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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)

Platform : PlayStation 3
3.8 out of 5 stars 180 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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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B000E69YGQ
  • Release Date: 28 Mar. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,254 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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Amazon.co.uk Review

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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Edition: Standard Edition
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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Edition: Standard Edition
GT5: Prologue is alot more than 'half a game' or 'just a demo'... it's a fully loaded precursor to GT5 proper, and as such it promises to deliver a first taste of the next generation of racing games for the PS3. Complete with an all new physics engine and presented in glorious 1080p Hi-Def, GT5: Prologue is arguably the most realistic driving simulator to date.

GT5: Prologue has 6 tracks with 2 variants each: London (Forward and Reverse), Daytona (Speedway and Road Cuurse), Fuji (GT and F1 variants), Eiger Nordwand (Forward and Reverse), High Speed Ring (Forward and Reverse) and Suzuka (F1 and East Course circuits). The game also features over 70 stunningly modelled and ultra-realistic cars, including the Ferrari F40, Ferrari 512 BB and the Ferrari F2007 Formula One car!. It also features many brand-new models such as the Nissan GT-R and the Audi R8. Each car is lovingly modeled in breathtaking detail - including (for the first time in the GT series) the interior of the car.

The new physics engine for GT5 raises the bar in terms of realism and the game can be played in either Standard Physics (more like previous GT games) and Professional Physics (more challenging and alot more realistic). GT5:P also features the ability to "Quick Tune" cars, which adds a whole extra dimension to the game (and hence also adds a bit of shelf-life to the title).

The new 'in-car' view is superb, and offers the driver a much more realistic experience. The game is also fully compatible with the latest wheels (e.g the G25) and will also be compatible with the forthcoming DualShock3 - the replacement controller for the SIXAXIS - which comes complete with the 'rumble' function (as with the DS2 for the PS2).
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60+ cars, 6 tracks (2 variations each), 16 player on-line racing, tuning, custom cars, F12007...er, maybe I'm missing a trick here. £18 for that lot, and after 20 hours of racing, you still won't have all the cars. I think it's fair to say that this is just a little bit more than a demo.

There are PSN games out there that cost more yet deliver nowhere near the level of content and gameplay on offer here. But, that's OK isn't it? :o/ Honestly, some people need to get their heads out of the clouds and see things in context.

If you want to hold on for the full game, kudos to you and your patience. Me? I'm not going to wait another year when I could be playing this gem of a title. The rewards will come in the form of transferred cash to the full game, transferred cars, and masses of experience so you can show the online n00bs a thing or two about driving.

I paid £425 for my console when it first came out, and people are still having to pay upwards of £300. At £40 or so for the other games that you buy, £18 for this is small change.
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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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