Excerpt: So here we are. Gran Turismo 4 has finally arrived after multiple delays, but along the way the promised online mode (maybe we’ll see it later this year with GT4 Online) was thrown overboard. So basically what we’re left with is some kind of Gran Turismo 3 Redux.
Excerpt: So, once again we’re confronted with the so-called quintessential PlayStation racer. You may sense a distain in our tone, a certain edginess even. Well put yourselves in our reviewing shoes for just one moment.
Excerpt: “Damn, this game is huge!” That was the first thing that crossed my mind as I checked out the fully unlocked and finally completed Gran Turismo 4 last week. I know, I’ve said that before…last October I basically said the exact same words about the release of the oft-delayed racing simulator.
Excerpt: I still remember the day. Soon after I bought my Playstation 2, I saw the previews for one of my racing titles of all time. Yes, it was Gran Turismo 3: A-spec and it was one of the biggest releases for a racing game at the time.
Summary: you never go back. After experiencing Polyphony Digital’s mastering of the racing simulation franchise, it’s hard to imagine yourself playing anything else. The same holds true for the fourth entry in this venerable franchise which promised to take the franchise to the next level with the addition...
Excerpt: The Gran Turismo series really does not need an introduction. Between the original PlayStation console and PlayStation 2, Gran Turismo has established itself as the king among kings of racing games.
Excerpt: After almost 4 years of waiting, Gran Turismo 4 has finally been released by Polyphony Digital, and it is worth the wait! While most people will think this is simply a continuation of the Gran Turismo, and, like many other series, is simply just another addition with a few extra features.
Conclusion: How many times can I say it? Gran Turismo 4 is the best-of-the-best, the cream-of-the-crop, top-shelf, restaurant-quality, and totally unequalled. You wonâ€™t find a more engaging, more rewarding, more satisfying driving sim than Gran Turismo 4.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The wait is over and it's finally here. Chances are, it's most everything you wanted, and fans of the series are guaranteed to be more than satisfied. GT retains its crown, but as outlined earlier, there is room to grow.