Where can I download GTA2?
GTA2 v11.44 (Windows 10 compatible*) – [17MB]
I recommend installing to “c:\games” or your documents folder. Installing to “c:\program files” is not a good idea since that folder is often protected by Windows and may prevent GTA2 and GTA2 Game Hunter from writing to the folder. If GTA2 crashes on launch then right click on the icon and select “Run as administrator”. The installer doesn’t create any desktop shortcuts or start menu items, so you’ll have to do that yourself.
Running GTA2 in Windows 98/ME compatibility mode will work around a restart crash (speedrunners will know that crash well since they restart rapidly).
* May require running as admin, changing folder permissions or offering a sacrifice to the GTA2 gods.
About this release
This is an unofficial version of GTA2, so don’t expect any support from Rockstar Games. It has numerous unofficial bug fixes and improvements patched into the executable. If you would like to know exactly what has changed, see the gta2.exe changelog.
Due to all these changes, this release is the ONLY release supported by GTA2 Game Hunter. Now that you have this release, you do not need any other patches.
How do I play online?
Get GTA2 Game Hunter – the best way for finding GTA2 multiplayer opponents. It’s a small and free program that can be used to meet GTA2 players, hang out and play GTA2 multiplayer games. Warning: May require hours of port forwarding/firewall troubleshooting.
GTA2 tools and editors
You can get GTA2 tools and editors here.
GTA2 official printable maps and manual
GTA2 PDF maps – 2MB
This PDF contains images of the Downtown, Residential and Industrial maps that were included with the boxed version of GTA2.
GTA2 PDF manual – 635KB
There are several mistakes in the manual. The multiplayer section sounds like they are describing GTA1, you can’t select a character in GTA2. The error is mentioned on the Xplosiv support site and used to be on the take2games.com support site.
GTA2 guides and other info:
Old versions of GTA2 required setting your desktop to 16bit colours to run the game in a window but v11.39 and newer can run in a window with 32bit colours (the menu has display glitches).
Other GTA2 sites
wikigta.org – Grand Theft Auto Wiki – contains item/vehicle location maps for all cities
GTAForums.com – English forum. The modern GTA sections are very popular but the old school forum doesn’t get many posts anymore. I am a moderator in the old school section.
GTA2 multiplayer screenshots – All taken by Sektor, years ago, mostly to keep a record of the Australian GTA2 players.