Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. A significant step in the right direction and almost enough to make me forget about the wasted hours I spend on "Driver 3."
  3. The story isn't much, but the game itself is always fun to play - providing a strong, but fair challenge as you progress, while delivering the most thrilling car chases in gaming.
  4. 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.
  5. A game that tries to be every major street driving game you can imagine. At the end of the day, Driver: Parallel Lines feels a bit dated and jaded. Some fun car chases and over-the-roof-top racing, though. And yes, good music. [Apr 2006]
  6. Something this title achieves that other "sandbox" style games tend to put on the backburner is a great story, which actually had us caring about characters and seeing their plights played out on screen.
  7. 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.
  8. The game is actually better to listen to than play, but the point still is: Don't come a knockin' if this game is rockin'.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AndrewV.
    Jul 21, 2006
    8
    It's a really good gta type game with a few bugs but it's much better than Driv3r.
  2. JonathonD.
    Apr 18, 2006
    9
    awsome game, graphics good and overall is a pretty good game. Better than all the other drivers i must say.