Publisher: Ubisoft Sexual Themes ESRB: MATURE Developer: Reflections Genre: Mission-based Driving Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
Driver: Parallel Lines isn't nearly as messed up as the last Driver game. Considering how completely jacked most of Driver 3 was, that's not really saying much, but it's still worth saying. Parallel Lines is a mostly competent game that's probably the most blatant Grand Theft Auto clone to date. Considering that GTAIII was, in many ways, picking up where the first two Driver games left off, maybe this is just a case of turnabout being fair play.
Either way, Driver: Parallel Lines isn't broken, but it's almost completely uninspired and devoid of the little things that make these sorts of games entertaining. The characters fall flat, the story is uninteresting, and the gameplay controls are often inadequate. When you add to that some drab mission design, you've got a game that looks good on paper but simply can't add up to a game worth playing.
Minimum System Requirements: DirectX: 9.0c DVD Rom Drive Memory: 256 MB Keyboard & Mouse OS: Windows XP/Vista Hard Drive: 4.8 GB Free Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Video Memory: 64 MB (Pixel Shader 1.1 Support) Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2 GHz or Athlon Equivalent