Gameloft's original GT Racing [Free] was a great racing game, but, like all two year old 3D games on the App Store is really starting to show its age. GT Racing 2 has been soft launched in Canada for a while now, and just finally showed up in the US store. So, here's a video of us doing a couple of the early races.

Oh, and of course, our forums are filled with first impressions of the game, so swing by and check that out if you're looking for more than this video.

  • hourglass

    I am getting very sick of Gameloft.

    Make Nova 4.

    Make real premium games instead of packing paid games with IAP.

    STOP MAKING SO MANY FREEMIUM GAMES.

    • Taclys

      I haven't quite beaten all of NOVA 3, I was under the impression it ended the series?

    • Lakers_Dodgers310

      Sadly the NOVA series is over. I was a big fan and hope maybe they change their minds.

    • Rip73

      Of the major developers for mobile, Gameloft actually has the lowest ratio of freemium games in relation to premium in their library of products.
      Context tends to be important if one is trying to make a point.

    • dariusjr98

      On that note, do a lot of people still play NOVA 3? Or Modern Combat 3? I want to know before I consider re-downloading either.

  • MysterguyXDhd

    Got it in the US through the touch arcade download button ONLY. I tried searching it and it wouldn't appear...

  • PureRumble

    I would spend my time playing games like these just for the sake of multiplayer, and when I play multiplayer then naturally I want the cheating to be minimal or nonexistent. A developer that shows some effort in fighting cheaters with new updates containing anti-cheat functionality would also be encouraging.

    Sadly Gameloft does not possess any of these properties if one judges them by their "very successful" game Asphalt 8.

    That game has been plagued by cheating from the start, and then I'm not talking about so called "hackers" that have access to unlimited amount of in-game currencies.

    Oh no, we are talking about cars that conveniently respawn back to the middle of the road as soon as the player accidentally drives off a bit from the road. And then there are those that strangely seem to have a never ending amount of nitro boost.

    And then there isn't only one or two cheaters every now and then. Oh no, on an average we are talking about perhaps tree to four cheaters per race (at least the top tier races that I played).

    And then there have been updates after updates and yet Gameloft have simply not done anything about this. But they have been very eager to add new cars, tracks and these things called boosters...

    Don't pour your heart and soul into this new upcoming game just to be disappointed in the end because you cant do anything about the cheaters.

    D like I plan to do if you wish, wait for a while and then check the forums to see how things play out.

    • Rip73

      Actually, you couldn't be more wrong.
      Primarily as the article is about GT R 2, not A8, but anyway I'll guess somebody needed a rant.
      I've come across no hackers since the last update in A8.
      Gameloft actually has people and departments dealing with security and anti hack measures. They don't exactly want to spend a couple of years developing something only for it to be ruined by hackers now do they.
      Many are getting banned from multiplayer and having their accounts removed when hacks are discovered. As evidenced on their own forums and Facebook by the number of hackers denying hacks and complaining about being banned.
      Hackers will always hack. They always have. They always will. But with every new update those hackers will all be banned and have to re hack.
      There is only so much any gaming company can do to stop them but Gameloft is definitely making a strong effort and while they are not catching them all, they still don't want hackers ruining the game for everyone else. Even more so considering they've actually put a lot of their own heart and soul into developing the game in the first place.

  • bigjack66

    Very nice just had a quick go and everything seems fine nice graphics and decent handling not like that mess that was 2k drive and it's free too. I see the whiners are out in force again it's free stop whining and play the game nobody's forcing you to buy anything. Just keep playing through and stop wanting everything right away if you don't like it delete it and get on with your life!

  • TheGrimCreeper

    I like it. It's a close representation of Gran Turismo/Project Gotham Racing for mobile. No problems so far.

  • err404

    Not bad so far. It compares pretty well to RR3. I like the track side detail on Leguna Seca, but RR3 still looks a bit better on my iPad 3. Cars look ok and handle well. We'll see how the freemium model plays out.

  • stormchild

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the words 'Real' and 'Racing' both appear in the SEO-approved title.

    I also enjoyed seeing "Gameloft" and "original" in the same sentence. Always good for a laugh.