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
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  1. A significant step in the right direction and almost enough to make me forget about the wasted hours I spend on "Driver 3."
  2. 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.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    78
    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]
  4. 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.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    86
    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]
  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. 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.
  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'.

Awards & Rankings

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#46 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Jan 14, 2016
    10
    eh bueno, dis is ameising men, this is niger dan yur culou, is veri gud. is amazing man this is **** than your culo, is very good. i lobed. ieh bueno, dis is ameising men, this is niger dan yur culou, is veri gud. is amazing man this is **** than your culo, is very good. i lobed. i loved. PENE. Full Review »
  2. AndrewV.
    Jul 21, 2006
    8
    It's a really good gta type game with a few bugs but it's much better than Driv3r.
  3. 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.