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  • Summary: Dual Time Periods – Experience New York’s gritty underworld as the most lethal wheelman for hire in the both the 70’s of the past and the modern times of today. Experience White Knuckle Steering – Features realistic steering and 80 cars and motorcycles including old school classics andDual Time Periods – Experience New York’s gritty underworld as the most lethal wheelman for hire in the both the 70’s of the past and the modern times of today. Experience White Knuckle Steering – Features realistic steering and 80 cars and motorcycles including old school classics and modern day marvels. Replicate Real Gun Movements – Shoot, smash and steal your way through New York City’s underground using an arsenal of short and long range assault weapons. Fully Customizable Vehicles – Build your perfect ride with custom body work, engine upgrades, tunable suspensions, custom paints and accessories like bullet proof glass and tinted windows. Mini-Games and Side Missions – Earn extra cash to upgrade your vehicles by completing side missions and mini-games like Hitman, Street Racing, Motocross and Demolition Survival. High Speed Hollywood Action – The perfect combination for high speed driving - fast cars, open level missions with no loading time, realistic physics and destructible environments. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Parallel Lines is an energetic driving/action/shooter with loads of personality and twice the depth of its underperforming predecessor. [Nov 2007, p.76]
  2. For 20 quid, it's a half-decent ride while it lasts. [Sept 2007, p.73]
  3. Driver: Parallel Lines looks seriously outdated on the PC. Its dull story and gameplay prevent it from being recommendable.
  4. A comprehensive lesson in how to make a mediocre "GTA" clone. [Oct 2007, p.62]
  5. Empty-souled, dated GTA clone. [Aug 2007, p.84]
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  1. JackGreen
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    Reviewers downrating good games to look "fair and independent". I found this game much more fun then GTA Series. And this game shows good Reviewers downrating good games to look "fair and independent". I found this game much more fun then GTA Series. And this game shows good graphics even on outdated machines. Expand
  2. RobertH
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    Theirs a big difference between the Gta and Driver series that alot of people tend to overlook, the game is amazing.
  3. antonys
    Dec 19, 2009
    10
    they call it a gta clone when it is nothing like the gta series the story is a completly diffrent thing all together in this you are a they call it a gta clone when it is nothing like the gta series the story is a completly diffrent thing all together in this you are a "wheelman" and in gta ur a gangsta theres a big diffrence i find with this game for its time the graphics are incredible after having this on the ps2 thought i would get for pc as i find it hard to look at bad graphics and soon as i go into settings i get HD options and the textures ingame are amazing i find it hard to find any bad detail anywhere appart from wires which even in crysis they look edgy this game has a good and carefully planned out story and all makes sense once u get into the second era if you were to compare this game with gta the clear winner is driver -how dare gamespot say its a dull story- it is so obvioud all they care about is killing and dont understand the story in this game the only people i wouldnt recomend this to are plain stupid idiots who think anything to gaming is aslong as you are just killing you are fine Expand
  4. RoleE
    Jul 3, 2009
    8
    Its not actually that bad a game, with acceptable if not stunning graphics, fun vehicles and a decent selection of missions. The police Its not actually that bad a game, with acceptable if not stunning graphics, fun vehicles and a decent selection of missions. The police patrols are easy enough to avoid, and the targeting is fairly decent and give some good gun fights. Maybe not a GTA killer, but fun in its own way. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    8
    The music chosen for this game was perfect. Every single track is excellent. Pure hits! The soundtrack alone is worth what I paid for thisThe music chosen for this game was perfect. Every single track is excellent. Pure hits! The soundtrack alone is worth what I paid for this game. At least for the 70s era part. The 00s era's music they chose is 95% garbage, but it does make it funny sometimes. New York has been created and rendered exceptionally well. The streets, the alleys, the cars, and all other parts of the environment are nicely done. The day and night cycles also look very nice. The cinematics are also done in a film-like fashion, that involves the player from the very beginning. All characters portrayed are quite interesting, and their voice acting is outstanding. Driver: Parallel Lines has the perfect mood, atmosphere, setting, sounds, and interactions to make you feel like you are truly in the game. Controlling any of the vehicles can be close to impossible without crashing them and eventually making them a complete loss. You will lose control of the vehicles easily. This makes the idea of spending money to upgrade cars you own almost completely wasteful and pointless. The game is extremely difficult. I've had to do missions many, many, many times over until I was successful. The untamable vehicle controls are to blame, in conjunction with the sometimes necessary simultaneous shooting. Repeating many of the missions over, and over, and over gets frustrating, repetitive, and extremely annoying. Often, it is infuriating how unforgiving the game is, with its control and handling issues. The speedometer keeps track of the total amount of miles you have traveled in-game, which is not useful, but pretty cool. Mouse sensitivity in the menus is horrible. Making changes in the settings will do little to make the menus useable by your mouse. Expect to choose menu options with the keyboard. The save system is based on completed missions. So, if you quit during the second part of a five parts mission, for example, you will be forced to start the mission from the very beginning next time you load the game, which is ridiculous. All vehicles take visible damage as you drive around the city like a complete lunatic, with very little care for public safety or your own. The chases and crashes are intense and look straight out of a Hollywood movie. The missions are diverse, challenging, exciting, and agitated even though this is primarily a driving game. Investing money into your owned vehicles and altering them is not forced upon the player, with the exception of one mission. Certainly, if you do buy upgrades, your driving will be temporarily made easier and better, but this is totally optional. Especially because money is hard to come by, and the upgrades or parts are expensive. Spend your money on ammunition instead. Several missions involve precision vehicular platform gaming. This means that you will have to slowly and carefully steer your car on ramps and other on ground structures. There are often hilarious AI controlled accidents that occur throughout the game. Because the missions are so difficult to complete successfully, you will develop hate for your enemies and the police. When you finally defeat them, you will rejoice in glory and relief. If you have much patience, and can forgive the game's excessive difficulty and problematic controls and handling, this is a great game. You will experience excitement, variety, and lots of fun. After the campaign is beaten, several vehicles are unlocked and put into your garage. You are also free to roam New York in both eras and do the money making side missions. It took me about 22 hours to complete. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2010
    8
    Realy fun game. I love the story, and the realy nice cutscenes.
    I cant see why meny reviews are rating down this game ... I had meny good
    Realy fun game. I love the story, and the realy nice cutscenes.
    I cant see why meny reviews are rating down this game ... I had meny good hours with this game. It is worth 9,99 euros on steam.
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  7. MarcG.
    Jun 29, 2007
    3
    Horrid controls, Im using a game pad an there is overlap on many controls by default which screws things up pretty bad. I wouldn't recommend it.

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