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Community Level 5ndf9876

ndf9876

She drives me crazy....

AdvantagesEasily accessible yet complex enough to appeal to a wide audience

DisadvantagesNot enough cars, too few tracks, can get repetitive

"...‘meat’ of the game – Gran Turismo Mode. Arcade mode is, as it suggests, the place to go for a quick blast of fun. Choose your difficulty level and your car, and that’s it – away you go! You can choose from a number of different race modes, including a timed race, a single, one-off race or even a two-player race. For me, though, ‘Gran Turismo’ mode is where the real fun is at. This is rather like a ‘story’ ..." Read review
09.03.2004

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This Gran's still rockin'...

AdvantagesLooks divine, faultless game-engine, incredible speed and smoothness, fantastic track-design and huge lifespan

DisadvantagesStill too much emphasis on licence tests, less cars than in previous instalments, only two new circuits, A.I still a bit suspect

"The original Gran Turismo, released back in 1998 on the PSOne, was a remarkable piece of software. Not only dwarfing Namco’s brilliant Ridge Racer franchise, it dragged the racing genre back to the very forefront of console gaming. With its now-trademark glossy visuals, incredible depth and design, it became an instant classic. Gran Turismo 2 continued the good work when it hit our shores in early 2000, but by this point people were immediately ..." Read review
25.01.2005

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Community Level 7stuleg

stuleg

GRAN TURISMO É MAGNIFICO Review with images

AdvantagesSimply the best console racing game there is

DisadvantagesNot one

"...believable. This game was called Gran Turismo and was available on the original Playstation console, there was one more Gran Turismo game released for the PSX before 2001 saw the release of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec for the fairly new Playstation 2. I remember actually seeing a feature on the six o’clock news regarding this game, such was its originality and sheer groundbreaking look it was literally the first game of its like the world had seen. The ..." Read review
28.02.2005

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Community Level 2hackedoff

hackedoff

Happy Bday GT3!!

AdvantagesEndless gameplay, a classic

DisadvantagesYou will never complete it!

"As I can hardly contain my excitement (no really i can't I've had to install a piss bag! Sorry!) waiting for GT4 I thought I'd write a review for the best driving game ever (NB: change at Xmas for GT4). And at the end of this month my beloved GT3 will be 3 years old. So Yey! Anyway for those that don't know GT3 is the outstanding driving simulation game from Polyphony, which follows on from GT and GT2 originally on Playstation original. It was ..." Read review
09.06.2004

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Community Level 2Xander24

Xander24

Driving into the Sublime

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"...some reason my appitite for Gran Turismo never wanes. Admittedly GT3 is technically just an update, but to paraphrase Carly Simon, “Nobody does it better.” Countless man hours are lost, relationships are stretched to breaking, all for this, this bubble of sensory deprivation formed around the GT player at the wheel of this quite majestic game. There are bad points. In my opinion the way it sucks away your free time and makes you blissfully unaware ..." Read review
13.07.2002

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Over taken by it's bigger younger brother

AdvantagesGorgroues, huge, lots to do

DisadvantagesGT4 wipes the floor with it

"The daddy of racing sims jumped onto the PS2 in style with this fantastically detailed gorgeously good looking and hugely impressive game in 2001. The first 2 games of the series lay the ground work for this to improve to such a standard that at the time I personally thought the game couldn't be bettered as a racing simulation, though the future proved it could with the immensely impressive GT4 that was released in 2005. For those of you unsure ..." Read review
04.06.2009

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Community Level 2wormster

wormster

Buckle up for the ride of your PS2 life!

AdvantagesSeems completely real, graphics are phenomenal

Disadvantageslimited racetracks.

"Gran Turismo 3 A-spec is THE most legendary racing game of the century. This turbo charged, mind blowing experience will get you from nought to happy in no time flat- buckle up, because your in for the ride of your life! Gran Turismo 3 has it all- Rally, Nascar, F1, you name it. And what’s more, the cars actually handle exactly as they would in real life! The object of the game is to win more and more money, buy and win more and more cars for your ..." Read review
19.01.2005

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Community Level 3robbroome

robbroome

Better than MSR

AdvantagesSublime graphics and addictive gameplay

DisadvantagesNone

"When the original Gran Turismo hit the Playstation a few years back it set new standards for console racing game. It featured tons of licensed cars and limitless customization options usually only found in PC games. It went on to become one of the PS's best selling titles of all time. Then came Gran Turismo 2 which added more cars and tracks as well as rally racing. Many bashed it though for being too similar to the first game. It also didn't help ..." Read review
26.08.2001

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Community Level 3Skyth

Skyth

Greatest Cars. Greatest Drivers. Greatest Honor.

