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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, with curved roads added from the first game.

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

There is a full sequence of missions to complete, as well as some pre-set challenges and a Free Driving mode allowing you to explore at your leisure.

Screenshots

Driver 2 PlayStation Pause Menu
Driver 2 PlayStation Main menu
Driver 2 PlayStation Intro
Driver 2 PlayStation Checkpoint 4

Alternate Titles

  • "Driver 2 Advance" -- Game Boy Advance title

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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
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
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 13, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
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
Other platforms contributed by Ace of Sevens (4229)