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Gran Turismo 4 : Prima Official Game Guide
by Jim Mazurek
Publisher: Prima Games
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Book Description
The Complete Owner's Manual
·Details on how to unlock every secret car
·The best racing lines for all tracks
·Expert racing lessons to help you dust your competition
·Customization hints and tips to get the most out of your vehicles
·Complete driving basics to bring you from beginner to expert

Product Details
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games; edition (May 3, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0761545158
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 Based on 7 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 97100

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1Horrible waste of money, Jul 13, 2023
This book is simply not worth buying. I bought this book hoping for check times for gold medals in license tests, racing lines, and strategies for tuning, etc.

This book has none of this. It's basically a history of all the car companies in the game, with listings of all of the cars available, and an unlock list.

Go to (...)and don't waste your time with this book.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

1Waste of money, for the most part, Jun 25, 2023
If what you want is a handy reference for some cars, an index of all cars that can be unlocked, and something very light to thumb through at your leisure, buy this book.

If what you want is what is advertised on the book -- "The best racing lines for all tracks" "Expert racing lessons to help you dust your competition" -- you'll be sorely disappointed.

The closest they come to including "racing lines" is brief mentions of a fraction of the turns on each track. Particularly bad is the Nurburgring Nordschleife coverage. Here's an example of how they describe one vast section of the course: "The third section of the course is also highly technical, with many difficult chicanes and hairpins connected to one another." That's all they say for what is approximately 3 to 4 miles of track.

The "expert lessons" appear to be completely missing. They do mention the license exams, but the text they include for each one might almost be as useful as the in-game text. They mention the driving missions, but only that they exist -- there are no tips for them here.

I strongly recommend utilizing online resources instead of this book.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

1Gran Turismo 4 Rush!, Jun 8, 2023
Whoever wrote this book, the group that did, should be made to do it over again! I'm not kidding, it is this horrible. I've been a gamer, for a very long time and know what I'm doing; not saying I'm the best or anything like that, but I know when I see a crap strategy guide.

This guide is only a guide pertinent towards real life racing and not the game, as it speaks volumes on real technique and real cars, while neglecting the fact that we aren't driving real cars (while close), but a driving simulator game! I want to know (see), like the previous guides each and every task and how to beat them; for instance, there is not one good piece of info on the driving missions, nor for any of the races. The license section, on how to aquire them is great, but still lacking. Check out the old Verus game guides, they did the last Gran Turismo guide, and you won't find nearly any complaints towards it... Geezz, if we wanted a thick collectible Gran Turismo book we could have waited and gone to Ebay and gotten it cheaper. This book is a ripp off for what you get, do not buy it, if you do you'll know why I said don't. Make your own strategy or look one up online, their are plenty of legitimate online strategies, so dig in. Take care and all the best to you...

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful:

2Zero depth, May 6, 2023
For something that advertises itself as the complete guide, it's completely lacking. Almost no information on tuning, way too general overview of cars w/ no discussion of various differences between the cars, pretty much nothing in the book that you can't figure out on your own.

When I reserved my copy soon after the game was released it was advertised to me by the dude at the game store as being delayed because they were spending lots of time adding lots of information to the book, so it was going to be a truly complete, extremely informative book... instead, I find out later that it was only delayed due to licensing problems and has actually been finished for months, before the game was even officially released.

It's not too poorly priced, but I wouldn't buy it if I had it to do over again. Last time I reserve a strategy guide ;)

1 of 17 people found the following review helpful:

5Finally, it is released., May 6, 2023
I am so glad that this book is finally released. Earlier, I was doubt that this book might not be releasing because of the licensing problem. I am very happy to get this product. For the book itself, what do you expect? It is awesome. It really provides all the details including cars, circuits and licenses that I had to do in order to pass through each stage. First, for the cars, it is good. For the circuits, it is all in details including my favorite circuit- Hong Kong (because I was born and grew up there). For the license, it provides all the tips of how to get a gold license. For example, it tells you when I should gas, brake and stop. Overall, this guide is perfect. Yeah Baby!!! Go for it. Totally recommended book.


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