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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 playableThe 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. AndresM.
    Jul 8, 2004
    10
    Dont listen to the revews, theis game is awesome! buy it!
  2. GodX
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    These reviewers are insane...GTA 3 and Vice City both had one of the worst graphics They were LOADED with aliasing. there were so many bad These reviewers are insane...GTA 3 and Vice City both had one of the worst graphics They were LOADED with aliasing. there were so many bad edges, the characters didnt have fingers(it was a round hand with lines on it). The textures were bad... but the reviewers still gave it high graphic rating even though there were much better graphic games out at that time. now they say driv3r has bad graphics. i bet if vice city came out now with the same terrible graphics they would give it at least an 8 for graphics..well the pc version did have good graphics but man was the ps2 one sh...y looking. this game at least the cars look good and the characters faces look normal. Expand
  3. BrianK.
    Jul 7, 2004
    9
    This game is awesome!! Those reviews from the mags. are crap!! It is like GTA but some of the best graphics i've seen!! Little hard at This game is awesome!! Those reviews from the mags. are crap!! It is like GTA but some of the best graphics i've seen!! Little hard at some parts but it is so much fun!!! [Ed: (scratching his head....)] Expand
  4. Daz
    Jun 26, 2004
    5
    Could be SO MUCH BETTER. Even dvriver 2 on the opld ps1 had a two player game. Do we get this on the xbox? NO! what the hell is going on???? Could be SO MUCH BETTER. Even dvriver 2 on the opld ps1 had a two player game. Do we get this on the xbox? NO! what the hell is going on???? Ican't remember seeing as much 'pop up' on any game in the last 2 years - it's so much like driver 2 on the ps1 but with slightly better graphics and no multiplayer. Not recommended Expand
  5. SimonT.
    Jul 8, 2004
    4
    The cool voices of 'i always wanted to be an ear doctor' Michael Madsen and Pulp Fictions Ving Rhames are'nt enough to The cool voices of 'i always wanted to be an ear doctor' Michael Madsen and Pulp Fictions Ving Rhames are'nt enough to compensate for Driver 3's sloppy, unresponsive controls and awful car speeds. Although few moments of driving excitement can be found they are soon over due to the laughable handling and insane police. Nothing compared to GTA. Expand
  6. JimB.
    Aug 16, 2004
    2
    I don't know who is going around giving this good ratings, but don't buy into it. I was a huge fan of Driver 2 and this game has I don't know who is going around giving this good ratings, but don't buy into it. I was a huge fan of Driver 2 and this game has got to be one of the biggest let downs of all time. It hurts to play, its so bad. What a waste of time and money. Expand
  7. Buried-In-The-box
    Aug 18, 2004
    0
    This is what you get when you make a game for PS2 and port it straight over to XBOX. 9 year old graphics, glitches everywhere and boring GTA This is what you get when you make a game for PS2 and port it straight over to XBOX. 9 year old graphics, glitches everywhere and boring GTA gameplay. GtA and follower games should be done away with, and games with worlds of this caliber need to be done correctly. That is made only on XBOX so even if the style of game has been boring for 4 years now, at least the graphics could look like they're on a next-gen system, not last-gen like PS2. Collapse

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