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A Racing Simulator Game for the Playstation 3

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  • Jan 6, 2009
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Review: I have mixed feelings on this game.

On one hand the graphics are incredible and some of the tracks are gorgeous with mountains and cliffs that look picture perfect. Each car handles differently and performs just like in real life. There are several different views including one from inside the car that replicates the interior exactly.

On the other hand there are not as many car choices as in some of the previous versions. There is still no damage to your car and that makes the game very unrealistic and arcade like. You can hit a wall doing 150 M.P.H. and no damage. The Gran Turismo franchise claims to be the "True Driving Simulation" but the lack of damage doesn't seem anything like a simulation.

Overall I give it four stars because it is a fun game but has some issues as stated above and it simply doesn't have the makings of a truly great game.

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The award-winningGran Turismofranchise returns with its 5th installment,Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, exclusively for PlayStation 3. With its signature realism and unrivaled physics, this highly anticipated precursor toGran Turismo 5continues to blur the line between simulation and reality.

"Prologue" is defined as an introductory or preceding event or development, and true to every letter,Gran Turismo 5: Prologuetreats both long-time fans of theGran Turismofranchise as well as those coming to it new, with a generous sampling of what they can expect to see inGran Turismo 5later in the year and further releases on the PS3.

Grand Turismo 5: Prologue

The new direction of Grand Turismo
GT5: Prologue online play
Take your ride online for the first time.
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Race across six international tracks
Race across six international tracks.
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Customize your ride in the garage
Customize your ride in the garage.
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Polyphony Digital is the developer of theGran Turismofranchise, led by creator Kazunori Yamauchi. Polyphony Digital is known for pushing the limits of the PlayStation hardware, and with its realistic graphics and physics,Gran Turismo 5: Prologueis no different. In addition to receiving CAD data from the auto manufacturers, they have taken thousands of photos to model each car (and track). As an example of the level of detail, a car inGran Turismo 4has the same number of polygons as a headlight inGran Turismo 5: Prologue.Polyphony works even closer with the automotive industry to make sure that the cars look and drive just as they do ...
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ESRB: E, Everyone
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Console: Playstation 3
Genre: Racing Action
Release Date: April 15, 2008
Price: $40
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