DRIV3R Xbox

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 57
  2. Negative: 16 out of 57
Buy On
  1. 85
    No matter the situation, whether you're sneaking around a dark building or barreling through a shopping mall with three police cars in pursuit, you always feel on edge, as if you're living the 007-like "danger is my middle name" lifestyle at all times.
  2. AceGamez
    80
    Although the gameplay loses out with its linearity and the walking episodes are weak, it makes up for it with awesome driving sections, a great story, fantastic graphics and the wonderful casting of A-list Hollywood actors.
  3. 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.
  4. It is very enjoyable to play through and does feature moments of brilliance. However, we think a lot of you will be disappointed by what it has to offer.
  5. With more development time, the guys at Reflection could have fixed the spotty AI and graphical problems. As is, fans of the series will certainly want to pick this up since this up since it is the best iteration of the series.
  6. The story is gripping and rich in content.
  7. 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.
  8. Stays true to the series blueprint and moves things forward into the current console generation with style.
  9. Playboy
    88
    Your investigation jump-starts reckless car chases through more than 150 miles of highways and city streets in detailed re-creations of Miami, Nice and Isantbul. Slam into any of the 30,000 buildings and your car crumbles realistically. [Apr 2004, p.38]

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#12 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 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 remainedDRIV3R 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. Full Review »
  2. LiamPatrick
    Feb 23, 2007
    8
    While Driv3r was pretty poorly received by most video game reviewers, I stuck with this game and realized that it's actually a pretty While Driv3r was pretty poorly received by most video game reviewers, I stuck with this game and realized that it's actually a pretty entertaining piece of work. Granted, I never touched the actual missions, but the free roaming in this game is great and there is a nice degree of realism to it. Full Review »
  3. CiaranG.
    Jun 20, 2006
    9
    I loved this game. I keep considering purchasing it again now that I have an Xbox 360. Its been sadly missed. I loved the action-packed I loved this game. I keep considering purchasing it again now that I have an Xbox 360. Its been sadly missed. I loved the action-packed missions and the open roads and cities where you can cruise about or cause havoc with the police, be in spectacular crashes, run people over, blow stuff up, do stunts and then go into the film director and film it all from any angle to watch back whenever you please. One of the greatest games out on Xbox in my opinion. It does not match up to the likes of the GTA series but if you love driving, destruction and killing people then I think you will probably like this game. Full Review »