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Recipient of an IGN.COM Editors' Choice Award.

Added on: June 14, 2000

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[edit] Background

Gran Turismo 3 features cars made up of 2,000 to over 4,000 polygons. The game delivers 10 times the graphic power of Gran Turismo 2. Fog and mist affect driving conditions while light and shadows affect road visibility and add an element of realism and visual appeal far beyond the previous Gran Turismo titles. Every car has been designed to spec right down to the unique engine sound

[edit] Gameplay

Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec puts you in the shoes of a professional race car driver as he progresses through his racing career. You'll be able to buy, sell, and trade from over 300 cars from nearly every single major car manufacturer in the world, such as Nissan, Toyota, and Dodge. Numerous parts and upgrades can be obtained from the car shop to increase the performance and handling of your vehicle. Once you have built your perfect car, you can choose from a selection of tracks to race upon. Many of them, like the Laguna Seca Raceway, are modeled after their real-life counterparts. The amount of laps and the types of cars you will race against depend on the difficulty you choose to race in. Beginner offers you a chance to get used to the controls and develop your driving skills. Intermediate is for those racers who have the basics covered and are looking for a challenge. Professional allows you to race against very skilled and talented racers that won't hesitate for a second to pass you up. Rally lets you race using specially designed cars that were built for racing on the dirt and gravel. Endurance races are the longest races of the game, usually lasting about 1-2 hours. Patience and determination are the key aspects needed to win these kinds of races. This game is also for two players, so get a friend and start your engines!

[edit] Features

  • Features 187 fully licenced cars from Japan, Europe and the United States.
  • Features 20 tracks, and 36 in total including the reversed tracks. Also includes the real life Monaco and Laguna Seca tracks.
  • Supports i.Link multiplayer for up to six players.
  • Features 48 licence tests to push your driving skills to the limits.
  • All the cars have authentic engine sounds recorded by the Polyphony Digital team.
  • Features an extensive Simulation mode with 85 different race series across the Beginner, Amateur, Professional, Endurance and Rally leagues.
  • Features 2 player split screen head to head racing.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

8MB Playstation 2 Memory Card required.
260KB minimum space needed to save.
i.link compatible.
Analog Control Compatible: All Buttons.
Vibration Function Compatible.

Official URL

Official Site

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News

Gran Turismo 3 Sales Break Industry Records

Gran Turismo 3 made news when it first released in Japan, and it looks like it's doing the same here in North America

Jul 20, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
SCEA To Release New PS2 Hardware Bundle Package This Summer

"Gran Turismo Racing Pack" includes a PS2 system and a copy of Gran Turismo 3

May 18, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec Sells 1 Million Copies in Japan

Sony and Polyphony Digital's latest racing title becomes the fastest selling PS2 title in Japan

May 02, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Gran Turismo 2000 Delayed

Fans may not get to see the game until next year...oh no.

Jul 31, 2000, by Prairie Wolfe | 0 comments

Latest Activity

nasty nappa
Nov 02, 11 9:35am
my brother loved this game back in the day GranTurismo3Aspec
Crus5ver
Apr 27, 11 5:32am
A racing game not as good as the NFS's ones but this one is normal nothing bad and nothing good just another driving game! GranTurismo3Aspec
Thunder850
Aug 09, 10 4:49pm
8/10 GranTurismo3Aspec
Ace3000
Jan 27, 10 9:14pm
the soundtrack was awesome! and the Escudo PPV glitch where you went 2 147 483 648 km/h. major WTF moment there... also Daiki Kasho FTW!!! GranTurismo3Aspec
krax78
Jan 16, 10 5:15pm
DRIFT SOLO RUNS AND 2-PLAYER DUO'S TRYING TO MASTER THE ULTIMATE REPLAYS WITH GOOD CAMERA VIEWS, XTREM ANGLES, ESP KEEPING BOTH CARS IN VIEW GranTurismo3Aspec
Quade D
Sep 18, 09 12:05am
not as good as #4 GranTurismo3Aspec
need for speed guy12
Aug 08, 09 3:35pm
good game GranTurismo3Aspec
The True King
Jul 05, 09 7:04am
i like it GranTurismo3Aspec
KammyworldRacerGT4R
Jun 25, 09 4:07pm
Pretty fun, though hard as all hell. GranTurismo3Aspec
yugiRULER
Jun 25, 09 7:13am
Annoyingly real racer game. GranTurismo3Aspec
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