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  • Summary: Faithful to the brand spirit, Driver '76 is an action driving game that features Hollywood-style car chases while also letting the player experience the open environment on foot. The game thrusts the player into the heart of the 1970s, through 27 missions divided into six main plots. Players can take side jobs, earning cash that can be used to modify their rides. Driver '76 also offers an extensive multiplayer mode and a host of mini-games ranging from street races to all out carnage in Destruction Derby mode. Prequel Storyline to Driver Parallel Lines – The year is 1976, two years before Driver Parallel Lines. Multiplayer Games and Downloadable Content – Games include Street Racing, Destruction Derby, Pink Slip Racing and Swap Meet. Also download new paintjobs to use on your collected vehicles in the garage. Experience Open Environments in Authentic 1970's New York – All the architecture, music, cars and clothes of the '70s. Spans New York from Jersey to Coney Island. Vehicle Modification System – Collect your favorite vehicles and complete side job missions to get the cash to modify your ride. High-Speed Hollywood Racing Action – High-speed car races and crashes. Go even faster by customizing your car with special parts. Authentic '70s Soundtrack – Immerse yourself in the '70s with classic songs from the decade. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Sure, Driver ’76 isn’t the end-all-be-all of PSP racing games, but you can’t help but have a fantastic time once you climb behind the wheel and explore one of the best handheld recreations of New York City.
  2. The limited amount of driving and action seems to go hand-in-hand with the slightly more conservative story, but it also drains some of the fun as well.
  3. Compared to GTA, Driver 76 is something that seems a little shallow and ordinary, but judging it as a game in its own right, and only drawing parallels with the best of the Driver series, it is a fairly decent chunk of big-screen cool, crow-barred nicely into the sleek internal organs of the PSP.
  4. If not for the fact that the actual driving in Driver '76 is fairly decent, this would be a complete loss. Technical issues, excessive loading and a worthless storyline, however, mean the driving is the only thing that's decent.
  5. This was sort of acceptable a couple of years ago, but with PSP now capable of tossing around gigantic, detailed cities, it looks a bit old-fashioned. [July 2007, p.108]
  6. It remains one in a long list of ‘me-toos’ in an already oversaturated market.
  7. 20
    When you start seeing the same character model serve as two different people during an in-game cut-scene, you'll truly know all is lost. There's nothing remotely unique or engaging about Driver '76 (or its lifeless multiplayer) to balance the endless parade of frustrations. Steer clear.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Apr 12, 2012
    9
    Have been a fan of Driver games since PS1 era and satisfied with the new games ala GTA mix with Driver style driving. Driver games have always been about driving and feeling your car. This game gives you the feel with addition to explorer New Your on foot as extra. Expand

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