Grand Theft Auto 2 (Dreamcast)

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If Only The New Ones Could Have Been This Good Devin Walters (3) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun
Was soll ich zu Grand Theft Auto 2 noch schreiben? Schon der gesamte Haupttext wird sich wie ein Lobgesang lesen, Entweder man liebt es oder man kann damit nichts anfangen. In unserem Fall geht der Daumen steil nach oben. Vor allem weil Gunther drohend hinter mir steht und es bestimmt nicht zulassen würde, dass man seiner geliebten GTA-Serie auch nur ein Härchen krümmt. Es ist aber tatsächlich nicht einfach, Kritik am Spiel zu finden. Die Grafik sieht trotz Strichmännchen-Look klasse aus, die Steuerung ist sehr sauber, die Story erneut abgefahren und auch die abwechslungsreichen Missionen bieten wochenlange Unterhaltung. Lediglich der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist ein wenig höher als in den Vorgängern angesetzt. Hier hätte eine Einstellmöglichkeit in mehrere feine Stufen seine Berechtigung gefunden. Ansonsten einfach perfekte Unterhaltung. Und während Gunther neben mir ablacht, noch das kurze Fazit: Daumen hoch!
It’s hardly a next-gen title in terms of graphics, but GTA2 is immensely satisfying once you’ve got to grips with the tricky control.
Electric Playground
Whoever said that crime doesn't pay is a turd. As we can all learn from Grand Theft Auto 2, there's something to be said for moonlighting on the wrong side of the law. Isn't that right, kids? Behind the big 'M' for mature and controversial topic lies a fun and dastardly game that'll keep serious gamers locked in their rooms for 25 to life - hours, that is.
Wer schon immer mal Autos klauen, Banküberfälle usw. durchführen wollte, ohne dabei Gefahr zu laufen, im (Reallife) Knast zu landen, sollte sich GTA 2 unbedingt mal näher ansehen.
Gaming Target
This game will keep fans of the series playing for a while, while gamers new to this genre may find themselves pleasantly surprised or disappointed.
Game Freaks 365
GTA 2 features cars that have unique characteristics of handling, performance, speed, and braking. The enemies are more intelligent than in the original and the cities have hundreds of streets, parks, buildings, and alleys. GTA 2 is one of my favorite PlayStation games and is highly recommended. It’s length is adequate for its $9.99 price tag.
Planet Dreamcast
Aesthetics aren't everything. Britney Spears is hot, and has a decent voice. That doesn't stop her music from sucking. Similarly, Grand Theft Auto 2 may not be an audio-visual tour de force, but it's got heart. GTA2 takes its M for Mature rating, and bitch-slaps the ratings board with one of the most enjoyable games I've picked up in a while.
GTA2 provides the same comically violent gameplay as that of the original. If little guys peeling each other's caps with a variety of weapons easily offend you, or if exploding cars and police sirens turn you off, then don't waste your time with GTA2. However, if you're looking to commit some virtual crimes on your Dreamcast, then by all means steal a car, drive it down to your local game retailer, and slap around the owner until he gives you a copy. OK, it might just be easier for you to buy one instead.
Game Chronicles
Fans of the original GTA will almost certainly love this game the moment they start it, but the violent themes that make this game any fun to play also give it the"M" rating that could keep it out of the hands of the very kids who will want to play it. You will be impressed at first then amused for the next few hours, but once the shock value of the violence and the beautiful graphics has worn off you will be left with a hard-to-control, frustrating strategy game that most of you will have to force yourself to finish.
For the most part, Grand Theft Auto 2 gave a big effort and tried its bloody little heart out at being a premier title. But with the shoddy play mechanics and a sometimes overspent nonlinear approach at completing your tasks, DMA and Take 2 could have done better. Recommended as a rental at best, try before you buy this creative entry into a usually cookie-cutter clean action genre.
Le pire vient en tout cas de la maniabilité de cet opus sur Dreamcast. Les contrôles sont non seulement difficiles dans le jeu mais aussi dans leur pratique dans la réalité. Pour exemple, les commandes avancer et reculer sont dirigées par 2 boutons alors que votre axe de déplacement est lui contrôlé par le stick. Une double commande qui gêne la fluidité et on ne s'y habitue même pas après de nombreuses heures de jeu. Une faute grave surtout que la visibilité par exemple de nuit est médiocre, forçant à faire très attention en permanence.
All Game Guide
Basically, I was unable to take Grand Theft Auto 2 seriously as a game. I found it much more rewarding and fun to ignore the jobs from the gangs and just shoot as many people as possible before the fuzz brought me down. The most annoying aspect of the game is the ability of the police to open your door as you try to drive off. I'm pretty sure I would lock the doors if the cops were after me for a killing spree. I do recommend Grand Theft Auto 2 for a good time, but not if you're looking for a serious game.
The Video Game Critic
The main problem with his game is the control. You're forced to use the analog controller, which is fine for driving, but it's hard to get your man to walk in the right direction - a big problem when you're running from police. Also, too much time is spent trying to find the phones. The sound is terrific, with realistic city background noises, and radio stations that play when you're in the car. Overall, GTA2 is somewhat interesting, but the control holds it back.
La réalisation, malgré un timide lifting 128 bits, fait toujours autant pitié et l'action ultra-répétitive manque atrocement d'intérêt. Il n'y a aucune transgression ici, un GTA reste un GTA, à savoir un nanar vidéo-ludique de la pire espèce.