Atomic Gamer - Gran Turismo 5 Review

Atomic Gamer - After years of delays and a wait that almost put Polyphony Digital's latest racing game, Gran Turismo 5, solidly into vaporware contention, it's finally here. The PS3 now has a true flagship racing game, one that goes beyond Polyphony's two previous (and highly disappointing) false starts. With a feature list that seems to go on for miles, it seems like this is going to be the quintessential console racing sim. But does that actually hold true?

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Maddens Raiders2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

"Only for serious enthusiasts

From a technical standpoint, Gran Turismo 5 may not stack up to the extremely meticulous racing games on the PC, but its production values and huge stable of cars give it a balance that no other game has really struck. It's more technical and probably a better pure driving simulation than Forza 3 is on the 360, but the fun is also more rear-loaded and overall it's much less of a joy to play than I was hoping for, especially after having so much on the PSP. Some gamers see this game’s unforgiving and rigid style to be a plus, but I feel that there should be a range of difficulties and more ways to enjoy such a huge, ambitious, sprawling racing game like this, and GT5 lacks that."
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LOL Atomic Gamer is right... this "game" is SPRAWLING, HUGE, & AMBITIOUS, and as someone who has been playing this series since the mid 90's, I can say w/ confidence that if you're a PS3 owner, this game SHOULD be in your library even if you don't fancy yourself as a racing or car fan. GT5 is one of the BEST to come in this series & is FANTASTIC! 9.9/10 imho.

PSN - Maddens_Raiders

Cyrax_872835d ago

"After years of delays"

Stopped reading there. 20 days = years?

Dee_912835d ago

can somebody give me links were ps3 sites review xbox exclusives?

Shadow Flare2834d ago

You took the words out of my mouth. I also stopped reading at "after years of delays"

Knushwood Butt2834d ago

It's to the game's credit that despite being released in November, two bit web sites are still using it as hit bait.

I'm currently A Spec level 20 and B Spec level 21, and it still doesn't even feel like I've scratched the surface of what the game has to offer.

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MariaHelFutura2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

"After years of delays"

0 cred.


Vaporware gets a 7/10 these days. LOL. What a joke.

badz1492835d ago

"...almost put Polyphony Digital's latest racing game, Gran Turismo 5, solidly into vaporware contention" - vaporware?? like seriously? after the successful launch of GT5P, GT5 is a vaporware contender? yeah, right you hit hunger site!

Tru_Ray2835d ago

Agreed. This game is for people that love cars and are willing to put in the time to reap all of the benefits that it has to offer.

If you are interested in playing the game, I would highly recommend purchasing a racing wheel. It increases the fun-factor and adds to the level of immersion.

I am currently level 28, have over 100 cars, and have won more than 500 races. I am someone that can appreciate the difficulty of the game.


Ryudo2834d ago

"I have over 100 cars, and have won more than 500 races. I am someone that can appreciate the difficulty of the game."

You generally don't see sportsman that have won over 500 events talking about how difficult they are lol....

jammy_702834d ago

I just don't understand where these 7's are coming from... It's a good game with plenty to do

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yewles12835d ago

The timing of this is hilarious.

Loner2835d ago

Well we cant complain that they didnt play it for long enough

samuraiX2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )


This guy's Biggest games of 2011

he doesn't even have one single PS3 exclusive in that list LOL

This site is owned by a 360 fanboy.

DigitalRaptor2835d ago

Yep. Fanboy confirmed.

No acknowledgement of any PS3 exclusives, but he lists the 360 ones: Forza and Gears.

The_Claw2835d ago

lol owned

GT5 is fantastic. almost 2 months in and im still loving every minute of it.

no hits for you fanboy!

deadreckoning6662835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

@lengend- Maybe its just something called personal preference. The guy isn't obligated to agree with you..and your not obligated to agree with him. Btw, ur a PS3 fanboy because your calling out a 360 fanboy. See... I can make broad assumptions that have no logical backing too :) Why do u believe ur logic is the ultimate one? Ur saying that any gamer not looking forward to PS3 exclusives in 2011 is a 360 fanboy? By that logic....the majority of gamers are 360 fanboys. U understand y u dont make sense?

Parapraxis2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

No Uncharted 3, Killzone 3 or Resistance 3 (let alone a huge amount of PS3 exclusives I haven't mentioned) on that list, yet Homefront(???) and Max Payne 3 (unconfirmed)
GTFO Dead, your subtle trolling isn't working anymore.

You call yourself a gamer? Pshhh
I will enjoy all the games on PS3, multiplats AND Gears of War 3 the only decent 360 exclusive slated for 360 thus far in 2011.

You can try to spin the shit all you want, you are clearly full of it though.

Parapraxis2835d ago

"Ur saying that any gamer not looking forward to PS3 exclusives in 2011 is a 360 fanboy?"
The only true thing you said, haha.

Tru_Ray2835d ago

Or maybe his opinion is lacking insight and wisdom. GT5 is probably the first game that has been penalized by the gaming media for being too ambitious.

