Round Up: Gran Turismo 6 Reviews Drive to the Starting Line
Posted by Sammy Barker
We’re not quite ready to review Gran Turismo 6 yet. Polyphony Digital’s hotly anticipated driving simulation is a gigantic game, and we want to make sure that we put it through its paces properly before assigning it a score. Moreover, the title ships with a day one patch that we want to test in a retail environment before posting our thoughts on the release. As such, you’re just going to have to sit tight for our definitive verdict – but worry not, because other scores are racing in as we write.
Eurogamer.net - 9/10
Gran Turismo carries on its pursuit much as it always has, delivering a driving simulator that's as exhausting as it is exhaustive, as infuriating as it is intoxicating. As a foundation, it's certainly more stable than its predecessor - and as a way to explore the thrill of four wheels it is, despite its many faults, exceptional, brilliant and pretty much peerless. It's not finished yet, but Polyphony likely never will be - and in Gran Turismo 6 it's just delivered the broadest, most complete iteration of its epic vision.
Polygon - 9/10
Polyphony Digital's love for cars has always been clear, but it's always felt a little cold and mechanical. The benefits of that technical expertise still exist in Gran Turismo 6, but they're put to much more enthusiastic use. The result is a massive, passionate game and a fitting final lap for the PS3.
IGN - 8/10
Gran Turismo 6’s problems are baggage the series has been carrying since 1997; the second you thunk into a wall at 200 kilometres per hour and drive off scot-free, or hop into a belching V8 that sounds more like a wheezing milkshake maker, the glass shatters and the illusion breaks with it. But...it’s not hard to see why this series is deservedly regarded as one of the best of its kind, and this one is no exception.
CVG - 8/10
GT6 is a strange beast, then. It's a big leap over GT5, a true technical swansong for the PS3 and the largest, slickest entry in the series since the heady heights of GT4. But it feels like Gran Turismo 5: Second Attempt. It knows what it is - a technical, straight-laced racing sim tacked onto an obscenely shiny and overlarge car showroom - and it merely delivers that differently - with polished graphics, better physics and a much improved career and UI.
VideoGamer - 6/10
Gran Turismo 6 ends up feeling stubborn to adapt to modernity. Its myriad landscapes are barren and unexciting, while the music sounds like it’s been ripped straight from a Ron Jeremy compilation VHS.
Are you happy to give your PS3 one last run with Gran Turismo 6, or are you putting your foot down over the fact that it's not drifting onto Sony's next generation console? Feather your internal accelerator in the comments section below.