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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.


Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Slink - your boss back in the old days. (in-game cut-scene)
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows The handling of such a car is difficult because it breaks easily.
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows If you've locked on to a target you can move around without losing it from your sight.
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows The damage model of the game is rather detailled. (In-game cut-scene)

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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DRIV3R with different graphics Windows SifouNaS (1317)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Apr 10, 2006 79 out of 100 79
TeamXbox Xbox Mar 14, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul 25, 2007 76 out of 100 76 PlayStation 2 May 02, 2006 74.5 out of 100 74
Computer Bild Spiele Wii Aug 01, 2007 2.31 out of 6 74 PlayStation 2 Mar 17, 2006 12 out of 20 60 Wii Jul 06, 2007 12 out of 20 60 Xbox Mar 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Windows Aug 15, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Entertainmentopia PlayStation 2 Apr 24, 2006 C 50


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

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