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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 12 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

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  • The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
  • Race over 60 stunning, high-performance cars
  • Race on 6 seriously realistic, real life tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka - then race them in reverse and with alternative routes
  • All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
  • All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
  • Access to Gran Turismo TV : a world of great motoring TV programming online
  • Online Dealership: Access to car manufacturers online
  • My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with friends, chat and personal game records
  • Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
  • All in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game

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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B000E69YGQ
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 28 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,617 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise returns with its 5th installment, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, exclusively for PlayStation 3. With its signature realism and unrivaled physics, this highly anticipated precursor to Gran Turismo 5 continues to blur the line between simulation and reality.

"Prologue" is defined as an introductory or preceding event or development, and true to every letter, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue treats both long-time fans of the Gran Turismo franchise as well as those coming to it new, with a generous sampling of what they can expect to see in Gran Turismo 5 later in the year and further releases on the PS3.

Grand Turismo 5: Prologue

The new direction of Grand Turismo
GT5: Prologue online play
Take your ride online for the first time.
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Race across six international tracks
Race across six international tracks.
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Customize your ride in the garage
Customize your ride in the garage.
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Developed By the Best
Polyphony Digital is the developer of the Gran Turismo franchise, led by creator Kazunori Yamauchi. Polyphony Digital is known for pushing the limits of the PlayStation hardware, and with its realistic graphics and physics, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is no different. In addition to receiving CAD data from the auto manufacturers, they have taken thousands of photos to model each car (and track). As an example of the level of detail, a car in Gran Turismo 4 has the same number of polygons as a headlight in Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.

Polyphony works even closer with the automotive industry to make sure that the cars look and drive just as they do in real life. In fact, Kazunori Yamauchi designed the on-board computer for the real Nissan GT-R. If you’re lucky to buy one when it releases, you will notice the Polyphony Digital logo when you start your car.

Take Your Cars and Tracks Online and Off
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue features over 60 stunning cars – including vehicles by Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ferrari for you to race on seriously realistic, real-life tracks: including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka – all rendered in incredible High Definition graphics. There's also all-new driving physics for the most lifelike driving experience ever and new, improved opponent artificial intelligence for the toughest race challenge yet.

But that's not all – for the first time ever in the history of Gran Turismo, players will now be able to race online. Up to 16 players will be able to go head-to-head on some of the world's best racetracks on PlayStation Network. All you need to get racing is a broadband connection and PS3. Once you're up and revving, Global Online Rankings and the My Garage homepage feature will leave the world in n o doubt as to just who is the best at Gran Turismo.

And then there's the Online Dealership, providing a wealth of information on cars and manufacturers and also Gran Turismo TV – a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PSN and packed with some of the greatest content that Motorsport, car manufacturers and TV has to offer.

Key Features:

  • Race over 60 cars from worldwide automotive manufacturers, precisely modelled both inside and out.
  • All-new interior dash view, featuring full driver animation and working gauges.
  • Compete on 6 tracks with 12 total layouts, including Fuji Speedway, Suzuka Circuit, and for the first time ever, Daytona International Speedway.
  • Online racing with up to 16 players, complete with detailed rankings, plus downloadable ghost cars and race replays of top racers.
  • New online community features including Gran Turismo TV, featuring worldwide automotive and motorsport programming.
  • Tune vehicle performance, from suspension and tires to gear ratio and engine modifications.
  • Rendered in stunning 1080p at 60 frames per second with crisp, realistic lighting and camera effects (replays rendered in 1080p 30fps).
Full Car List (71 cars):
  • Lexus IS F '07
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
  • Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
  • Nissan GT-R Proto '05
  • Nissan GT-R '07
  • Honda Integra TYPE R '04
  • Honda NSX Type R '02
  • Acura NSX '91
  • Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
  • Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
  • Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
  • Suzuki Cappuccino '95
  • Suzuki Swift Sport '07
  • Suzuki Cervo SR '07
  • Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
  • Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
  • Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
  • Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
  • Dodge Viper GTS '02
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe '06
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
  • Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
  • Ford GT '05
  • Ford Focus ST '06
  • Ford GT Tuned Car
  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
  • Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
  • BMW Z4 '03
  • BMW 135i Coupe '07
  • BMW M3 Coupe '07
  • BMW 135tii '08
  • Mini Cooper-S '06
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
  • Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05
  • Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
  • Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
  • Ferrari 599 '06
  • Ferrari F430 '06
  • Ferrari 512BB '76
  • Ferrari F40 '92
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
  • Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
  • Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
  • Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
  • Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
  • Jaguar XK Coupe '06
  • Lotus Elise 111R '04
  • Lotus Elise '96
  • Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
  • Lotus Elise Tuned Car
  • TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
  • TVR Tamora '02
  • Art Morrison Corvette'60
  • Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
  • Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
  • Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
  • Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not 5 star 16 Oct 2008
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this game with my PS3 40GB, and I thought it was astonishing. The graphics were really good, the cars were fast(after you unlocked them), the tracks were numerous, good looking, and fun. It was a big jump from my PS2 Pro Street. However; after a while, the cars started to look a bit plasticky, and when the cars crashed into a wall or another car, they didn't break, but stayed exactly the same. I thought this for thirty pounds was good, but I thought that the PS3 had more potential. I tried a few other racing games, such as Race Driver Grid, and they were awesome. The graphics looked better, and more realistic in Grid, and really crashed when I crashed. This game is now reduced to £18 pounds, but if you're looking for a really good car racing game for your PS3, get Grid, or wait for Midnight Club:Los Angeles to come out. All I gotta say is that this game is good for 18 quid, but it has more potential.

