Driver: San Francisco Wii

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  • Summary: Driver: San Francisco marks the return of the established video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreakingDriver: San Francisco marks the return of the established video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly "shift" between well over a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless setting, unique car handling and renewed playability, Driver: San Francisco will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for the current generation of gaming platforms. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Packed with fun car chases but let down by an uncomfortable control system.
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    70
    It's a pity, as aside from the curious controls and erratic difficulty curve, there's much to like here.
  3. Sep 12, 2011
    70
    The choice to start from scratch was a winning one. The wii version of Tanner's adventures isn't a mere porting, but an entirely new experience. A shame though for the overall unpolished gameplay.
  4. Sep 27, 2011
    68
    Bizarre controls aside, this is an unusually thoughtful port that at least attempts to do something different. [Oct 2011, p.63]
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    60
    The Wii version of Driver: San Francisco has nothing in common with the excellent game developed by Ubisoft Reflections on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. This is rather a classic episode of the series, with the same old gameplay, cumbersome controls (and you can't customize them in any way) and mediocre graphics.
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    50
    Driver: San Francisco fails in every aspects. Bad graphics and a terrible lack of variety sink its gameplay, making of it a title that can't be recommended.
  7. Nintendo Power
    Sep 1, 2011
    45
    At the end of the day, there just isn't anything special about this release. [Sept 2011, p.74]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 6, 2016
    10
    For all those haters:
    You can play this in every HD seventh-generation video-game console and on the Wii. It's obvious that this game
    For all those haters:
    You can play this in every HD seventh-generation video-game console and on the Wii. It's obvious that this game wouldn't have the graphics of the PS3/X360 version, but that's a current problem, the most of the consumers wants 4K resolution with a powerful multiplayer, that's all they want, they don't think about anything else, That's not OK.
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  2. May 8, 2013
    2
    This has to be the biggest lie and letdown ever. I have never seen my money get pulled out of my pocket. I feel ashamed that this game (WiiThis has to be the biggest lie and letdown ever. I have never seen my money get pulled out of my pocket. I feel ashamed that this game (Wii port) even exists. I'd advise to stay away from this one. Expand

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#33 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011