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Driver

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Description

As Tanner, you're going undercover to be the wheelman for a crime syndicate in order to break open a big case. On the way, you'll eliminate competition, drive getaway cars, scare some people silly, evade plenty of police, dodge bad guys, smash through a few windows, save your love interest, and much more through four cities (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York).

Perform authentic manuevers like donuts, 180 spin, 360 spin, reverse 180 spin, and more as you cut through alley ways, across sidewalks and parks, smash park benches and and drive over traffic cones. Many different cars to try (most you'll recognize). Will you save the day?

Also includes pratice modes such as Practice, Carnage (cause as much damage as you can), Dirt Track (time trials), Pursuit (you chase someone), Survival (4 super cops chase you), Lose the Cop (avoid that one cop on your back), and Drive About (just drive about the city and admire the scenery).

Game also includes a full director's mode, allowing you to place cameras to catch the best moments in the custom replay file.

Screenshots

Driver PlayStation Your car visibly deforms with increased damage.
Driver Windows Taking a ride in New York
Driver PlayStation Loading Screen 1
Driver PlayStation Miami at night.

Alternate Titles

  • "DRIVER ~潜入!カーチェイス大作戦~" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Initially a lot of fun, then you start to notice all the flaws Windows Kasey Chang (3654)
Groovie! Windows SifouNaS (1317)
Insanely difficult, there's other carfish in the sea PlayStation jTrippy (63)
A massive game - huge storyline, huge choices - everything Midtown Madness should have been. Windows Steve Hall (322)
Huge Areas, High Speed, and 3 Cities. Windows Jim Fun (222)

The Press Says

PSX Extreme PlayStation Jul 25, 1999 9.5 out of 10 95
Meristation PlayStation Jul 09, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Super Play PlayStation Jul, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla PlayStation Aug 25, 1999 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Player One Windows Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Meristation Windows Jan 22, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Mac Addict Macintosh Mar, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Critics PlayStation Jul 29, 1999 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Listed twice? 2 vedder (20152)
Sep 07, 2010
Driver returns 6 vedder (20152)
Jun 15, 2010

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Driver appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Advertisement

In the UK, Antonio Fargas took part of the advertising campaign for Driver (Antonio Fargas is best know for playing Huggy Bear in the classic 70s TV series Starsky And Hutch, which partly inspired the creation of the game)

Influence

  • The game was partially inspired by the 1993 film Driver by Eoin Moore.
  • It seems that Driver was heavily inspired by the 1978 movie The Driver, starring Ryan O' Neal, and Bruce Dern. The most notable is the first level of the game, taken from a scene in the film in which "The Driver" has to prove his skill to some gangsters. Some of the crash sound effects used for the game, also came from the film itself.

Physics

The physics engine in Driver seems to occasionally have hiccups when the player has collisions in close quarters. The player's car (or other cars) will fly up hundreds of feet into the air. See screenshots for some samples.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - Best Racing Game in 1999
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Racing Game in 1999
Information also contributed by DOS Boot, Grant McLellan and Indra was here.

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Contributed to by Mister-k81 (408), GTramp (32222), Thomas Backman (18), Kabushi (121659) and Grant McLellan (545)