Author: Adam Ismail


Time Extend Podcast: Episode 15 – Keep Rockin' Baby

Sure, we all love our growly and occasionally whiny engine noises. But what good is a long drive without the right tunes? To that end, this week Time Extend welcomes… Read More »

Introducing Time Extend Podcast on GTPlanet!

Hello there! My name is Adam, and you may have seen some of my ramblings on GTPlanet before. Well, myself and fellow GTP alum Brendan Rorrison run a little podcast… Read More »

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Review: New Club, Same as the Old Club

Gaming 6 Dec 27, 2018 by Adam Ismail

Don’t be fooled by the title. Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is very much the same as the first, and still not the Switch racer you’ve been waiting for.

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Hands-On Preview

Gaming 8 Dec 1, 2018 by Adam Ismail

It’s hard to believe it’s already been just over one year since Eden Games ported its popular mobile racer, Gear.Club, to the Switch. With its release, Nintendo’s hybrid console received… Read More »

Project Gotham Racing: When Speed Isn't Enough

To commemorate the release of Forza Horizon 4, we’re revisiting another popular racer from Xbox’s past. 

Gordon Murray's Next Sports Car Could Be a Lightweight Miata Beater

Every so often, a startup comes along and declares it’s cracked some challenge of modern car design. Everyone makes a big fuss, and then a couple of years later you… Read More »

Trak Racer FS3 Wheel Stand Review

If I had to choose one word to describe my approach to sim racing hardware, it’d have to be “minimal.” For the vast majority of my make-believe career, I’ve plugged… Read More »

The History of Le Mans in Games

This weekend marks the 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It coincides with a pivotal time for the world’s greatest race. Rising costs for the top-level LMP1… Read More »

Mirror Mode: Test Drive Unlimited

FeaturesGaming 35 May 31, 2018 by Adam Ismail

Welcome to Mirror Mode, GTPlanet’s series that shines a spotlight on retro racing games. In this installment, we take a look at a game that set the standard for modern open-world… Read More »

Hot Wheels' Legends Tour Wants to Transform Your Ride into a Toy

Car Culture 10 May 7, 2018 by Adam Ismail

For the wide majority of us, snapping up the Hot Wheels equivalent of our favorite ride is the closest we’ll ever get to actually owning it. However, the famed die… Read More »

Daytona USA 2: The King Of Speed

FeaturesGaming 9 Mar 13, 2018 by Adam Ismail

Daytona USA 2 may not have ascended to the commercial heights of its predecessor, but it’s still remembered as a masterpiece among arcade racers…

The Ultimate Driving Music Playlist (According to Us)

There’s nothing more sacred than a proper road trip playlist, and the GTPlanet staff has put together a collection of its favorites to enjoy while behind the wheel.

Porsche Challenge: The Roadster Revolution

In this installment of Mirror Mode, we take a look at one of the original PlayStation’s forgotten first-party racers.

R: Racing Evolution: Refining Reality

FeaturesGaming 22 Dec 28, 2017 by Adam Ismail

Namco’s realistic Ridge Racer reboot may not have dethroned Gran Turismo, but it was a refreshing take on a done-to-death formula.

Lewis and Kaz Guide You Through a Lap of the Nurburgring GP Course

“Maestro of Gran Turismo Sport.” It’s an odd title for sure, but one Lewis Hamilton seems to have embraced. Polyphony Digital has just released a pair of videos of the… Read More »

Gear.Club Unlimited Review: Not Worthy of a Test Drive

Gaming 7 Dec 9, 2017 by Adam Ismail

The Switch’s first real racing game has finally arrived. But is it any good?

A Desperate Plea for Tourist Trophy 2

Polyphony’s return to two-wheeled racing may seem like little more than wishful thinking, but GT Sport could give Tourist Trophy the sequel it always deserved.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2: Thrill of the Chase

A Cannonball Run-style cross-country odyssey. Several undercover cop dramas. A shameless Fast and Furious clone. Two semi-realistic spinoffs…

Daihatsu Brings a Stunning Tiny Four-Door Coupe to Tokyo

What do you get when you combine charming, classic good looks with all the conveniences of modern motoring? Yet another concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, as it turns… Read More »

Revisiting Gran Turismo 6: The End of an Era

Want to feel old? Nearly as much time passed between the first Gran Turismo and GT4 — about seven years — as between GT5 and GT Sport. It has been… Read More »