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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
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Overall User Score (61 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Gaming Age (Sep 13, 2004)
But when all is said and done Gran Turismo 2 accomplishes what it set out to do in fine style. While some people may be upset that it's not a sequel in the truest sense of the word, hardcore GT fanatics will eat it up and love every minute of it. Likewise, casual racers who found the last game far too overwhelming should feel a little more comfortable with the much more gradual learning curve of Gran Turismo 2.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 12, 2001)
GT2 comes on two CDs: One for ultra-realistic simulation, and one for pure arcade action. Both are jam-packed with unlockables. Like the first game, Garbage is featured on the soundtrack, but I was less thrilled to hear Rob Zombie's "Dragula", which seems to be in every video game (enough already!). If you're looking for realistic racing on the Playstation, this is your game.
Power Unlimited (Feb, 2000)
Als je dit jaar maar één spel koopt, zorg dan dat het Gran Turismo 2 is. Je zult er geen spijt van krijgen.
PSX Extreme (Dec 21, 1999)
In the end GT2 was a long wait, but that wait gave us an extra 300 cars to the original 300 cars, more tracks, Rally mode, and so much more that GT2 is by far one of the years best games and "the greatest racer in the history of videogames". This game is not worth a rental because it doesn't deserve one, what it deserves is a purchase without any hesitation. So go off scurry to your nearest retailer an buy GT2 if you know what's good for you.
Gran Turismo 2 is the sequel that actually improves on the ground-breaking, previously unparalleled Gran Turismo... and then some. The only thing I could gripe about is the 'forced' replays. You don't have to watch them, but they're going to at least start.
Gran Turismo 2 is unarguably the most anticipated driving game ever for a home console system and I am very happy to say that the title lives up to the expectations. The game takes the basic premise and gameplay of the first GT2 and one-ups it in virtually every category. Yes, the graphics may be getting a tad old looking compared to that other new console that's out right now but never has a driving game been done so well on the Playstation (or any other system) before. With the incredible amount of game physics that had to have gone into this game I am surprised the graphics are as rock solid as they are! This is one excellent example of the software out-muscling the hardware. If you liked the first Gran Turismo you are going to love GT2…it's driving game heaven.
IGN (Dec 20, 1999)
Another criticism I have is that there's occasional slowdown when things get really busy (like eight cars squealing around the first corner with smoke pouring off their tires), but it's not too horrendous and hasn't yet screwed me up. But it's just annoying that it happens. Other than that, though, the game is an out-and-out stunner, and is an absolutely essential addition to your game collection. Get it. Now!
Video Games (Feb, 2000)
GT2 erfüllt alle Erwartungen, die man an einen guten zweiten Teil haben kann. Es wurde in jeder erdenklichen Beziehung aufgebohrt und stellt ohne Zweifel die Referenz in diesem Genre dar. Dass die Unterschiede zum Vorgänger nicht ganz so deutlich ausfallen, liegt wohl nicht zuletzt daran, dass bereits GT ein sehr gutes Spiel war. Es ist jedoch auch definitiv ein Spiel, das Zeit braucht und das absoluten Anfängern wohl ein wenig zu schwer sein wird.
Gamer's Pulse (Jan 08, 2000)
If I had to say something about this game in one sentence it would be this. Buy this game now. It is hard to go wrong with this game. It has tremendous replay value, wonderful graphics, and is a unique experience. The Arcade mode will not take much of your time and is really a side game to the Simulation mode since you have to play through some of the Simulation mode to unlock most of the Arcade tracks. The Playstation may be aging but it sure is going out with a bang.
Game Revolution (Jan, 2000)
Gran Turismo 2 is a fantastic game and a no-brainer purchase for fans of the original as well as any videogame racing fans. The enormous number of tracks and cars on top of the realistic Gran Turismo gameplay gives this game some of the best replay value there is. Just remember to keep a stash of CDs on hand, unless you consider the Foo Fighters' "My Hero" to be good driving music, over and over again.
