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Grand Theft Auto 2

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'''Grand Theft Auto 2''', or '''GTA 2''', is the second major installment in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]]. It was released worldwide on October 22nd 22, 1999, by developer [[Rockstar North]] (then known as DMA Design), for the [[Personal Computer|PC]] and [[PlayStation]]. A version for the [[Dreamcast]] console was made available, and later a toned-down version for [[Game Boy Color]]. The game is also available for download for the [[PlayStation Portable]].
The PC version of the game is now available for free download [ here], along with [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], and another Rockstar game, [[wp:Wild Metal: Reclaim the Future|Wild Metal: Reclaim the Future]]. However, this requires the registration to Rockstar Games' mailing list. Although it is not the original game, it has been remade to work on modern Windows operating systems. GTA 2 is considered to be the only game in the GTA 2 [[era]], as it is not directly related to any other GTA game. ==Game Information==<div style="float:left; width:200px; margin:15px;">*[[Characters in GTA 2|Characters]]*[[Missions in GTA 2|Missions]]*[[Vehicles in GTA 2|Vehicles]]*[[Weapons in GTA 2|Weapons]]</div><div style="float:left; width:200px; margin:15px;">*[[Radio Stations in GTA 2|Radio Stations]]*[[Jesus Saves|Safehouses]]*[[#Gangs|Gangs]]*[[Cheats in GTA 2|Cheats]]</div><br clear="left">
Mock police records on the [[ImageGrand Theft Auto 2]] website are dated between 10 July, 2013 and 03 November, 2013<ref></ref>. This, along with the game's futuristic setting lead some fans to believe that the game takes place in 2013. However, the game's manual uses the phrase "three weeks into the future", and the website's clock is always set three weeks ahead of the current time<ref>http:PSX GTA2//</ref> - this puts forward the idea that the game takes place in an unspecific time and place, fitting with the game's setting of "[[Anywhere City|left|thumb|300px|Driving Anywhere, USA]]". On top of this, radio host [[Johnny Riccaro]] mentions in the PlayStation versiongame that "the millennium's coming," which would set the game shortly before [[2000]]. GTA 2 was the first title in the series to adopt early 3D graphics technology present on the PlayStation and some PCs. Whilst the gameplay did not shift to the third person perspective, as did [[Grand Theft Auto III]] with its full [[3DThree-Dimensional|3D environment]], it utilised 3D graphics hardware/software to improve the visual quality.
GTA 2 gameplay was via the top down perspective, as in all [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]] titles/expansion packs, but due to the employment of early 3D tech, it exhibited smooth dynamic camera zooming, smooth [http[:wp:// (computer_graphicscomputer graphics) |sprite]] rotation, and lighting effects from street lamps, car headlamps and emergency vehicle roof lighting.' There are some differences between GTA2 on each system, as the PlayStation 1 version is only available in the "noon" setting, which means it's only daytime, and features less lighting from explosions, streetlights and headlights, the Dreamcast version is only available in the "dusk" setting, which means that the environment is much dimmer, and the PC version has the option to play the game in either noon or dusk. These choices were made to exploit the particular technical qualities of each game system. The PlayStation 1 version of Grand Theft Auto 2 is toned down from the PC version, with lower quotas for the number of kills needed in rampage style missions, and containing no voice acting in the saving interface. The port also includes a feature where the player car will explode after the player kills a large number of gang members. One mission was also changed. Instead of the player tricking civilians into entering a bus to drive them to a meat processing plant to be cannibalized, the victims are Hare Krishna gang members.
The [[Protagonist|protagonist's]] name is [[Claude Speed]]. The game takes place in [[Anywhere City]], which is divided into 3 sectors - [[Downtown District|Commercial]], [[Residential District|Residential]] and [[Industrial District|Industrial]]. In each of them there are three gangs, whose bosses give the player missions via payphones. Each district also has a maximum [[Wanted Level in GTA 2|wanted level]] that the player can acquire, likely to make later levels more difficult. The Commercial District allows a maximum wanted level of four, which results in the [[S.W.A.T. ]] team chasing the player, however, the Residential District bears a wanted level of five, with F.B.I. agents pursuing the protagonist, and in the Industrial District you can obtain maximum wanted level of six, so the Army will chase Claude. <gallery>ImageFile:DowntownDowntownDistrict-GTA2-detailedmap.jpg|[[Downtown District]]ImageFile:ResidentialResidentialDistrict-GTA2-detailedmap.jpg|[[Residential District]]ImageFile:IndustrialIndustrialDistrict-GTA2-detailedmap.jpg|[[Industrial District]]</gallery> {{Chronology}}
{{main|Missions in GTA 2}}
There are three levels of mission difficulty: easy, taken from green payphones, medium, from yellow payphones, which pay better but require the player to have some respect, and hard, from red payphones, which pay very well, but usually are very hard, and require maximum respect. For completing a mission the player earns money, respect and a money multiplier. Sometimes during a mission the player is also given access to new parts of town, vehicles, or weapons.
[[ImageFile:AnywhereCityPoliceDepartment-GTA2 PC screenshot-policechase.jpg|thumb|300px|The police pursue the player in the PC version]]
These missions are:
*[[Kill Frenzies]] - killing a lot of people or blowing up many cars in the appointed time.
