The Game That Revolutionized the Racing Genre.
User reviews: Very Positive (113 reviews) - 93% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2006

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Includes 11 items: GT Legends, GTR - FIA GT Racing Game, GTR 2 FIA GT Racing Game, GTR Evolution Expansion Pack for RACE 07, RACE - The WTCC Game, RACE 07, RACE 07: Andy Priaulx Crowne Plaza Raceway (Free DLC), RACE Injection, RACE On, RACE: Caterham Expansion, STCC - The Game 1 - Expansion Pack for RACE 07



9/10 – Eurogamer

9.2/10 – IGN

9/10 – Gamespot

About This Game

The Game That Revolutionized the Racing Genre.

The successor to the international award-winning racing simulation GTR accurately represents the challenges of Motorsport racing. The detailed, photo-realistic depiction of these powerful cars and beautiful circuits, thanks to the graphics technology, and the enhanced driving model will make your adrenaline rise in one of more than one hundred HP-beasts.

Beginners can start with the driving school where they are taught the basics of race driving by a professional instructor. Thanks to dynamic day, night and weather changes and an impressive damage system, the races of the exciting FIA GT series become a thrilling gaming experience.

Since the release of GTR2 in September 2006, the game has received widespread acclaim. GTR2 simulates the 2003 and 2004 FIA GT Championship racing series.

Key Features

  • Realism has been redefined: Authentic physics, dynamic day and weather changes as well as an impressive damage model
  • Great variety: Grand touring cars reproduced down to the last detail including all vehicles of the GT and NGT classes and the 24H races from two FIA GT seasons
  • Original circuits: 34 different track variations
  • Tough competition: Human-like AI opponents
  • Scalable levels: 3 different game modes (Novice, Semi-Pro and Simulation)
  • Great fun: 6 game events (Open practice, Race weekend, – Championships, Time trials, 24 Hour Races, Driving school)
  • International competition: Fully integrated multiplayer mode for racing against other human drivers from all over the world.

Cars Included:

  • BMW M3 GTR
  • BMW Z3 Coupe
  • Corvette C5-R
  • Gillet Vertigo Streiff
  • Lister Storm
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lamborghini Murcielago
  • Maserati MC12
  • Morgan Aero 8
  • Mosler MT900
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Saleen S7-R
  • Seat Toledo
  • TVR T400R
  • Viper GTS-R
  • Viper Competition Coupe

System Requirements

    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Seven
    • Processor:1.3 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DX8.1 comp. video card/64 MB
    • DirectX®:8.1
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DX8.1 comp. sound card
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel Pentium IV or AMD
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DX9.0c comp. video card/256 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DX9.0 comp. sound card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you love to race like me this is the game for you!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
How good is this? Well you can't quite smell the burning rubber and red hot brakes or the burning clutch, but thats about all that's missing. One of the best old-school racing sims before the new generation. Still plays very well today. Another classy SimBin production with pleasing physics, cracking sound, pretty goodAI, and a host of tracks. Add to this the great community surrounding this and its is similar stable of games with all the mods, addons, tracks and cars. Well worth any racing sim enthusiast adding to your collection. 10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
If you hate understeer this game won't become your favorite. Because these do. A lot. The setup is too limited in terms of adjustments (i.a. front suspension). So you can't do much about the problem. Sad
With the worst behaving cars (e.g. Toledo) you basically have to wait...
...until the front of the car is inside 20º in relation to the following straight. Then you can apply throttle.

still, a very good and realistic game but I'll stick with rFactor

final lightening: I saw a review of "chegster" he called F1 2012 a sim
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
After playing Assetta Corsa holy ♥♥♥♥. This games physics engine and sounds are a lot better IMHO. The car even stalls when you brake on the clutch and everything. It's fantasticly made.
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49 of 50 people (98%) found this review helpful
184.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
First thing is first, yes, the Steam version of the game does not come stock with Ferrari or Porsche cars. This is a licensing issue and Steam is not trying to screw you over. However, you can easily return Ferrari and Porsches to your game by updating it and installing the No-CD patch (Note: Steam version is already No CD, you still need the patch though to get Ferrari and Porsche to work).

On to the game. It's a very old game, true, but the physics are outstanding and with mod added content like cars and tracks you'll find the graphical experience to be pleasant enough to not be distracting and when you're in the moment it's very easy to forget how dated the game looks. The AI is like all AI: terrible. They can run real life lap times and generally speaking they're fairly competent -but- they are absolutely terrible at racing off the racing line. This isn't unique to GTR2 or the GMotor engine, it's an industry wide issue. It's AI, you deal with it, and it's not too bad at the end of the day.

Other things to note:
1. The FFB is amazing once tuned properly for your wheel. It's horrible if it's tuned wrong. Take some time to set it up right.
2. If you're using a controller, you'll find that the game is just as enjoyable and just as playable
3. If you're using a keyboard, you can STILL be competitive with the right sensitivity adjustments. The game is that versatile, but obviously your experience will be the best with a wheel.
4. The 24H day/night cycle works as intended and is gorgeous. Sunsets blind, nights are dark.
5. The weather system leaves something to be desired. There is no dynamic weather to speak of, though there is a mod that corrects this. When the tracks are wet it's more like ice and more often than not TCS isn't enough.

6. Most importantly, this game has a STRONG modding community. Is there a major track out there you want in your game? Someone has created it. Is there a series you want to race in? Someone has created it. The only major series absent to my knowledge are the latest models of NASCAR, but this is a road racing game so what do you expect?

I figured I should also mention how it compares to other games. The next generation of sims is coming out as we speak so it might seem weird to pick up an 8 year old game. I feel that Assetto Corsa is likely going to be GTR2's spiritual replacement (Not that I have anything against pCars, or that there is anything wrong with pCars) in terms of the "sim" quality and possibly modding community. But it isn't there yet.

As it stands this is IMO, the best sim out there that you can buy overall, and it's largely thanks to the modding community. If you don't feel comfortable modding, then it's still a great sim with the 2004 GT championship, but I would advise picking up AC or pCars instead (once they release in full that is). The maturity of the mod community is what makes GTR2 what it is today, because they've pushed the Gmotor engine to its limits. Being said, AC looks better, handles better, and has arguably better FFB. It's too early to say how the career mod, modability, and AI are in comparison.

If you're comfortable modding, then this is and will continue to be the best sim out there until either AC, pCars, or rfactor2 builds up its mod community. If so, buy the game and head over to and see what I'm talking about.
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