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Gameloft introduced us to GT Racing 2 two months ago with a strange focus on Mercedes-Benz cars, but now the full game is available with a full complement of manufacturers. GT Racing 2 is a free download in the Play Store for devices running Android 2.3 or higher. You'll need just under a gigabyte of free storage to download it (not to mention a decent connection).

GT Racing is Gameloft's take on a racing simulator, a la Gran Turismo or Forza, as opposed to the more cartoony style of Asphalt. Grand Prix-style tracks, somewhat realistic physics, multiple weather conditions, and yes, a driver's eye camera are all included. The game features new and classic cars from 30 different manufacturers, including the Big Three American manufacturers, Nissan, Audi, Ferrari, Mitsubishi, and more. There are a handful of standard race modes in single-player and multiplayer, and Gameloft will update the game with 28 new challenges each week.

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The campaign progression is virtually identical to Asphalt 8: start out with a low-end car, earn stars to unlock new events and cash to buy new cars or upgrades. Yes, it's a freemium game, which means you'll definitely hit a grind for stars or cash at some point in order to tempt you into spending real money on cars or in-game currency. On the other hand, Gameloft knows that more than a few people were left with a bad taste in their mouths after trying EA's time-based freemium model in Real Racing 3:

• No repair times or repair costs! We won't make you wait or pay to race in an event again.

Well played, Gameloft. Well played.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Irinel Loghin

    Hmm... Item not found?

    • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

      I'm a Community Manager for Gameloft and I'm looking in to why the game is down on Google Play currently. Hoping it'll be back up soon though.

      • Irinel Loghin

        Now it's in the play store, but keeps on loading forever... And no, it's not my data connection...

        • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

          It's probably because a lot of people are trying to download it all at once. I never said it was your data connection :P

          • Jose R

            wont work on my Galaxy Tab 3

          • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

            I'm looking in to why some common devices aren't compatible currently. Hopefully it'll be resolved shortly!

          • Irinel Loghin

            I know that you didn't say that... But I work in customer service myself... So I know some of them lines :)))
            Anyways... Thanks... Will try later on today :)

      • lord fire

        Make game for ps vita plz we are dieing games are very expensive

  • vwbeetlvr

    The item you are attempting to purchase can not be found?

  • Christoffer Hulthén

    Something seems to be wrong as right now it just seems to throw out an error when you press install "An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later."

  • Rob H

    Had a few races and damage isn't mentioned... However, upgrade your car and you *cannot* race it whilst upgrading, unless you use some of your cash to upgrade now of course....

    Handling and graphics are worse than RR3 imho... I can dream that this game will actually be more tolerant that RR3, but as it's Gameloft, I have serious doubts....

    Still, will have a few races before hitting the upgrade with lots of ££££'s or delete and choose the delete route, then back to stuff like Rayman and Anomoly, where i can BUY the game outright and not be raced with paying out an unknown sum repeatedly to try and progress....

    • Primalxconvoy

      I agree. I noticed that upgrades need a mechanic (cash needed) and then you can pay for the upgrade and then you can pay to avoid the delay and THEN you can have your upgrade. Repsrays also cost money.

      I'll give it a month or so before I lose interest in it.

      I also noticed a reused music track from asphalt 8.

    • nove

      I was just about to search for modded version, *giggle*
      but if it's worse than RR3, then it's not even worth for modded version, lol

      I'll give it a try from play store once I got some wifi..

  • Bearclaw

    Can you use gameloft's profile system to transfer saved between Android and ios?

  • Jeremy Gilliam

    Item not found, guess there are issues on release day. I guess I will check back tomorrow.

  • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

    GTR2 is back up on the Play Store now. Here's the US link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftRAHM

  • priority9

    found it......but not compatible with Nexus5, Nexus 7(2013 +2012) :-/

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      Me too :( And this seems like an excellent phone to play games on.

    • David Marion

      I installed it off the play store last night on my Nexus 7 2013. Maybe it became compatible after you posted this.

  • Jose R

    Game is not compatible with my Galaxy Tab 3 but it works for my Galaxy Note 2??? Not happy. when can it be compatible because i really use my tablet for gaming and i really want this game

    • Gabernasher

      Stop throwing money at Samsung?

