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GTC: Africa (PlayStation 2)

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GTC Africa (GTC meaning Global Touring Challenge) is a rally game for 1-2 players in a geographical setting of Africa. The game could be seen as a follow-up to the developers previous game Wild Wild Racing though now we stay in one continent only, and use more ordinary rally cars.

The game has 9 cars used in 19 circuits in environments from cities to savannah and jungle, which can be raced individually or in one of three championships, either East Coast Championship, the North South Challenge or a full African Tour with all 19 circuits.

For 2 players, only the individual races are available, not the championships, which only allow one player racing against AI. There is also a Practice and a Challenge mode, which consists of a mini-game on a mixed circuit. Customization is only selecting Teams (with team colors, and cars) and choosing automatic or manual gearbox.

Driveable cars are:
  • Ford Cougar
  • Ford Escort RS Cosworth (Mk V)
  • Ford Focus RS WRC (Mk I)
  • Ford Mustang (Mk IV)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer (Evolution VI)
  • Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • Pontiac Grand Am
  • Pontiac Vibe
  • Subaru Impreza

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GTC: Africa PlayStation 2 Team selection - this mainly affects the paintjob.
GTC: Africa PlayStation 2 The circuit is a small oval, on a sandy track among trees.
I think that cross at the rear might have a double meaning?
GTC: Africa PlayStation 2 Down the mountain in a dust-cloud at full speed, time is getting short.
GTC: Africa PlayStation 2 A closeup of my car whizzing by, prior to the flight.
In the rerun, you don't see the speed or time.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Global Touring Challenge: Africa - The Ultimate Rally Race" -- Tag-lined title

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IGN Jun 12, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
GamesFirst! Aug 25, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jun 25, 2002 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Vortex Aug 09, 2002 40 out of 100 40

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Rwolf (15847) added GTC: Africa (PlayStation 2) on Apr 16, 2016