Campaign - 77%
Graphics - 88%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 90%
Replayability - 89%
Gran Turismo makes a return and for the first time released for the PS4. Gran Turismo Sport is the first of a new generation of Gran Turismo games as promised by the developers.
The Gran Turismo series for me was the first racing game series that brought a lot of racing elements together and offered massive selections of cars, tracks and race types. I remember spending weekends trying to complete every race in Gran Turismo 2, making turns with friends racing the Le Mans or the hour (or more) long races.
With Gran Turismo Sport they are looking at starting a new generation of racing games and I have to say that not only does the game’s menu layout look fresh it feels as if the entire game got a bit of an overhaul. As with all the Gran Turismo games there are tons to do apart from racing.
You can go visit Brand Central, here you can look at the cars that the different brand has for you to buy but now there are extra things like looking at some videos about the brand and visiting their museum to learn about their history. This is an awesome feature especially for enthusiasts.
Then you have the normal modes like arcade and sport mode that makes a return. Arcade is for the guys who want to race against the AI or setup up custom races for them to enjoy, Sport mode is where the online action takes place. In campaign mode you can go and take lessons (Licenses) to improve your racing ability and then there are challenges and circuits for you to complete as well, all designed to make you a top-notch driver.
The graphics are amazing in GT Sport, even on 2K it looks great but this game will look at its best on 4K with HDR. It even has a VR option in the game that will blow your mind. Additional you can take some awesome images of your favourite cars in the new Scapes mode. You are fully in control of the camera and with over 1000 destinations to choose from you can spend hours just taking those perfect photos. The only graphical thing I saw wrong with GT Sport is that it has no dynamic weather in races.
You now have a Livery Editor where you can set up exterior designs for all your cars and share them online, you can also do some editing on your driver helmet as well as your racing suit. Here some guys will spend a lot of time creating that perfect paint job and getting those decals positioned just right, another must have in a racing game.
So, Gran Turismo has tons for any racer to do, it is also a great starting point for new players and fans. It doesn’t have as many cars as previous games in the series but the content far over succeeds the others.
GT Sport is a great new starting point for a new generation of racing games, you can see that they are taking a new direction and personally this works for me. It was exciting to see new things and new directions being taken.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4
Age Rating: 3+
Publisher/Developer: SIE / Polyphony Digital
Estimated RRP: R975
Release Date: 18 October 2017
- Great new direction
- So much to do
- So much to do, so little time