The golden age of motor sports has returned. Experience one of the world’s most exciting racing series in GT...
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Very Positive (164 reviews) - 89% of the 164 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2005

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Reviews

8/10 – Eurogamer

8.5/10 – Gamespot

8.8/10 – Game Chronicles

About This Game

Return to the Days Of Thunder

The golden age of motor sports has returned. Experience one of the world’s most exciting racing series in GT LEGENDS, including the legendary touring cars of the 60′s and 70′s. Collect more then 90 original FIA GTC-TC team vehicles and demonstrate your driving skill on real European racetracks.


GT Legends was announced summer 2005 and presented to media with a response that was overwhelming. The only concern expressed by the media present at the time was that they were previously blown away by GTR, and now they wanted to rate GT Legends even higher!


GT Legends keeps the authentic driving experience from GTR and takes the game play to a new level with a career mode. Enjoy the historic GT cars with vehicles like Ford Mustang, Shelby Cobra, Corvette, Jaguar, Lotus, TVR and other goodies from the 60’s and 70’s.

Key Features


  • Original Tracks: Over 25 variations of real tracks like Imola, Monza, Donington and Mondello Park
  • 5 Difficulty Levels: Ranging from the easy beginner mode to the ultra realistic simulation mode
  • Career Mode: Win numerous cups and buy your dream car in this challenging mode
  • Pure Realism: Experience an unequalled level of realism in cooperation with the FIA GTC-TC teams, incl. pit stops and car setups
  • Real Sounds: Completely authentic sounds recorded from the actual FIA racing cars
  • Multiplayer Mode: Impress your friends with rare unlockable cars and challenge up to 15 opponents online

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Seven
    • Processor:1.3 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DX8.1 comp. video card/64 MB
    • DirectX®:8.1
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DX8.1 comp. sound card
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel Pentium IV or AMD
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DX9.0c comp. video card/256 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DX9.0 comp. sound card
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Very Positive (164 reviews)
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electronx
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This is an excellent game for a semi-professional / amateur-enthusiastic player.

This is the game closest to a real simulator among all I played. The cars are responsive but not unrealistically, react to bumps on tracks, the speed is about average, there is room for minor mistakes but not too much. There is even some randomisation, tire sets have different behaviour a little bit (most noticeable in Monza). There is a possibility to tune (balance) your car to some extent, but you can get along without it.

GT Legends is one of the few games supporting long races (up to 60 laps, 2-3 hours), which I find incredibly fun. Also night driving. I bought this not much after seeing a bit of Le Mans in 2013. This was the first game in which I actually enjoyed being in the middle of the pack.

The graphics are somewhat simple but overall very well done, the effects scale nicely with the resolution (so the cars look nice) and trackside trees are lush enough. I love the distant mountains, the night sky with the moon and the darkest hours, the morning / evening sun overbright.

There are no weather effects, unlike in its predecessor (GTR 1), either for performance reasons (back then) or the fact that cars are slippery enough. Lighting is pretty cool, works well for night races - not to forget the lamp posts and light in various buildings.

Used to play it in 2013/2014 without problems on a GTX 560 Ti, but on my new GTX 970 Ti it kept crashing. Got better over the months, but there are still some momentary freezes.
Administrator mode (or some tinkering with security settings) is required.

The only downside I would mention is how the progression feels slow. Tracks unlock by completing short championships in the top 3, cars must be purchased with championship earnings. Cash can be farmed, but if you get distracted by custom races or an obsession to run races at a tougher difficulty, well...

Given its price, I'd say it's a bargain. Pick it up, have fun for a few hours, be prepared to get hooked.
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Blue
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Dull, bad graphics, slow cars, limited content at the beginning. Thats a no from me.
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Steve_1982
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
The Alfa Romeo handles really well and it's fun to drive on the race tracks.

Game works fine with an i3 2100 with hd 2000 graphics when playing at a resolution of 1280*720 or 1280*800.
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mutzila20
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Steam does not count playtime on this game, I have logged about 22 hours and have completed career mode. Multiplayer is dead. The game is not casual player friendly.
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Fusedon
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
10/10(In consideration of its price)
This one is available on ♥♥♥ and costs only 2bucks!

Playing with my G27, to be honest, force feed back is mediocre however how it is like course surface, self-alining torque on front wheels and G-forces are tangible.So I don't think this is big con.

Handling is more similar to racing games not hardcore simulators, Still it is important to drive with sim-like manners such as delicate braking and taking care of weight transfering in vehicle.

Graphics, ofcourse this game doesn't looks fabulous in conparison of games these days.This is 10 years old title, how can I blame this outstanding title for such things?

This one has undying racing joy even 10 years after released !
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burnout
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
If your a big fan of GTR2, GTR Evo, Race 07 or even rFactor, this is a MUST BUY. I've had this game since 2005, and I still adore it to this day, the magic of this game is still alive and well for me. All of the cars handle beautifully, tons of fun to drive, drifting around corners and on the limit. The wide range of cars you can choose from is fantastic as well, from your Mini Coopers to your Porsche 911's. And if that isn't enough, there's a great deal of mods you can choose from as well on various websites! Career mode is awesome as well, plenty to do and bags of fun. Only flaw I'd say with this game is that the AI can be derpy sometimes on a select few of tracks. ie Imola with the tyres. But about 80% of the time, there fine.

