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- The True Car Chase Experience - Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of Driver: loose suspension, long drifts, Hollywood-style crashes and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic.
- A Relentless Manhunt - Uncover a thrilling character-driven storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner?s relentless manhunt for Jericho.
- Shift - As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realizes he has acquired a new ability, Shift, enabling him to instantly change vehicles and take control.
- A Car Chase Playground - Drive on more than 200 square miles of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and through iconic locations of San Francisco.
- Multiplayer Mayhem - Experience 10 different addictive multi-player modes, including 6 on-line modes where the Shift feature allows players to be anywhere at any time.
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He's the most ruthless crime lord to ever prowl the streets of the City by the Bay. His name is Charles Jericho, and he certainly did not bring his heart to San Francisco. Now the fate of the sunny city rests in the hands of one man: a detective, a hero, a Driver. John Tanner has put hundreds of criminals behind bars and chased injustice out of many a city, but this mission poses a threat like no other — and could be his last. Step into the driver's seat as the hardened detective and get ready for a relentless manhunt that could end either with the restoration of justice or the setting of the sun on the Golden Gate Bridge forever.
Driver San Francisco puts the wheel back into your hands in the next installation of the classic racing saga. In this battle of good and evil, your car is your weapon; and with a huge arsenal of more than 130 vehicles to choose from, you have endless power within your grasp. Handle your cars with the unique style that established the Driver series as a quintessential chase experience, with an all-new twist. Take the wheel with more control than ever, harnessing the incredible ability to instantly Shift to the exact car you need — at the exact moment you need it. When you spot an enemy a block ahead, swap to a high-powered vehicle and throttle ahead to stop his getaway. When an opponent threatens to drive you off the road, take command of his vehicle and force his demise. Experience an even more enhanced Shift in the six online game modes, transporting yourself across miles in the blink of an eye with the ability to swap locations. Whether you're hunting down the bad guys, racing bumper-to-bumper against a friend or taking on skill-testing dares throughout the city streets, kick it into high gear, forget about the speed limit and don't hesitate for a split second — or this ride could be your last.
- Chase down crime lord Charles Jericho in a relentless manhunt as detective John Tanner, the Driver
- Seamlessly shift between more than 130 licensed cars and keep them constantly in the heart of the action with new groundbreaking gameplay features
- Feel the rush of a real free-roaming, classic, cinematic car chase experience
- Instantly swap vehicles, shifting to a more powerful car to make a faster getaway, deploying a civilian vehicle to destroy your enemies or even taking control of your opponent's car using the unprecedented Shift ability
- Tear through more than 200 square miles of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco, and discover a timeless and realistic atmosphere
- Take on the identities, the abilities — and the struggles — of different residents across the disaster-stricken city
- Throttle through 20 challenging races and test your handling skills in 80 dares spread all across the city in additional gameplay modes
- Ram, tail and overtake your friends in bumper-to-bumper split-screen modes, or take the mayhem online in six frantic modes that give you the ability to instantly transport yourself to different locations
- Revel in the glory of your most epic stunts and frantic chases by recording, editing and sharing sequences in the Director replay mode
- Amp up for the action along with a killer soundtrack featuring 60 music tracks from famous artists, as well as the original Driver theme
- Continues the tradition of the classic racing series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide
Top Customer Reviews
PS: If you loved Midtown Madness series, you ll be very happy with this game.
Turn the key and burnout in Driver San Francisco, which captures the iconic car chase feeling like few other game before it, including the previous Drivers and classic Driver 1.
THE CITY 10/10
The city of San Francisco unlocks by playing missions and mini games, with the difficultly level amping up each mission to that of the classic Driver's, later in the game. The city itself is one of the most realized cities in a game today, thanks to very impressive, but maneuverable traffic counts, all at a blazing 60 frames per second. The level of detail parallels something you'd see in an arcade game; very colorful, plenty of variety and alive. Thousands of pedestrians line the streets, definitely giving the city a realistic feel, unlike some other open city games that are like ghost towns... This is comparable to Midnight Club 2 and 3's massive traffic count. The game is a hi res work of art, with blue skies, bustling streets and some of the best hills in the world for flying through the air on, then slamming back to the ground with force. It's like a roller coaster on quite a few SF hills. It's a very large game, I'd say bigger than Midnight Club LA, but not as massive as TDU2, though that game didn't have the amazing detail of DSF either. Plenty to explore for hours. There is currently not a day/night cycle. I don't think game cities get much better, and I've been playing car games since the 80's. Top variety of roads, freeways and more. Also, plenty of random cop chases going on to watch or join.
Plenty of variety of licensed vehicles including sportcars, muscle cars, big rigs, mini cars, trucks, buses, vans, you name it but no motorcycles sadly. Absolutely impressive variety onscreen at one time.Read more ›
1. The video game map of SF is not accurate to reality. So if you were planning on moving or visiting here, and were hoping to use this game as a way to help you learn how to get around the city...Well, I'd re-think that plan. The general locations of the neighborhoods are correct, but some prominent landmarks are in totally random spots or are missing all together. I guess I can't blame Ubisoft for doing this, otherwise it'd be an entire map of parallel and perpendicular streets in a grid (with lots of 4-way stops). Would be kind of boring. I was a bit disappointed at first, but I got over it because...
2. This game is extremely entertaining, packed with value. Now, It's probably weird using the word "value" to describe a video game. But hear me out. There are literally hundreds of missions, races, dares, activities, chases, etc. that have kept me busy for weeks. I guess I've gotten used to the standard game play lengths of a few days for video games nowadays, but it's insane how much there is to do in this game. I was disappointed after shelling out the money for this game and seeing that the map is barely like San Francisco, but I quickly changed my mind and felt I got a great deal with the entertainment factor.
3. Graphics are great, the variety of cars is plentiful, online multi-player is pretty fun, and the "Shift" feature is a time saver and brings a creative/unique dynamic to the gameplay.Read more ›
The big "hook" of Driver: SF is the new "Shift" system. Simply put, you push X and you "shift" above SF, and can jump into any car you choose! It's a neat idea, incorporated into the game and online well, but feels like a little more could have been done with it.
If you're looking for a sim style type of racing game, yeah look elsewhere (Forza or GT). One thing I will say is after play many racers on the PS3 (Midnight Club, Blur, Split/Second, TDU2), the drifting in this game seems a lot looser than all of those. You'll fishtail a LOT if you are not careful managing your gas/brakes. This might not faze an experienced racer, but someone who's not much of one is going to have trouble with a lot of the missions.
I do like the whole "upgrade" system, and the game pretty much forces you to buy them as some missions cannot be completed unless you've got the ability bar upgrade, the recharging speed upgrade, etc. You can "free ride" and earn WP (the game's currency) for doing pretty much anything (avoiding cars, drifting, big jumps). So really Driver can be what you make of it.
The game runs very smooth and graphically is sound. There's no slowdown/lag that I have been able to see, online or otherwise. That's pretty much a must achievement in a racing game.
So why am I not giving this 5 stars?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I play this game all the time. The only drawback for me is that it is limited to one city. Fun game to play, like it a lot.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I buy, sell and trade video games all the time, usually when I've beaten em or I'm just totally bored with em. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a GTA type of player, so when my wife comes home with this game out of the cheapie bin, I wasn't too excited at all to play it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Micheal Hunt