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  • Summary: The Wheelman returns in his most dangerous adventure yet--an interactive driving epic on par with the most intense Hollywood action blockbusters. Undertake a wide variety of high-speed vehicle-based missions and go deeper undercover than ever before. The game features over 70 playable vehicles, including cars, bikes, artics, and busses, and eight different weapons, ranging from handguns and machine guns to grenade launchers. Driver 3 provides gamers with all new gameplay possibilities, replayability, and a whole new driving experience. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 57
  2. Negative: 16 out of 57
  1. The graphics are divine, with vast urban locales and spectacular crashes. The cars handle well, and each vehicle has its own characteristics. Yet this is no easy driving game - one of the reasons why, subject matter aside, it carries a 16+ rating.
  2. This is the first game to successfully mix death-on-the-freeway antics with a plot you might actually care about, and it's worth a shot for that alone.
  3. DRIV3R is next-gen in neither concept nor execution. Issues like pop-in should not be a part of a next-gen title. Even though DRIV3R relies much more on driving, it still smacks of the genre innovator, Grand Theft Auto.
  4. The on-foot aspect is near abysmal and takes the wind right out of the sails. The numerous graphical glitches and bugs don't help matters, either.
  5. While the game itself isn't completely broken, it's uninspired and frequently frustrating or boring. Consider that, along with all the glitches, and it adds up to be a game that isn't worth your time or money.
  6. The shoddy on foot action and the terrible AI, the bugs, including bad pop up, bad collision detection and glitches in animation both in cut scenes and in game, the terrible mission design and trite story add up to a really average game.
  7. Despite some small amounts of flair and likeability, the series has now hit rock bottom. Between technical glitches, uneventful gameplay, a flat story, and the worst on-foot missions ever accomplished, the game just gets nothing but flats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 17 out of 37
  1. Mar 9, 2013
    6
    DRIV3R certainly divided opinion upon its release but, while it certainly has its flaws, the thrill of chasing around a packed city remained entertaining throughout. Add in a detailed 'director mode' that allowed for players to make there own mini-movies and you had a reasonable title. Expand

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