Review by JGosnell

"Sony not only creates the best driving game ever, they manage to make one of the best games out there"

Sony not only creates the best driving game ever, they manage to make one of the best games out there

The Gran Turismo series is basically the benchmark by how racing games are judged. It combines depth eith realism and style to make the most fun, all around great racing expierence. With two successful games on the Playstation One the devolpers of Gran Turismo three had really big shoes to fill. The hype about the graphics and gameplay only made those shoes that many more sizes bigger. Now with the US realise of GT3 it is obvious that Sony has not only met those expectations but also succeded them.

Graphics:

This game simply has the best graphics ever seen in a videogame. It takes the bar of game, simulation, and reality and blurs them together to make a visually stunning expierence. The cars look so good that they often look better and more refined then thier real life versions. Now with the addition of more cars gamers will be able to enjoy looking at some amazing high performance machines in a realistic way.

Sound:

To further make the expierence whole Sony has added some realistic and stunning sound effects. The engines sound great and truth ful to the original cars and the music is amazing. The game contains tracks recorded by Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, and Jimmi Hendrix. This adds to the feeling that you are in a realistic racing circut in an amazing vehicle.

Game Play:

Like the Gran Turismo titles before it GT3 has some of the best gamplay around. It is deep giving you more customization options and adds more options keep your car running to its best. Next to that GT3 has more modes and options to make the game's replay value much higher than that of previous titles. Even the Dual Shock vibrations feel just right making the game feel more like an authentic driving expierence then playing a game. Throw in a racing wheel, even though the Logi Tech wheel is a little pricey, and you have a driving expierence like no other. There simply is not a game of this calibur on any other system and it would suprise me if XBOX of GAMECUBE can devolp a driving game to rival what Sony has here.

Altogether GT3 ends up being one of the best games ever made. Its depth, fun factor, and replayability make it one of the best titles around.



Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 07/16/01, Updated 07/16/01


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