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Driver: Parallel Lines

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
70
4.0
Windows
71
3.6
Wii
66
2.5
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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 70ies style car montage (intro)
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Cool, cooler, the coolest
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows These signs show side missions. In this case it's a race.
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows A few clicks in the garage and your damaged car looks as good as new.

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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The Press Says

Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Apr 24, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania Xbox Apr 10, 2006 79 out of 100 79
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Apr 10, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
YouGamers Windows Jul 09, 2007 73 out of 100 73
PlayDevil Xbox Jun 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Games TM Xbox Mar, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Mar 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
1UP Xbox Mar 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Mar 26, 2006 11 out of 20 55

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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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