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GTA 2 is probably one of the least talked about Grand Theft Auto games out there next to the portable games. However, some inventive gamers from the Czech Republic have decided to pay a bit of a love letter to GTA 2 by recreating aspects of the game in real life. Check out the video below, directed by YouTuber Vojta Paul.
I was very curious how they would pull off GTA in real life but they managed to do it with surprising accuracy. The video starts off with the typical fart (something you could do when pressing the 'Horn' button when not in a car) and proceeds to see the character commit grand theft auto, eventually get pursued by the cops, arrested and then thrown out of the cop car. The main character then takes a car, drives to the location where the mission directed him to save the lady in red, and instead of completing the mission he gets a Kill Frenzy power-up and proceeds to kill everyone in sight before being taken down by the cops.
The video has gained a lot of praise for its authenticity to the gameplay of GTA 2, as well as the drone precision that was used to film the whole thing. Sometimes the whole thing seemed surreal given that it almost looked just like the game.
GTA 2 wasn't one of those games that stood out quite as much as the transition that was made with GTA 3. The second game is usually viewed as the black horse GTA game out of the whole bunch because for one thing it was set in a weird time zone that was kind of like Gothic-punk in theme and design. GTA 3 decided to go back to the traditional modern day setting that was introduced in the original GTA and made the switch to a third-person camera view, giving the game a nice third-person action game feel to it.
Since then GTA has blossomed as a franchise into this mammoth pop-cultural icon, with plenty of sequels and working as property that racks in billions for Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive.
It's kind of strange seeing this live-action machinima of GTA 2 given that the game wasn't really one of the more popular of the series but it's nice to see it getting a little bit of love nonetheless.
With the continued popularity of GTA V and the GTA Online multiplayer spin-off, maybe one day down the line we'll see Rockstar return to the GTA 2 roots and pump out another game set within the alternate timeline proposed by the second game. The vehicles and architecture looked like they were mirrored after Tim Burton's Batman but at the same time it was supposed to be set in the future. It would make for one interesting third-person experience (or first-person, if Rockstar decides to keep the new view mode going forward).
You can check out GTA 2 by paying a visit to Rockstar's official website.