YMMV / Grand Theft Auto 2
aka: Grand Theft Auto II

  • Acceptable Targets: Elvis impersonators. Whenever they appear, killing all of them will give you a bonus, as well as the announcer bellowing "Elvis has left the building!"
  • Acceptable Religious Targets: Hare Krishnas show up in the third district. As one of the factions you can work for. About as serious as their depiction of the insane, The Mafia, The Mafiya, the Yakuza...
  • Anti-Climax Boss: All of the bosses, once the player has completed all of the missions. They come without reinforcements despite not being especially strong in any way - thus, the final mission of each level is just to kill three random enemies as they come.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Nightmare Fuel: One of the missions for the Russian Mafia require the player to deliver a bus full of Hare Krishnas to a hot dog factory, where they are ground alive and turned into hot dogs. Then the player is tasked with delivering a van full of hot dogs made out of human meat to a Diner. This is quite possibly the most messed up mission in the whole GTA franchise!
    • It gets worse. The PC version of the game has the player take a bus full of innocent pedestrians to the meat factory.
    • And it really doesn't help that you're forced to watch them get turned into meat, all while listening to their cries and screams of pain as they are ground alive. Some even try to escape, but the russians shoot them dead before they can even make a move.
  • That One Sidequest: Kill Frenzies, the equivalent of rampages in later games, in the PC version. They aren't particularly hard in the first district, but become one of the hardest challenges in the whole GTA franchise once you reach the second district. They start requiring killing cops or destroying cop cars instead of civilians or regular vehicles, which not only is more dangerous, but also more annoying since usually there aren't enough cops chasing you (and therefore you'll run out of time). Besides, there's a notable Game-Breaking Bug which permanently corrupts your savegame after completing a Kill Frenzy activated by entering a vehicle initially placed on a trailer. The only known player who has proved to have completed all of them did so through different exploits and glitches.
  • What an Idiot!: Incredible stupidity among non-playable characters is incredibly rampant, whether by design or by programming limitations or both. Even aside from flat-out cases of Too Dumb to Live, there are forms of stupidity not directly lethal to oneself, such as police officers whose response to you indefinitely blocking their vehicle is to... just honk at you. Repeatedly. But nothing more, no matter how long you're blocking their vehicle for.

Alternative Title(s): Grand Theft Auto II