Game details

Gran Turismo 5
Sub Genre:
Driving Simulator
Release Date (US):
November 24th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
November 24th, 2010
Online Players:
Polyphony Digital
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
140 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
127 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About Gran Turismo 5

Developed exclusively for PS3 by Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 5 brings the world's most realistic and comprehensive driving experience to fans in one of the most highly anticipated games of all time. Gran Turismo 5 features more than 1000 licensed cars from the world’s top manufacturers and more than 20 tracks with more than 70 variations, including famous world circuits, city courses, and other environments. Featuring exciting gameplay and modes to suit newcomers, automotive enthusiasts, and seasoned fans, Gran Turismo 5 raises the bar on the franchise's depth of content and unparalleled visuals difficult to distinguish from a live race. Further reflecting this realism, cars will feature real-time visual damage with adaptive and accurate car deformation based on point of impact and velocity. Additionally for the first time, Gran Turismo 5 will feature an extremely deep online and community feature set. Players can progress and acquire credits through a variety of modes like GT Career Mode, Championship Races, License Tests and more, or they can explore different tracks and circuit variations in Arcade Mode. Additionally, players can race online with up to 16 players through PlayStation Network.



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While GT5 could have done with more time, incredibly, to iron out a few of the kinks, there's so much quality on the track and so much to do off it that you'll easily forgive its shortcomings and revel in its successes -- of which there are many.

We like

  • The massive roster of cars and how they all handle differently
  • On the track, it's the ultimate racing sim with great driving physics
  • The game modes. Career mode is addictive and rewarding and then, of course, you can jump online in 16 player races

We dislike

  • The inconsistency of the graphics; some cars look excellent and others just look good. Same goes for the scenery
  • The B-Spec mode. Does anyone really want to watch a race and just bark out orders to the driver? Still, it might grow on us

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

In the five years that have passed since Gran Turismo 4 arrived on PlayStation 2, PSU Towers has experienced all sorts of life changing moments, from births and marriages to deaths and divorces. It really has been that long, hasn’t it? Inevitably, the long gap between GT4 and GT5, a life-time in the fast-moving world of videogames, breeds expectation, and as the release date drew near in the lead up to this latest iterat...

Gran Turismo 5 News

  • Gran Turismo 5's final online event detailed, will unlock GT6 content

    Sony has confirmed that Gran Turismo 5’s online component will be hosting a final event before shutting up shop, allowing gamers to unlock content in its 2013 sequel. Kicking off on May 30, the Gran Turismo 5 Online Event Finale will see two tracks up for grabs: the Top Gear test track (fea...

  • GT5 getting Chevrolet Corvette C7 '14

    Sony and Chevrolet have today announced that the latest version of the iconic Corvette will be available to drive in Gran Turismo 5. Following on from the release of the prototype test car which was introduced into GT5 last year, this new model will be available tomorrow for free. The motor comes...

  • Test drive new Corvette C7 prototype with Gran Turismo 5

    Polyphony Digital in line with American vehicle company Chevrolet today announced that the new Corvette C7 prototype will be featured as downloadable content on Polyphony Digital's driving simulator. This collaboration within Gran Turismo 5 will allow players to test the new car in all kinds of int...

  • Gran Turismo series has sold over 67 million units

    Polyphony Digital has revealed that the Gran Turismo franchise has sold approximately 67.89 million units worldwide since its inception in 1997. The developer also provided a breakdown of figures per game, confirming that the highest-selling title in the racing series, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, has...

  • Gran Turismo 5 getting new cars next week

    Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 3-exclusive racer Gran Turismo 5 will be receiving three new cars next week via DLC. Each new motor will be priced at £0.79 and will be available for download next Wednesday.  See below for the full skinny, and keep an eye out for the GT5: Academy Ed...

  • Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition announced

    Sony has confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will be re-released this autumn under the moniker of the Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition. This content-heavy release of the celebrated Polyphony Digital racer will retail for €29.99/£19.99, and includes the following extra goodies: -Complete Pa...

  • Gran Turismo 5 getting new DLC

    Fresh downloadable content is in the pipeline for Gran Turismo 5, series creator and Polyphony Digital big cheese Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed. Speaking with the Spanish PlayStation Blog, Yamauchi-san revealed that ‘future improvements’ for the racer may include an event editor, wh...

  • Sony survey mentions Gran Turismo for PS Vita

    A PlayStation Vita instalment in Sony’s venerable Gran Turismo franchise has been spotted on a recent consumer survey. Apparently, the game in question will be a handheld version of GT5, which hit PlayStation 3 back in November 2010. It reads: “You told us earlier how interested yo...

  • Gran Turismo 5 patch due this week

    PlayStation 3-exclusive racer Gran Turismo 5 will be patched to v2.05 at some point this week, Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed. The update will be rolled out in Japan tomorrow before arriving in the U.S. and Europe on February 16, and aims to iron out various bugs for th...

  • New Gran Turismo 5 patch incoming

    A new patch for Gran Turismo 5 will be rolled out on February 7, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed via Twitter. No details on what the patch will include have been confirmed as of yet, though it is expected the update will take GT5 to version 2.04. The racer, originally r...

Gran Turismo 5 Features

  • The secret cars of Gran Turismo: the McLaren Formula 1 car, the Porsche 911 and...a Trophy?

    Gran Turismo is a racing game series known for it's vast diversity of cars, compared to many other games which focus on specific types of racing championship series. However, what you may not know is that Gran Turismo games contain cars deep within the game and aren't accessible by the usual means b...

  • T500 RS Racing Wheel Review: The REAL Driving Simulator

    “The goal that I set for the Thrustmaster team was to design for me the most precise wheel ever developed, without any latency – to accurately reproduce the sensations of [Gran Turismo 5], and let users truly feel the emotions experienced by drivers on real racing circuits,” exp...

  • Best Driving Game -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

    The nominees for Best Driving Game of 2010 are... And the winner is... Most of our 2010 Game Awards were the result of seemingly endless arguments, in which the staff finally coalesced out of sheer necessity. Not so with this award. In a unanimous internal vote, Gran Turismo 5 took...

  • PSU Community Giveaway: Best of 2010 edition

    It’s time for another PSU giveaway. This time one of our famous users is kind enough to offer up three PlayStation 3 games. You may know Steff, also known as VintageElise (or the Welsch Lover), a member who likes to contribute on many, many levels. Here’s what Steff had to tell us: &...

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