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 game 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 circuit from Monte Carlo to Australia. In GP2, the physics are as accurate as possible and allow for vehicles to become airborne during a race. The cars will also show wear and tear and will smoke or catch fire. Grand Prix II was the first game to feature visible car failure animations. The game also features multiple camera angles to choose from, though the 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 the customization of vehicles. GP2 also features a ‘quick race’ option to skip the qualifying laps altogether and go right into a race.
Honestly, I could go on, but this title needs to be experienced firsthand.
If you liked Formula 1 Grand Prix you can't miss this one. This is one racer that has stood the test of time, and any fan of the genre needs to check it out.