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  • Summary: In Driver, you are the wheelman in a series of Hollywood-style car-chases. A great getaway driver is only as good as his equipment, which is why Driver has a selection of performance-packed muscle cars, complete with realistic handling, damage modeling, and real-world physics reactions.In Driver, you are the wheelman in a series of Hollywood-style car-chases. A great getaway driver is only as good as his equipment, which is why Driver has a selection of performance-packed muscle cars, complete with realistic handling, damage modeling, and real-world physics reactions. Driver also comes fully equipped with a replay/director mode that gives you all the necessary tools to "film" their own car chase and multiple views that allow you to look around when you're driving. Put the pedal to the metal and be the best driver around. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Delivers in spades exactly what it sets out to do: It lets the gamer be the wheelman in a non-stop car-chase movie. This is everything a driving game should be. It is, for all intents and purposes, perfect.
  2. 97
    What a tour-de-force! The graphics are top notch, the driving itself is unparalleled and the Director tools are unique and friendly... It's pure driving poetry.
  3. Prepare to be dazzled, gob-smacked and taken for the wildest ride of your life. And that's guaranteed... a masterpiece. The best game we've played for ages and absolutely recommended.
  4. After playing "Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit" for months on end, I had developed an image in my mind of how video game policemen were supposed to act. Driver shattered that image.
  5. It's seriously fun, has tons of gaming options and is nice and lengthy with a healthy does of challenge attached to it. Major bang for your gaming dollar.
  6. Another thing that kinda irks me is the fact that the game pretty much flaunts a late 60's model Mustang muscle car as your main ride, but yet there is only like 1 mission that lets you drive it... its never the default car in any level.
  7. By far the worst thing about Driver is its inability to really draw me into its universe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    Лично мне игра очень сильно понравилась. Здесь есть все, начиная от прекрасного сюжета, и заканчивая отличной атмосферой. Для тех временЛично мне игра очень сильно понравилась. Здесь есть все, начиная от прекрасного сюжета, и заканчивая отличной атмосферой. Для тех времен графика просто потрясающая. Очень хорошо. Expand
  2. LindaR.
    Dec 12, 2002
    10
    Flat out an amazing game. The sense of fun is off the charts.
  3. lollolvi4
    Jul 6, 2004
    10
    Very good game.One of the first classic driving games.
  4. Oct 5, 2015
    9
    Driver is the first driving game set completely in a 3D world, as far as I know. When I first saw (and later played) the demo, I was impressedDriver is the first driving game set completely in a 3D world, as far as I know. When I first saw (and later played) the demo, I was impressed so much and I knew I gotta have this game!

    It's amazing how they succeeded in making such a big 3D map for the original Playstation back in 1999, 2 years before GTA III did it on the PS2. This really changed the face of driving games for the future.

    The car handling is enjoyable and it's a hoot turning tight corners using the circle (burnout) button! Driving at high speeds through the city being chased by the cops, makes you feel like you are Steve McQueen in Bullitt (1968) The film director mode allows you to see your wildest chases again from different camera angles.

    The funky music is fantastic and sets the tone for a 70s police/bandit flick. The graphics are good for its time.

    A year later Driver 2 (2000) was released which didn't improve on Driver at all, except you can get out of your car. If you like more of this kind of driving games on the original Playstation, check out World's Scariest Police Chases (2001).

    Driver was at its time a very original and solid game. It hasn't aged so well over the years, but it's still a good game if you own an original Playstation. I rate Driver 9 out of 10.
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  5. NealS.
    Jun 6, 2006
    8
    This game is every guy's wish: drive a fast car crazy - and top speed - in a crowded city. It makes you feel like you're Steve This game is every guy's wish: drive a fast car crazy - and top speed - in a crowded city. It makes you feel like you're Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt'! Although the missions become a little monotonous, the driving game (specifically the car chase) is outrageously fun and addictive. My only gripe: not enough cities. Although the sequel gives you different city choices, it does not compare to the ease and excitement of this first installment. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2017
    8
    Este juego tuvo la particularidad de que pocas personas lograron disfrutarlo, pues en la primera misión del estacionamiento se quedaronEste juego tuvo la particularidad de que pocas personas lograron disfrutarlo, pues en la primera misión del estacionamiento se quedaron trancados, créanme con un poco de practica logra superarse, luego de esa misión pasa a ser un gran juego de persecución, inteligencia, delincuencia y trabajos en el bajo mundo. un excelente y divertido juego que mejora con su segunda entrega. Expand
  7. IvanW.
    Jan 29, 2004
    0
    Not very good.

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#8 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999