9/10.
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Calabresi W
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15
It´s from 2005! Yet as good, or better than some "modern" race sim as all simbin did and do as Sector3 now, top noch oldies track and car selection.
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Kwortic13L
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
I've owned this since its release. It is the best racing game ever made.
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EngiSPark
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
NOT WORKING ON WINDOWS 10. It worked wel on win 7 but unable to launch te game in windows 10.

Please fix so I can enjoy this game againg
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Mongoloid Mike
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
My favourite racing sim for years. A must have for any racing sim and classic car fans.

Community still alive and kicking, plenty of mods around.
For online racing, your best bet is to find a group that has scheduled events. I race(d) at racedepartment.com, great guys there. Even got a few poles and wins; every single one of them in the Mini :D
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
A huge THANK YOU to whoever had a part in bringing this amazing game and the GTR games to Steam - you deserve a standing ovation.

If you missed this classic gem and have ANY interest or appreciation of racing sims, now is the time to get it. GT Legends and GTR 2 are still as good as every other racing game available, and for my 2 cents the only games that top them are still being made. The initial package brings a lot to the table but the daunting collection of cars and tracks from the sim-racing community available makes it an absolute must-have.

This is racing... get in it
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
This is the sim racer I have been looking for, good selection of classic cars from small fiats to big american muscle. Has a decent selection of tracks, ai drivers are a decent challenge where they will try pass other drivers in smart places and not just push you off the track like a horny moose.

The biggest thing for me is that this game has great driving physics. Cars handle like you think they would. When you drive a small front wheel drive car you notice how nimble it is through the corners and has very little understeer and the bigger american muscle cars feel heavy with lots of torque. There are close to 100 different cars and you unlock them as you play through the career. You can adjust almost everything on them either with simple sliders for oversteer/understeer, stiffness and ride height to more advanced setup where you can change camber and so on.

Graphics are ok with decent textures and nice lighting effects for the time. Exterior damage modelling is very minimal but collisions do feel like they have some weight to them even though sometimes side to side collisions can feel a bit akward, but still you can push cars and make them spin. Very playable with older hardware and newer aswell. Also supports 21:9 aspect ratio monitors. Driving feels nice even with a gamepad, though oversteer can be difficult to control with such sensitive controls. I would recommend a good FFB wheel with this. I have not personally tested how it is with a wheel but support for all kinds of wheels and controllers are there and are very configurable with sensitivity, dead zones and so on. (I will try to add my thoughts later on about how it feels with a wheel since at the moment I don't have a good place to install my Fanatec CSR wheels, pedals and shifter.)

My favorite moments from the game are when you are playing the "david vs goliath" on career mode where you have to drive with a small and not too powerfull Lotus Cortina against big muscle cars like The Mustang. In the straightaways you get passed easily but if you carry lots of speed through the corners you can almost oversteer past them.

The game is very moddable, nogrip and other forums has a ton of beatifully modelled cars and tracks, period correct of course.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Game is perfect, no other word for it. It has everything going for it, there's not 1 bad thing about this game.

1) Cockpit view is amazing.

2) Night time racing is awesome.

3) Night time racing in a convertible with cockpit view is one of the best experiences i've had in a racing game.

4) Night time racing in a black Chevrolet Corvette in cockpit view (windscreen is incredibly narrow) is absolute boss. Unbelievably good.

5) The endurance races (20/60 laps) don't feel like endurance races because every second is great.

5) The handling is perfect. The cars don't feel like a yacht, but you can't just throw them around either. It is balanced perfectly.

6) Moving up in cars is great. Going from a Lotus Cortina, to a Ford Mustang, to a Chevrolet Corvette, to a Ford GT is great. The speed difference is notable in each jump, and the engine noises, especially from Cortina to Mustang, is awesome.

7) Physics are crazy. You can easily flip or roll the car, but that adds to the fun.

8) No popularity simulator single player crap like most modern racing games have, just simple trophies.

9) Great selection of cars and tracks.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2013
Another great game from SimBin!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Lotus Cortina. enough said :)
for some reason another SimBin racing game that didn't clock up any steam time for ages so leaving many people like me unable to review it. This is one for your racing collection if only for the lovely period cars and the masses of available addons, tracks and mods, and its thriving mod community (sadly no steam workshop). There are online races, but you'll have to look through the game forums for details.
pretty good physics and despite its age nice graphics (after all its a racing game, so what goes on in your peripheral vision doesn't have to tax a graphics card).
There is a nice community around this game and its cousins GTR/2
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
This is my #1 sim racer period. The physics are top notch, the graphics are good for the age of the game, the track selection is good [especially with the mod tracks that can be downloaded]. Most importantly I love the era and the game is fun. Also I would recommend this over rFactor if you were wondering. This is much more polished and professional feeling.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
The graphics may be a bit dated, but the feel and fun is not!!
A great racing sim, and a must if you're in to old cars!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Fast graphics. Good race physics. Fas cars from the 60's and 70's. Accurate depiction of the models. Immersive game play. Keeps me coming back. Still a good game to play for it's age! I recommend for those who love the older cars!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
You will need a controller or preferably a wheel for this, but it is spot on. It may look old but the feel and handling of each car feels authentic. Plus, if you go to NoGripRacing.com or another mod website you can download literally HUNDREDS of new tracks for this game. Nothing beats throwing a Pantera around the Nordschlief or a Porsche LeMans car around the Targa Floria or a Falcon around the back roads of Australia.

If you love sim racing, you will love this.
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