DRIV3R PC

Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 11 out of 15
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  1. The driving physics are pulled from "Carmageddon 2," the on-foot control is pulled from "Ultima Underworld," the driving was pulled from the Sega Genesis version of "OutRun." There is a reason why all the games I’ve listed are five, ten, fifteen years old. . .because Driv3r plays like a game from a past generation.
  2. There is no excuse for this--no excuse at all. Driver 3 was a disaster. It was boring. It was sluggish. It was thoroughly buggy. Basically, it was as enjoyable as spending an evening smashing your fingers into pulp with a large hammer.
  3. Computer Gaming World
    40
    Proof that not everything made in nine months is a bundle of joy. [Aug 2005, p.78]
  4. The cities are huge and beautiful, with country-appropriate cars, and while the gameplay is muddy, it’s easy to see how it could have been better. But as it is, DRIV3Ris all flash and little substance.
  5. Just about as broken as it was on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 last year, and thanks to the ill-conceived introduction of a mouse and keyboard into the mix, it manages to be even worse, overall.
  6. You might be more interested to know what Driv3r isn’t though – a good game.
  7. This game's no fun to play at all. And it's frustrating, too, in a bad way. It's as simple as that.
  8. Unfinished and rotten to the core.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    While the story-based gameplay is a did, the free-roaming modes and mini-games are pretty entertaining. [June 2005, p.60]
  10. Atari should be shamed and ashamed for having the sheer gall to release something this broken. To do it twice is inexplicable. [PC Gamer UK]
  11. PC Format
    18
    A huge, horrible, gut-wrenching car crash, with blood-soaked teddy bears. [June 2005, p.100]
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 12 out of 17
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    1
    Awful and buggy graphics awful and weird physics
    Despite it's got an interesting story and continues the first two games' story it still
    Awful and buggy graphics awful and weird physics
    Despite it's got an interesting story and continues the first two games' story it still can't be playable
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  2. Jun 19, 2016
    9
    This is not GTA nor it should be. I hate open world and side missions. This game has none of that. This is a true loveletter to the first 2This is not GTA nor it should be. I hate open world and side missions. This game has none of that. This is a true loveletter to the first 2 games with the same beautiful physics and slightly better graphics. I can see how it looked dated in 2004, but today it's absolutely amazing. Sublimation of everything I love in gaming. 9/10. Next game in the series parallel lines lost all of the charm. Beaten this game in 2 days, no idea how I didn't give it a chance for all these years, probably partially because of this abysmal score on metacritic
    Only downside is those lamp poles could be less solid :)
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  3. Mar 27, 2016
    5
    Driver 3 en sí es un buen juego, pero que no logra demostrarlo. La historia es buena y convincente, pero su jugabilidad es mala. Primero antesDriver 3 en sí es un buen juego, pero que no logra demostrarlo. La historia es buena y convincente, pero su jugabilidad es mala. Primero antes que nada, hay que mencionar que los controles del juego son muy malos, difícil para acostumbrarse a jugarlo, aunque lo puedes configurar a tu gusto. Pero eso no cambia la situación, ya que los movimientos de la conducción de los vehículos son resbalosos o hasta duros. Otro tema también es sobre el tema de apuntado y disparo del personaje, realmente en si es algo decente, pero a la hora de poner si queremos la puntería automática, resulta que es realmente este sistema no funciona como debería ser. Un buen punto del juego es el apartado sonoro. En si no tiene canciones al estilo como es en la saga de GTA que tiene distintos sountracks de distintas bandas, pero la música de fondo que se utilizó para ambientar al juego está bastante buena, un buen punto rescatable. Realmente otro punto malo de este juego son sus gráfico. El año que salió el juego fue durante el 2005 y algunos juegos como Half-Life 2 o Doom 3 mostraron un motor gráfico más avanzado, mientras que juegos como Driver 3 se quedaron muy atrás. A simple vista parece un juego de PS1 un poco más mejorado. El juego también está lleno de bugs y otros errores de texturas que realmente se podrían haber arreglado. A todo esto, igual no se le puede negar que el juego es entretenido y disfrutable, siempre y cuando la jugabilidad no te juegue en contra, pero es por lejos el peor de la saga. Full Review »