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but flawed 19 May 2008
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all, forget whether this is "half" a game or not and all the controversy surrounding it. It's half the price so stop whinging. If you think it is a con then don't buy it and just wait for next years "full" game.

There are far more problems with it than the price though. The biggest problem is that it is virtually the same game we saw back in '99 just with the obvious improvement in graphics. Because it looks so fantastic it makes the fact that you cannot "crash" look even more ridiculous. When you look at footage of the forthcoming TOCA Grid and look at how great that looks I can't help thinking that the lack of crashes is down to programmers with an obbsesive desire to make the cars look as real as possible. Who cares that there will be 700 cars. You would have to play it for years to get anywhere near owning half of them. Also, there will be loads of rubbish that no-one will want to buy but will be forced to as the opening races are as dull as a party political broadcast. When you first see the cars they look stunning. No-one can argue with that. The problem is that because they look so amazing when you hit another car, or a barrier and nothing happens it looks ridiculous.

The driving in the game however, is second to none. The physics of each car is stunning and as a "driving" simulator it can't be beaten. However, as a "racing" game it is starting to become very dated. The AI has supposedly been updated but it still appalling. When you compare it to Forza 2 on the 360 and even Toca 3 on the PS2 it feels very samey.

Having said all that there is something about Gran Turismo that keeps you hooked. It's a bit like that girl in the office you secretly fancy. She is far from perfect but there is just something about her that is so great but you can't quite figure exactly what it is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game along with the PS3 because I've always been a huge GT fan. I popped this game in the slot, fired it up, bough my first car (A 2005 VW Golf I think) and began working on the Class C races. Instantly I could tell GT had done something astounding with this.
The car physics are...well they're perfect.

The graphics are stunning...on the cars. The tracks still need some work, well, not the tracks as such but the scenery surrounding them. Also the crowd need some work done, just to make them more lively.

I have now pretty much completed this game, owning almost all of the cars including the illusive F2007 - The Ferrari F1 car from 2007. This car, and this alone is worth going through the rest of the game for to unlock it. When i first stepped in this car and took it for it's first run around susuka circuit (bearing in mind I did fly off the track a lot of times) it physically took my breath away. It's a dream to drive.

Even though this is a prologue it's 100% worth getting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very OK 30 Aug 2008
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
First off I have to say I can not really find much to fault with the game. The graphics look great, the cars are realistic enough, the courses fine. Everything about the game is OK, it just lacks that spark, that special something that makes you want to keep returning to the game. If you like driving games you will like this but lets hope there are some better ones out there.

I haven't tried the online game yet, maybe I will later (or maybe I wont).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Preview of What's To Come 16 July 2009
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I think it's unfair to judge this game as a full game. This is more like an extended demo or a taster version.

So the first thing that hits you is how amazing the graphics are. I've never seen a game rendered so beautifully. The only criticism I have of them is the jaggies. The textures are very detailed and the models are very smooth due to the high amount of polygons. Also the game is rendered in a glorious 1920x1080 (1080p) HD resolution. But the one thing that make this look really impressive is the reflections.

Secondly, I'd like to comment on the game physics. This is most probably an even bigger improvement than the gfx over GT4. Even just playing the game with a controller you can feel how much more realistic the cars response is. Drifting is now very realistic thanks to the game having a professional handling setting.

There is very few tracks but the one's that are included are truly amazing and really show off the game's and PS3's capabilities. You could even find yourself looking at the background rather than the cars in front on the Eiger Nordwand and London track and certainly the on the replays for High Speed Ring.

New to GT5P is the ability to have 16 cars in a race and also an in car view. Both of these are huge improvements and address some of the problems I had with GT4. This is really starting to feel like the ultimate sim!

One thing that impressed me was the attention to detail. Even the tiniest one's. Such as when the rear tyre hits a painted line on a corner the car loses grip or when driving the Lancia Delta the way the clock if fully functional on the dash.

The game isn't perfect but GT5 appears to address what other issues I have such as more cars, tracks, damage and weather.

I can't wait till my Logitech Driving Force Pro comes in the post. If your serious about this game I suggest you get one. They're only £35 atm on Amazon.
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