Gran Turismo HD - hands-on

It's been four months since we first saw Gran Turismo HD's gameplay make its surprisingly boring debut at Sony's press conference, with boring footage of cars crawling around beautifully detailed - but somehow lifeless - racetracks. If that looked like your kind of thing, however, then we're happy to report that the playable version of HD has pretty much the same vibe.

Don't get us wrong - HD looks fantastic. Essentially an overhauled version of Gran Turismo 4, this meticulously realistic gearhead sim features sweet-looking tracks and spectators who look considerably better than a lot of PS2 action-game characters we've seen. It'll feature a ton of licensed cars, too, all of which look near-indistinguishable from the real thing.