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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Gran Turismo (1997) is a driving simulator that focuses on a photo-realistic driving experience. Players race real-world cars where bodywork and interiors are perfectly modelled. Whether hatchbacks or supercars, this game lets you step into the world of the automobile fanatic.

It has been released on each of Sony's gaming platforms:
  • Gran Turismo on PlayStation
  • Gran Turismo 2 on PlayStation
  • Gran Turismo 3 and 4 on PlayStation 2
  • Gran Turismo for PSP
  • Gran Turismo 5 and 6 on PlayStation 3
  • Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Gran Turismo 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
Too complex for your family? There are lots of games similar to Gran Turismo (Series). Here are some easier younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Simulation game with Sports elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game. You can race another person on the same system in split-screen mode but there aren’t computer drivers to compete against.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 20 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Behaviour and Belief as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The realism of the game requires a high level of driving skill.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 17-year-olds play this game:


Gran Turismo usually costs £15.99 to £89.99.

Gran Turismo 7

PlayStation Store PS5 £69.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £59.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £69.99

Gran Turismo 7 25Th Anniversary Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £89.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £89.99

Gran Turismo Sport

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Gran Turismo Sport Spec II

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase game currency with real money that is then used to access cars and accessories. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2017

Out Now: PS3, PS4 and PSP

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (16 online)

Genres: Race, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person

Developer: The Gran Turismo (@TheGranTurismo)

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