DescriptionYou are an undercover driver, trying to survive amidst an international war between American and Brazilian gangs. The action takes you to Chicago, Las Vegas, Rio and Havana, all of which are depicted in detail. There are several improvements over the first game. The cities now also have curved roads instead of just all right angles, in some missions you can exit your vehicle and move around on foot, and there is a multi-player game mode.
As before, you have full control over the car as it storms around the streets. The new ability to get out of the car and carjack other cars is especially useful when you have fallen victim to the advanced damage modeling.
There is a full sequence of 37 missions to complete spread out over the four city locations, as well as some pre-set challenges and a Free Driving mode allowing you to explore at your leisure. The new multi-player split screen feature includes four game modes: take a ride, cops'n'robbers, checkpoint and capture the flag.
- "Driver 2: Back on the Streets" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
- Driver series
- Genre: Open world driving
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Setting: City - Chicago
- Setting: City - Havana
- Setting: City - Las Vegas
|Could be so much better....||Evil-Jim (151)|
|Now this is a car driving game!||Grant McLellan (544)|
|This is the best game for Playstation.||Jester236 (39)||unrated|
|Playstation Illustrated||Dec 13, 2002||96 out of 100||96|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2001||8.75 out of 10||88|
|Absolute Playstation||2000||87 out of 100||87|
|GameSpot||Nov 13, 2000||8.2 out of 10||82|
|GameZone||Jan 30, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nov 13, 2000||14 out of 20||70|
|PSX Extreme||Nov 23, 2000||5.2 out of 10||52|
|IGN||Nov 16, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Nov 18, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
|Gamekult||Nov 22, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
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Re-releaseSoon after the initial release, Infogrames released a limited edition package containing a revised version of the game as well as some merchandise in a cardbox, not a CD case. The limited edition was even more expensive than the original game.
The reason? Raising the cashflow and the fact that the first version of Driver 2 had many glitches (stuttering graphics at most) which were then removed. Apparently, the programmers needed some more time to fine-tune the 3D engine...
Related Web Sites
- DRIVER 2 (One of the 2 official websites for Driver 2)
- Driver 2---Back on the Streets (One of the 2 official websites for Driver 2)
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- operationBond's Driver 2 website. (I made this website myself. I am a big fan of Driver 2. Feel free to join the online fan club!)
- Wikipedia: Driver 2 (Information about Driver 2 at Wikipedia)