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Description

In the game you take the role of Tanner, the undercover cop from previous Driver games, as he infiltrates a worldwide high-performance car theft ring.

Nothing is too dangerous or too risky for Tanner, and you'll be able to hop into any car, truck, or motorcycle and cruise the streets of three re-created cities with over 156 miles of roads, from Miami, Nice, and Istanbul in over 25 storyline missions. Meet up with characters from previous driver games, the story line lives on in this installment.

Screenshots

Driv3r Windows Hit a taxi.
Driv3r Windows You died.
Driv3r Windows Lifted a car with a forklift in Nice
Driv3r Windows You can sit in wrecked cars if you can find the driver's seat.

Alternate Titles

  • "车手3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Driver 3" -- Informal title
  • "Cheshou 3" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Candidate for worst game ever? Xbox Ken0x (59)
The best Grand Theft Auto-ISH game. PlayStation 2 MegaMegaMan (2216)
Refractions messed up on this one......... PlayStation 2 James Kitson (3)

The Press Says

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 22, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2005 77 out of 100 77
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Apr 07, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jun 21, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Kombo.com Xbox Jun 30, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2005 63 out of 100 63
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 14, 2005 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Xbox Jun 21, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Jul 08, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 10, 2005 8 out of 20 40

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Trivia

Development

Only a few weeks after selling the Driver franchise to Ubisoft, Nique Fajors, Atari's Sales and Marketing Vice President, mentioned during a press conference that the third game in the series is a half-baked product that was pushed out the door for revenue reasons.

References

  • As revenge for Rockstar having a joke at the way Tanner is animated in Grand Theft Auto III Reflections Interactive decided to have hidden characters called Timmy Vermicelli after Tommy Vercetti from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which you have to find and kill. To add even more insult Reflections gave the these characters inflatable armbands to take the mickey out of the fact that you drown if you go in the water in Vice City but in Driv3r you can swim. The Timmy Vermicellis even drown if you knock them in the water.
  • The scene in which Carlita calls Gator after the sour deal is taken almost verbatim from a scene in Heat, where Robert De Niro's character calls a businessman who has just screwed him on a deal.

Voice acting

Michael Madsen provides the voice for Tanner, an undercover cop. Madsen also voiced a character in Grand Theft Auto III, in which the main character has to kill an undercover cop named Tanner.

Information also contributed by MegaMegaMan and Sciere

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