Reviews for GTR - FIA GT Racing Game


A good sim, but it's successor is better

simracer007 | 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.