Gran Designs - Day three: Gran Turismo 3

Gran Turismo 3 was the first game most of us on saw running on PlayStation 2, thanks to the “GT 2000” demo that appeared alongside PS2 when it launched in Japan in March 2000. A little more than a year later we’d get the final version of GT3, and boy did it ever show off PS2 to the maximum.

Even now, loading up the six-year-old PS2 game is a staggering event. Religious, even. It still has the power to shame the puny efforts being put out by other game-makers today, thanks to its slick looks, impressive speed and vast collection of flash visual effects.