Conclusion: Is Driver Parallel Lines a Grand Theft Auto clone or a mere wannabe? No, and it is clear that it wasn’t designed with that in mind. Although the core gameplay mechanics may share a great resemblance with GTA , this fourth Driver entry plays much like the original did, and that is fine and dandy with us.
Conclusion: Atari Driver: Parallel Lines definitely points the franchise in the right direction after the debacle that was Driv3r, but it still has a ways to go to catch up to GTA. The story is good, but the on foot sections stink. The driving can be fun – it has always been the best part of Driver - but the missions are so difficult and annoying that all of the frustration just isn’t worth it. It isn’t bad, per se, it just isn’t all that good. Worth a rental and nothing more.
Excerpt: The Driver series that flourished on the PlayStation took a hit below the belt with the release of Driver 3. Now, Driver: Parallel Lines is back, brought to you by Atari and the men and women at Reflections. Is the fourth iteration in the Driver series the return to greatness we've all been expecting and hoping for? Or does Driver: Parallel Lines only offer what we've seen before at mediocre levels? Chris Martin has the final word inside.
Pros: ups: Excels in Driving Physics, City is huge, the story is cliched but enjoyable
Cons: downs: Poor Cop AI, The Aiming System needs a little work, Can't go in buildings, NY seems rather mundane, too much a clone of GTA?
Conclusion: Året er 1978 og en 18-årig knægt fra bøhlandet er kommet til storbyernes konge New York, for at udleve den amerikanske drøm. En drøm fyldt med damer, sprut og undergrundskriminalitet. Med begyndelse i det småkriminelle, leger han chauffør for alskens ukrudt, der er på flugt fra byens sidste rester af lov og orden, men vores langhårede ven bliver hurtigt populær blandt byens støre spillere, og så begynder det at gå hurtigt - rigtig hurtigt!
Pros: En kæmpe stor by. Veludført køredel. God fysik.
Cons: Nedslidt grafik. Tynd og kikset historie. Kedelig musik. Ensformigt.