AdvantagesGame play, graphics, sound, music...everything.

DisadvantagesAI, no damage model.

"...is, until now. Long awaited Gran Turismo 3 was finally released in the US in July 10th, and it’s by far the greatest racing game to hit the console. This statement was also made for its predecessors. The original Gran Turismo was called the greatest, but people had their doubts about the graphics on Gran Turismo 2. A major upgrade from the original system’s days, the game has evolved while sticking true to its roots to provide a fun and challenging ..." Read review
14.03.2004

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Community Level 6Angelus

Angelus

witty title making a pun on grannies

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Disadvantagessee the opinion

"...you ask - well through Gran Turismo 3 on my lovely little Playstation2 of course. Now I’m not one for driving games usually but when I finally got my grubby little hands on the black box of fun, I knew that I needed a game that wasn’t all punch, punch, kill, kill (my other 2 games were Metal Gear Solid and Tekken Tag Tournament, so y’know) so promptly partook of Gran Turismo 3 from the shelves, I’d played both of its predecessors and remembered ..." Read review
01.08.2002

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Community Level 2carl_1_uk

carl_1_uk

Sex on wheels, and in a playstation

Advantagesgameplay, cost, graphics

Disadvantagesnot enough hours in the day to play it

"...LICENCES For those who have experienced gran turismo before, you are probably aware that getting you’re A licence isn’t easy at all, and sorry folks, but it isn’t on GT 3 either, it is harder but it needs to be, because it gives you the experience before you enter the races, because they are not easy at all. There are 6 licences in total, A + B domestic A + B normal, special and rally, and I have had the game since Christmas and ..." Read review
08.01.2002

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Community Level 4aljones

aljones

WARNING - Very Addictive Game

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"Gran Turismo has become a household name. It has become the pinnacle in motor racing games. Is it deserved, undoubtedly, and does Gran Turismo 3 carry on the standards set by GT1 and GT2? You bet it does, and goes a bit further in an attempt to create the most realistic and enjoyable racing game on any platform. The first thing I noticed when I first played GT2 was how addictive it was. I couldn’t explain it, but I know I spent many, many hours ..." Read review
10.04.2002

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Community Level 2tommybut

tommybut

What a game

Advantagesgreat gamesplay and gfx

Disadvantageshow will they improve for gt4?

"...absolutely wild over this. When Gran Turismo (The real driving simulator TM etc) arrived on the Playstation at then end of the 20th century (it’s dramatic but technically correct!), we were blown away by it. It had cars – lots of them and real ones too, loads of courses and a music soundtrack that nobody would be ashamed of. It played as well as it looked and somehow managed to appeal to die-hard driving game fans as well as newcomers. ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

AdvantagesComplete and well rounded, very realistic, gorgeous

DisadvantagesSlow to get started

"...life has been spent playing Gran Turisimo 1 and 2, but it’s no exaggeration to say that my expectations of GT3 were very very high. Initial thoughts weren’t so good, however. After finally managing to borrow a Playstation 2 for a fortnight whilst a friend was away, I looked forward to some intensive driving and a good opportunity to put the Playstation 2’s premier game through it’s paces. You get a choice of arcade, which ..." Read review
08.11.2001

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Community Level 3daredevil852

daredevil852

I've got a brand new car......

AdvantagesGreat graphics

Disadvantagesless cars than GT2

"Gran Turismo 3 Gran turismo 3 is the latest driving game in the series and is by far the best. The game which is available solely for the playstation 2 boasts some of the most gorgeous graphics ever seen with atmospheric eye candy galore, ranging from light streaking through a forest track to the sun glistening over the monte carlo racecourse. The game however is more than just one of races, though that is possible for a quick fix. In arcade ..." Read review
08.08.2001

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