Grand Theft Auto 2 PlayStation

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  • Summary: Even though the gameplay is largely the same as in the previous GTA, it's still a lot of fun.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  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. 70
    It's twisted fun for a while, but then it starts to get old.
  5. It's disappointing that some of the bloodshed from the first GTA has been toned down in Grand Theft Auto 2. There's no pleasant way to detail this: In the first game, dead policemen, gangsters and pedestrians decomposed. Lying on the pavement, they bled, made a big mess and later disappeared. Granted, the process was a little too quick to be realistic, but there was just something wonderful about revving up your Corvette with its back wheels planted on some poor sap's corpse, then spinning out with a trail of blood matching your tire tracks. Gross? Yes. Sick? Maybe. Fun? Definitely.
  6. Carefully crafted, big and sprawling and, more to the point, fun and exciting, GTA2 retains the best qualities of its predecessors, and its new gang warfare element improves upon and expands upon the original idea, giving the gameplay a little more depth.
  7. When it comes down to it, stripping away the gameplay, all GTA2 brings to the table is foul language, gratuitous violence, and aging 2D graphics. Once my bloodlust was quenched, GTA became a monotonous and painfully shallow game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jul 26, 2016
    10
    one of the best Top down 2.5D Games ,
    great open world , sand box with rockstar games style
    freedom sandbox , with amazing story telling ,
    one of the best Top down 2.5D Games ,
    great open world , sand box with rockstar games style
    freedom sandbox , with amazing story telling , Nice job DMA Design
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  2. TomM.
    Aug 11, 2007
    10
    You cant give this anything but 10. You cant play the game for your first time in 2007, you have to have tried it when it came out... it was You cant give this anything but 10. You cant play the game for your first time in 2007, you have to have tried it when it came out... it was the best of the best, no one can say anything else! Very playable fun game, enough said. I would love to rate GTA I, 10 too, but it isnt registered here probably because metacritic wasnt online then. Expand
  3. GTAguy
    Jan 15, 2003
    8
    Very good but needs a lot more depth.
  4. MeiLiC.
    Nov 16, 2003
    7
    This Gta 2 is like a classic game but I don't like this game.
  5. May 25, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  6. May 21, 2016
    4
    This game is not really good, this game is not really terrible, this game sucked, but not really . Graphics in this game is terrible, even forThis game is not really good, this game is not really terrible, this game sucked, but not really . Graphics in this game is terrible, even for 1997 and in this game view from above and first really good game in GTA Series this is GTA III . Grand Theft Auto 2 even better than GTA, but not really and other videogame series promoted eg Sonic, Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear and other . Grand Theft Auto sucked but not really because 4/10 . Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2012
    2
    GTA 2 is a sequel to the first GTA game and was made for the PS, Dreamcast and PC. There is not much to say about this game. It is just likeGTA 2 is a sequel to the first GTA game and was made for the PS, Dreamcast and PC. There is not much to say about this game. It is just like the first game in which it has outdated 2D graphics. Seriously, all SNES games look just as good or better than this game. There is nothing too special about this game. If you're looking for a good GTA game, look for GTA IV because that's the only good GTA game ever released. Collapse

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#15 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999