Grand Prix II

Game

Grand Prix II, also known as Formula One Grand Prix 2, is the second Formula 1 racing game in the series created by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroProse in 1995 for DOS.

AliasFormula 1 Grand Prix 2
Year1995
GenreRacing
Rating4.5 (4.5)10
PublisherMicroProse Software
DeveloperMicroProse Software
Updated17 November 2016
TAGSsimulation sports f1

Game Review

Grand Prix II, also known as Formula One Grand Prix 2, is the second Formula 1 racing game in the series created by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroProse in 1995 for DOS.

This installment was officially licensed and was based on the 1994 Formula 1 race season. This was the game that set the standard for racing games for years, as it took the realism of racing sims to a whole new level. Featuring SVGA Graphics with 3D mapped tracks that were incredibly true to life, you can race every track from Monte Carlo to Australia. In GP2 the physics are as real as they can be and allow for vehicles to become airborne during a race. The cars will also show wear and tear, and will smoke or catch fire. This was the first game to feature visible car failure animations. The game also features multiple camera angles to choose from, though first person from the cockpit is primary.

There are five difficulty levels and seven driving aids for the player to choose from that help with everything from steering to braking. There is also a setup menu that allows for customization of vehicles. GP2 also features a ‘quick race’ option to skip the qualifying laps altogether and just go right into a race.

Honestly, I could go on, but this title needs to be experienced firsthand. This is one racer that has stood the test of time and any fan of the genre needs to check it out.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 20 April 2017, 4:41 pm



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