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  • Summary: Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth installment in the cinematic driver-for-hire series from Atari. You can play as an 18-year-old who is the most sought after driver in New York. The twist-filled storyline leads you through 40 missions and 80 drivable vehicles. Driver: Parallel Lines features more realistic damage modeling and improved city detail than its predecessors. You can go online and play against up to seven other players in a variety of multiplayer modes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. A genuine and triumphant return to form for the Driver series, and even shows the mighty Grand Theft Auto franchise a few cool new tricks along the way. [April 2006, p.65]
  2. Sure there aren't as many options as in "GTA: SA" but then again Parallel Lines offers more depth to the actual driving and escaping cops.
  3. But it can't match San Andreas' scope, and as good as the game is, I found myself treading between boredom and frustration more than I'd like.
  4. Taking place in two entirely different eras, the 1970s and 2006, Parallel Lines bleeds style, but the most important aspect, the gameplay, is actually fun.
  5. 70
    The good driving mechanic and excellent presentation found in Parallel Lines are only let down by some rather mundane missions.
  6. Driver: Parallel Lines is a mostly competent GTA clone, but the dull storyline and remedial gameplay prevent it from being recommendable.
  7. I get the impression that far too much effort was put into locking up a great soundtrack.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2