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Driver 2 (PlayStation)

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Description

You are an undercover driver, trying to survive amidst an international war between American and Brazilian gangs. The action takes you to Chicago, Las Vegas, Rio and Havana, all of which are depicted in detail. There are several improvements over the first game. The cities now also have curved roads instead of just all right angles, in some missions you can exit your vehicle and move around on foot, and there is a multi-player game mode.

As before, you have full control over the car as it storms around the streets. The new ability to get out of the car and carjack other cars is especially useful when you have fallen victim to the advanced damage modeling.

There is a full sequence of 37 missions to complete spread out over the four city locations, as well as some pre-set challenges and a Free Driving mode allowing you to explore at your leisure. The new multi-player split screen feature includes four game modes: take a ride, cops'n'robbers, checkpoint and capture the flag.

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Driver 2 PlayStation Chicago
Driver 2 PlayStation Hit the Checkpoints
Driver 2 PlayStation Checkpoint 4
Driver 2 PlayStation Pause Menu

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User Reviews

Could be so much better.... Evil-Jim (151) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Now this is a car driving game! Grant McLellan (545) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
This is the best game for Playstation. Jester236 (39) unrated

The Press Says

Playstation Illustrated Dec 13, 2002 96 out of 100 96
Super Play Nov, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Absolute Playstation 2000 87 out of 100 87
Absolute Playstation 2000 87 out of 100 87
PSM Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PSX Extreme Nov 23, 2000 5.2 out of 10 52
Gamekult Nov 22, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Dec, 2000 D+ 33
Game Critics May 17, 2001 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Re-release

Soon after the initial release, Infogrames released a limited edition package containing a revised version of the game as well as some merchandise in a cardbox, not a CD case. The limited edition was even more expensive than the original game.

The reason? Raising the cashflow and the fact that the first version of Driver 2 had many glitches (stuttering graphics at most) which were then removed. Apparently, the programmers needed some more time to fine-tune the 3D engine...

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Brolin Empey (700) added Driver 2 (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001