Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


As 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 Windows Roadblock? What roadblock?
Driver PlayStation Enter the film director from any game mode and edit a replay.
Driver Windows Objective in sight
Driver Windows Dirt track practice

Promo Images

Driver Magazine Advertisement
Driver Magazine Advertisement
Driver Screenshot
Driver Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "DRIVER ~潜入!カーチェイス大作戦~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Driver: אתה איש ההגה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Driver: You are the Wheelman" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Driver: Você é o Motorista" -- Brazilian tag-lined title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Initially a lot of fun, then you start to notice all the flaws Windows Kasey Chang (4616)
Groovie! Windows SifouNaS (1326)
Insanely difficult, there's other carfish in the sea PlayStation jTrippy (63)
A massive game - huge storyline, huge choices - everything Midtown Madness should have been. Windows Steve Hall (352)
Huge Areas, High Speed, and 3 Cities. Windows Jim Fun (243)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 23, 1999 A- 91
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 30, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Apr 17, 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
Gaming Entertainment Monthly PlayStation Aug 02, 1999 80 out of 100 80
About This Particular Macintosh Macintosh Feb, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation Windows Jan 22, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games ( Windows Oct 07, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Gamer's Pulse Windows 1999 62 out of 100 62
Deaf Gamers Windows 2004 3 out of 5 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Listed twice? 2 vedder (51737)
Sep 07, 2010
Driver returns 6 vedder (51737)
Jun 15, 2010


1001 Video Games

Driver appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


In 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.


The 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
Information also contributed by DOS Boot, Grant McLellan and Indra was here.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Charly2.0 (252967), Mister-k81 (410), GTramp (68541), Thomas Backman (21), Kabushi (256460) and Grant McLellan (622)