Driv3r

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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 The end result of opening a drawbridge with cars on it.
Driv3r Windows Timmy Vermicelli, clearly mocking Tommy Vercetti. This one seems to have died standing up.
Driv3r Windows A Nokia advertisement near the airport in Nice. Tanner also has a Nokia mobile phone.
Driv3r Windows Man and his car

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 (2260)
Refractions messed up on this one......... PlayStation 2 James Kitson (3)

Critic Reviews

1UP Xbox Jun 21, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Windows Apr 13, 2005 64 out of 100 64
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2004 60 out of 100 60
IGN PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
IGN Windows Mar 22, 2005 5.4 out of 10 54
Deaf Gamers Xbox 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Jul 08, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jul 23, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jolt (UK) Windows Mar 30, 2005 3.5 out of 10 35
Game Revolution Xbox Jul, 2004 D+ 33

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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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