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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. PlayersFaithful 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
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  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. Despite a few technical glitches this is a solid back-to-basics effort with some extra bells and whistles and a load of groove. [July 2007, p.94]
  4. 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]
  5. It's just that it hasn't really addressed the chief failing of Parallel Lines, which is that, as polished, and competent as it is, it still feels a bit like a soulless GTA clone.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. sadmaan
    Oct 27, 2007
    10
    I like 70s and graphics and musics are fine. As a driver series lover i liked, finished, enjoyed. minuses collectables useless? a little I like 70s and graphics and musics are fine. As a driver series lover i liked, finished, enjoyed. minuses collectables useless? a little short story line. Expand
  2. Jdaz2
    May 10, 2007
    9
    Control's are spot on, 70's music is sweet and the game is fun to play. Its like the original driver, but finely tuned. Load times Control's are spot on, 70's music is sweet and the game is fun to play. Its like the original driver, but finely tuned. Load times are lacking, but all psp games do that. The chases are fun and the cops are good but not great. One of the better PSP games to come out in the last few months. Expand
  3. RichardD.
    May 13, 2007
    9
    I wasn´t expecting that much, but I gotta say I love this GTA clone. What it lacks in innovation, it more than makes up for in vehicle I wasn´t expecting that much, but I gotta say I love this GTA clone. What it lacks in innovation, it more than makes up for in vehicle controls, music, voice acting, graphics and mission design. Great fun. Give it a try. You won´t regret it! Expand
  4. THUDUK
    May 14, 2007
    9
    Superb, in my opinion better than GTA, If you like the GTA driving this is even better, handling is so much more realistic and each vehicle Superb, in my opinion better than GTA, If you like the GTA driving this is even better, handling is so much more realistic and each vehicle really does feel right, the damage is also very accurate, and you can watch behind you as bits fall off your car and crumple as they hit cars, road etc causing more damage, brilliantly realistic feel, the graphics are spot on and very varied as you drive through the city etc...Sound is also near perfect, love the 70's sounds really get you into the flow...all round a mix between GTA and Race driver with a bit of fun thrown in, this game will make you laugh... Highly recommended 9/10. Expand
  5. 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 alwaysHave 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
  6. TerryB.
    May 11, 2007
    7
    This game wants to be vice city with a bigger lean towards driving. but the driving physics is just so-so. Cars crash and damage to easily This game wants to be vice city with a bigger lean towards driving. but the driving physics is just so-so. Cars crash and damage to easily and once a car flips, it is toast. Gameplay wise it is nothing new. If you just gotta have a fair gta clone to hold you over til GTA4 then play Vice City Stories. This one is just ok and that just isn't good enough. Expand