So, Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed again. There are actually rumours that it will be renamed GT5: The Retro & Classic edition in recognition of the anticipated release date. But let’s not forget just how brilliant the Gran Turismo series has been to date.
For me, there was one game that defined the 90s and by its mere existence made the PlayStation a worthwhile accessory in any petrolhead living room. That game was Gran Turismo, or Gran Turismo 1 as the subsequent sequels have led it to be known as. The game changed everything and paved the way for all future racing games.
Stand out feature for me was the opening titles featuring a Chemical Brothers remix of the brilliant Manic Street Preachers track, Everything Must Go. I rarely skipped it and even today it manages to create a sense of anticipation so often lost in other games. It is therefore worthy of a place on PetrolBlog.
Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy. In the meantime, I’m off to eBay to track down a copy of the game.