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.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (87 reviews) - 100% of the 87 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 1999

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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
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Overall:
Very Positive (87 reviews)
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Retro-Pixel-Lizard
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The only GTA game where you can rocket jump over a 4 lane road.
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jjuswell
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The rampages, gang missions and the "karma" style gang relations with the tripartite of gangs is quite interesting. One minute you'll be working with the Yakuza, the next you'll be killing them. There's no real story - it's just an arcade free-raoming rampage mayhem. It's not too easy so it isn't boring. The game is pretty long given its arcadish feel, and the only way to finish it (aside from doing all the missions) is to gain maximum amount of money to unlock bonus levels. That will take many hours. The intro kinda sums up the game really... or at least the context anyway. Definitely worth checking out if you're bored. And remember, respect is everything.
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Plutia
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Great classic arcade game where you try and rack up as much points as possible while doing odd jobs for gangs and causing as much mayhem as possible. I prefer this over gta 3 which says quite a bit, years after(we're talking over a decade) I still played this on my ps2/ps3. for PC you have vike's gta 2 patch which optimizes and fixes the game up even more, I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes arcade shoot-em-up exploration type games.
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Azmael
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Better than some of the newer GTA's.... classic gold mine
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nbc.
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Truly a classic, I can only recommend it.
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B5
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Pure PERFECTION xD :D
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P51
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
This changed me for the better as a child
Remember: Respect is Everything
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talgaby
( 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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Rufi
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
A complete improvement from its predecesor.

You must burp and fart your way through Anywhere City doing missions for 3 gangs per district. But every time you do this another gang will be angry at you and attack you on sight until you "balance" the situation.

Once you get enough money you can progress to the next district... OR you can do all the missions, fight the leaders of the 3 gangs and see how everything goes to ♥♥♥♥ at the end before you leave.

Look out for Elvis.
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Motherboard Roasted
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
86 of 128 people (67%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
One of the best games of its era.
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55 of 77 people (71%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2013
And remember, respect is everything.
So go to church every Sunday, treat your fellow man like brethern, never commit acts of violence or acts of heresy.
And always rig the ice cream truck with explosives.
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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Worth every single penny,
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Better than some of the newer GTA's.... classic gold mine
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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32 of 50 people (64%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2012
old but gold
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Great classic arcade game where you try and rack up as much points as possible while doing odd jobs for gangs and causing as much mayhem as possible. I prefer this over gta 3 which says quite a bit, years after(we're talking over a decade) I still played this on my ps2/ps3. for PC you have vike's gta 2 patch which optimizes and fixes the game up even more, I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes arcade shoot-em-up exploration type games.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The rampages, gang missions and the "karma" style gang relations with the tripartite of gangs is quite interesting. One minute you'll be working with the Yakuza, the next you'll be killing them. There's no real story - it's just an arcade free-raoming rampage mayhem. It's not too easy so it isn't boring. The game is pretty long given its arcadish feel, and the only way to finish it (aside from doing all the missions) is to gain maximum amount of money to unlock bonus levels. That will take many hours. The intro kinda sums up the game really... or at least the context anyway. Definitely worth checking out if you're bored. And remember, respect is everything.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2013
"Soul making, sound shaking, earth quaking, change"
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