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Gran Turismo is a racing game for the Playstation 2 game console. It sells itself as being 'the real driving simulator.'  There are just over 150 cars available in Gran Turismo 3, including  Formula 1 cars. Almost every available vehicle can be upgraded and have settings such as downforce, suspension and gearing tweaked. Gran Turismo 3 includes an arcade mode and Gran Turismo mode.

Arcade

Allows players to choose a vehicle and a track and then either race against CPU controlled cars, another human player, or on their own in order to try and set a new track record.

Gran Turismo

This is similar to a story or career mode. The player begins with a set amount of credits with which to buy their first car. They may then enter races in order to win cars and/or money which can then be used to buy better cars or upgrade current ones. As players complete the easier races and tournaments, they will need to start passing license tests in order to advance to more difficult tournaments.

Gran Turismo 3 is frequently cited as being the Playstation 2's best selling exclusive game, having shipped just under 15million copies worldwide.

Track List

Track NameLengthSurfaceWeather/Time of DayReverse Edition
Apricot Hill2.402TarmacDry/DayYes
Complex String6.981 Tarmac Dry/DayYes 
Cote d'Azur (Monaco)2.090Tarmac Dry/Day No 
Deep Forest 2.222 Tarmac Dry/Day Yes
Grand Valley Speedway3.121 Tarmac Dry/Day Yes
Laguna Seca Raceway2.276 Tarmac Dry/Dusk No 
Midfield Raceway 2.235 Tarmac Dry/DayYes 
Rome Circuit2.459 Tarmac Dry/Day Yes 
Seattle Circuit 2.400 Tarmac Dry/Dusk Yes 
Smokey Mountain2.223 Dirt/Gravel Dry/Day Yes 
Special Stage Route 5 2.350 Tarmac Dry/Night Yes 
Special Stage Route 5 Wet
2.350 Tarmac Rain/Night Yes 
Special Stage Route 11 2.834 Tarmac Dry/Night Yes 
Super Speedway 1.494 Tarmac Dry/Day No 
Swiss Alps 2.044 Dirt/Gravel Dry/Day Yes 
Tahiti Circuit2.313 Dirt/Gravel Dry/Day Yes 
Tahiti Maze 2.209 Dirt/Gravel Dry/Day Yes 
Test Course 6.426 Tarmac Dry/Day No 
Tokyo R2463.182 Tarmac Dry/Day Yes 
Trial Mountain 2.437 Tarmac Dry/Day Yes 

Car List

Acura 

  • Acura NSX '97 
  • Acura NSX '93 
  • Acura Integra Type R '96 
  • Acura CL 3.2 Type S '00  
  • Acura RS-X   
 

Alfa Romeo

  • Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V '99

Aston Martin

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Aston Martin V8 Vantage '97
  • Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe '00 

Audi

  • Audi S4 '99
  • Audi TT 1.8T Quattro '00

BMW

  • BMW 328ci '99

Chevrolet

  • Chevrolet Camaro Race Car
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS '00
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 '97
  • Chevrolet Corvette C5R '00
  • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport '96
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '00

Chrysler

  • Chrysler PT Cruiser '00
  • Chrysler Viper GTS-R Team Oreca '00

Citroën

  • Citroën Xsara Rally Car

Daihatsu

  • Daihatsu Mira Tr-XX Avanzato R '97
  • Daihatsu Storia X4 '98

Dodge

  • Dodge Viper GTS '98
  • Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept

Formula 1

  • F090/S (F1, McLaren, Senna, 1990) '90 (US Only)
  • F094/H (F1, Williams, Hill, 1994) '94 
  • F094/S (F1, Williams, Senna, 1994) '94 
  • F686/M (F1, Williams, Mansell, 1986) '86 (US Only)
  • F687/S (F1, Lotus, Senna, 1987) '87 (US Only)
  • F688/S (F1, McLaren, Senna, 1988) '88 (US Only)

