The Game That Revolutionized the Racing Genre.
User reviews: Positive (42 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 10, 2006
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Includes 11 items: RACE - The WTCC Game, RACE: Caterham Expansion, RACE 07, RACE 07: Andy Priaulx Crowne Plaza Raceway (Free DLC), GTR Evolution Expansion Pack for RACE 07, STCC - The Game 1 - Expansion Pack for RACE 07, RACE On, RACE Injection, GTR - FIA GT Racing Game, GT Legends, GTR 2 FIA GT Racing Game

 

Recommended By Curators

"Awesome simulation style racing game. Many tracks and cars as well as modding features to build your own tracks and cars."

Reviews

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

    Minimum:

    • 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

    Recommended:

    • 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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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 (and yes, some online action if you want to join up on some forums and fiddle a bit). Well worth any racing sim enthusiast adding to your collection. Get some of the realistic engine sound mods, put some headphones on, max the sound to 11 and enter petrol-head heaven, and its cheaper than crack :)
Posted: April 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
46.1 hrs on record
One of the best racing games I've played.
Posted: May 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
This one stands out for me from the other (and equally epic!) SimBin series in that there is some great mods out for it. So if you get bored with the oodles of tracks and cars (with the various offical add-ons) you can always load up the Corvete Meeting Mod in GTR 2 and drive your old school C4 Vette around!

Also, this title works with everythng! TrackIR? No problem! Eyefinity? Easy! Steering wheels and HOTAS? Absolutely! Stereo3d (S3D) with IZ3d, Tridef and AMD3D? All verified and awesome!

How about Simcraft professional racing Sims? Yes, motion and VR/HMD headtracking support? All baked in.

I've played this using all the tech stated and I can tell you that despite the latest eye-candy rich sims out there, I keep coming back to this one. The hardware requirements are very low by todays standards and will run on almost anything. It is nice though to crank everything on MAX with a decent modern GPU. High fraps and it still looks very good IMHO.
Posted: June 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Awesome, nuff said.
Posted: April 14
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11.8 hrs on record
Definitely worth buying. ONe of the best old school driving games, that have lots of addons, if you search for them, you can add them.
Posted: May 11
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
184.0 hrs on record
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?

EDIT:
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 nogripracing.com and see what I'm talking about.
Posted: December 29, 2013
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