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[December 26, 2013]

Gran Turismo is still the best racing simulator out there ; Games reviews [Lincolnshire Echo (England)]

(Lincolnshire Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Gran Turismo 6. PS3 (reviewed). Publisher: Sony. Rating: 10/10 It's been hailed as the PS3's swansong and GT6 certainly is a worthy note on which to herald the beginning of the end for the console as the PS4 gets up to speed. It takes the latest version of GT5, a game that has been subject to regular and ongoing updates since its launch, and adds a whole host of new features and 120 extra cars on top - bringing the grand total of lovingly recreated vehicles in the game up to a staggering 1,200.

There are dozens of circuits to race on, dozens of races to take part in and numerous prizes to be won. You get invitations from Lord March - which pop up on the screen - to try out ridiculously valuable classics on his Goodwood hill climb and you actually get to drive NASA's Lunar Roving Vehicle on the moon in a sort of low-G rally stage.

Unlike GT5, nearly every car can have bits added to its exterior and naturally you can change the colour and mod it to high heaven if you like. You get bonuses if you log in for up to five days in a row and GT6 promises ongoing updates for years to come. Still the best driving simulator around bar none.

Young Justice: Legacy. Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, 3DS, PC. Publisher: Warner Bros. Rating: 7/10 Based on the excellent Young Justice DC superhero cartoon TV series, Legacy is set in the gap between Seasons 1 and 2 and features young hero characters from the show including Robin (as in Batman's sidekick), Superboy, Batgirl and Kid Flash among others.

The story begins with Batman tasking your team with investigating the disappearance of an archaeologist involving the evil League of Shadows.

Your investigation basically involves beating up hordes of bad guys, switching between three heroes at will, each of whom has unique skills and abilities. As you battle through the missions you earn experience which enables you to level up your characters and unlock bonus material such as concept artwork.

The story is interesting and there are some more diverse sections that involve puzzles and problem solving but these are still interspersed with big fight scenes involving legions of increasingly tough and well armed bad guys. Good thing your powers improve too.

If you're a fan of the TV series or just the DC universe it's worth a look although it doesn't break any new ground.

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