The golden age of motor sports has returned. Experience one of the world’s most exciting racing series in GT...
User reviews: Very Positive (140 reviews) - 92% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2005

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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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
One of the best racing experiences I've ever had using a controller.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Intro/Graphics: If you love old cars (or just cars) and challenging racing, this is for you. This game is from 2005, so the graphics are outdated, although that doesn't bother me. I find the tracks and landscape suffer the most, but the cars themselves look great! The lighting is particularly good on the cars and everywhere else. You can race anytime of day, and night races are fun (I always end up breaking a headlight tho *oops*). Though, you cannot race in the rain unlike GTR2, however this is okay because driving these 60s/70s cars in the rain would be a struggle.

Controls/Difficulty: I got this game a long time ago before I was even old enough to fit in a driver's seat (much to the disdain of the elder British lads that I wrecked in multiplayer long ago), but I enjoyed it oh so much. If you are playing it with a keyboard, good luck racing on professional or semi-pro mode. With a keyboard, you pretty much need traction control, automatic shifting, and anti-lock brakes, therefore you can only be competitive on amateur difficulty. If you have a wheel and pedals and a shifter, then it'll be awesome, especially if you have a clutch pedal and H shifter. There's really no need to play on novice or beginner difficulty unless you really are new to racing games or are just a young kid. (Fun fact: it took me until this year to learn how to pit, however you won't really need to until the endurance races)

Physics/Realism: The driving physics are rather good. The crashes are very unrealistic however and it's very easy to flip your car and roll about five times before landing on your roof (and still being able to drive afterwards). Glitches are pretty fun, as well.

Gameplay: You go through a career mode where you race from 2 to 8 circuits per event and accumulate points and win a trophy if you finish between first and third in points at the end. You start with a Mini and a Lotus Cortina and race up to faster cars (Mustang, Elan, Corvette, Pantera, 911... etc.) by either winning them or earning enough credits to buy new (old) cars. You also unlock more tracks along the way. I haven't played multiplayer in such a long time, but back in the day I used to joyride in my Ford Falcon on the grass & dirt (on purpose) at Donington Park. The Europeans loved me.

tl;dr ~
You can drive (wreck) cars that are now worth millions!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Great simulation of racing classic cars. Good career mode that puts you through GT and Touring cars from the 1960's and 70's including legends such as the Ford GT40, Mercedes 300SL, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 250 SWB. Good number of tracks and there are thousands of extra mods available. Required for the Power & Glory mod for GTR2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Pedigree SimBin game, a classic. Wish I had it back in 2005 as hasn't aged great. Still very fun to play!
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