DRIV3R PlayStation 2

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 51
  2. Negative: 11 out of 51
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  1. It’s astonishing that a series with such unlimited potential has turned into such a farce, but I guess that’s what happens when you drive blindly without taking to the time to ask for directions. As is usually the case, that leads to a dead-end street.
  2. 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, DRIV3R is all flash and little substance.
  3. games(TM)
    40
    A game of two halves, neither of which is finished … It is so cursed by glitches and bugs, and so devoid of anything approaching AI, that it's really impossible to believe the code sitting in your local store is anywhere near complete. [Aug 2004, p.100]
  4. 40
    Driv3r tries to be more than just a driving game, but it looks like Tanner should get his butt back behind the wheel and stay there.
  5. Edge Magazine
    30
    This game did not need to be a bad one: the premise remains ripe with extraordinary possibilities. This, however, simply squanders them, showing a determination to prioritise style over substance which cripples the game and damages gaming as a whole. [Aug 2004, p.94]
  6. Only a masochist would have the patience and stamina to finish it. I was on one of the game's final missions when, after what was at least my twenty-fifth re-start, I impulsively hit the OFF switch on my television. I'd had enough. I opened a beer, then sat in the darkness, enjoying the sudden silence and the fact that this game, which had been vexing me for days, was once and for all out of my life.
  7. PSM Magazine
    40
    DRIV3R is a mess, little more than an unfinished recycling of GTA cliches, both sterile and juvenile. [Sept 2004, p.25]
  8. A buggy, unfinished and uninspired game.
  9. One of the most annoying games I’ve played in quite awhile. It’s not that it unequivocally reeks, it’s that it provides enough substance and possibilities to make you constantly realize that you should be having fun while you are playing it but aren’t.
  10. netjak
    47
    Nice try, Atari...but the only thing you guys killed was your own credibility.
  11. In Driv3r's case, however, it's not so much a case of bugs creeping in as rushing in en masse, making playing Driv3r an exercise in frustration, not fun.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 14 out of 34
  1. ToddT.
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    this game is awsome the only prob is it is very glitchy.
  2. Sep 3, 2011
    4
    Great driving. Good cutscenes. Good music. Everything else is dreadful. And it's very difficult.
  3. DafyddE.
    Aug 1, 2004
    10
    Best game ever. Funny secrets like taking the piss out of GTA Vice City.