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Gran Turismo released in Japan 20 years ago on PlayStation

Discussion in 'Driving & Racing Games' started by Diablo, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator
    tduck team Admin


    A legend was born this day 20 years ago in Japan, with the release of a racing game called Gran Turismo. It is unreal to think how long it has been since I first sought out interviews, previews and images in magazines and scoured for mentions of it in the accompanying disc's video footage, but it has, and it is still one of the most memorable gaming experiences of my life.

    Kaz tweeted a pic of the Gran Turismo 20th Anniversary birthday cake!

    Powering my console up to hear that familiar ding and then be greeted with that masterful intro that had a remix of a top Manic Street Preachers track was a sight to behold. Beautifully paired up with the action going on and delivering a real racing vibe straight off the screen got you ready to race right from the moment the menu appeared.

    Since then, the series has had its ups and downs and it's spawned countless competitors of varying quality but one thing that cannot be denied is that a Gran Turismo game still has its own distinct way of doing things - and this will continue to be the case no doubt with Kaz at the helm.

    The excellent Gran Turismo fansite GTPlanet has done a piece on the history of the game that is well worth a read. :)
    #1 Diablo, Dec 23, 2017
    Last edited by Diablo: Feb 19, 2018
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  2. carlos_69

    carlos_69 OMG EVO

    This and GT2 was the games that made my friend and i spend evennings and nights doing the famous 60 lap endurances.

    Good times indeed.
  3. mau92

    mau92 Well-Known Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Damn, that's quite some time. GT2 was the game that got me into racing games and Motorsport in general
  4. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator
    tduck team Admin

    GT2 was an incredible sequel. The 'more' they added to that game over the original was quite unbelievable. Even their little foray into rally being (at the time anyway) quite well executed.
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