Driver: Parallel Lines

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
69
3.2
Xbox
70
4.0
Wii
65
2.5
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Description

Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth game in the Driver series, following the story of TK. In 1978, TK (who was then an 18-year-old driver-for-hire who had just graduated from high school) was sentenced to 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and is released from prison in 2006. Now, with his driving skills, he seeks revenge against the police department for having to serve time for something someone else should've gone to prison for!

Unlike Driv3r, Driver: Parallel Lines mostly takes place behind the wheel, returning back to the formula that made the first game a classic. The game still has a GTA-style open-ended design, though, and you can still exit your vehicle for some on-foot action. However, there's no reason to exit your vehicle unless it's damaged and you can no longer drive it, as almost all of the game's missions involve cop car chases. If that's the case, then you can either go to the repair shop to repair your vehicle, or just steal someone else's vehicle! Until then, you can punch the cops with your fists and steal their weapons when they're dead, so that you can use them for future on-foot combat.

The game takes place in both 1978 (before TK went to prison) and in 2006. The 2006 setting has a much more modern soundtrack than the 1978 setting, which has a mostly disco soundtrack. Obviously, the 2006 setting has the architecture, technology, and cars of today.

Screenshots

Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Main menu
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Cool, cooler, the coolest
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows A rather strange loading screen
Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Nice ride. You need to fill it with bullets.

Alternate Titles

  • "Driver 4" -- Informal title
  • "ドライバー パラレルラインズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

DRIV3R with different graphics Windows SifouNaS (1317)

Critic Reviews

Gamers.at Windows Jul 09, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox Apr 17, 2006 3.6 out of 5 72
JeuxActu PlayStation 2 Mar 28, 2006 14 out of 20 70
PlayDevil Xbox Jun 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2006 6.75 out of 10 68
Play.tm Wii Aug 09, 2007 66 out of 100 66
Cubed3 Wii Jul 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
1UP PlayStation 2 Mar 15, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Mar 26, 2006 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

Cover

The black sticker on the front cover of the US release covers up the phrase "Only On Xbox".

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