Official Title  Grand Theft Auto 2
Common Title  GTA 2
Serial Number(s)  SLES-02458
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Action  / Driving

Developer  DMA Design.
Publisher  Rockstar Games.
Date Released  8 March 2002
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-02458
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
521 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  5026555190268  - 






Menus and gameplay are in Multi-5 (English, French, German, Italian & Spanish).

In Grand Theft Auto 2, the sequel to two earlier GTA titles, your life of crime begins as down-on-his-luck Claude Speed, a recently released prisoner with no memory of how or why he was imprisoned via a cryogenically induced sleep. He does realize, however, that he's at the bottom of the food chain -- no job, no luck, no money and no where to go but up.

In this instance, "up" means the top of the criminal element's food chain -- he has aspirations of being the next crime lord of the city. Through manipulation of rival gangs, infiltration of criminally-based organizations or as a lone gunman with his sights set on the pinnacle of power -- the nefarious and dangerous underworld -- he plots and plans for that happy day.

Although his memory is lacking in some areas, it is perfectly clear when it comes to remembering how to claw, fight, steal and kill in order to achieve his goals. As a start, he falls back on the one skill he's absolutely sure about -- Grand Theft Auto. To begin his comeback in this particular realm of hell, his first act is a car-jacking that paves the way for future activities. To achieve this, he'll have to climb past a half dozen gangs made up of Russian and Japanese immigrants, lunatics, genetically altered zombies, religious freaks, drug dealers, psychotic leaders and more.

Once past those, he'll have to deal with the untouchable Zaibatsu Corporation, controllers of all abusive substances ("play-drugs") that are being used to systematically subjugate the population, especially Zoom Zoom -- in fact, their number one goal is world dominance through directly controlled consumerism.

As the game is being released for both PC and PlayStation at the same time (Oct 22, 1999), viable questions arise as to what is lost, if anything, in the translation. In a concession to the more limited power base of the PlayStation, there will be fewer cars and pedestrians on-screen at any given moment. However, this is offset by the use of more dynamic lighting than on the PC. All in all, not much is different between the versions -- the story remains the same as do the graphically enhanced and maneuverable automobiles.

During gameplay, there are literally hundreds of cars to choose from -- many with overtones reminiscent of cars from the mid- to early-20th century. Over 30 cars are featured, ranging from stylized versions of coupes, roadsters and sedans to modernized electric cars and supercharged cop cars. Gameplay still centers on the dark side of life -- drugs, gangs, thieves, killings, blackmail, corrupt military and government, rampant crime and overall moral decay.

In the spin put on the world in Grand Theft Auto 2, however, the crime lords are feuding and fighting for control because the big-player (Zaibatsu Corporation) in this decadent society is an organization with fingers in everyone's pie. With its aforementioned lofty goal, this company will stop at nothing. Nor is any act that furthers their agenda toward this end too severe -- subjugation of society and the destabilization of the world population is in sight -- and Zaibatsu wants to help it along.

Success in Grand Theft Auto 2 requires you to develop a master plan with the reward being control of this earthbound hell. In your dealings with the gangs, you'd be advised to trust no one and cross and double-cross everyone. Use all means at your disposal to set the gangs against each other by fostering hate, fear and anger. Alternately, you can choose which crime bosses to work for and then strike from within when the timing is right.

The original GTA set the gaming world on its collective ear with its gritty and realistic portrayal of the seedy side of humanity. So much so, in fact, the worldwide public outcry by "morally sensitive" groups and some outraged censorship-minded opponents that was only fueled by the game's incredible embrace by fans of the genre (2.5 million copies sold as of 1999), still simmers. Not intimidated by the negative furor generated by these "watchdog" organizations, the designers listened instead to the gaming community, with GTA2 the result.

Features in Grand Theft Auto 2 include cars with unique characteristics of handling and performance, a reworked game engine, shifty and smart computer opponents and a comprehensively designed city with literally hundreds of streets, parks, buildings, alleys and more. An original soundtrack with selections from Moving Shadow Records and Flytronix is also included.

  Manufacturer's description:

Grand Theft Auto is back. 7 ruthless gangs are involved in a brutal power struggle. Make a name for yourself, but watch your back.

* Earn and maintain the respect of gangs or play the gangs off against each other in turf wars.
* Complete freedom to carve your own way to the top.
* An immense "living": metropolis with hundreds of missions.
* Over 120 vehicles from Armored LImos to Ice Cream Trucks.

  • Third person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Cars stealing theme.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Analog Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character / Move car:  D-Pad
  Accelerate:  X Button
  Special:  Circle Button
  Enter / Exit:  Triangle Button
  Reverse:  Square Button
  Brake / Jump (while on foot):  R1 Button
  Next Weapon:  L1 Button
  Previous Weapon:  L2 Button
  Attack / Fire:  R2 Button
  Pause game:  Start Button


MISC CODES (Enter the following in the Player Name field):
  5x Multiplier -   HIGHFIVE 
  Unlimited Energy -   LIVELONG 
  $500,000 -   MUCHCASH 
  10,000,000 Points -   BIGSCORE 
  Get Max Wanted Level -   DESIRES 
  All Weapons -   NAVARONE 
  No Police -   LOSEFEDS 
  Level Select -   ITSALLUP 

  Joker Command -  
D00354D0 0000
  Infinite Health -  
80145A96 0064
  Infinite Lives -  
80120004 0009
  Stop Kill Frenzy Time -  
801683F0 0C97

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 640 x 649 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 100 KB
Dim. - 621 x 463 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 111 KB
 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 3384 x 2394 pix.
Res. - 600 dpi
File Size - 1'38 MB
Dim. - 3385 x 2393 pix.
Res. - 600 dpi
File Size - 1'81 MB
 - Disc Cover

  • Grand Theft Auto 2 [SLUS-00789]  - 
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 [SLES-01404]  - 

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