Reviews for GTR - FIA GT Racing Game
Dated Racing Simsycomantis1991 | July 4, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
This game suffers much in the same way that the original Gran Turismo games do. The mechanics were great at the time, but technology has left them outdated compared to newer games. The Gran Turismo games control smoothly enough and are fast-paced enough to be fun, but this relied so heavily on being a realistic sim that without that, there's not much left.
It was great, it was.....Brownninja97 | May 4, 2015 | See all Brownninja97's reviews »
GTR was a state of the art game back in the day with a lot of fans however time does go by. There are many mods and while you will never find a lot of them due to lost communities however there is a sensible chunk still left. The only issue is that we are in 2015 where this is over 10 years old and technologies have changed, things have improved and younger more beautiful and more technological games have come in. This games successor for example is better at just about everything so this game will have to live in the shadow of that. GTR2 is just that good and even GTR2 is facing the end, while this is a nice game there is no longer much of a reason to get it anymore. It bid it farewell where it will lie in the hall of fames for the past sims that have left us.
A good sim, but it's successor is bettersimracer007 | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all simracer007's reviews »
GTR is a sim, which means that it is designed to provide the utmost in realism to allow the gamer at home to experience what it's like to drive a real race car. Unlike the more 'arcade' games which provide fun racing, but with unrealistic physics, GTR recreates the physics of a real race car as accurately as possible. Simulating the FIA GT Championship of 2003 means that it has some great content, including Ferraris and Porsches which are now much harder to license. This is certainly an attractive proposition to the buyer, and it is a really great sim to play. However, GTR 1 is an old game now. It may say that it was released in September of 2012, but really that's the re-release as a digital download. It was actually released back in 2005, and unfortunately there's not much of a reason to buy it nowadays. It pains me to say this, but really it's sequel, GTR2, is a much better buy for not much more money. There are several reasons for this - GTR2 has more content included, a larger modding community and more community-made content, and (marginally) better graphics. So really, you should buy GTR2. In saying that, GTR1 is still a great sim so if you're tight for cash or it's on sale really cheap, then it's probably still worth buying.