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Description

As Tanner, the player will go undercover to be the wheelman for a crime syndicate in order to break open a big case. On the way, they will have to eliminate competition, drive getaway cars, scare some people silly, evade plenty of police, dodge bad guys, smash through a few windows, save their love interest, and much more through four cities (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York).

The game gives a lot of freedom to navigate the streets of the various cities, allowing to cut through alleyways or across sidewalks and parks while smashing benches and driving over traffic cones, and provides a wide variety of vehicles to ride through the different missions, as well as the ability to perform various maneuvers such as donuts, 180 spins, or reverse spins.

Also includes several game modes such as Practice, Carnage (cause as much damage as possible), Dirt Track (time trials), Pursuit (the player chases after someone), Survival (four super cops chase after the player), Lose the Cop (the player must avoid a cop tailing on them), and Drive About (just drive about the city and admire the scenery).

There is also a full Director mode, allowing to place cameras to catch the best moments in the custom replay file.

Screenshots

Driver Windows Objective in sight
Driver Windows The chase is still on
Driver Windows Racing Broadway in a Cadillac
Driver Windows Taking a ride in Miami with a fast bonus car, unlocked after finishing the game

Promo Images

Driver Magazine Advertisement
Driver Magazine Advertisement
Driver Logo
Driver Screenshot

Trailer


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

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User Reviews

Initially a lot of fun, then you start to notice all the flaws Kasey Chang (4608) unrated
Groovie! SifouNaS (1326) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A massive game - huge storyline, huge choices - everything Midtown Madness should have been. Steve Hall (348) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Huge Areas, High Speed, and 3 Cities. Jim Fun (243) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Oct, 1999 88 out of 100 88
PC Action (Germany) Oct, 1999 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 26, 1999 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Sep 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Nov 16, 1999 7.1 out of 10 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 12, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Advertisement

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)

Influence

  • 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.

Physics

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.

Awards

  • 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.

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Thomas Backman (21) added Driver (Windows) on Oct 15, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (259289), Mister-k81 (410), GTramp (78050), Kabushi (257695) and Grant McLellan (622)