*[[GTA 2 Tokens]] - collecting tokens with GTA2 signs on them (there are 50 tokens in each level).
*[[Wang Cars]] - finding 8 [[GT-A1]] cars in the [[Residential District]].
There are 7 8 gangs in the game:* '''[[The ZaibatsuCorporation]] Corporation''' (symbol: yellow 'Z') - They appear in all of the areas and are a seemingly legitimate corporation who manufacture everything from cars and weapons to medication, but beneath the surface they are involved heavily in narcotics, contract-killing and shadowy politics. Their car, the [[Z-Type]], is the second fastest gang car available. The Zaibatsu is apparently led by at least three leaders, or at least have three executives through whom they organize their criminal activities: [[Trey Welsh]] in the Commercial District, [[Red Valdez]] in the Residential District, and [[Uno Carb]] in the Industrial District. Their gang color is black. Their name comes from 'zaibatsu', the Japanese word for conglomerate.
* '''[[Loonies]]''' (symbol: winking smiley face) - They appear in the Downtown District. Their gang car, the [[Dementia]], is a microcar with their mark painted on top and is probably named after their apparent insanity. Their small section of turf is in the vicinity of the city's mental institution, named "SunnySide" after the Mental Institution in Montrose, Scotland, near Dundee, where the game was originally created. Their boss is [[Elmo]]. Their gang colour is Grove Street green.
* '''The [[Yakuza]]''' (symbol: blue yen '¥') - They also appear in the first area. They make drugs at the so-called J-Lab, one of their strongest "industries". Their boss is [[Johnny Zoo]]. Deep blue is their gang color, and their car is the [[Miara]].
* '''[[Scientists|SRSScientists]] Scientists''' (symbol: a golden shield) - They are headquartered in the Residential District, and are a clandestine research institute involved in slightly questionable practices. Their business is advanced weapon development along with cloning, genetic engineering and robotics. Their leader, [[Dr. LaBrat]], is Icelandic, and all of their 'street' members appear to be genetically engineered clone soldiers. Their gang car, the [[Meteor]], is the fastest gang car available. Their turf is the Scientist Research Center. Their gang color is pale gold.* '''[[Rednecks]]''' (symbol: the Confederate flag) - Led by [[Billy Bob Bean]], they appear in the second area, are rabid fans of Elvis Presley, and specialize in explosives and vehicles. Their business is the brewing, running and selling of [[moonshine]]. Their car is a wide [[Pickup]] truck. The Rednecks' turf is the trailer park at the northwest of the Residential Area. Their gang color is light blue.
* '''[[Russian Mafia]]''' (symbol: a red star) - They appear in the third area and specialize in contract-killing and gun running. Their car is the [[Bulwark]], a station wagon, which is the most durable gang car in the game (capable of surviving one direct hit from a rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade or Molotov cocktail, if the car is in perfect condition). They can be seen in the seaport areas. [[Jerkov]] is the name of their boss. They use red as a gang color.
* '''[[Hare Krishna]]''' (symbol: an orange flower) - They appear in the third area and their car, the [[Karma Bus]], is a big love bus with flowers painted on its roof. The Krishna's turf is around their temple. Their boss' name is [[Sunbeam]]. They use orange as a gang color. This gang also appeared in the first ''[[GTA1Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]]'' game (the player would earn the [[Gouranga]] bonus for killing them), but they were not involved in criminal acts.*'''[[Yutes]]''' (symbol: unknown) -They are a small gang that is considered to be the weakest in [[Anywhere City]].They appear in the [[Downtown District]] dressed the same way as the Loonies but there only appearance is in the mission [[Yutes Must Die!]] after this the gang is not seen or mentioned again in the game.The only known members are [[Lefty]] and the unnamed leader their gang cars are black [[Shark]]s and they seem to be allies with the Yakuza as killing Yutes, may cause you to lose Yakuza respect.
===Radio stations===
GTA2 was the last PC GTA with built-in multiplayer with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]. It supported up to 6 players and connections via internet, LAN, serial cable or direct modem connection. There are also 3 three small multiplayer maps designed for smaller number of players, as well as 3 districts with modified locations of weapons and parked cars.
Playing via internet using only built-in tools is quite difficult. First you need to choose "tcp/ip connection", then enter server IP and you will be able to join only if host is in hosting menu. That's why programs like [[GTA2 Game Hunter]], or [[GTA2 Gamer]] were made. They provide one-click joining without entering anybody's IP, chat and some other useful options which makes playing GTA 2 online as easy as any other modern game.
==''GTA2: The Movie''==
== Trivia ==
* The PS version of the game is rated T by the ESRB, the only GTA game with such a rating.
* All of Despite the respray garages have a "[[Max Paynt]]" sign on fact that the roof. This game is clearly a reference to set in the then-upcoming video game Max Paynefuture, also developed by Rockstar Gamesit features cars from the sixties and the seventies.* GTA 2 was So far the only game in the series that featured articulated trucksis numbered with a [[Wikipedia:Hindu–Arabic numeral system|Hindu-Arabic]] number 2, until as opposed to the following games which used [[Grand Theft Autowikipedia: San AndreasRoman numerals|Roman Numerals]] in 2004.*This is currently the newest GTA game in chronological order, with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars right behind it.== References ==<references/>
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