The gaming media has spoken and it is clear that they prefer arcadey, user-friendly, dumbed-down racers that offer instant gratification.

With all of the content in this game, it is baffling to me that people can dismiss it so easily because it is unlike the current generation of racers.


ambientFLIER2835d ago

HAHAHAHA I love you ps3 fanboys.


Funny and sad at the same time.

awesomeperson2835d ago

No, its the fact he doesn't mention a single PS3 exclusive on his biggest games of 2011, while Forza and Gears make the list.

You seriously can't say that LBP2, Killzone 3, Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 are not among the biggest games of 2011, if they are NOT and Forza 4 is, I don't know what this world is coming to.

Dee_912835d ago

were did you read that ?

You make up a fictional comment from these ps3 fanboys to prove point ?
thats whats really sad
and not funny at all just pathetic and sad

The_Ultimate_Guy2834d ago

@ awesomeperson

All those games you mentioned are over rated.

LBP2 - In a genre that doesn't have a big following. Look at LBP (4.13 million units sold) over 2 1/2 years with a meta of 95/100.

Killzone 3 - Gameplay > Graphics and Killzone 2 had poor generic gameplay. 2.53 million copies of Killzone 2 sold over 2 years. That's pretty bad for such a high profile title. Don't expect Killzone 3 to be any better.

Uncharted 3 - That is actually a highly anticipated game for me, but it may not be for him.

Resistance 3 - The whole Resistance IP sucks. It gets too much credit. The first was ok. Resistance 2 was worse than Resistance 1 and now Resistance 3 won't even follow the same characters from the first 2. It's like a whole new story within the Resistance universe. Lame.

Not every PS3 exclusive is Gods gift to gaming. Many of Sony's IP's just lack in the "game" department while they worry so much on "graphics".

ambientFLIER2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

dmarc -

where did i read that?

"Yep. Fanboy confirmed.

No acknowledgement of any PS3 exclusives, but he lists the 360 ones: Forza and Gears."

Raptor said it above me, and everyone agreed.


Fictional comments?'re telling me that ps3 fans don't go into a rage at every review that doesn't rate GT5 at least a 9/10, and call the author an xbox fan? Riiiiight.

talltony2834d ago

"Resistance 3 won't even follow the same characters from the first 2. It's like a whole new story within the Resistance universe. Lame."

Wrong!^^^ Have you even played resistance because your comment suggests otherwise.

Dee_912834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

so he a fanboy for saying the site is ran by a fanboy
because they didnt mention any ps3 exclusives ?

If the site isnt all about xbox and presents itself as a gaming site
theres no reason it shouldnt have a ps3 exclusive up when theres games that havent even been confirmed up instead

how about you get your head out your ass and try being rational and stop making stuff out to be what its not

ive seen alot of reviews on here giving gt5 8 and 9 and nobody complained
besides the ign one
only ones that get complaints are from 7s and below
like i said you are seeing what you want to see

The_Ultimate_Guy2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

@ talltony


If you kill off the main protagonist, you kill of the connection people have with the game. People become attached to the main character. They follow his story, his adventures. They feel their pain and enjoyment. How good do you think Uncharted 3 would be if they killed off Nathan Drake and replaced him whith Chole for Uncharted 3? There would be a Sh1t storm. You NEVER kill off your main character. Especially if his story expands over multiple games within the franchise.

You think MS would ever allow the death of Master Chief? You think Naughty Dog would ever kill off Nathan Drake? You think Bioware would kill off Cpt. Shepard in Mass Effect before ME3? You think EPIC would ever kill off Marcus Fenix before Gears 3? You NEVER kill off your main character before the end of a story or franchise. EVER.

talltony2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Ah I wasn't talking about the main character, I was talking about capelli because he isn't a new charachter. So actually resistance 3 is just a continuation of the same story with a different main character. How does that translate to lame anyways? I love the new direction they are taking especially after resistance 2. I didn't like resistance 2.

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mike90772835d ago

The one thing I dislike about GT5 is b spec i dont like this mode at all and it sux cuz you have to play it if you want that platinum.

Maddens Raiders2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

so I guess you didn't bother playing GT4 either since it had B-Spec but no >>>>> trophies...?? Man people will find absolutely anything to complain about, whether it makes sense or not.

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mike90772835d ago

yea i didnt play GT4 i only played GT3 so what? I love GT5 but i dont see how controlling a AI driver for 20 laps is fun? Not only is it not a good feature but it doesnt even really work. And yes im not an idiot I dont constantly make my driver pace up but out of nowhere sometimes my AI driver will just spin out of control for no apparent reason. I would rather they put much more A-spec races than have B-spec mode at all wouldn't you?

MariaHelFutura2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

Mike trophies aren`t real.

B-spec is to show off the cars and get an idea of how pacing in racing works.

My ONLY beef w/ GT5 is there should be more events, so I agree w/ you about that one.

starcb262835d ago

At least you get some good cars from it.

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