Gran Turismo (Series)

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Author: Andy Robertson.

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

Details

Release date: January 1997, updated in 2017

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Portable.

Genres: Racing, Simulation and Sports.

 

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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. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age 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

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
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 about system accessibility settings.


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