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A Racing Simulator Game for the Playstation 3

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Very Pretty Game, but Grid is Better

  • Jan 12, 2009
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Brand new PS3 and a brand new PC. Gran Turismo bought for the PS3 and Grid for the PC. Which do I prefer to play, Grid. GT5 is an amazingly gorgeous game, the cars are beautiful, the setting between races are beautiful, the driving isn't too bad. Grid isn't as gorgeous, you're pretty much relegated to a garage to see the cars. But where Grid wins, the whole career aspect of racing to win dollars, sponsorship, and the ability to buy more cars (it's not terribly hard to get initial money). And Grid wins with more driving realism. With the right settings, the car does get damaged, tires go off, handling changes. GT5, damage just doesn't happen.

GT5 is more like a really beautiful drive in the country with a loved one nearby. It's almost the Walt Disney or Garrison Kielor (everyone is above average) of auto racing. Sometimes that's a very good thing and you love that. Other times you'd prefer realism.

In the end, Grid and GT5 have very different reasons for existing. And they can both live in your racing game rotation.

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review by . May 13, 2008
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Gran Turismo has been one of the cornerstone properties of Sony's Playstation game library.  Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is the latest release, exclusive for the Playstion 3.  The most striking aspect of this game are the visual graphics.  With each release of GT, the graphics undergo an exponential enhancement in detail -- this version is no exception.  The details in the cars and the tracks are incredible.  New to this version is a "from the cockpit" view where you are looking out from …
review by . January 06, 2009
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 …
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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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Developed By the Best
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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