Fiat

  • Fiat Coupe Turbo Plus '00

Ford

  • Ford Escort Rally Car '96
  • Ford Focus Rally Car '98
  • Ford GT40
  • Ford GT40 Race Car '69
  • Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R '00

Gillet

  • Gillet Vertigo Race Car '97

Honda

  • Honda Accord Euro-R '00
  • Honda Castrol MUGEN NSX GT Car
  • Honda Civic SiR-II(EG) '93
  • Honda Civic Type R(EK)'98
  • Honda CR-X Del-Sol SiR
  • Honda Integra Type R 98 spec '98
  • Honda NSX Arta JGTC '00
  • Honda NSX Castrol Mugen JGTC '00
  • Honda NSX Raybrig JGTC '00
  • Honda NSX Type R '92
  • Honda NSX Type S Zero '97
  • Honda S2000 '90
  • Honda S2000 LM Race Car
  • Honda S2000 Type V '00

Jaguar

  • Jaguar XJ220 Race Car
  • Jaguar XJ220 Road Car '92
  • Jaguar XKR Coupe '99

Lamborghini

(only available in the Japanese version of the game)
  • Lamborghini Diablo GT JGTC

Lancia

  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car

Lister

  • Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99

Lotus

  • Lotus Elise 190 '98
  • Lotus Esprit Sport 350 '00
  • Lotus Esprit V8-SE
  • Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99

Mazda

  • Mazda 787B
  • Mazda Demio GL-X '99
  • Mazda Eunos Roadster
  • Mazda Eunos Roadster '89
  • Mazda Eunos Roadster '93 
  • Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS '98
  • Mazda Roadster RS '00
  • Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car
  • Mazda RX-7 Savanna Infini III(FC) '90
  • Mazda RX-7 Type RS '98
  • Mazda RX-7 Type RZ '00
  • Mazda RX-8

Mercedes-Benz

  • Mercedes-Benz CL600 '00
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK55 '00
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor '99
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car

Mine's

  • Mine's Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • Mine's Skyline GT-R N1V Spec(R34)

Mini

  • Mini Cooper 1.3i

Mitsubishi

  • Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R '97
  • Mitsubishi FTO LM Race Car
  • Mitsubishi GTO'95 Twin Turbo '95
  • Mitsubishi GTO'99 Twin Turbo '99
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR '96
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR '98
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR T.M.E. '00
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR Tommy Makinen Edition '00
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI RS
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII RS

Mugen

  • Mugen S2000

Nismo

  • Nismo 400R
  • Nismo GT-R LM Road Car
  • Nismo Skyline GT-R R-Tune

Nissan

  • Nissan 180SX Type X '96
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version R Twin Turbo 2by2
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo 2 seater '98
  • Nissan Pennzoil Nismo GT-R JGTC
  • Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car '98
  • Nissan R390 GT1 LM RaceCar '98
  • Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car
  • Nissan Silvia C-West Räzo
  • Nissan Silvia K's Aero(S14) '96
  • Nissan Silvia Spec R Aero '99
  • Nissan Silvia Varietta '00
  • Nissan Silvia'88 K's S13 1800cc '88
  • Nissan Silvia'91 K's S13 2000cc '91
  • Nissan Skyline Calsonic JGTC
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R32
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R34
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R33
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R34
  • Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M(R32)
  • Nissan Skyline Loctite Zexel GT-R JGTC
  • Nissan Z Concept
  • Nissan Z Detroit Motor Show Model

Opel

  • Opel Astra Touring Car
  • Opel Calibra Touring Car
  • Opel Speedster

Pagani

  • Pagani Zonda C12 '00
  • Pagani Zonda C12S '00
  • Pagani Zonda Race Car

Panoz

  • Panoz Esperante GTR-1

Peugeot

  • Peugeot 206 Rally Car
  • Peugeot 206 S16

Renault

  • Renault Clio Sport Racecar '00
  • Renault Clio Sport V6 24V '00

RUF

  • RUF 3400S '00
  • RUF CTR2 '96
  • RUF RGT '00

Shelby

  • Shelby Cobra '67

Spoon

  • Spoon Civic Type-R
  • Spoon S2000

Subaru

  • Subaru Impreza LM Race Car
  • Subaru Impreza Premium Sport Coupe 22B-Sti Version '98
  • Subaru Impreza Rally Car '99
  • Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi '00
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI '99
  • Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi '00
  • Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI '99
  • Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen '00
  • Subaru Legacy B4 RSK '98
  • Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B '96

