PS4 Gran Turismo Sport

Last updated date: July 25, 2019

DWYM Score
8.0

PS4 Gran Turismo Sport

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 228 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Gran Turismo Sport placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.8
25 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
1,573 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The game is very simple to navigate, menus are self explanatory but the game also does a overt and hand-holdy job of telling you what each menu and option will do.
- Gaming Trend
November 8, 2017 | Full review
A majority of our time was spent playing Gran Turismo Sport on a 4K HDR enabled display on a PS4 Pro, and wow, GT Sport is one stunning looking driving game.
- Gaming Age
October 17, 2017 | Full review
The challenges are quite interesting; given that GT Sport offers only a handful of real world circuits, most of the game’s locales are entirely fictional, and being able to learn them beforehand is a nice feature.
- God Is A Geek
October 17, 2017 | Full review
Gran Turismo Sport is a game that is both very good on the track and incredibly important for the future of the genre and the eSports fascination at large.
- COG Connected
Graphically GT Sport is a visual delight on the PlayStation 4 which boasts exceptional car models, realistic effects and some lush backgrounds.
- Impulse Gamer
October 26, 0201 | Full review
Even outside of the racing, the experience is excellent. You can restart a challenge or race nearly instantaneously, and given how challenging Campaign mode can be, you’ll be doing this a lot.
- Game Crate
October 25, 2017 | Full review
That said, there is plenty of satisfaction to gain from merely finishing races. Personal achievements aside, every race rewards you with in-game credits, mileage points--another in-game currency used to upgrade cars or purchase paint decals, wheel rims and the like to customize your car with--and experience points that raise your driver level.
- GameSpot
November 15, 2017 | Full review
The other thing that makes online racing different in GT Sport is that it’s largely schedule-driven. Every day there are three daily challenges introduced, but you can’t just hop in whenever you like.
- Easy Allies
With its excellent focus on online multiplayer supported with some innovative fair-play features and related social features, Gran Turismo Sport is a great choice for drivers focused on those aspects.
- Gaming Nexus
October 23, 2017 | Full review
Over time it looks like GT Sport will look to expand on this premise, offering players tournaments to play in with a calendar of events already taking shape that will offer seasons for players to race in.
- Attack Of The Fan Boy
The game looks simply incredible, it must be said, and while it still hews towards the kind of clean and clinical accuracy of the last few games on PlayStation 3, it’s transformed by the power of PlayStation 4. That extra oomph allows it to pack in more detail, an overhauled lighting system that was built from the ground up to make the most of the new high dynamic range technology, while still boasting Polyphony’s typical attention to detail.
- The Sixth Axis
August 12, 2020 | Full review
Visually, Gran Turismo Sport is stunning and truly showcases what the PS4 Pro can do.
- Hardcore Gamer
October 19, 2017 | Full review
GT Sport is one of the best-looking race games yet seen. Its car models are phenomenally detailed, and its highly convincing racing environments are crisp and beautifully rendered.
- US Gamer
October 18, 2017 | Full review
Having said that, the graphics in GTS are impressive. The car models on the outside and inside have an immense amount of detail. From the shine on the paint to the stitching on the wheels and other details of the dashboard and gauges, this is some of the most spectacular vehicle work yet.
- Worth Playing
Gran Turismo Sport is a superb racing game. It’s everything it should be. Faithful to its heritage, with gorgeous cars, superb tracks, time-of-day variations, exquisite handling, an ultra-serious online mode and a challenging, genuinely educational single-player component.
- Games Radar
October 17, 2017 | Full review
I really like the different sounds of the cars, and a car game creating that kind of interest after hours of playing is a feat
- Game Informer
October 20, 2017 | Full review
Gran Turismo Sport brings its best to the race with a long list of gorgeous cars and outstanding venues.
- PSU
I look for noticeable variations in the handling of the vehicles included in driving games. I like to see differences that go beyond the cosmetic. GTS delivers this in a major way. It's challenging, but also very rewarding when you master the nuances of driving the cars in the game.
- Forbes
Gran Turismo Sport represents a sharp change in direction for a beloved brand – and only time will tell whether that move proves shrewd. The game sets a new standard for online simulation racing on consoles, and for that it must be praised, but in its efforts to educate it’s shed the series’ revered single player structure – and almost certainly a fair few fans along the way.
- Push Square
October 22, 2017 | Full review
Ultimately, the real focus of Gran Turismo Sport is the new online Sport Mode, in which players participate in daily races in hopes of earning a chance to compete for various championships.
- WCCF Tech
October 20, 2017 | Full review
Sport takes its fidelity even further, though, with the best sound design in a game we have ever heard. Full surround gets plenty of support, and thanks to some innovative recording techniques, you’ll hear basically the exact same sounds in your living room as you would on the road in one of this monsters.
- Digital Trends
Gran Turismo Sport is worthy of the name and a great driving simulator
- Trusted Reviews
February 2, 2018 | Full review
This championship is the main event in Sport, and it recently started its ‘pre-season’, allowing us to glimpse what will be a year-long circuit championship with players from all over the world competing for points and an actual trophy presented by the FIA at the end of it.
