[edit] Background

Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth major installment in the Gran Turismo series; this is a track based racing game and this is the first game to be officially licensed by the World Rally Championship, Nascar and Super GT.

It was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony as a PlayStation 3 exclusive in 2010.

[edit] Gameplay

The game features standard racing gameplay where the player controls the car with the aim completing an objective such as winning the race; there are a variety of gamemodes which are found underneath two labels.

GT Life contains over 10 'gamemodes' which are mostly options that allow the player customize their gameplay. The biggest modes in GT Life are A-Spec where the player can compete in various racing event and also B-Spec where the player takes the role of a manager for an AI racing team. There are also modes where players can complete tutorials, purchase new cars and also customize their cars.

Arcade Mode contains classic racing gamemodes such as Time Trial mode, Single Race mode and also a mode for 2 players; the 2 player mode is for local PvP and uses a split-screen. In addition to GT Life and Arcade Mode, there is also an option for online multiplayer.

There are over 1000 cars to collect in the game and one has it's own statistics which can be altered through two GT Life modes; cars are separated into the Standard and Premium categories which impacts where they can be bought.

Players have 31 different locations with 81 different track layouts spread between them; many of these tracks are new to the game and includes real-life tracks from around the world.

[edit] What's New

Gran Turismo 5 introduces a damage model system to the game; this is dependent on what category the car is in and cars will show damage accordingly. It allows for the mechanics and the car external to become damaged depending on various factors such as speed. Cars can also be overturned when hit in a specific way; as a result of this, the physics have also been improved.

The online multiplayer mode is new to the series and players can compete with up to 16 players in the same race; this mode is no longer available and all online functions for the game were closed in 2014.

As expected, there are new vehicles available in the game and some of these are new to the series; manufacturers such as Ferrari have finally had their cars added to the game along with prototype cars that were canceled before completion. It features over 300 more cars that the previous game.

[edit] Features

Over 1000 cars – Race around the track with old favourites and new cars from some of the best manufacturers in the business

Customization – Make every care unique by adjusting their appearance and tweaking their mechanical parts

Variety of gamemodes – Enjoy the career orientated GT Life modes or play the Arcade Mode for more action

Manage a racing team – Control and manage an AI team with the B-Spec mode

Split-screen PvP – Compete against a friend with local PvP

Over 80 tracks – Race around unique tracks which are spread across 31 locations

Damage model system – Deal heavy damage to cars and even flip them during races

[edit] Players liked:

  • Decent range of tracks
  • Nice car variety
  • Split-screen local PvP
  • Great visuals

[edit] Players didn't like:

  • No more online mode support
  • Damage system is poor
  • Weak customization
  • Bad AI

Official URL

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  • North America: Nov 25, 2010
  • Japan: Nov 24, 2010
  • Europe: Nov 24, 2010
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