Gran Turismo (Series)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Portable

Genres: Racing, Simulation and Sports

Released: January 1997, updated in 2017. Added to this library 4 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Overview

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

 
This game is good if you want to get into esports or nourish youthful ambition.

Commitment

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.

Costs

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.

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


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.

Accessibility

System settings: PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more.


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