Conclusion: GTR 2 is a game that demands your total attention, it will consume it, and you’ll need to refine your skills in order to get anywhere. If you don’t think you’re up to that kind of challenge then you may want to pass, and seek something a little more forgiving.
Excerpt: Until the release of this game's predecessor, GTR , back in early 2005, the racing simulation genre on the PC had been slowly dying. PC racers hadn't really been able to get enthused about anything since the release of Grand Prix 4 at the tail end of 2002, especially with consoles offering up titles...
Excerpt: When GTR came out for the PC last year, I had no idea of how good a racing sim it could be. After being bored to death with the simplistic GT style racing of Sony's Gran Turismo series, it felt good to actually play a GT racing sim that not only looks amazing, but plays well, has a large car grid...
Conclusion: For the target audience this game is aiming at then it probably couldn't get much better. This is about as a realistic as racing can get, short of actually getting in the car and driving yourself.
Despite a slightly gentler learning curve, GTR 2 still demands the most out of your inner race driver.
9 October 2006
Summary: The PC racing simulation category isn't what it once was. While the PC used to be home to a big variety of classic, in-depth racing sim series, the ever-increasing power of game consoles and the promise of more sales have led many would-be racing developers to abandon the PC altogether.
Pros: Driving, crashing, and racing simply doesn't get much better than this, meticulously detailed tracks and cars, 28-player online racing is fun and lag-free, massive tuning options, driving school is a great addition
Cons: Hefty system requirements, qualifying seems inordinately hard, menu system needs a makeover
Excerpt: Realistically, there is nothing that compares to the GTR series for balls-out realism in a racing sim. GTR established the brand as a powerhouse unparalleled in the community, and the solid GT Legends continued the tradition proudly with its huge lineup of classic racers.
Excerpt: Consoles have always had plenty of exclusive titles that have left PC gamers rather resentful, forcing them to pray that one day, that amazing game featured on Nintendo or Sony’s platform might arrive onto their computers too.