DescriptionAs Tanner, you're going undercover to be the wheelman for a crime syndicate in order to break open a big case. On the way, you'll eliminate competition, drive getaway cars, scare some people silly, evade plenty of police, dodge bad guys, smash through a few windows, save your love interest, and much more through four cities (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York).
Perform authentic manuevers like donuts, 180 spin, 360 spin, reverse 180 spin, and more as you cut through alley ways, across sidewalks and parks, smash park benches and and drive over traffic cones. Many different cars to try (most you'll recognize). Will you save the day?
Also includes pratice modes such as Practice, Carnage (cause as much damage as you can), Dirt Track (time trials), Pursuit (you chase someone), Survival (4 super cops chase you), Lose the Cop (avoid that one cop on your back), and Drive About (just drive about the city and admire the scenery).
Game also includes a full director's mode, allowing you to place cameras to catch the best moments in the custom replay file.
- "DRIVER ～潜入！カーチェイス大作戦～" -- Japanese spelling
- "Driver: You are the Wheelman" -- Tag-line title
Part of the Following Groups
- Driver series
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Genre: Open world driving
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Setting: City - Los Angeles
- Setting: City - Miami
- Setting: City - New York
- Setting: City - San Francisco
|Power Play||Oct, 1999||88 out of 100||88|
|Power Unlimited||Nov, 1999||8.8 out of 10||88|
|PC Joker||Oct, 1999||87 out of 100||87|
|Spel för Alla||Oct, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Player One||Oct, 1999||80 out of 100||80|
|Sports Gaming Network||Nov 17, 1999||78 out of 100||78|
|GameSpy||Oct 17, 1999||73 out of 100||73|
|Meristation||Jan 22, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamer's Pulse||1999||62 out of 100||62|
|Deaf Gamers||2004||3 out of 5||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Listed twice?||2||vedder (20533)
Sep 07, 2010
|Driver returns||6||vedder (20533)
Jun 15, 2010
1001 Video GamesDriver appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
AdvertisementIn the UK, Antonio Fargas took part of the advertising campaign for Driver (Antonio Fargas is best know for playing Huggy Bear in the classic 70s TV series Starsky And Hutch, which partly inspired the creation of the game)
- The game was partially inspired by the 1993 film Driver by Eoin Moore.
- It seems that Driver was heavily inspired by the 1978 movie The Driver, starring Ryan O' Neal, and Bruce Dern. The most notable is the first level of the game, taken from a scene in the film in which "The Driver" has to prove his skill to some gangsters. Some of the crash sound effects used for the game, also came from the film itself.
PhysicsThe physics engine in Driver seems to occasionally have hiccups when the player has collisions in close quarters. The player's car (or other cars) will fly up hundreds of feet into the air. See screenshots for some samples.
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - Best Racing Game in 1999
- Power Play
- Issue 02/2000 – Best Racing Game in 1999
Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Wikipedia: Driver (Information about Driver at Wikipedia)
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