A nostaglic look at old school racing.
As the shelves in every games store are straining under the weight of realistic racing simulations, any speed-fest hoping to pull ahead of the pack has a challenge on its hands. But by reaching back in time and giving petrol-heads a chance to take the wheel of the most famous GT and touring cars of yesteryear, GT Legends is a refreshing change and a thrilling ride.
Featuring almost 100 legendary cars of the 60s and 70s including the Porsche 906, Ford Mustang, Corvette Stingray and Mini Cooper the game lets players loose on 11 tracks from Hockenheim to Donnington, where winning races and thrashing tournaments gives you access to the games sexiest motors.
Skilful wheel-work is essential if you want to tame these metal monsters as they lack the precise handling of modern models in a game like Gran Turismo, the game doing a remarkable job of conveying the speed, weight and grip of these stylish-yet-unforgiving vehicles.
Catastrophic crashes that leave your cars virtually undamaged, and multiplayer scrambles that are limited to 16 racers, may well pique hardened simulation fans, but for a chance to drive of some of the most beautiful cars ever built, GT Legends is a must.