developer: Polyphony Digital
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1 - 2
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.
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.
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 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 61 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone