Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
Gran Turismo 6 Metareview
PlayStation’s biggest racing franchise has just had its latest instalment released. Gran Turismo 6 boasts over 1200 cars and a range of the worlds most legendary racetracks, but how does the games stack up against it’s closest rival Forza 5? Well the critical reviews from around the internet are now in, so lets take a look at how well GT6 has done in comparison to its previous entries and its closest rivals.
Telegraph 100 / 100: As ever, the depth of the game is truly breathtaking.
PlayStation LifeStyle 90 / 100: While Gran Turismo 6 isn’t as groundbreaking as it’s predecessor on the PS3, it’s still a worthy addition to any GT fans library.
Destructoid 90 / 100: Gran Turismo 6 isn’t perfect, but it’s still the best videogame out there for driving enthusiasts. It’s what Gran Turismo 5 should have been.
Hardcore Gamer Magazine 80 /100: Playing it after experiencing Forza Motorsport 5 makes it feel like, well, going back a console generation. The mechanics and features are as impressive as ever, but now that we’ve seen what cars can look like on the current generation of consoles, it’s hard going back. Still, it’s hard to fault the game for being released too late and it remains another thoughtful, expertly crafted racing experience.
Guardian 80 / 100: Accomplished as GT6 is, the team will need to revisit some fundamentals if future iterations are able to stand wheel arch to wheel arch with the Forza’s of the world. Indeed, the prospect of how the developer may be willing to evolve the franchise for PS4 is a riveting one. But knowing Polyphony Digital, that’s a few years down the road yet.
SpazioGames 75 / 100: Gran Turismo 6 is an enjoyable game and a truly interactive car encyclopaedia. The number of cars, events and locations is really impressive, but old problems are still there. Ridiculous damage model, weak AI and a tons of low quality cars make the title very far from that level of perfection that Yamauchi promised us in recent years.
Gamereactor Sweden 50 / 100: Gran Turismo 6 feels like a relic of the past and the gameplay hasn’t evolved to today’s standards. There really isn’t anything real about the so called ‘real driving simulator’, just an old fashioned Japanese game that isn’t all that fun to play.
At the time of writing Gran Turismo 6 is currently sitting on an average score of 81 / 100 on Metacritic. The game has been praised as being as detailed as ever, and the sheer library of cars can not go un noticed. However there are still criticisms about a lot of the cars not being premium models, however this has been vastly improved since Gran Turismo 5. Also being brought up as an issue is the Graphics, compared to its predecessor, GT6 doesn’t seem to of leapt any further forwards in terms of visual prowess, however it might be that the game is now being held back by the technical limitations of the PS3.
Overall, Gran Turismo 6 has been universally praised as a worthy follow up to the long standing driving simulator series. It’s not without fault, however there may be a next gen successor to GT6 as soon as next year if rumours are to be believed. Perhaps then we could see the improvement in graphics and an even bigger level of depth to what we are seeing now.
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