PSX Longplay [223] Gran Turismo 2 (Arcade Mode)

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Played by: MadMatty

Europe version of Gran Turismo 2 Arcade Mode. For better or worse I have shown full replays after every race making the video quite long. I would be interested in any comments regarding showing replays or not for any future racing games I might record.

The Europe release of the game is using mixed resolutions which are represented here as 704×480 interlaced for menu screens and 640×512 for the races which is why the video has borders. Nothing is cut! The soundtrack is quite limited in the number of songs and I personally prefer the soundtrack of the first game. I think the developers / publishers cheapened our version of the game in this respect and I don’t think all the songs really suit a racing game.

I have shown a full run through of Arcade mode in the order listed in the Bonus Items menu. All tracks have been unlocked by completing all the licenses in GT Mode. Playing on hard unlocks Extra cars and gives access to reverse versions of the tracks. Arcade mode here is much for difficult than the previous game. While you get alot of cars to choose from, here ony the fastest will be of any use for hard mode. In the previous game all cars had a similar chance of winning. I play here with Tire damage enabled.

If it looks like I’m drink driving, its because I am constantly fighting the left or right pull effect of a damaged wheel. The annoying thing is I can have damage even if the indicator does not show it. It is quite difficult to show a varied range of cars but I am trying any new unlocked cars as they are made available. I think the game is trying to encourage me to use any high powered cars I may have from simulation mode.

A note regarding the ending. Another decision taken by the developer / publisher to cheapen the europe version of the game is that there is no ending for completing Arcade mode. In order to unlock the Ending Credits on the Arcade disc, you need to complete entire GT League in Simulation mode. The JAP/US release has 2 different endings.

00:00:00 – Intro
00:04:06 – Tahiti Road
00:12:32 – Midfield Raceway
00:20:45 – High Speed Ring
00:28:00 – Tahiti Dirt Route 3 (Rally)
00:37:05 – Super Speedway
00:41:35 – Seattle Short Course
00:47:55 – Rome Short Course
00:54:30 – Smokey Mountain South (Rally)
01:00:50 – Red Rock Valley Speedway
01:08:10 – Seattle Circuit
01:16:50 – Rome Circuit
01:25:00 – Green Forest Roadway (Rally)
01:32:40 – Grindelwald
01:40:27 – Laguna Seca Raceway
01:48:35 – Apricot Hill Speedway
01:57:00 – Smokey Mountain North
02:03:30 – Motor Sports Land (Time Trial)
02:07:20 – Trial Mountain Circuit
02:15:15 – Clubman Stage 5
02:21:05 – Grand Valley East Section
02:27:40 – Tahiti Maze (Rally)
02:35:30 – Grand Valley Speedway
02:45:25 – Special Stage Route 5
02:53:55 – Autumn Ring
03:01:45 – Pikes Peak Hill Climb (Rally)
03:08:20 – Test Course
03:14:40 – Deep Forest Raceway
03:21:50 – Rome-Night
03:30:39 – Autumn Ring Mini (Time Trial) (Reverse)
03:34:50 – Tahiti Dirt Route 3 (Rally) (Reverse)
03:42:30 – Smokey Mountain North (Rally) (Reverse)
03:49:15 – Pikes Peak Downhill (Rally)
03:53:54 – Ending Credits

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27 comments

  1. Mark M. 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    Best racing game ever imo. It was realistic, but not TOO realistic. Today games like GT Sport or the Forza series (except Forza Horizon) bother with too much realism for my taste.

  2. ric torres 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    does anyone else setup thier controler R1throttle R2 reverse Xbrake Oebrake /rear veiw square change view ithink its more like a slot car controler that way and you dont have to get off the gas to hit brakes so you can power brake i also tap reverse to downshift the autotrans if i need it i believe its the most efficient setup L1downshift L2 is upshift just curious

  3. OugaBoogaShockwave 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    wow, that looks so BAD compared to what i remember it looking back then.
    it's a pixel nightmare 😥 HELP my eyes are bleeding !
    BTW, i think this was the most fun GT of them all i think, they need to do a reboot of GT2

  4. ricardo Barros 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    Não entendo porque gt2 tem uma sensação de velocidade bem menor que o gt1? no gt2 o cenário passa bem lento, já no gt1 passa bem rapido, percebi isso na época tanto que encostei o gt2 quando comprei por este probema…

  5. felix roberge 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    I’m surprised how no one here states that "F***ing in heaven" caused permanent hearing damage

  6. Hyundai Tiburon 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    29:55 i always thought this was my game not loading properly and some transition cinematic type thing was broken which was why it started so abruptly, glad to see it's just a normal thing…

  7. Edgar González Casasola 19 June, 2020 at 04:17 Reply

    3:31 I was too young to play this game, I started with GT4 – for me, the best in the franchise. Naturally I didn't realize that GT Sport's menu music for its GT league mode is a re done version of this arcade mode menu music. Great Easter egg

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