Excerpt: In spirit, GTR Racing is a throwback to the heyday of the sim game. It’s not gentle on the casual gamer, sporting a brutally realistic physics model that will make hardcore race fans drool while sending others to the corner of their computer rooms to curl up in a fetal position and sob. If you’re the kind of person that will give up on a racing game the umpteenth time you go careening off of a turn or fishtailing into a wall, then you can stop reading now.
Summary: Overall GTR is a game which will attract hardcore racing fans whilst the likes of Gran Turismo and Project Gotham Racing are the best alternative to more casual gamers who are looking for a sim-based racing game. It's probably the most realistic racing game that I have ever played on any platform and that is both a good and a bad thing purely for the reason above.
Excerpt: Hardcore racing sim fans take note: GTR: FIA Racing is an out-of-left-field contender for the racing sim hall of fame. Built on real data from the FIA racing circuit, GTR: FIA Racing features tense simulations with some of the best opponent driver AI we've ever seen in any racing title. It doesn't have the catalog of vehicles or the over-the-top graphics beauty of a Gran Turismo or Project Gotham, but this one has plenty of get up and go.
Pros: ups: Gorgeous Car Models, Real FIA Simulation, Lots of Cars, Tracks, Customization
Cons: downs: Steep Learning Curve, Buggy Multiplayer, Damage Models Could be better, Long Load Times
Pros: The finest car physics model to date, Incredible number of options and customizations, Gritty, complex audio, Accessible to rookies and arcade veterans, Excellent attention to practical and graphical detail
Cons: Dreadfully long track loading times, Requires high-end computing power, Potential multiplayer pitfalls, Not enough prerelease fine-tuning
Excerpt: Thank you GTR. You have restored my faith in the racing genre. I'm sure that I am not in the minority when I say that I was seriously disappointed with Gran Turismo 4. Here we have a game that has been talked about for years, suffering through constant delays, and the removal of its key selling point: the online play.
Excerpt: The consoles have seen the best racing action in recent years, with no serious PC competitor to Sony's mighty Gran Turismo in sight. Then along comes GTR FIA GT Racing to show that the PC can go places where consoles fear to tread.