Grand Theft Auto is back. The cars are faster. The streets are busier. The bad guys are nastier. The police are angrier. And now, the FBI and the Army are getting involved... Seven ruthless gangs are involved in a ruthless power struggle and it is up to you to make a name for yourself. Respect is earned, not given.
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Very Positive (80 reviews) - 100% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 1999

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About This Game

Grand Theft Auto is back. The cars are faster. The streets are busier. The bad guys are nastier. The police are angrier. And now, the FBI and the Army are getting involved...

Seven ruthless gangs are involved in a ruthless power struggle and it is up to you to make a name for yourself.

Respect is earned, not given.

System Requirements

    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.7 or higher
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 6GB of free HDD space
    • Graphics: SVGA color monitor
    • Direct® X: DirectX 6.1
    • Sound Card: SoundBlaster compatibele sound card
    • Video Card: 3D acceleration with 8 Mb RAM
Helpful customer reviews
76 of 112 people (68%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
One of the best games of its era.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Short version: 78%
Even though GTA2 is sort of the black sheep of the franchise, it is easy to fall in love with its easier overhead driver/shooter mechanics and zanier atmosphere that manages to hide the issue of repetitive missions and tiresome platforming sections.

Long version:
Grand Theft Auto 2, while it retains many gameplay elements of GTA1, is still the odd one out when it comes to the franchise. For starters, it is the only game that isn’t tied to a real-world city or time frame: Anywhere City is a featureless metropolis, and the supposedly 2013 date doesn’t fit the 1950s car designs.

Just like in GTA1, the goal of the game is to earn enough money to advance to the next level, usually accomplished by accepting jobs from three rivalling gangs to raise the score multiplier. These jobs also earn respect, a new mechanic that forces the player into some love/hate micromanagement to access high-tier missions at the cost of making entire neighbourhoods hostile.
The missions themselves are quite varied in flavour text but not in objectives: you either chase down a target or try to get a specific vehicle to a specific spot. There is some emphasis on platforming, especially in the last district, but these sections are probably the worst in the entire game.

Gameplay also had some tweaks, and the result is a double-edged sword. Everything is easier now with the introduction of a player health bar and by increasing the sturdiness of every vehicle. And everything also feels more dragged out with a camera that essentially prevents going fast or missions where you are expected to take on entire armies on your own. The save feature and the ability to retry failed missions helps a lot, but in the end, GTA2 just feels more tiresome (yet more thought-out) than its predecessor did.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Worth every single penny,
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Ahhhh the memories of playing this during my childhood. Such a great game.
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
2 x times as good as 1
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