Excerpt: Oh My God!!! CGI on Wheels!!! The cars in Gran Turismo are deliciously beautiful. Screen shots of this game look like they should be FMV. In fact, they look TOO good. THESE cars don’t look THIS good in real life. The cars reflect the “perfect” automobile that the car companies would like everyone to envision when their name brands are spoken of.
Excerpt: When Sony announced a racing game featuring 166 cars, people thought that it couldn't be done. Well Sony and Polyphonal shocked the world of Playstation, by releasing a game called Gran Turismo, and which is now known as the "king of racers".
Gran Turismo takes the checkered flag for racing games
1 July 1998
Excerpt: I used to always think that racing games were pretty shallow. Sometimes they had too few tracks; sometimes they don't have enough cars to choose from. Some are too hard, some are just too easy. But still, racing games are very popular in the States and in Japan. You can't go into an arcade without seeing at least one, or two these days, racing sims in operation. Consoles also have their share of racing sims.
Excerpt: There are several kinds of racing games. There are those set in the future, such as Wipeout or F-Zero, or ones like Diddy Kong Racing, which have a kiddie appeal. For sheer realism and involving gameplay, nothing approaches that of Gran Turismo, from Sony for the PlayStation.