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Gran Turismo 2 PS1

Continuation of a very warmly acclaimed racing game, focusing on a realistic representation of vehicle behaviour on the track. Gran Turismo 2 does not make drastic changes to the way cars behave on the track.

Racing | vehicles | simulation elements | PlayStation exclusive titles

Sony PlayStation 1
Gran Turismo 2 cover

developer: Polyphony Digital

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1 - 2

English language game language: English

game release date for PS1:


Gran Turismo 2 on PS1 is a continuation of acclaimed racing game that focuses on a realistic representation of vehicle behavior on the track. Like the first part, Gran Turismo 2 was developed by Polyphony Digital led by Kazunori Yamauchi.


Gran Turismo 2, released on PS1, uses the same physical and graphical engine as the original, introducing only minor improvements to the driving system. The most noticeable change is in the brakes, which are much less likely to cause oversteering of the vehicle. The game has new rally tracks, where cars behave noticeably different than on the asphalt.

The continuation of Gran Turismo offers more vehicles and routes. We can drive over six hundred cars, based on licenses obtained from companies such as Honda, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Toyota or Nissan. Each of these vehicles can be tested in twenty-seven locations around the world.

Game modes

The game was released on two CDs containing different game modes. On one of them is the Arcade Mode, where the player can freely choose tracks and vehicles. Winning rewards us with access to other tracks and vehicles.

The second CD includes Gran Turismo Mode, an extensive career mode where victories are rewarded with credits. These can be used to purchase cars (both new and used) and tuning parts. Before gaining access to more prestigious competitions, the player must first obtain licenses. This is done by performing a number of tasks, which serve as an extensive tutorial.

Technical aspects

Gran Turismo 2 on PS1 uses the same graphics engine as the first installment. However, the authors decided to implement several improvements, thanks to which the game looks slightly more attractive than its predecessor.

Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 86 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

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