You guys probably heard that GT5 is being judged based on the really minor glitches and bad details the game has, and reviewers aren't looking at the game as a whole but just looking at the bad parts of the game.
If you don't know what Gran Turismo 5 is, go look it up and continue reading, because you really should know what it is. Anyway, as I was saying, GT5 is getting really modest review scores like 8/10 and 4/5, but does it deserve these scores? NO, it deserves much, much better scores! Have you ever seen a racing game do so much? The countless cars, the incredible tracks, the huge variety of gameplay!
You get more than 1000 cars, 200 of which are premium cars, which are cars that are designed with incredible detail and support cockpit view for the first time in a GT game. But the game is criticized by the lack of detail in standard cars. Well, look at other racing game cars, then at GT's standard cars. See the difference? The standard cars are definitely good looking, but compared to the premium cars, people find a huge difference.
Also you get a lot of variety in gameplay like Karting and Rally aside from the incredible damage system later on in the game. And with an incredible multiplayer mode that just can't get any better, this is definitely the Racing Sim of all time! Buy it or miss out on an massive, incredible game.