Gran Turismo 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 1999

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. CNET Gamecenter
    Is the game a worthy purchase for GT veterans and racing newcomers alike? The answer is a 400-horsepower yes.
  2. GMR Magazine
    The second lap was even better than the first. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  3. Da Gameboyz
    The sheer breadth of gameplay and the incomparable selection of cars offered sets "Gran Turismo 2" far above the competition.
  4. Daily Radar
    Even though the graphics are almost identical to the last version, everything else has been upgraded enough to make this sequel better than last year and, by default, the best racing game of all time.
  5. 100
    Put simply, this is the best racing game you can get for yourself right now and is the sequel every Gran Turismo fan could have wanted.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The best racing game you'll find on the PS one, hands down. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  7. Gaming Age
    Basically the developers took everything that was right about GT and multiplied it by a factor of ten in GT2.
  8. 98
    The genius is hidden away under a wall of rather harsh looking pixels until you realize that every one of the 500-plus replicated vehicles races so exactly like the real thing it's shocking.
  9. The game is light-years ahead of its time - even with the handful of annoying 'glitches' that occasionally rear their ugly head within the game.
  10. Without it your PlayStation is naked.
  11. Antagonist
    If cars are your religion, "Gran Turismo 2" is your Holy Grail.
  12. Game Fan
    Yet another intense racing experience that any fan of tire-melting action will worship.
  13. It is as addicting as ever and has taken all of the great aspects of the original and expanded on them. You will be playing this game for days, weeks, and months before you will even come close to finishing.
  14. Total Video Games
    Frankly, GT2 is so good it hurts.
  15. 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.
  16. CheckOut
    The controls can seem downright impossible to master at first, but with some practice and patience you'll be ripping it up in no time.
  17. At three in the morning, I realized that having me write about GT2 is pretty much like giving Stone Temple Pilots' frontman, Scott Weiland, a gig as a heroin reviewer.
  18. 90
    Sound in GT2 is again top notch. The cars sound real, down to minute changes in tone after you make high-powered modifications.
  19. This is a game that will take most gamers months to complete 100 percent.
  20. Once you have a highly tuned car, the game becomes a lot more enjoyable as you now have a fair chance against the other cars. It will take a long time to get to that stage.
  21. Spank!
    A brilliant game in it's own right but doesn't move on enough from the original to justify a bigger score.
  22. I only wish something new and exciting could have been added. Gran Turismo 2 is an impressive game, just not an impressive sequel.
  23. While GT2 adds more of everything -- cars, courses, even a rally mode and circuit -- it fails to improve the 2-year-old graphics engine or add any new gameplay features.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
#2 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 225 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 225
  1. AnsonG.
    Aug 20, 2006
    Play this game and start your ENGINE!
  2. DrewK.
    Mar 21, 2006
    Nice cars and a wide variety.
  3. BobbyS.
    Oct 30, 2003
    Really goood.