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  • Summary: Dual Time Periods – Experience New York’s gritty underworld as the most lethal wheelman for hire in the both the 70’s of the past and the modern times of today. Experience White Knuckle Steering – Features realistic steering and 80 cars and motorcycles including old school classics and modern day marvels. Replicate Real Gun Movements – Shoot, smash and steal your way through New York City’s underground using an arsenal of short and long range assault weapons. Fully Customizable Vehicles – Build your perfect ride with custom body work, engine upgrades, tunable suspensions, custom paints and accessories like bullet proof glass and tinted windows. Mini-Games and Side Missions – Earn extra cash to upgrade your vehicles by completing side missions and mini-games like Hitman, Street Racing, Motocross and Demolition Survival. High Speed Hollywood Action – The perfect combination for high speed driving - fast cars, open level missions with no loading time, realistic physics and destructible environments. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. The closest thing to GTA on Wii, featuring great vehicles, okayish missions and a colossal city to drive around in. [Sept 2007, p.51]
  2. It's alright, but not good enough for us to forgive yet another port. [Aug 2007, p.76]
  3. 66
    Whilst it doesn't have the depth of play of The Godfather, or the violence of Scarface it does a good job of playing to its strengths and delivering a highly enjoyable game.
  4. 59
    Driver attempts to join the ranks of more successful Wii-makes such as Godfather and Scarface, but will find itself at the bottom of the open-world barrel on Nintendo’s console, as the game lacks depth, fine-tuned control, and the right mix of motion/IR control.
  5. Driver: Parallel Lines is a mediocre GTA clone with a dull storyline, second-rate gameplay, and subpar control.
  6. 50
    There are some things the game does right -- the drive-by shooting is pretty sweet -- but problems with the controls for the driving -- essentially the guts of the game -- more than suck any sort of fun out of the thing.
  7. Even though there's loads to do, it doesn't alter the fact that this smelly port of Driver: Parallel Lines just reeks of lazy developing - simply put, it's hard to get into and a battle to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Matt
    Jun 28, 2007
    9
    At the end of the day Driver on the WIi is fun. The graphics may be lacking slightly and certain aspects of the gamplay are a bit irritating, but generally this game is great to play. It provides a GTA style experience along with Wii controls which does lead to a winning combination. Certainly worth checking out. Expand
  2. Shane
    Jun 30, 2007
    8
    Brilliant controls. Decent graphics. Fun gameplay. GTA clone. Blow stuff up and kill people. Great physics too!
  3. LennyL.
    Jun 28, 2007
    8
    If you want a GTA style game this is it. It has what GTA has but does it better. Motion controls aren't tacked on, shooting with remote is good, hand brakes with the nuncuck is also good. overall a good game. Expand
  4. PeterM.
    Jul 23, 2007
    8
    Excellent gameplay , controls on foot , driving vehicles.
  5. RM
    Sep 22, 2007
    8
    I bought the game expecting some disappointments but honestly this is a pretty good game, the controls take a bit to get use too, since you can't really move the nunchuck. But over-all I enjoy and would recommend it. Expand
  6. HirokiW.
    Sep 30, 2007
    8
    Suprisingly good, very good imitation of Grand Theft auto. Graphics are not that good, but gameplay is good especially with wiimote aiming - although has some quirks and bugs. Expand
  7. DannyH.
    Jan 9, 2008
    0
    I simply can't believe this game was actually released as is, it has so many holes in it. It's by far and away the worst Wii game I have ever played, I just wish I could get my money back. I was thinking of selling it on eBay but would feel sorry for the buyer. So it's in the bin. The controls for this game are a complete mess, it seems like they were pressured to put a game together and this is the patchwork piece of baloney they came up with. Games from the 80's fare better compared to this. I'm honestly baffled as to why it received such a high-score on MC, I trust the scores so highly, but this time the Critics and the Users made a terrible mistake, a mistake that cost me 100$. Damn it all anyway. Expand

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