Summary: Out of all the race games I've seen and played on the Sony Playstation 2 system, this game by far had the greatest potential of promise. The games race tracks are superior, the race cars are awesome, the game was designed very well, other than one major flaw, "no vehicle damage at all"!
Summary: I've had this game for a long time. Since around when it first came out. I used to play it all the time; as the game play is fine and pretty realistic. After a while it just becomes the same thing over and over again; and just gets really boring. I am a big fan of Gran Turismo; and I haven't gotten to play GT5 yet, but i hope it's as good as GT 1 & 2. There's just something that makes GT 1& 2 more fun than this one. Oh yeah, and the graphics are really good too.
Summary: I have had many racing games in the past but this one is way too hard. I started the game and it looked really good, then when I found out I had to pass driving tests, my heart dropped. Driving tests just to race! It is really realistic but too hard. The driving tests are like you have too complete the whole track without touching one foot of the track. How am I supposed to do that.
Summary: This game is a fun game to play but I wouldn't say that it is my favorite game. The graphics are a little low quality compared to most of the games that are out on the market for this gaming system. Also the handleing of even the best cars on this game is really bad, it's impossible to go around a turn without sliding halfway across the couse (if you're a good driver), if you're a not-so-good driver, you fly the whole way until you hit a wall.
Summary: I have played this about 50% through, and there is an abiding sense of frustration with the execution of the game. The things it does well (graphics, multitude of cars, more tracks, etc.), it does extremely well. The things Gran Turismo 4 does poorly, however, are numerous; and those things suck big wind. Most of the new features (photo) don't add anything to the enjoyment, and some (b-spec) seem to be a cover for extremely poor game design (overly long endurance races).
Summary: I'm not exactly a GT fan. Bad experiences with the first has lead me to a grudge against it. Even with the upgrades it all remains the same. Taking photos is nothing new to race games. I played it 4 2 days. After that i started playing burnout.
Great racing game, but not substantially improved over GT3
Fourth Horseman, Amazon
28 February 2005
Summary: If you have liked the previous Grand Turismo games you'll like GT4. That's the bottom line. The down side is that there's not all that much new here. There are improvements: the graphics are a bit nicer, the cars' suspensions have more realistic travel and there are a lot of nice new tracks. There's also some questionable features like photo and b-spec mode, which may be of value to some, though I'm guessing most players won't find much use for them.
Summary: I, just like everyone else waited a long time, through all the delays, for this game to come out (to long now I see the final product). I bought it the day it came out, excited to see these photo-realistic graphics I have been hearing about, and I see that they are only a little bit better than Project Gotham 2, which came out almost a year ago and is $17.99 now (albeit on Xbox, but a lot of people have both systems anyway).