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Driver: Parallel Lines

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
70
4.0
Windows
71
3.6
PlayStation 2
69
3.2
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Description

Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth game in the Driver series, following the story of TK. In 1978, TK (who was then an 18-year-old driver-for-hire who had just graduated from high school) was sentenced to 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and is released from prison in 2006. Now, with his driving skills, he seeks revenge against the police department for having to serve time for something someone else should've gone to prison for!

Unlike Driv3r, Driver: Parallel Lines mostly takes place behind the wheel, returning back to the formula that made the first game a classic. The game still has a GTA-style open-ended design, though, and you can still exit your vehicle for some on-foot action. However, there's no reason to exit your vehicle unless it's damaged and you can no longer drive it, as almost all of the game's missions involve cop car chases. If that's the case, then you can either go to the repair shop to repair your vehicle, or just steal someone else's vehicle! Until then, you can punch the cops with your fists and steal their weapons when they're dead, so that you can use them for future on-foot combat.

The game takes place in both 1978 (before TK went to prison) and in 2006. The 2006 setting has a much more modern soundtrack than the 1978 setting, which has a mostly disco soundtrack. Obviously, the 2006 setting has the architecture, technology, and cars of today.

Screenshots

Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Nice view on a part of New York. Notice anything?
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Girls play an important part too of course. (in-game cut-scene)
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows There goes the hood.
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows He is fast but not fast enough for my bullets.

Alternate Titles

  • "Driver 4" -- Informal title
  • "ドライバー パラレルラインズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

DRIV3R with different graphics Windows SifouNaS (1317)

The Press Says

GamesFire Wii Jul 03, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Game Chronicles Xbox Apr 12, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
TeamXbox Xbox Mar 14, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 May 02, 2006 74.5 out of 100 74
4Players.de Wii Aug 15, 2007 73 out of 100 73
4Players.de Xbox Apr 26, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 2 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Xbox Mar 20, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Entertainmentopia PlayStation 2 Apr 24, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

Cover

The black sticker on the front cover of the US release covers up the phrase "Only On Xbox".

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