Driver San Francisco
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"It looks great, it's got a lot of personality, it tells an entertaining story and it's great fun to play." - IGN.com
"easily one of the most memorable – and a great one-time gimmick done well." - PCGamer.com
With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities, spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the DRIVER.
Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, creators of the original title, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO is the return of the established action driving video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers play John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO offers the free-roaming, classic, cinematic car chase experience.
THE TRUE CAR CHASE EXPERIENCE - Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of DRIVER: loose suspension, long drifts, sharp bends and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic. Drive over 100 licensed cars involved in some of the most intense chase sequences ever seen.
A RELENTLESS MANHUNT - Uncover a thrilling storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho. Follow Tanner's survival race across San Francisco and discover how this chase will bring him to a point of no return.
SHIFT - As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realises he has acquired a new ability that enables him to instantly change vehicles and take control: SHIFT. Experience unprecedented intensity, diversity and freedom; shift into a faster car, deploy civilian vehicles to destroy your enemies and even take control of your opponents’ car to force their demise.
A CAR CHASE PLAYGROUND - Drive on more than 200km of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco. Shift from one car to the next and dip into the lives of different residents, a head-spinning array of characters, each with a unique perspective on a city under siege.
MULTIPLAYER MAYHEM - Experience 9 different, frantic and addictive on-line modes, where the SHIFT feature allows players to be anywhere at any time. Ram, tail and overtake your friends in offline split-screen or online modes.
…AND MORE - Record your best stunts and chases with the Director replay mode to edit and share your movies. Test your driving skills with 20 challenging races and 80 “dares” spread all across the city. Listen to over 60 music tracks with songs from famous artists, not to mention the original memorable DRIVER theme.
Enjoyable but controls are a bit :/rainprophecy | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all rainprophecy's reviews »
I overall quite enjoyed the game as its humour was very entertaining. It is quite nice to look at graphically but its not like wow. I really enjoyed the concept of being able to change cars at will and the streets seem alive. I like that you will see the ai make mistakes as well. The controls aren't very good however if you were to buy this game your not looking for a hard core racer. The quests/missions are really fun. I would definitely recommend this game if your looking for a fun casual experience.
Driving with a twist.Rhoobarb | Nov. 7, 2013 | See all Rhoobarb's reviews »
Why this game gets a bad reaction from some people is beyond me.
It is an open world arcade driving game, in a similar vein to Burnout Paradise and TDU, not a sandbox game, but enough freedom that you do not feel restricted or led by the nose. It has a large map to explore with many optional side missions and bonuses, but these are linked with the main story path i.e. completion of a story mission opens up more side missions, and a bigger chunk of map, but the story missions cannot continue until x amount of side missions have been completed, and so on.
The story is great for a driving game, the characters are good, the whole premise is interesting and the 'twist' is quickly established so there is no doubt, suspicions or lame '..it was all just a dream' ending. You find out what the twist is soon into the game, the rest of the game is spent trying to deal with that.
What the twist does do is open up a load of possibilities that have not been tried before. It brings a whole new dimension to the genre.
Basically, Tanner (you) can leave his body and 'shift' into other drivers bodies, taking control of their vehicle, while Tanners' body goes on autopilot. This means not only can you help other people in their situations, but they (you) can help you! An example of helping other drivers could be an early mission that has you 'shift' into a learner driver who is being bullied by his instructor. The tables are turned when you pull off a series of stunts, high speed maneuvers and handbrake turns to get revenge on the bully. Or how about 'shifting' into a rookie cop to allow them to take down a high speed pursuit? An example of other drivers helping you could be you 'shift' into a side mission of someone starting a street race with the goal of winning. As you are racing you 'shift' into a truck-trailer further down the road, coming the opposite way. Turn the truck into the path of a rival racer and BANG! One less racer to worry about.
It's that kind thinking towards different approaches to situations that raises this game way over the competition.
My only gripe with this game would be the controls. I found them way too fiddly and sensitive on a keyboard. I highly recommend a gamepad (preferably with analogue sticks, and lots of buttons)
Very good driving!rjb789 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
The game is brilliant. It has so much content like the brilliant story, the open world and the stunning graphics. Another factor is the insane amount of cars and each individual detail involved in crafting the cars. If you crash your car you can instantly switch into any other car you own on the map and this mechanic creates some very fun and easily changeable game play which is a feature I have not seen any other games. The story line drags you in and doesn't let you go for the duration of the story and there are a fair amount of plot twists that create some very fun changes in how the events of the game unfold. You should get this game if you like Burnout Paradise!
Racing with a good storymcofdiablo | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
As the title says the story is the thing that surprised me most about this game. It is very well written and very well told through beautiful cutscenes. I admit, it is pretty simple. But tell me have you ever played racing game with interesting story? I didn't, before Driver San Francisco.
The gameplay is a lot of fun. You have story missions and tons of side missions which contain pretty interesting mini-stories interesting to follow as well.
The visual part is a mixture of beautiful car models and boring streets. But it is just a small minus comparing to overall feeling left after playing this game through.
Very funnysimodeso | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »
I haven't played the another Driver, but this is very good. The story is pretty awesome, and all the gameplay/mechanics of the game are fantastic! You can change car in slowmotion and do what you want, you will find why you have this power. It is a free roaming racing game, and it is funny to listen conversations when you teleport in a car. Graphic is good. It is very cheaper and is worth more than its costs.