Gran Turismo 2
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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).
- グランツーリスモ2 - Japanese spelling
- Automobile: AC Cobra
- Automobile: Aston Martin DB7
- Automobile: Audi A3
- Automobile: Audi A4
- Automobile: Audi TT
- Automobile: BMW 3 Series
- Automobile: BMW 5 Series
- Automobile: Chevrolet Camaro
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Citroën Xsara
- Automobile: Dodge Challenger
- Automobile: Dodge Charger
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Ford Focus
- Automobile: Ford GT
- Automobile: Ford Mustang
- Automobile: Ford Puma
- Automobile: Ford RS200
- Automobile: Ford Taurus
- Automobile: Honda Accord
- Automobile: Honda Civic
- Automobile: Honda Integra
- Automobile: Honda NSX
- Automobile: Honda Prelude
- Automobile: Honda S2000
- Automobile: Jaguar XJ220
- Automobile: Lancia Delta
- Automobile: Lancia Stratos HF
- Automobile: Lister Storm
- Automobile: Lotus Elise
- Automobile: Lotus Esprit
- Automobile: Mazda MX-5
- Automobile: Mazda RX-7
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Automobile: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
- Automobile: Mini Cooper
- Automobile: Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Automobile: Mitsubishi GTO
- Automobile: Mitsubishi Lancer
- Automobile: Nissan Fairlady Z
- Automobile: Nissan GT-R
- Automobile: Nissan Micra
- Automobile: Nissan Primera
- Automobile: Nissan R390 GT1
- Automobile: Nissan Silvia
- Automobile: Nissan Skyline
- Automobile: Opel Astra
- Automobile: Peugeot 206
- Automobile: Peugeot 306
- Automobile: Peugeot 406
- Automobile: Plymouth Barracuda
- Automobile: Renault Clio
- Automobile: Renault Mégane
- Automobile: Subaru Impreza
- Automobile: Subaru Legacy
- Automobile: Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak
- Automobile: Toyota 2000GT
- Automobile: Toyota Celica
- Automobile: Toyota Corolla
- Automobile: Toyota GT-One
- Automobile: Toyota MR2
- Automobile: Toyota Prius
- Automobile: Toyota Supra
- Automobile: Toyota Yaris
- Automobile: Volkswagen Golf
- Automobile: Volkswagen New Beetle
- Console Generation Exclusives: PlayStation
- Gran Turismo series
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Setting: City - Rome
- Setting: City - Seattle
Credits (PlayStation version)
300 People (175 developers, 125 thanks) · View all
|Car Modelling Director|
|Course Design Director|
|Car Modelling Staff|
|[ full credits ]|
Average score: 92% (based on 21 ratings)
Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 69 ratings with 4 reviews)
Graphics were incredible, no doubt the best in a racing game on the PSX. The control was so realistic it was scary. Lots of cars, and I think any racing game can benefit greatly from having enough cars. Also, enough races, and I can't praise this aspect enough--when you make a racing game, I think you should try to make lots of races! This is one of the most appealing aspects, to me in a game. Any type of game! Lots of levels is a good thing, as long as they are original. Realism of terrain, for another thing was very good. I have seen many games where their "terrains" are just green or brown asphalt, in terms of handling on them. Also, I think it's neat that you have to pass tests to get licenses, which, of course, is a nice touch of realism, since this racing game, unlike some, is supposed to take place in a realistic environment. (that environment being, no pedestrians to run over, no cops to bug you, it's a controlled environment)
The difficulty was a major setback. Yes, it should be difficult, and I think the difficulty was realistic, but it was hard. Which is good, but I just didn't have the time or skills to get good at it. Although, I think this is the only thing that is annoying in this game, which is certainly a good thing. With the exception of music, which I think wasn't bad, but I certainly don't remember any of it.
The Bottom Line
The best racing game on the PSX, and it may well be the hardest. (really as for difficulty, I wouldn't know, but this game is so hard...) Definitely worth buying if you are really dedicated and have the time/skills to master it.
PlayStation · by J. David Taylor (27) · 2003
The variety of cars, the race tracks, and the graphics. And, of course, the Corvette.
I would have appreciated a Ford Mustang.
The Bottom Line
A wonderful race car simulation. A very realistic game with amazing graphics and gameplay.
PlayStation · by Attila (553) · 2001
The addition of a TON more cars when you thought there could be no more! Even more realistic driving. More licenses. Even though the idea was no longer new, the challenge was still nice. The addition of endurance races (2+ hours of racing one track!) The very lightweight 500hp concept car :) The Escudo. Improved graphics. Damage was implemented, even though it was very slight. Off road rally racing. New music. Huge game. I put A LOT of time into this game and was only 60% complete. I think I had around 100 cars (probably 200 including ones I sold).
Still no love for large displacement vehicles. More licenses that you were required to get. In GT1 it was neat. In GT2 it was starting to become a chore. Endurance races. Racing one endurance race is kind of fun because you wonder what it's like. After racing one you really don't want to race the others. No realistic damage system. No ability to play 2 player co-op (remember Road Rash?). Only 6 cars on the track at a time. Music grows repetitive after a while. The sound of squealing tires every time you take a turn gets old.
The Bottom Line
A huge improvement over GT1. The next step in race gaming. Another must have. A+ for it's time. B+ against current competitors (GT3).
PlayStation · by The Holy Moly (19) · 2004
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.
One of three games to be emulated on the short-lived bleemcast! PlayStation emulator for Dreamcast.
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.
According to developer Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 2 sold 9,370,000 copies worldwide since its original release.
Related Sites +
Covering the World of Gran Turismo
GTA: The Gran Turismo Authority
Gran Turismo By The Numbers
A great site that includes tuning tips, forums and faqs.
Gran Turismo Paradise
Nice fan site with loads of information.
Good information about all of the Gran Turismo games including cheat codes and strategies.
IGCD Internet Game Cars Database
Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.
Game info site by SCEE.
- MobyGames ID: 3524
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Game added by Brolin Empey.
Game added March 29th, 2001. Last modified August 10th, 2023.