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

As before, the gameplay involves driving a car around the streets of the four city locations to complete the 37 main story missions. New to this instalment, the player can now get out of their car and carjack another one in order to switch vehicles when their current one has taken too much damage.

Driver 2 also features some preset challenges and a Free Driving mode to explore the different cities at one's leisure. The new multiplayer split-screen feature includes four game modes: Take a Ride, Cops'n'Robbers, Checkpoint, and Capture the Flag.


Driver 2 PlayStation Chicago
Driver 2 PlayStation Intro
Driver 2 PlayStation Checkpoint 4
Driver 2 PlayStation Pause Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Driver 2: The Wheelman is Back" -- US tag-lined title
  • "Driver 2: Back on the Streets" -- European title

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User Reviews

Could be so much better.... Evil-Jim (175) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Now this is a car driving game! Grant McLellan (622) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
This is the best game for Playstation. Jester236 (39) unrated

Critic Reviews

Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
PC Play Dec, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Jan 30, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Dec, 2000 80 out of 100 80
TigerChainsaw 2020 8 out of 10 80
PSX Extreme Nov 23, 2000 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Revolution Dec, 2000 D+ 33
Game Critics May 17, 2001 3 out of 10 30


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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 (857) added Driver 2 (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
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