Excerpt: The post-GTA III sandbox game revolution left the Driver series in tatters. While the first two entries were heralded for their ambition and pushing of the PSOne’s tech and pioneers of 3D sandbox games, its third entry failed to satisfy fans and wound up feeling like a low-rent GTA game, while the...
Excerpt: Driver: San Francisco is a perfect example of how far personality can get you in a videogame. This open-world driving game is nowhere near as technically proficient as, say, Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
Conclusion: The single player, despite its weak plot and short length, are enjoyable in bursts. Multiplayer, was a great experience and one of the best driving experiences I’ve had online. Is it worth the £40 retail price? Probably not, unless your loaded.
Excerpt: Taking place after Driv3r, Driver: SF opens with Jericho being led to prison, only to escape with the help of a crazed woman wielding an RPG. Tanner pursues him, but winds up in a coma due to his car colliding with the paddy wagon commandeered by Jericho.
Excerpt: Driver is one of the first games I remember fixating upon as I played my older brother’s PlayStation system. Aside from a balls-punchingly difficult tutorial with a time limit, the whole game was a total blast. It featured the perfect balance of realism and arcade-style driving mechanics.
Excerpt: The Driver series has certainly seen its ups and downs over the years. The premise has always been a good one, and outside of the harsh difficulty of the games, most of them are considered classics.
Pros: + Shifting is awesome, + Plenty to see and do, + Great presentation
Conclusion: It's short and light, but that doesn't mean that Driver: San Francisco is insubstantial. It has a good open world with a lot of options, and its supernatural cop tale builds to an effective climax that gives you a super-crazy ability that's absolutely worth experiencing for yourself...
Conclusion: Jump behind the wheel and put the pedal to the metal in Driver: San Francisco, and you won't regret it. If you can forget trying to find method behind the Shift madness, you'll have a blast in both single and multiplayer, coming back for more when you want to burn rubber in style.