Mega Fun (Feb, 2000)
Ich finde, GT 2 rechtfertigt den im Vorfeld erzeugten Trubel voll und ganz. Da ich mich selbst als Riesenfan des Erstlings outen möchte, übertrifft GT 2 alle in diesen Racer gesetzten Erwartungen. Meiner Meinung nach gab und gibt es bislang kein Rennspiel. welches über Wochen und Monate immer wieder zu fulminanten Rennen um Geld und Pokale einlädt. Unterstützt wird dieser äußerst motivierende Fakt nicht zuletzt von der herausragenden Präsentation. Zwar sind ab und an einige kleine Grafikblitzer auszumachen, welche den Spielspaß aber nur marginal beeinträchtigen. Was mir hingegen negativ auffällt, ist die Tatsache, dass man es versäumte, die erzielten Bestzeiten sofort auf die Memory-Card zu bannen. Ansonsten bleibt wirklich kein Grund zu klagen. GT 2 ist bislang der beste PlayStation-Sim-Racer und lässt gerade auf den in wenigen Wochen folgenden Release von GT 2000 für die PlayStation 2 hoffen. Ich für meinen Teil kann es kaum noch erwarten!
90 (UK) (Apr 14, 2000)
The purists out there will be scoffing down at how similar this game is to the original. For me though, giving us more of the same is a very good thing. With the splendid variety of cars and tracks to select from, this almost makes the sequel worthwhile in itself. The deciding factor is rather more down to the gameplay underneath the bonnet so to speak. There's nothing currently around to top the sheer adrenaline rush GT2 gives you, be it in GT mode or competing in Arcade mode with a friend. The cars all handle realistically, and differently, taking a lot of varying skills to succeed. There's hours of play time in this monster, stop reading this and get driving!
PSM (Feb, 2000)
The amount of depth is huge and replay value is massive. After eight hours straight of playing through the simulation disc, thinking we were making some serious progress, we found out that we'd only completed 0.44% of GT2. There are an incredible amount of races to enter, including ones offered by just about every car manufacturer. The amount of tuning and customizing you can do to a single car is equally flabbergasting. This is a definite must have for car and racing fans everywhere and is sure to be a PlayStation classic, at least until the PS2 version comes out next fall.
Men trots bristernakvarstår fortfarande det faktum att Gran Turismo 2 är ett otroligt bra racingspel. Tillsammans åstadkommer körkänslan, grafiken och det enorma urvalet av bilar en helhet som överträffar allt annat i genren, och för alla som inte direkt ogillade stilen i Gran Turismo borde Gran Turismo 2 vara ett självklart köp. Mer racing än så här får man helt enkelt inte för pengarna.
90 (Jan 21, 2000)
Gran Turismo perpétue donc la tradition en offrant une suite des plus gigantesques tout en gardant l'aspect de l'original. Il ne plane plus aucun doute quant à la suprématie de la série dans le domaine des simulations de conduite et les concurrents n'ont plus qu'à s'aligner ou périr.
GameSpot (Dec 16, 1999)
Perhaps the worst aspect of Gran Turismo 2, oddly enough, is the existence of Gran Turismo. Given the success of the original, the game's developers probably had no wish to fix anything that wasn't broken - and preferred to build on the successful formula by adding more cars, car makers, and features, such as the rally mode. Fans of the original and those looking for a pure driving simulation should flock to store shelves without delay, but for the rest, that add-on philosophy may not sit well.
Game Critics (Apr 07, 2000)
Gran Turismo 2 is like a Holiday Inn—it gives you more, and more is better. It succeeds in making the original PlayStation mega hit, Gran Turismo look obsolete, when in fact the difference between the two is marginal. No drastic changes have been made to the game's basic structure, there's just more of everything: more cars, more tracks, more options, more involved gameplay, more sounds and more music. Gran Turismo 2 succeeds because it's the complete package—a more comprehensive and ultimately more satisfying racing simulation than its predecessor.
80 (Apr 14, 2000)
Gran Turismo 2 (GT2) is like a Holiday Inn -- it gives you more, and more is better. It succeeds in making the original PlayStation mega hit, Gran Turismo (GT) look obsolete, when in fact the difference between the two is marginal. No drastic changes have been made to the game's basic structure, there's just more of everything: more cars, more tracks, more options, more involved gameplay, more sounds and more music. GT2 succeeds because it's the complete package -- a more comprehensive and ultimately more satisfying racing simulation than its predecessor.
Gamekult (Sep 18, 2000)
Gran Turismo 2 était très attendu étant donné la révolution engendrée par le premier volet. Si cette nouvelle mouture conserve tous les ingrédients de la (désormais) série, en y ajoutant les courses de rallye, les points faibles de GT n'ont hélas pas été effacés. Au contraire, on regrette maintenant la nette pixellisation du jeu au même titre que des lacunes au niveaux de l'interface. GT 2 reste tout de même un très bon titre pour tous les fans de courses automobiles grâce à un réalisme très pointu.