Suzuki

  • Suzuki Alto Works Sports Limited '97
  • Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version

Tickford

  • Tickford Falcon XR8 Race Car

Tom's

  • Tom's X540 Chaser

Tommykaira

  • Tommykaira ZZ II
  • Tommykaira ZZ-S '99

Toyota

  • Toyota Altezza AS200 '98
  • Toyota Altezza LM Race Car
  • Toyota Altezza RS200 '98
  • Toyota Castrol Tom's Supra GT Car
  • Toyota Celica GTFOUR ST205 '95
  • Toyota Celica Rally Car
  • Toyota Celica SS-II '99
  • Toyota Celica SS-II (ST202)
  • Toyota Corolla Rally Car '99
  • Toyota GT-One RaceCar TS020 '99
  • Toyota GT-One Road Car '99
  • Toyota MR-S S Edition '99
  • Toyota MR-S Superautobacs Apex '00
  • Toyota MR2 G-Limited '98
  • Toyota MR2 GT-S '98
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex Shigeno Version
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86 Type 1) '85
  • Toyota Supra Castrol Tom's JGTC
  • Toyota Supra Denso Sard JGTC
  • Toyota Supra RZ '97
  • Toyota Supra SZ-R '97
  • Toyota Vitz (Yaris) Euro Edition '00
  • Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 '00

TRD

  • TRD Celica Sports M

TVR

  • TVR Griffith 500 '98
  • TVR Speed 12 '00
  • TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00

Volkswagen

  • Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car '00
  • Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0 '00
  • Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car '00
  • Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00
 

Others

  • Dasin Silvia GT (J) '99 

Music List

"Are You Gonna Go My Way? (GRAN TURISMO Remix)" - Lenny Kravitz
"Satisfied" - 8stops7
"Stop the Rock (Mint Royale Mix)" - Apollo 11
"Mad Skillz – Mic Chekka" - BT
"Break In"   CiRRUS
"Glowl"   Daiki Kasho
"Mirage"   Daiki Kasho
"Obscure"   Daiki Kasho
"Sky Scraper"   Daiki Kasho
"Strike Breaker"   Daiki Kasho
"Go Gran Turismo"   Dave Audé
"Call It Brisco (And Why Not?)"   Elite Force
"99 Red Balloons (Adapted from 99 Luftballons)"   Goldfinger
"As Good As It Gets"   Grand Theft Audio
"Champion"   Grinspoon  
"Stone Free"   Jimi Hendrix
"Sober"   Muse
"Turbo Lover"   Judas Priest
"Def Beat"   Junkie XL
"Crash"   Methods of Mayhem  
"Kickstart My Heart"   Mötley Crüe
"Never Enough"   Papa Roach
"Super Nova Goes Pop"   Powerman 5000
"Determination"   Raekwon
"Dogg's Turismo 3"   Snoop Dogg
"She Sells Sanctuary"   The Cult
"Againa"   Lenny Kravitz
"Just A Day"   Feeder
"Buck Rogers"   Feeder
"Seven Days In The Sun"   Feeder
"Shark"   Ash
"Stompbox"   Overseer
"Supermoves"   Overseer

Critical Reception

Game Informer gave the review scores of 9.5 and 9.  Reiner, who gave the higher score, wrote, "From rags to riches, Polyphony has completely revamped the GT experience.  Even though the number of cars is greatly reduced, the ushering in of a new physics model and graphics engine justifies the sequel status.  Along with the distinguished look - one that should leave you drooling in delight - vehicle customization and handling have been taken to a whole new level.  The computer opponents are intelligent and vigorous drivers, and the new environmental effects only add to the formidable task at hand".

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