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.
Back and Better Than Ever | Driver: San Francisco Review
New Gamer Nation
29 September 2011
Excerpt: The Driver franchise has returned to the current generation of consoles with the release of Driver: San Francisco . Boasting an all-new story, classic cars, and new mulitplayer modes, Ubisoft looks to revive the Driver series and at the same time pay homage to classic car-chase movies.
Pros: Officially-Licensed Cars, Great Graphics, Fun Gameplay
Cons: Emphasis on the Action, Poor Level Exploration Options, Handling Issues
Summary: Need for Speed: Rivals takes the best ideas from the last few NFS games and mashes them together into something new and distinct but still familiar for series fans. The result is exciting racing and thrilling police chases all wrapped up in fantastic presentation and enhanced by seamlessly...
Pros: Nice presentation; single-player / multiplayer integration is well done; fun handling; interesting progression system
Cons: Not much customization; dumb story; glitches; gotta pre-order to get a GTR ...
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: 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
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.
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...