Thursday, December 14

Review: Gran Turismo 5

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Gran Turismo 5 is definitely one of the best games released in the last months. Thus, it is not a surprise that it automatically jumped to the top 10 most sold games around the world.

Technically, it is amazing. Its graphics are, however, not only realistic, but also based on real scenarios. If you know the places where you are driving – which are, among others, Monza, Toscana, Madrid.

One of its innovations is that it includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, the last Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and Bugattis, among the 1,000 cars you can choose from. Only 200 of them are Premium, which means new in this version, and with lots of details. No matter what you find in a real car – flashing headlights, high and low beams of light, realistic damage, windshield wipers – you’ll find in your Premium car.

A further innovation is its B-spec mode which was introduced in the last version previous to this Gran Turismo 5. In the A-spec mode you are the pilot. In the B-spec mode you manage a team of 6 pilots, which you have to train and teach.

But the innovations don’t stop here. It has also weather modelling, as realistic as the rest of the game.
The only thing that I’m missing in this game is the absence of motorcycles, despite to its vast offer of options for cars. The absence of motorcycles is probably due to the fact that they need an additional graphical and physical engine to process their movements.

Be advised, however, although this game is great, it is very long.


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