Parents' Guide to

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Scaled-down PS3 race with gorgeous graphics.

Game PlayStation 3 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+



This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Just a view of what to come.

If this game takes up 5280 MB on my HDD, I'm afraid to see what the full game will take... Very fun, for people of all ages. GORGEOUS GRAPHICS.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (4):

Overall, the presentation in Prologue is gorgeous. Road textures look rough and gritty, while vehicles sparkle under sunlight. The series debuts an interior dash view, an unbelievably realistic vantage point for driving. You'll see your driver's hands move as he shifts gears. The first out-of-control spin you perform feels dizzying. The sounds of tires screeching and engines revving contribute greatly to the authenticity. The series still doesn't show the effects of damage. For example, your car can slam into a wall at top speed and still look good as new.

Cars handle very well, as each model feels as unique as they look. The pacing in difficulty is handled quite well. The beginners' C circuit gives novices a good starting point to learn the control basics and vehicle handling. Also, the vehicular skills of computer opponents ratchets up quickly as you progress to tougher circuits. Since you have few tracks and vehicles, both the single player and online modes are limited. But Prologue still packs a ton of horsepower.

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