The fourth installment in Polyphony Digital's extravagant PlayStation racing franchise features even more cars, courses and race modes than ever before. Gran Turismo 4 uses an all-new ... See full summary »
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The fourth installment in Polyphony Digital's extravagant PlayStation racing franchise features even more cars, courses and race modes than ever before. Gran Turismo 4 uses an all-new physics engine coupled with revolutionary technology to deliver enhanced game physics and graphics providing a near-realistic automotive racing simulation. New and enhanced racing modes include: GT Director Mode/B-spec, GT Photo Mode, GT Career Simulation Mode and GT Arcade Mode encompassing more than 200 championship races, highly detailed car customization and many other innovative options to set the bar as the most complete racing game available. Though initially promised online options were removed from the title, the final features list clocks in with a whopping 700+ cars, more than 100 courses and plenty of unique surprises for automotive enthusiasts.

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The Drive Of Your Life. See more »

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Family | Sport

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22 February 2005 (USA)  »

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First Gran Turismo game to feature a production minivan, the Honda Oddysey. However, Gran Turismo 2 was the first in the series to feature a minivan, the Renault Espace F1 concept. See more »

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In the photo lab, the listing for the Brooklyn photo shoot says the Brooklyn Bridge crosses the Hudson River. The Brooklyn Bridge actually spans the East River. See more »

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Follows Gran Turismo 2 (1999) See more »

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Rockstar
Written by Damon Crawford, Larry Bean, Raymond Stone, Brandon Jordan, Ricardo Green, Daniel Crawford
Performed by Wylde Bunch
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A Car Lover's Paradise
22 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Being a car nut, I was looking forward to this game very much. After several delays, it has finally come out and is well worth the wait. The variety and range of cars is amazing! There are many different kinds including compacts, classic muscle cars, exotics, luxury sedans, and even pickup trucks. There are even a couple of cars from 1886. (No, that's not meant to say 1986.) The tracks are nice too. Along with the city courses, most of which are realistically recreated, are several real racetracks (including the highly challenging Nurburgring) and several of the original tracks the series is known for. In the cities, many of their landmarks are easily visible during the race. On the rally courses, there are actually guys who stand in the track, take pictures of your approaching car, then scurry out of the way.

As for the soundtrack, there's more good variety. I've driven exceptionally long endurance races (some as long as 8 hours, or more) with the default soundtrack set up and it took two hours for the music to cycle around. What played in that two hours was nicely chosen. I heard some good new songs from Jimmy Eat World, The Donnas, Jet, Chronic Future, Dirty Americans, and Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers. Also, I heard some nice older tunes from Judas Priest, Yello, and Van Halen. Everything else was at least worth listening to.

There's also an oddity new the series in this game called B-Spec. With this new mode, you can let the computer drive for you while you manage its pace, tell it when it's okay to pass opponents, and when to go into the pits. This can easily make many of the longer endurance races more manageable.

Recommending this game to car nuts with a PS2 seems almost useless because they most likely have this game already.


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