GT PSP review embargo lifts, less-than-pretty scores revealed

Tuesday, 15th September 2009 17:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The GT PSP embargo just went up. We’ll add the scores below as they come in. Looks as though there might be a bit of a shock result here.

The game’s out alongside PSP go on October 1. If you have a review and want your score added, just drop a link into the comments.



  1. KingCharMing

    I’ve just gone flaccid… what a disappointment

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    Complete lack of career mode – wtf were they thinking?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. dirigiblebill

    Told you so.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RomaTotti10

    Thanks! Very fast and useful news.

    Keep up the excellent work.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor

    Most sites seem to have completley missed the point about what GT PSP was supposed to be about….i.e. pick up and play, not a full a career mode.

    I think it’s pretty ridiculous for some people to have been expecting a full console GT equivalent on the PSP.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. OrphanageExplosion

    It didn’t need a full career mode but it did need some sense of progression. The only progression in this is working your way through the re-badged license tests.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. dirigiblebill

    If they can do a full Monster Hunter 2 equivalent on the PSP, they can bloody well do likewise with GT… :p

    #7 5 years ago
  8. ianos

    Nowgamer review: 8.5/10.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt


    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    The future of PSP gaming comeback history is now in jeapordy – batten down the hatches!!!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Syrok

    It’s not like seven is a bad score on a scale of ten. :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    An average of those scores (excluding the “buy” because it’s a fucked up way of scoring) is 77.5%, which is a fairly respectable score.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Nugent

    If you read the reviews, they’re actually fairly positive. The consistent complaint is the lack of a campaign mode; the calendar system they’ve implemented seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    “Less-than-pretty scores”? Only 2 of those listed could be considered ‘low’ by some people, for the most part those are perfectly decent scores.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Jadeskye

    for a PSP game thats not too bad.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Cort

    Yes, it’s a bit depressing when an average of 7.7/10 is considered a disaster.

    Personally I thought a Metacritic average of 98 for GTAIV was a huge disaster. The review system truly is broken.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    “The review system truly is broken”

    Yup. Anything averaging lower than an 80% or higher than a 95% should probably be avoided. :D

    #17 5 years ago
  18. bugmenot

    the fact people have been waiting nearly 5 years is probably affecting scores too. this would have been pretty remarkable back then as it is just an impressive effort

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    #18 hit the nail on the head. Expectations have been blown way out of proportion. Compare the game to Ridge Racer or some other PSP racer and GT looks like a diamond in the rough.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. dirigiblebill

    It’s a shock because this is Gran Turismo, not because most sites’ scoring systems aren’t worth the pixels they’re printed on. GT is, or was, a critical phenomenon.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. KingCharMing

    To be fair, when I posted, the only scored that were up were # Eurogamer – 7/10
    # IGN US – 6.8/10

    #21 5 years ago

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