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|Platform:||Sony PlayStation 2|
|Game Name:||Gran Turismo 3 A-spec||Release Year:||2002|
|Region Code:||NTSC-U/C (US/CA)||Genre:||Racing|
|Gran Turismo 3 for the Sony PlayStation 2 is the ultimate driving game for the serious racing enthusiast. No other series of games lets players control every aspect of what goes into becoming the best driver in the world. Earn your credentials by completing racing tests to qualify for big competitions. Start your career with a dumpy car, and earn enough money racing to drive a professional-grade vehicle. Some brands of cars include Audi, BMW, Chrysler, and Ford. Customize each car with a souped-up engine, suspension, transmission, and tires for the best performance on over 60 racing circuits. Play arcade mode to skip building up your career, and get into the seat of one of the fastest cars in the world immediately.|
|Game||Gran Turismo 3 A-spec [Greatest Hits]|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||4574|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Lyrics|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Steering Wheel|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features||
|Game Series||Gran Turismo Series|
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An amazing racing game for the racing gamer
When I think of GT3, the words "much hyped," "highly anticipated," and "killer app" immediately spring to mind. Let's face it, unless you're a PlayStation 2 owner who has a really, really, really deep-down hatred for racing games, GT3 is the most important release yet for Sony's l'il black box. Sure, there have been some really good releases on the system already, but GT3 pushes PS2 software to new heights. Graphically, it's a marvel. Super-smooth, incredibly detailed and stunningly lifelike, GT3 raises the graphics bar several notches beyond any racing game we've ever seen before, inside or outside of a videogame arcade. Phenomenal object modeling is combined with amazing attention to detail and astounding lighting to deliver a simply incredible racing experience. The way the sun bounces off the road as you turn corners and glints off the metal and glass surfaces of the cars completely fools your eyes into believing they're watching real cars drive around real tracks. The shadows and lighting are used to really bring the environment to life and make it look more solid, more visceral and more realistic than any other race game. Sound too is amazing. You can really hear the difference in the car engines, from the low rumble of a big-block monster like the AC Cobra to the tortured scream of the high-revving S2000, each car plays its own music. The sound effects are also that much clearer and more detailed, and combine beautifully with the graphics to deliver a simply stunning experience. The game's soundtrack boasts some all-new tunes for the American version including selections from big-named artists like Snoop Dogg, plus a few tracks carried over from the Japanese release. There's a lot of variety here, so regardless of your tastes, you should be able to find something that you like and since the game allows you to select the exact music tracks that you wish to hear, you'll never have to listen to anything that you don't want to. And the gameplay? Well, it goes without saying that once again, Polyphony has come up with the goods. Indeed, while it may be disappointing to some that GT3's car count is less than a third of GT2, it nevertheless packs a far, far greater racing challenge than its predecessors did. GT3 features 60 beginner, amateur and professional championship races, as well as 10 rally races and 10 endurance races. And some of those Championships are huge, featuring 10 different races, each requiring the player to complete anywhere between 20-78 laps. This is not a game you will complete overnight. Indeed, GT3 packs such a huge challenge that if you're serious about completing the game, you will be required to put in a serious amount of time and effort to do so. Sony has made the game's progression a little easier in the beginning of the American version by upping the credits that you start off with and giving out more prize money in the Beginner and some Amateur races, but it's still going to take you quite a bit of time and effort to make it through this gem. The racing is more varied than before. There are a lot more manufacturers races this time around, ranging the Silver Arrow Mercedes-only challenge and the Toyota Vitz Challenge through Beetle Cup Racing to the Type R meeting and Evolution Challenge. The '80s car races are back, as well as a slew of specific challenges, such as British GT car racing, roadster races and all the usual FF, AWD, FR, NA and Turbo car races. And best of all, GT3 has an F1 Championship.
Best Game Ever!
Racing is, as far as racing goes, a simplistic concept. Right? You get into a car, push the gas and go around and around in a track. Right? WRONG! WRONG! might I repeat.... WRONG! Gran Turismo 3 shows us that there is much more to racing than we realise with the great number of tuning options, a large variety and number of cars amongst other things. There are plenty of tracks in Gran Turismo 3, including real tracks such as Test Course, Laguna Seca and Grand Valley Speedway. There are also plenty of Rally Tracks, some of them real such as Tahiti Maze and lots of Rally cars including the Toyota Celica and specialty cars from European Companies such as Delta and Lancia. I played this game for a very long time, 200 hours plus, but never finished it. I still have the Formula Racing Challenge at the end of the Professiional Courses and can't finsh the last three courses :( Some of the endurance courses are too long and I don't like to play video games that long consistently. Still this game is the best racing simulator, best legal racing game, one of the best PS2 games of all time, and had ground breaking graphics for the time when it was released. GO GRAN TURISMO!!!
What more needs to be said? Its an amazing game with excellent variety of content. Loads of tracks, cars and races to play. Combine the best elements a Gran Turismo game can offer plus a great soundtrack and you know this game is gonna be a blast!
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: urban_picker
It was good when it was new, but GT4 is a much better game..
It's a few years Since GT5 came out, so this is a very old game. It's difficult to rate this game, because the driving is actually still pretty realistic, but the rest of the game doesn't seem to be as good as the older or newer versions. GT games tend to have too many versions of certain cars, and this one is no exception. Going beyond that, this doesn't have the wide variety of cars the other GT games had. Overall there's some good and some bad. It may have seemed a lot better when it was new, but looking back, it's not a good choice now. If you want a realistic racing game for PS2, pass on this one and go find a copy of GT4. You may not care for the B-spec (directors mode) they added, but everything else about the game from the driving to the graphics to the wide selection of new, used and classic cars is an improvement over GT3.
ultrasavesinc unlocked memory card
this review is not really for the game (which is excellent, by the way) but for the UNLOCKED memory card i recently purchased from eBay member ultrasavesinc. my 3 1/2 year old son loves playing GT3, but he accidentially deleted all my game progress while trying to save a replay of one of his races. this was SEVEN YEARS worth of game progress. tons of cars, all the tracks, etc. needless to say, my son was heartbroken when he realized his favorite car, the ZZII, was now gone, as were all the tracks he loved to race. he cried himself to sleep that night. i stayed up all night trying to win stuff back, but had very little to show for it the next morning. then i went on eBay and found this ultrasaves memory card. it arrived in the mail just a few days later and it saved my butt and sanity big time. it came preloaded with 200 cars (all fully loaded), all the tracks and $10,000,000,000,000. that's not a misprint: 10 trillion dollars!!! the memory card also comes with fully unlocked info for GT4, which we have yet to test out because we are having so much fun with all our newfound GT3 cars. thank you ultrasaves!!!!