Excerpt: I saw Gran Turismo on the Playstation Portable (PSP) for a really good price on clearance. I wondered how well this Sony racing game made the transition to this hand held device. Ultimately I came away from the experience with the opinion - the PSP version of Gran Turismo is okay.
Summary: Gran Turismo for the PSP is a hard game to recommend to anyone. Fans will enjoy it, but they will be disappointed at the things that were left out. Non-fans will move onto other titles. Anyone that spends the money will feel that $40 was way too much for the amount of actual content they’re getting.
Excerpt: When man first looked to the sky and dreamt of taking flight, of soaring amongst the birds and clouds, he probably could not have imagined anything like what we have today. He certainly didn’t imagine the world of 1942: Joint Strike .
Excerpt: The PSP version of Gran Turismo is simply incredible, and yet disappointing at the same time. At first blush the game is awe-inspiring: 800 cars, 35 tracks. The visuals seem impossibly good and the controls work better than you’d expect.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo PSP (GTPSP) bears the dual burdens of being the series' first foray into the portable realm, and of having been announced (and subsequently delayed), for a Duke Nukem-esque five years.
Pros: portability makes up for spotty design and a driving game without any real drive.
Cons: you are thinking "Racing on the go? Isn't that what a real car is for?" or "Gran Turismo? Did they ever release that?"
Excerpt: If it's true what they say, that absence makes the heart grow fonder, we would expect to be very fond of Gran Turismo for PSP. Presented years ago as if it might be a launch title for the new system, we now have in our hands the product of years, months, weeks, and certainly many hours of hard...
Crashes have no consequences in pricey racing sim.
Common Sense Media
11 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Gran Turismo is a racing simulation game, and that it encourages players to drive carefully and with precision. That said, high speed collisions do occur, and the game doesn’t accurately depict the dire consequences of forceful accidents, which could lead younger players,...
Excerpt: I had a strange moment while playing Gran Turismo on the PSP. In my clearly tired head I'd started to think about how the game doesn't really look that great when compared to recent racers DIRT 2 and NFS: Shift - games I had been playing on the Xbox 360. Then it dawned on me.