Excerpt: There has been a lot of fuzz around Driv3r lately. Some say it is good while others say it is the worst. I thought it was time for a honest and impartial review that will let everybody know how the matter stands. After all, that is what Fragland is all about.
Excerpt: Before I get into reviewing this game, I feel the need to offer a preface. There are probably few gamers who were quite as impressed as I was when the original Driver came out for the PlayStation. Driver literally invented a new genre: Mission-based Driving games. It was the first; the innovator.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: I can think of no reason why anyone would want to play Driv3r as it is. There is potential here, but the overemphasis of poorly handled shooting over driving makes this a masochistic experience best left unplayed.
Excerpt: I don't really know what happened to Reflections Software. The house that Destruction Derby built not only fell from grace after kicking out one of the finest mixes of 70's whackadoo funk and powerslide-happy muscle car themes ever seen in video games.
Excerpt: As in the previous games, you play the role of Tanner an undercover FBI agent who must break up a ring of car thieves trying to move exotic cars out of Miami. The game actually begins in Istanbul where a dramatic shootout takes place that leaves Tanner dead in a hospital.
Conclusion: While the PlayStation 2 version of Driver 3 doesn't have quite as many glitches and problems as the Xbox release, the game still feels like a buggy, unfinished product. What's more, much of the gameplay is uninspired, frequently frustrating, and boring.
Excerpt: Das umfangreiche Rennspiel mit Seifenoper-Charakter bekommt einen Nachfolger spendiert. ‘DTM Race Driver 3‘ bietet noch mehr Motorsportserien, noch mehr Strecken und ein noch besseres Schadensmodell. Ob diese Zutaten abermals für einen Hit reichen?
Pros: sehr viele Rennserien, 7 Rennserien komplett lizenziert, schönes Schadensmodell, tolle Renn-Atmosphäre
Cons: Gegner-KI zu aggressiv, zu sterile Umgebung, kein dedicated Server im Multiplayer, öde Boxenstopps