Summary: It is true that if this is your first GT game to play, that you will find it very hard to learn. You'll think that the physics are off and that the liscense tests are impossible. But remember that this game has truely realistic driving physics.
Summary: I'm a driving game fanatic, and Gran Turismo has always reproduced the true-to-life physics of driving cars better than anyone else. Hence, it's not a 'pickup and race' game. The learning curve is pretty hard.
Summary: Gran Turismo 3 picks up right where GT2, its predecessor, left off. With improved car selection, more courses, and crisper graphics on the Play Station 2, it instantly became my favorite racing game.
Summary: Although the graphics are definitely up from yesteryears PS1. There is an obvious resemblance in track design that has only changed by adding the increased graphics, a cheering crowd and the different road handling of the cars. The tracks are a re-run of GT2.
Summary: GT3 is a very, very good game, tied for the best racing game I've ever played (the other is NFS: Porsche Unleashed on the PC). It's amazingly deep and will keep you addicted for weeks and weeks. The graphics are the best EVER on a home video game system, and the whole affair is very smooth.
Summary: Gran Turismo 3 will certainly not disappoint, especially at the new low price of $20. The graphics are amazing, every bit of power available in the PS2 is being used to run this game. It took about 3-4 years to develop GT3, and the quality from that shows.
Summary: The game has a couple of flaws that keep it from being a five star game. One is the multiplayer aspect. It only has capacity for two people, which makes the race boring because there are only two cars. Also, those with a multitab should be able to have a four-person race.
Summary: GT3 is a very good racer, but beware of the hype. I own GT3 and Moto GP on PS2, and several Dreamcast racers. And, frankly, GT3 has some serious competition, such as Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast. You simply don't hear too much about MSR because of the limited size of the Dreamcast market.
Summary: Considering all the hoopla and reviews like "game rocks!!" or "game sucks!!" I often see here for GT3 and many others, I thought I'd like to say a few words about my impression, now that I've had the game for about 2 days.