Driven

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  • Summary: Inspired by Sylvester Stallone's hit movie 'DRIVEN', race on 8 stunning tracks including California's Angel's Bay and Paris' Champs-Élysees.
    Challenge your racing skills in multiple racing styles - Arcade, Story and Multiplayer modes (2 player split screen).
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    Inspired by Sylvester Stallone's hit movie 'DRIVEN', race on 8 stunning tracks including California's Angel's Bay and Paris' Champs-Élysees.
    Challenge your racing skills in multiple racing styles - Arcade, Story and Multiplayer modes (2 player split screen).
    Choose from 12 characters, each with distinct personalities and driving styles.
    Experience high impact crash sequences and even race through busy city streets.
    Exclusive team mode - race as lead driver and blocker.
    Featuring the vocal talents of Sylvester Stallone, Greg Proops and Eric Myers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Not for the challenge-impaired or easily frustrated, Driven will definitely teach you more respect for what it takes to be a real race driver.
  2. The GameCube controller feels like it was made for this game!
  3. 70
    There’s a lot of game to explore in Driven if you’re dedicated; just be prepared for a steep learning curve.
  4. The game is just too short with so-so graphics and questionable handling.
  5. Nintendo Power
    54
    Driving is surprisingly manageable for an open-wheel racer, and that could get your engine running if you're a car buff or arcade racing fan. [May 2002, p.132]
  6. Driven is a solid, if not somewhat boring, racing game that fails to innovate or add any sense of entertainment not already found in previous racing games.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    25
    Too frustrating to be fun. [June 2002, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Aug 26, 2020
    4
    Driven was the first GCN game I got that didn't really have anything going for it. It didn't stand above F1 and racing titles of Gen 5 that IDriven was the first GCN game I got that didn't really have anything going for it. It didn't stand above F1 and racing titles of Gen 5 that I had on PS1.

    Racing is a crowded space and it's seen many mediocre games in it's genre. This one limbos right under that.

    I give it a 4 because it's a gen 6 game. It doesn't have groundbreaking graphics but it doesn't have graphics or sound of a gen 5 game.

    Driven was a bargain bin filler in the 2000s. Bargains are great if you get good value for your buck sadly it's not the case here.

    This is a game for either a person who is collecting EVERY Gamecube game or a person that is collecting EVERY gen 6 or GCN racing game.
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  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 19, 2003
    3
    Too easy. only six real tracks.

Awards & Rankings

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#98 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
54
#54 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002