Driver games pretty much suck no matter what. This time it tries to copy GTA, and does. But it's still terrible. The True Crime games are much better GTA clones than this. Everything feels cheap and a rip off.
posted by CrazyGamer (AGOURA HILLS, CA) Jun 15, 2006
Member since May 2004
Having played all the Driver games, I was disappointed with the current installment.
The Driver franchise has changed from a strictly wheelman driving game to a GTA wanna-be with very limited features, but we all know that there is no other game that can compare or substitute GTA.
In addition to the good driving and the OK on-foot missions (though improved compared to Driv3r), Driver: Parallel Lines has added riding missions (motorcycle), various money making side missions with some vehicle customization thrown in. Unfortunately none of theses added features improve upon the game.
The motorcycle dynamics are poor, making it hard to control it with precision. The money making side missions and vehicle customization can be boring or tedious.
With the success of GTA III, many games like the Driver series have been trying to mimic it. Unfortunately the Driver series has lost what made it successful, focusing on the driving!
Overall, the games is OK and has moments when it shines, but if you are looking for a wheelman driving game like me you may have to dig up that old dusty copy of the original Driver.