing damage-free back and forth between unassailable, and occasionally invisible, barriers. I have read a number of positive reviews of this game, and the only explanation I can think of is that the reviewers were playing a PS3 game for the first time! Seriously, games like Dirt have set the bar for gameplay so high that this looks cartoonishly poor by comparison. I have a lot of other complaints: the interface is clunky, there are only six tracks and you have to play through a ton of boring races before you ever get to see a decent car, and then the good cars drive just like the junk cars. To be fair to the game, I have to admit that it looks good: if you like your cars shiny, well, prepare to have your mind blown! I realize that it is only a "prologue" but if Sony is charging money for the game, they should deliver, and they haven't.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Nick123 Truthful Review, Please Read
This game is amazing, let me tell you. I have played the previous installments of the Gran Turismo series and I have to say that it just keeps getting better. This game has excellent sound, an amazing and beautiful interface, more cars than most retail racing games, and 6 tracks playable both reverse and forwards. The graphics are absolutely stunning, the online racing gameplay is great, and if you aren't into that you can run time trials and compare yourself to the best. It should take awhile to get every single car and get gold on every single event, but once you do then you can just work on your times on different courses or keep racing people online because there are always different people on. Obviously this game doesn't have as much as Gran Turismo 5 will, however the only thing it is really lacking in is number of courses. If you can get past the low number of courses this is an incredible buy at $**. Polyphony put a ton of work into this racing masterpiece and I recommend it to anyone who owns a Playstation 3.
Rated 8 out of 10 by cloudstrife Only a Preview
This is only a preview of what Gran Turismo 5 is going to be. The full game plans to have over 500 cars and 50 tracks. The full thing is still over a year away and the hardcore Gran Turismo fans can't wait this long. Did you really expect that much for $****? This is a great preview of what Gran Turismo 5 will be but it's just that, a preview. It's a must buy if your a hardcore GT fan and can't wait for the full game. The average gamer should not buy this game and just wait for the full Gran Turismo 5. The good news is as they get closer and closer to Gran Turismo 5 they will add in features to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, meaning those that bought Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will get a more and more of a complete game as time goes on. For example we can look forward to damage being added to Gran Turismo 5: Prologue this fall! This game is a great racing simulator, the AI does need to become smarter and damage does need to be added but this all will be added in updates to Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, and will come with the full Gran Turismo 5.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Omniputious GThd Extended DEMO+GT5
Wow ive played gt5 now all day beat the game and am sorly disapointed first off the graphics great the physics not so great everything is all floaty fealing. The controls are nice. The online mode is smooth but no online chat heck even in xbox live you can chat in ANY game. Every one wall rides the cars heck some ppl dont even try to drive. No solid match making set up or coustom match heck helo3 multiplayer isnt that simple. No lengthy GT trade mark game play. I was just shocked at the negatives. It does look nice. But this game could have been so much more that just a glorified demo. Very sad Polyphony. And shame to sony for releasing this game to make some money on a half finished game. Well i guess iam going to go back and play UNCHART THE BEST GAME EVER in my opinion and thats what this is an opinion so dont get mad at me. Ill just wait for killzone 2. resitance 2. mgs4 and GT5 complet and alpha protocal.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Naull[(gamertag)](Gamestop_Store#4693 ASM) Good Demo
Most of the review you will see will be people upset about paying **$ for a big demo, but keeping that out of mind, the game overall is a great teaser, of course the ratings will be bad because it's not the whole game, therefore there will be a lot missing from it, like the customization of the cars into detail, etc and so forth. However, for all the real race car fans that cant wait for the real game to come out its definatley worth picking up, it may not be worth the **$ but if your a hardcore fan you will bite yor lip and pay the bill, the graphics are nothing short of amazing, the sound is always a 10/10 and the controls take a little getting used to only if you're use to slamming your car into a wall at 200 MPH and still driving strait.... lol. I've had alot of customers tell me the same thing, its a great game to tease you some until it comes out, the price is the only thing that is really horrible. Enjoy!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Hondaguy777 Grand Turismo has rise the bar again!
I would like to say that this vehicle simulation game at 1080p is HD gaming at it's finest. Real gamer can appreciate the hard work that when into design; sound, tracks, vehicles, and interface. I give much respect to their team at Polyphony Digital. Being a very long time fan of Grand Turismo. I find myself learning more about cars; names , types, classes, horsepower, and design of the vehicle. The attention to detail, accuracy sound to acceleration points. Many type of vehicles and manufactures named to ever more enhance experience's you shell have with simulators. The final installment of Grand Turismo 5 well anywhere from 850-900 vehicles Damn... With that being said it will take time to design all of them individually. This Grand Turismo 5 Prologue is just enough to be tam, full version releases late 2008 into 2009. When it release they will rise the bar again. Thank you Polyphony Digital Team.