The reaction to Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR 2 is near unanimous: "mind-blowing"

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The PSVR 2 has officially launched and the reception has been generally positive, but one game in particular seems to be blowing the minds of just about everyone who plays it: Gran Turismo 7.

Of all of the best PSVR 2 games to play now, we didn't expect Gran Turismo 7, a racing game nearing its first birthday, to top the list alongside the VR-exclusive Horizon Call of the Mountain, but here we are. According to the social media buzz, the racing sim is exhilarating on PlayStation's new-gen VR kit.

"OK, GT7 in VR is unbelievable," said Digital Foundry's John Linneman on Twitter. "One small detail that literally caught my eye - the HDR glare of headlights in your mirrors during night races. It's bright to the point where it closely resembles reality in a similar situation. I've never seen anything quite like this in a game.

Perhaps the most telling reactions are from people recording their live reactions to playing GT7 on PSVR 2. In every video I've seen, it's like watching a grown adult transform into a sugar-high schoolchild hearing the school bell on a Friday before a long weekend. Honestly, the FOMO is almost too much to bear. Here's a clip of the folks from PSVR2 Without Parole clearly enjoying their time with GT7:

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And here's The Tech Chap, mouth agape, grinning from ear to ear experiencing the racing sim in VR for the first time:

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There's more. Freelance journalist and Future Games Show producer Jordan Oloman called the experience "madness." His clip doesn't include commentary, but it's a good demonstration of the game's performance and visuals. Without a PSVR 2, one can only imagine what it's like behind the wheel with a full racing rig peripheral setup.

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It's also worth watching Twitter user Carl Lavery's clip of GT7 in PSVR 2. "It looks just as clear as it does here with a much greater sense of speed," he said.

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While these reactions are undeniably tantalizing, it's worth noting that in our largely glowing PSVR 2 review, we do note a lack of support for older PlayStation VR games as well as PC VR games. Ultimately, while we were impressed with the headset, "the question of whether you should buy one will be down to how PlayStation supports it going forward, and whether or not your virtual interests extend into the $500+ price range."

If you're considering buying one, it'd also be good to check our list of upcoming PSVR 2 games to see if there's enough there to justify the investment.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.