Average arcade-style driving
Another arcade-style race which eschews realism in favour of out and out driving fun, GT Racing is fairly standard example of the genre which doesn't really do anything wrong but ends up as merely average. As you would expect, the game features a variety of upgradeable cars and on- and off-road tracks, and sees you competing against direct rivals as well as dealing with regular traffic as you travel around the world. The graphics here are still pleasing enough, with a good sense of speed and some nicely detailed and varied environments to race through, which are enough to keep your attention. There are some noticeable problems with collision detection, with cars seemingly able to move through one another but on the whole visuals are impressive for the time. The tracks themselves are generally well-designed and entertaining, with plenty of twists and turns, and even a few jumps here and there, while the computer-controlled opponents put up a decent enough fight and will challenge you for the top spot. Sound effects are unspectacular, with the usual droning engine noises, but the music seems curiously out of place and does grate somewhat. As mentioned, handling for the cars is arcade-style rather than realistic but this adds to the fun and helps to make GT Racing an enjoyable, if unremarkable racer, which fans of Need for Speed or the Test Drive series should find amusing.