Undercover cop John Tanner has left the NYPD but has become indebted to Senator Ballard after saving his life. Ballard offers him the chance to clean up the New York crime scene in secret with his protection.
Driver: Renegade is an action racing game in which the player must crash criminals off the road. In story mode, there are 20 missions to complete, with scenarios including following a car and destroying target cars, as well as escaping from chases. Career mode offers seven event categories to play through with 12 levels each, including Time Attack, Freedom Racing where the player must reach the goal but can take any route through the city, and Rampage where they must destroy a certain number of enemies, among others. New cars are unlocked by completing missions.