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Gran Turismo (Series) Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

Gran Turismo is a driving simulator that focuses on a photo-realistic driving experience. Players race real-world cars where bodywork and interiors are perfectly modelled. Whether hatchbacks or super cars, this game lets you step into the world of the automobile fanatic.

It has been released on each of Sony's gaming platforms:
  • Gran Turismo on PlayStation
  • Gran Turismo 2 on PlayStation
  • Gran Turismo 3 and 4 on PlayStation 2
  • Gran Turismo for PSP
  • Gran Turismo 5 and 6 on PlayStation 3
  • Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2017

Platforms: PS3, PS4 and PSP

Genres: Racing, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: The Gran Turismo (@TheGranTurismo)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 20 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. You can race another person on the same system in split-screen mode but there aren’t computer drivers to compete against.

CostsCosts

Gran Turismo usually costs £15.99 to £24.99.
 

Gran Turismo Sport

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Gran Turismo Sport Spec II

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase game currency with real money that is then used to access cars and accessories.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The realism of the game requires a high level of driving skill.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We have chosen to highlight the most recent game, Gran Turismo Sport's accessibility features.

While there aren't any difficulty levels to choose from in some game modes, in single-player arcade races you can choose from three difficulty settings that increase the skill on the AI drivers. In this game mode you can still earn money and experience, although the amount varies on the difficulty level. In all modes, there are several options you can customise to alter the difficulty level, including traction control and toggling between manual and automatic gearshifts. Racing in a slower car bracket will also give you more time to react to gameplay.

You can choose to enable a racing line, which highlights the best route to take, and there is also an indicator which tells you when you should brake, although this is very small and easy to miss.
 
Our Gran Turismo Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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