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Gran Turismo 2 is the second game in the Gran Turismo series of racing games exclusively for the PlayStation. The racing game features 20 tracks and over 400 vehicles, an arcade mode and a simulation mode, and also supports two-player split screen racing. It's the first GT game to feature rally racing (even though it's like a time trial).

Screenshots

Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation The South Side of Town. Each quarter of town is home to a distinctive nationality group of car makers, such as the North American ones shown here.
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation Midnight Racer. Lining up for a late night jaunt through a downtown highway.
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation Beep-beep. Among the heavy weights like the Viper are much less impressive, but no less likeable cars, like this Mini Cooper that maxes out around eighty miles and hour.
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation Welcome to Gran Turismoville. The main menu of the simulation mode allows you to do everything from visiting the various dealers to getting a car wash.

Alternate Titles

  • "GT2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great sequel The Holy Moly (21) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A wonderful racing game Attila (494) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Too realistic. J. David Taylor (28) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
One word: HUGE Kartanym (10733) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme Dec 21, 1999 9.9 out of 10 99
Absolute Playstation Feb, 2000 98 out of 100 98
IGN Dec 20, 1999 9.8 out of 10 98
Playstation Illustrated Feb 04, 2004 98 out of 100 98
Video Games Feb, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Game Revolution Jan, 2000 A- 91
Gamer's Pulse Jan 08, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 14, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Dec 16, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

Bugs

In a rush to release the game, the creators got careless and left a few glitches. One of them was when you finish the game and get everything you can, your percentage says 98.8 It teases you and makes you go insane because you think you finished.

The other glitch was that no matter what, even if you saved your game, cars can disappear from your garage.

Emulation

One of three games to be emulated on the short-lived bleemcast! PlayStation emulator for Dreamcast.

Extras

Early releases were produced with a scratch and sniff coating on the blue GT Mode disc. A gentle rub with the fingers or a soft cloth will release the fragrant scent of grease, oil and burnt rubber.

Sales

According to developer Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 2 sold 9,370,000 copies worldwide since its original release.

Information also contributed by Ace of Sevens and Mr Almond

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Brolin Empey (700) added Gran Turismo 2 (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001