GTR FIA GT Racing review

£15
Price when reviewed

The consoles have seen the best racing action in recent years, with no serious PC competitor to Sony’s mighty Gran Turismo in sight. Then along comes GTR FIA GT Racing to show that the PC can go places where consoles fear to tread.

It might not have Gran Turismo’s visual glamour or an enormous roster of upgradable cars, but GTR FIA GT Racing delivers a sense of realism that no other driving game can match. Played with a steering wheel such as the Saitek R440 Force Feedback Wheel (see p119), it’s easily the most exacting and realistic driving game on any system, and unlike Gran Turismo it boasts computer competitors that actually seem hungry to win.

Once you leave the novice driving aids behind, it takes serious skill and a will of steel to win – the usual boy-racer techniques will just send you spinning off the track. This makes GTR a tough game to get into, but one that’s seriously deep and satisfying when you do.

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