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Video GameGran Turismo (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.


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

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

Platforms: PS3, PS4 and PSP

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (16 online)

Genres: Race, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person

Developer: The Gran Turismo (@TheGranTurismo)




Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 20 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game. You can race another person on the same system in split-screen mode but there aren’t computer drivers to compete against.

You can play this game in the following styles:



This game has helped players develop their Behaviour and Belief as part of the following pathways:

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.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 17-year-olds play this game:


Gran Turismo usually costs £15.99 to £89.99.

Gran Turismo 7

PlayStation Store PS5 £69.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £69.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £59.99

Gran Turismo 7 25Th Anniversary Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £89.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £89.99

Gran Turismo Sport

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Gran Turismo Sport Spec II

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: 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. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.


Our Gran Turismo Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:
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.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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