Driver: Parallel Lines PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Driver: Parallel Lines is the next installment of Atari's legendary franchise action driving game. As the only game that offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, Driver: Parallel Lines features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealisticDriver: Parallel Lines is the next installment of Atari's legendary franchise action driving game. As the only game that offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, Driver: Parallel Lines features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town. Get down and dirty in cars of all kinds. Modify and juice up cars before engaging in Hollywood-style car chases. Features over 40 diverse missions, online multiplayer options, realistic driving physics, and a brand new story with an unforeseen twist. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. AceGamez
    90
    It's a compelling tale, which is more than backed up by some fly graphics, cool soundtracks and smooth gameplay.
  2. While the pseudo-sand box nature of this game does give it more than a passing resemblance to some of the best bits of the three GTA titles we all know and love, it has enough original content to save it from being accused of too much plagiarism.
  3. But it can't match San Andreas' scope, and as good as the game is, I found myself treading between boredom and frustration more than I'd like.
  4. Sure, the improvements to the heat level are fantastic, and it’s great to have a game that has really solid handling and physics, but it would have been nice to see the series break a little more new ground.
  5. Edge Magazine
    70
    Driver has escaped near-death with a captivating and colourful return, and one where everything from systems to cinematics is of a quality build. As surprises go, it’s a juggernaut. [Apr 2006, p.84]
  6. 60
    How badly do you want to play another GTA rip-off? Driver: Parallel Lines is better than most, but it still can't hold a candle to Rockstar's flagship series.
  7. I get the impression that far too much effort was put into locking up a great soundtrack.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    Driver Parallel Lines is an amazing driving game from reflections, This game has a brilliant storyline and character development. The drivingDriver Parallel Lines is an amazing driving game from reflections, This game has a brilliant storyline and character development. The driving is so smooth and enjoyable in this game that i can just sit back and cruise 1970s New York listening to amazing songs. That brings me to my next point, the soundtrack. The soundtrack in this game is phenomenal, with the likes of David Bowie and War in the 1978 soundtrack plus the Audio bullys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the 2006 soundtrack. The cars are brilliant in this game, they are all easy on the eye (especially the Cerrano, Zartex and the Andec) Overall this game is brilliant, it derserves praise. so called 'PRO' reviewers like Gamestop sicken me with thier review calling the story "flat" Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2016
    10
    Driver: Parallel Lines is an underrated games that is awesome ! This is epic must play game !
    Game was released in 2006 ... what means that
    Driver: Parallel Lines is an underrated games that is awesome ! This is epic must play game !
    Game was released in 2006 ... what means that graphic of this game was next gen for other games of 2006 .
    This game needs more attention from gamers !
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  3. Jul 25, 2012
    10
    Driver: Parallel Lines was a game, what I needed. I can feel like a real driver. New York, two eras, freedom and awesome cars - these factorsDriver: Parallel Lines was a game, what I needed. I can feel like a real driver. New York, two eras, freedom and awesome cars - these factors are the best in this game. It's better than Driver 3. It's not an another copy of GTA - this made me very happy. If you like driving games - I recommend you this one. Expand
  4. Oct 8, 2010
    8
    Driver: Parallel Lines is a great driving game and defiantly an improvement over the last Driver game, Driv3r. The game play is better; mostDriver: Parallel Lines is a great driving game and defiantly an improvement over the last Driver game, Driv3r. The game play is better; most of the missions involve driving rather than on foot section shootouts, the driving physics are slightly better, you can now shoot while driving in a vehicle and theres more to do in terms of side jobs. Unlike past Driver games where you take control of Officer Tanner, you take control of someone called TK which possibly means that Driver: Parallel Lines doesn't follow after Driv3r and is more of a spin off. One great thing in this game is that you can now customise your vehicles that you bring to Ray's garage and put body kits, bullet proof tyres and performance parts on them. The vehicle damage that was awesome in Driv3r is back and the vehicles are more controllable now. There are a variety of missions to do in the main single player campaign and include more driving and chasing criminals missions than Driv3r which is more like it (it is a Driving game after all). There are also side missions which were lacking in Driv3r, like bringing cars to a garage via a tow truck, hitman missions and races to participate in. The city that Driver: Parallel lines is New York which is nicely detailed and is huge. DPL is more polished than Driv3r as well; there are fewer glitches, the graphics look a little bit better as well and the police AI is much better in which they won't get stuck behind a wall or go into super speed just to try to keep up with you. The great selling point of this game is the dual era in which this game is set in. About half of the game (in NYC) is set in 1978 and the second half is set in 2006 which is great because then you can drive old cars and newer cars and experience New York city in different era's. At times though, Driver: Parallel Lines does feel like your playing a Grand Theft Auto at times and there is no multiplayer mode either. However, Driver: Parallel Lines is a great driving game that definatly puts the Driver series back on track. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2011
    7
    Don't let the awful Driv3r put you off this. It's got nice graphics, good selection of cars, all with much better handling than the arcadeDon't let the awful Driv3r put you off this. It's got nice graphics, good selection of cars, all with much better handling than the arcade physics found in the PS2 GTA games. The shooting is decent, and the drive-bys are better than GTA due to a lock-on and you can still control the car well. Melee combat is practically non-existent. Story-wise, it's again nowhere near the monster that is GTA but it's a pretty good story of revenge, characters are average but i did like the protagonist, TK. He's got more personality than Tanner anyway. It has some decent car mods and missions are fine. All around good game but it doesn't have the depth of GTA. Expand
  6. AdamB.
    Apr 9, 2006
    7
    When comparing the game to GTA, as the critics seem to do, one immediately notices better graphics, physics, story, and police AI. But the When comparing the game to GTA, as the critics seem to do, one immediately notices better graphics, physics, story, and police AI. But the GTA series has many more diversions and much more humor, which keeps it from being more than the pizza delivery mission game it's been since the original. Parallel Lines, having no such redeeming qualities other than being able to pimp out a school bus or ambulance, loses audience interest fast. In the future, Reflections should focus on differentiating itself from GTA such as including online multiplayer modes, custom character, city, and / or vehicle creation, and so on. Too many games today are too comfortable simply copying GTA's original formula, including the GTA series itself. Still, if you are a GTA or Driver fan, this game offers beautiful graphics, ultra-fast loading, a funky old-school style in the 70's era, and a score of collectable cars for your garage (yes, including the requisite invincible, grenade launching tank). Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Aug 14, 2006
    1
    Most of the Missions are the same and to many timed missions. cant swim on the game, its not what I expected to be. Driver 3 is Better.

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Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#20 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006