Most likely the last PS3-only entry for the Gran Turismo series, this game both succeeds and suffers by comparison to the next-gen racing games that have been released recently. Not that GT6 is an ugly game by any means, but once you catch a glimpse of the Xbox One's racer Forza 5, there is a noticeable difference in appearance. Not that appearances are everything, and especially when it comes to games, superficiality can mean very little if the game is a blast to play. But that isn't the only problem with the presentation of GT6, as the sound design is also quite poor (you could be in a top of the range car, and it sounds like a clapped out Ford Mondeo), and anyone looking for any kind of satisfaction from a good car crash will be left sorely disappointed here. Destruction Derby, this is not.
On the other hand, there are over 1,200 cars to pick from, and the most impressive set of tracks to play them on. Pretty much every conceivable track from around the world has been immaculately represented here, as well as some entirely made-up ones that rank alongside the best that the real world has created. Add in the fact that you'll also be playing these tracks at night, and with varying weather scenarios, so even on the tracks that you're well versed in, GT6 will keep you on your toes.
There have been no real advances in gameplay since Gran Turismo 5 (or 4, or 3 for that matter), with the developers seemingly of the mindset that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", which is fine since the Gran Turismo series is one of the most reliable in the racing genre, but there's also a sense that we have, essentially, played this game before. The same can be said for pretty much any sports based video game, as once the mechanics have been set in place, there is no real reason to tinker with them, but it would be nice to see something of a change for the series if and when GT7 arrives on the PS4.
All in all, Gran Turismo 6 is a perfectly fine racing game that anyone who is both (a) a racing fan, and (b) own a PlayStation 3, should be happy to own. There's more than enough "stuff" here to distract from the fact that it doesn't look as good as the next-gen games, and nor has it changed enough from the last GT.
Presentation: 3 out of 5
Gameplay: 4 out of 5
Replay: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5