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GTR 2 (PC DVD)

by Namco Bandai
Windows XP
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Realism Redefined: Absolutely authentic physics from dynamic lighting and environment changes to ultra-realistic damage modelling.
  • Great Variety: 144 grand touring cars reproduced down to the finest 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 add a new dimension to every race.
  • 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 allows online competition with drivers worldwide.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000HJ1B2U
  • Release Date: 6 Oct 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,072 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
Gran Turismo might market itself as the "real driving simulator" but compared to the attention to detail and level of simulation in GTR 2 it might as well be Mario Kart when it comes to realism.

The lowdown:
Since it’s focused purely on GT racing there are no road races to compete on, but you do get 34 real word tracks and 140 different cars in three different classes. Although it is an unapologetically hardcore simulation the game does make a big effort to be as accessible as possible with a suite of driving aids and an in-depth driving school to help teach you not to use them. All this computerised help is in support of fully customisable races that let you change every variable from race length to time of day. The game also features some stunningly realistic looking graphics and an excellent online mode, with up to twenty-eight players competing at the same time. In short it’s petrolhead heaven.

Most exciting moment:
As impressive as the graphics, physics and other simulation aspects are, what really makes the races exciting is the fact that the artificial intelligence for all your opponents react like real human beings, not the dull automatons of Gran Turimso.

Since you ask:
Swedish developer SimBin, who also did GT Legends on the PC, have just been signed up to create new game Race for Eidos Interactive, which will use the official license for the world touring car championship.

The bottom line:
Probably the most realistic racing simulator ever made. -HARRISON DENT

Review

GTR2 is unmissable entertainment -- Computeractive

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The next release in Sinbins GT series. This game follows the similar and popular GTR game using the same game engine with a few tweaks. On initial examination there not much changed. A few more cars in the race, the same familiar tracks and the 2003-2004 GTR challenge season. Its all there, the same challenge options for playing on and offline in championship mode. The ability to tune and alter every aspect of your car from the tire pressure to the rear wing angle.

What remains in the easy mode (for people who just want to pick up the game and play), intermediate where you can disable some of the incar assistance, and the very unforgiving simulation mode.

However something seems different. the cars handling seems different and more precise, cars behave differently and the physics seems better. Theres a new driving school to ease new players into the hard and real world of GTR, following the style of the gran tourismo game with small parts of a track leading to full track coaching. YOu can set car ghosting and instructor laps to aim to beat. This revision introduces unlocks (new to the GTR series) in the form of new tracks, cars, team colours which can be achieved by playing thru the driving school and the full seasons. Along with the full season of tracks as the onset of different weather and conditions.

The online experience is great, with total control of the race with the option to adjust the length of the race from 24 hour real time to short 10 min racing. Its all there practice, qualifying, warmup lap and racing with full pit strategy.

If i was to sum up this game, i would say that its the game we all wished GTR was. Sinbin obviously listened to the feedback from the first release and thought about the sequel more carefully.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the arcade racer 16 Dec 2007
By Lewis Hiley VINE VOICE
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have read reviews of quite a lot of people saying that this is a difficult game and that it is too "real". Well, don't get this game if your planning on drifting round corners, or drag racing, this is what it says on the tin basically, it is a simulation racing game.

GAMEPLAY:
I do not normally like racing games, especially ones such as this, but my friend convinced me to get it so i could go online with him. The online play is great, there is no lag whatsoever, although that is determined on your internet speed as well. The single player mode can get quite boring, so i almost always opt for the onlnie mode as it is a much more unique experience. There are a number of cars and tracks which will satisfy for a lnog time as well. There's loads of features with the game as well. There arew so many customisable options that you can use wth your car (not affecting appearance such as NFS), the engine and car physics are totally customisable.

GRAPHICS and AUDIO:
This game has great visuals, but whats great is you don't need an amazing system to play it either. I'm running it on top spec with 2GB RAM, 3.4 GHz processor and an 8600 GT graphics card. There's no ghosting either or any other downsides. As for the audio, the car sounds are quite good, i'd give them a 7/10, which would be my score for the overall audio as the music does get quite annoying, but is easy to turn off.

OVERALL:
Overall, i would give this game a 7/10, and warn you, if your looking for an equal to Need for Speed or Outrun, then this isn't the game for you, if your looking for a racing simulation then this most probably is.Online play is what gives the game it's life, as normal play gets boring after a while. There are also loads of mods you can get off of the internet for the game too, to give it a new lease of life.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Game 18 Jan 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The handling and feel as you drive in this game is breathtaking. However at the best part of 2GB to install this is not the quickest game to get started by any means. The very complicated car setup system and annoying analog steering system sadly prevented me from really getting into it. If you are very serious about driving games, I'm sure you will enjoy this. However if you are like me and just want to relax and have a bit of fun I wouldn't recommend this game.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A challenging and rewarding racing environment 17 Oct 2006
By zrtf90
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
GTR2 will not disappoint any of the simming fraternity. Anyone familiar with its predecessor, GTR (or any other serious sim such as GPL, GTL, rFactor, NR2003) will immediately feel at home driving one of the machines modelled here.

I tried the demo and didn't notice much difference (from GTR) apart from the weather but the full version is a definite improvement in handling, particularly exiting low speed corners where the cars used to spin unrealistically. There's nowhere I've driven in the sim where the car didn't feel like a real car should; nowhere where I had to make excuses for it being just a game. Correcting a late braking error with a rally style cornering technique works here just like in the real world - it's not as fast as correct technique but adds to the sense of control totally absent in its predecessor. Real world skills are rewarded and encouraged.

They aren't fast cars, by F1 standards, but the new Letter Box mode (first used in GT Legends) and the new, less intrusive cockpits add to the sense of speed. The AI cars are fast enough to provide an engrossing challenge and compared to open wheelers allow a more physical style of driving.

Wet and mixed weather driving is finally rewarding without suspending disbelief. There are no obvious shortcomings in, sound, graphics or car handling. The Force Feedback with my Logitec MOMO Force wheel conveys all the information I need to control the car at the limit and feels as good as it does in GPL. I'll restate that: the Force Feedback is as good as GPL!
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