Summary: I'm not the biggest fan of Ubisoft. Yes, they've brought out some good titles but some of the ones I've most enjoyed playing have had serious bugs on them. I only picked up Driver: Parallel Lines because I got it free with another purchase - if it was another lemon, it wouldn't have cost me anything. I remember playing the original Driver game back in 2000 on the Playstation. What had been thought shocking at the time doesn't seem at all controversial now.
Pros: Adrenalin-enducing automotive mayhem which would make The Stig proud
Conclusion: I'm not a games expert so I don't know about the finer gaming details of life (e.g. graphics) but I do know I had an absolute blast playing this (except for two exceptionally frustrating levels that needed to be completed - one where you need to chase down 4 cars in around 8 minutes and the final level where you're chasing a helicopter in a sports car and have to shoot it down - mental...fun...but exceptionally frustrating - it'll make grown men cry and nearly give up!).
Conclusion: I bought this when it was Â£9.99 and i'd have to say it was worth every penny. Ok, so the graphics aren't the best and the sound of some of the engines is a little annoying at times, but it's gameplay that counts!
Conclusion: Our 7 year old loves this game as long as the sound is muted as it does contain some bad language. The game is great, controls are easy and tasks are clear. Overall a good deal for the money.