Grand Theft Auto 2 PlayStation


Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. One of the most controversial games for the Playstation has created a bigger, better, badder, and more f***ed up sequel.
  2. Don't expect a graphical treasure but the gameplay will take take some time to complete while raising a few smiles on the way.
  3. Bangin' drum and bass kicks out of the stolen sports cars super woofers as you prowl the streets for criminal action. Climb behind the furry wheel of a pick-up truck and it's good ole' hillbilly rock. This game knows how to use music and it shows it big time.
  4. A brilliant delight, offering gruesome pleasure in a new kind of way. Though it is rooted within the original's origins, it offers up a new dimension of gaming that can be appreciated by those looking for something different.
  5. I hate to use this cliché, but if you liked the first one.... etc. Just be aware that this game falls into the 'controller-throwing' realm of difficulty and frustration. But it also falls into the 'turning it back on 5 minutes later' realm of addictiveness.
  6. Compared to its special effects pushing brother on the PC, Grand Theft Auto 2 on the PlayStation looks rather tame.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jan 3, 2017
    eu amo esse jogo, foi o jogo que eu mais joguei no meu Playstation 1, lembro que passava horas jogando, os grafico pra mim era perfeito, aindaeu amo esse jogo, foi o jogo que eu mais joguei no meu Playstation 1, lembro que passava horas jogando, os grafico pra mim era perfeito, ainda mais porque eu era criança na época, o mapa era grande, tinha muitas armas e carros, pelo oque eu me lembro nao tinha moto nesse jogo, dava para destruir tudo com o tanque, eu admito que eu nao zerei esse game, mais eu jogava demais, fazia muito zueira, na minha opnião so perde pro GTA V como melhor game da franquia, mais claro é so a minha opnião. Nota 9.6 Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The second GTA game. GTA II is perhaps the most strangest GTA in all of the series. II is set "Anywhere, USA" and its a retrospective game it is really strange, so if all GTA games are connected then II most be the last one since it is set in the future or something. I think the game is really cool and this is also the first GTA to be written by Dan Houser and he wrote the rest of the GTA'S after this and RDR and Bully and Max Payne 3. But is the game better than GTA I no not really GTA I is slightly better but that doesn't mean GTA II is a bad game. Also everybody says that the main character from GTA III is the main character in II but how can he be still alive since II is set years and I mean years after GTA IV, so I don't think its the same Claude. To finish this review I give GTA II, 7/10. Full Review »
  3. GTAguy
    Jan 15, 2003
    Very good but needs a lot more depth.