- Platform: Windows XP
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
Since its focused purely on GT racing there are no road races to compete on, but you do get 34 real word tracks and 140 different cars in three different classes. Although it is an unapologetically hardcore simulation the game does make a big effort to be as accessible as possible with a suite of driving aids and an in-depth driving school to help teach you not to use them. All this computerised help is in support of fully customisable races that let you change every variable from race length to time of day. The game also features some stunningly realistic looking graphics and an excellent online mode, with up to twenty-eight players competing at the same time. In short its petrolhead heaven.
Most exciting moment:
As impressive as the graphics, physics and other simulation aspects are, what really makes the races exciting is the fact that the artificial intelligence for all your opponents react like real human beings, not the dull automatons of Gran Turimso.
Since you ask:
Swedish developer SimBin, who also did GT Legends on the PC, have just been signed up to create new game Race for Eidos Interactive, which will use the official license for the world touring car championship.
The bottom line:
Probably the most realistic racing simulator ever made. -HARRISON DENT