- Game Critics
November 16, 2017 | Full review
Gran Turismo Sport returns the Gran Turismo series to the Playstation 4, with fantastic graphics that push the boundaries for realistic driving simulation.
- CGM
October 17, 2017 | Full review
The delicate and skilled operation of a high performance vehicle projects Gran Turismo Sport’s utopian vision. Its factitious structure and inattentive principles remind the player that it operates in an unstable reality.
- Digital Chumps
October 23, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Gran Turismo Sport is completely dependent on online connectivity, and progress cannot be saved while offline.
- Gaming Trend
November 8, 2017 | Full review
Let get this out of the way, Gran Turismo Sport is an always connected online game first and foremost, and if you lose connection to the servers or don’t have a somewhat reliable internet connection, don’t bother.
- Gaming Age
October 17, 2017 | Full review
Weirdly, it also means that Brand Central, the place from which you buy cars, is only available online.
- God Is A Geek
October 17, 2017 | Full review
GT Sport throws out the traditional campaign – while still incorporating custom races, trials, split-screen, and limited VR racing in the offline Arcade Mode – and focuses on building the player’s raw driving ability to then take into the online component.
- COG Connected
With that said, GT Sport is an online game and this title only offers a small slice of offline fun.
- Impulse Gamer
October 26, 0201 | Full review
One drawback worth mentioning is that GTS is an “always online” game, which loses a great deal of functionality - even single player functionality - without an internet connection.
- Game Crate
October 25, 2017 | Full review
Sportsmanship ranking system feels temperamental
- GameSpot
November 15, 2017 | Full review
Racing online is a big focus for GT Sport, and it’s very serious about making sure no one spoils the competition.
- Easy Allies
My experience with the force feedback wheel in Gran Turismo was, in a word, disappointing.
- Gaming Nexus
October 23, 2017 | Full review
The single player Campaign isn’t even vaguely comparable to the GT Mode of the past and will provide only a fleeting appeal
- The Sixth Axis
August 12, 2020 | Full review
The Gran Turismo series has long had an issue with the sound of its cars, especially the V8s.
- Hardcore Gamer
October 19, 2017 | Full review
The interface is a little clunky to use, but it looks fantastic, and packs plenty of interesting information about the game's cars and manufacturers.
- US Gamer
October 18, 2017 | Full review
With the game lacking any voices and the effects being robust — save for the hollow-sounding vehicle and wall collisions — it falls on the soundtrack to impress players.
- Worth Playing
Completely clams up if the internet connection goes down
- Games Radar
October 17, 2017 | Full review
This time around, the only issue I have – mostly because the soundtrack works in harmony to what you’re doing – is the fact that not all engines sound authentic, and some don’t have the kind of oomph behind them that one would expect.
- PSU
Once you start the challenges and missions, you begin to feel a bit of a letdown because they aren't as in-depth or compelling as you'd expect after having been sent through such an elaborate tutorial. You can earn some really cool cars from completing all 48 lessons, but the process should be more fun.
- Forbes
Still, understandably, the emphasis on online comes at the cost of single player content. Stalwarts of the Sunday Cup may be disappointed to learn that Gran Turismo Sport’s campaign revolves around a series of challenges, each designed to improve your performance in multiplayer.
- Push Square
October 22, 2017 | Full review
Gran Turismo Sport is a good game, and yet, it’s still a disappointment. Given this series’ pedigree, good simply isn’t good enough.
- WCCF Tech
October 20, 2017 | Full review
Always online DRM can be a huge pain if your connection is spotty
- Digital Trends
Feels like a missed opportunity
- Trusted Reviews
February 2, 2018 | Full review
The real problem will be the expectations that millions of Gran Turismo fans bring.
- Game Critics
November 16, 2017 | Full review
Online racing isn’t nearly as intuitive as I expected. Players must sign up for official races and start at specific intervals throughout each hour of the day.
- CGM
October 17, 2017 | Full review
Gran Turismo Sport lives in a world of sportsmanship and prestige and doesn’t much care if would-be residents find its narrow paradise aloof and inhospitable.
- Digital Chumps
October 23, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Welcome to the future of motorsports - the definitive motor racing experience is back and better than ever only on PlayStation 4. Gran Turismo Sport is the world's first racing experience to be built from the ground up to bring global, online competitions sanctioned by the highest governing body of international motorsports, the FIA (Federation International Automobile). Create your legacy as you represent and compete for your home country or favorite manufacturer. • The New Standard in Racing - Introducing the world's first and only online championship certified by the FIA (Federation International Automobile) • FIA Competition - Represent and compete for your home country or favorite manufacturer through two sanctioned championships: Nations Cup & Manufacturers Cup • The Real Racing Simulator - Race from over 140 high-performance on 19 real-world and historic GT locations across 27 layouts, built from the ground up only for PS4 • Race Offline - Build your personalized garage and compete in an endless array of challenges in Campaign Mode or further improve your skills through Arcade (Single Race, Time Trial, Drift Trial, and 2- Player Split Screen) • The Ultimate GT Experience - Introducing Brand Central, Livery Customization, and Photo Scapes • Exclusive Vehicles - More than two dozen Vision Gran Turismo concept cars designed with global brands and manufacturers

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