      • Jose R

        why would i do that?? They make great devices

        • Irinel Loghin

          The note 2 is a better device overall than that tab3...
          And yes, you should stop throwing money at Samsung... Not all devices are great. The tab3 is one of them :)

          • Jose R

            idk about that though. I like the functions of my Tab 3 and Dead Trigger 2 runs much smoother on my Tab3 than my Note 2. I got the Tab 3 as a gift so im not complaining. The last tablet i had was a Nexus 7 and it was excellent but to me this one is just as good and has great compatilbilty with bluetooth devices. Im a huge fan of Samsung and LG Devices. First time owning a Samsung tablet and it think its pretty good. Hell even Nexus 5 and 7 users cant install this game from what im seeing through the comments

          • VoiceofSky

            you all have good points lol

  • Timothy Roberts

    Back up, downloading now! :)

  • Ted

    not compatible with the note 3 (T-mobile)

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Odd, compatible with Exynos Note 3 here.

  • knm

    Incompatible with nexus 5.

  • Mandeep Dalee

    Doesn't this game work in nexus 4 because it gave me an error of "unfortunately stopped working".
    What should i do??

  • เกรียนเทพ ดี อันลิมิเตด

    To me, this game compared to RR3, has better exterior graphics, better engine sound(louder), physics are not bad but feel strange. The only downside of this game is that interior graphics are much worse than RR3 and only rear mirror is available(with horrible graphic), side mirror is missing which is not give users any benifit at all to play in this view. I set my graphics at best level.

    I still have a long way to go until I can give it an actual review. I love both GTR2 and RR3.

  • Magneira

    Real racing is years ahead of this. Also what's up with everyone complaining about time to repair and upgrade? Even my little brother fiigured that if you have more than two cars there is no waiting, when one is getting fixed you can use the others, is that really that hard to figure out? After 5 races I was able to buy another car an have been enjoying a awesome FREE game without waiting for nothing.

    • Primalxconvoy

      but it requires effort and time to cheat the game and id rather invest that in playing.

      • Magneira

        As I said, it only takes about 5 races to get a second car, and in 5 races there is no wait time, you just have to be smart ando not go upgrading your car, just that, no efort...

        • Asking9

          No, it requires effort. And Prima's correct - invest timein playing rather than cheating. Next.

  • haybarner

    Does this work with the Xbox 360 controller please?

  • John W.

    Does anyone see all the fake 5-star reviews with all the weird foreign names...especially in the beginning of the reviews? It's a lot like the BBM controversy for sure. I hate that they do this. It's so lame, just to pump up their initial rating. Google should discipline Gameloft...

    • Primalxconvoy

      it just cheapens the reviews and their game. the bubble will burst soon...

  • Davis Hernandez

    really gameloft? the official trailer is a dubstep montage of a racing simulator? i can't take this seriously, sorry but its the truth -_-

  • Gábor József Virág

    Don't start the game. After the Gameloft label exit.

  • josan frank
  • Wikipad7

    To ye all whose into gaming get a wikipad there no such thing as incompatible.....installed a modded one though cash unlimited

  • someone

    this series...
    the first: (kinda) good game, but ripping off gran turismo with 100$ ingame buggati lol

    the sequel: great graphic, BAD GAMEPLAY, "SMART" AI(smashing your and other oppenent cars when you braking for a turn then overtaking you), BAD CIRCUIT DESIGNING (just take a look what happen to the flatten corkscrew -_-), NONSENSLY HARD, PAY TO WIN SYSTEM EVEN AT FIRST RACE AND RIPPING OF REAL RACING 3 WITHOUT REPAIRING TIME BUT CANNOT RACE WHEN UPGRADING(still same lol), AND NONSENSLY RIPPING OFF GT TRADEMARK (the real cars experience lol)

  • Kevin McCarty

    Hi, I use a hack for GT Racing 2 that gave me Unlimited Cash, Credits, Double XP and more. Here it is: http://g4mehacks.com/gt-racing-2-hack/

  • TECHIES_NET

    Do you know, this GT Racing 2 is now available free to download for windows store. View this link - http://goo.gl/Vv072S