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Gran Turismo on PS1 HPI PSP

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Gran Turismo is a Racing game available on the PS1 HPI PSP. It can be played in Singleplayer Competitive Splitscreen modes.

Gran Turismo is a Racing game. Racing games, although sometimes seen as a sporting sub category, are a well established video game genre in their own right.

Gran Turismo can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Gran Turismo can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

Gran Turismo can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.


We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Gran Turismo for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.


Motoring Gamer review Thu, 24 Mar 2011

Gran Turismo PS1 was a magical step for me towards doing what I love fulltime. Such was the realism and prowess that in some ways it changed my life for the better.

Racing games and I go back a long way, over twenty years in fact, and before I was a Motoring Journalist. From the nightmare port of Outrun on the ZX Spectrum, to the classic Sega Rally on the Saturn, I've poured a fair few hours into racing games. But nothing has affected my later career or love of cars more than the now legendary Gran Turismo.
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Radio Controlled Gamer review Fri, 08 Jan 2010

The radio controlled HPI Racing E10 Ford GT LM brings together two hobby worlds - video games and r/c cars. The r/c car and been designed and branded by Polyphony Digital around a vehicle from their video game racing simulator on the PS2 and PlayStation 3.

This reminded me of the synergy behind Nike and Apple working together on their running shoe add-ons for the iPod. Two brands set their differences aside and create something that works in both markets. Here we find the high end R/C components and design of HPI join the attention to detail and eye for high design of Gran Turismo to create something a little bit special.
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Frugal Gamer review Mon, 05 Oct 2009

With more than 800 vehicle models and over 30 tracks, Gran Turismo brings the authentic and peerless driving simulator over to the PlayStation Portable. World famous circuits and exciting game play and game modes serve as a great introduction to the Gran Turismo series as well as providing a depth series veterans will enjoy. With its astounding 60 frames a second graphics, this the evolution in PSP games we've all been waiting for.

Developed by the same team behind the world's best-selling racing simulator GT4, Polyphony Digital have created a truly mesmeric version of Gran Turismo for the PSP. 800 vehicles and over 30 tracks have been packed into the game and the obsessional love of cars and racing has successfully transferred over to the handheld format. All the cars are licensed from the top manufacturers from around the globe, including Ferrari, Nissan, BMW, Lancia & Lotus.
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