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Driver (Driver: You Are The Wheelman), Action, 1998



Developer: Reflections Interactive Limited

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Corp.

Damageable vehicles: Yes

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Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-09-17 18:37

One of my favourite games of all time, from the makers of Destruction Derby. Then again who isn't aware of this series?

carchasesfanatic

2006-09-18 15:45

My favorite series ever... shame it has lost details in each new one...

ProwlerX US (1)

2006-11-02 17:00

Don't forget about me! :D

crazyforcars12

2007-08-31 19:59

This has to be the best driving series EVER!

crazyforcars12

2007-08-31 20:02

There are a lot of playable vehicles on this page that i have never seen. As far as i knew there were only 4 cars you could drive. One for each city as you couldn't get out of your car?

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2007-08-31 23:33

crazyforcars12 wrote This has to be the best driving series EVER!


I know, it is one of my personal favourite driving games due to the fact it was solely created to simulate Hollywood car chases.

crazyforcars12 wrote There are a lot of playable vehicles on this page that i have never seen. As far as i knew there were only 4 cars you could drive. One for each city as you couldn't get out of your car?


Well, there were also some missions that contained additional cars that were not made available in the take a ride mode. In addition to this, the PC version contained brand new vehicles not seen in the original PS1 edition.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2007-11-24 01:21

To put simply, Driver is quite possibly my favourite game of all time. From the developers of Destruction Derby, Driver took both me and the games industry by storm by offering the first truly successful 3D, free roaming driving experience. Its success lied in its sole aim to encapsulate the thrill of 70s car chases, which it captured in a number of ways so sublimely like no other game of its time. The car selection comprised of that of 70s muscle cars, which were of course a true car chase staple of that era, with a suitably erratic yet maneuverable driving model with the best handbrake turns that any game yet has managed to offer. A particularly neat touch was the inclusion of detachable hubcaps when cornering, directly mimicking Bullitt. Even the settings were subtly tied in with car chases, with San Francisco being lifted from Bullitt, New York from The Seven-ups and Los Angeles being the car chase capital of the world. Driver also closely followed the 1970s film The Driver, and went as far as clearly emulating the infamous car park scene by using it as the introductory level and also bizarrely using the very same crash sound effect used in this scene of the film for accidents in the game.

Even today, Driver is still an absolute joy to behold, but sadly its successive iterations didn't quite retain the success and merit of their father. Driver 2 was a plodding disaster, Driv3r was met with an almighty critical backlash and Parallel Lines completely strayed away from Driver's roots altogether.

The PC version of the game also contained a large assortment of additional playable cars, improved graphics and even a speedometer which has been noticeably absent from all other Driver games in the series.

-- Last edit: 2008-07-17 13:56:43

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-25 16:52

Bought the game today :D :)

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-25 16:58

There is an XJ-S somewhere on the Newcastle level

lastinpurple ES (10)

2007-11-25 17:31

really? where?

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-25 18:22

Go to Youtube and type in "Driver Newcastle" watch a few of the videos and you'll spot an XJS driving around somewhere

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-26 18:40

BTW The Forum has gone down on my computer, is there any problem with it?

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2007-11-26 18:42

No, not that I know of. I also think the XJS you are mentioning is the Maserati Kyalami, but the video was taken from the PS1 version.

J-2 ES (1087)

2007-12-04 17:08

If Driver is placed in the 70´s, Driver 2 in the 80´s, and Driv3r in the present day...how old Tanner is?????

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-12-04 17:13

Actually i thought Driv3r was set in the 90s, even though it's not confirmed. If you notice, none of the vehilces in the game are newer than the 90s......

carchasesfanatic

2007-12-04 18:20

Actually Driv3r was set in the 80's

lastinpurple ES (10)

2007-12-04 20:24

J-2 wrote If Driver is placed in the 70´s, Driver 2 in the 80´s, and Driv3r in the present day...how old Tanner is?????

If he was 20 years old in the 70's, now he is... 57 years old

badlymad CA (5)

2007-12-04 21:36

J-2 wrote If Driver is placed in the 70´s, Driver 2 in the 80´s, and Driv3r in the present day...how old Tanner is?????


I was under the impression that the three Drivers took place in succession, with Driver taking place in the early-mid 1970s, Driver 2 happening right after and Driv3r took place in the early 1980s (based on the cars, which clearly are from the late 1970s-early 1980s).

pos

2007-12-24 18:30

Where's the superfly?

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2007-12-24 19:32

Superfly?

J-2 ES (1087)

2008-02-06 17:27

CrazyCars wrote Actually i thought Driv3r was set in the 90s, even though it's not confirmed. If you notice, none of the vehilces in the game are newer than the 90s......


Yes but Tanner uses a new Nokia phone, so it must be placed in 2004, like the game release date.


-- Last edit: 2008-02-06 17:30:03

CrazyCars EN (13)

2008-02-06 17:41

Well spotted, it seems Nokia are very well advertised in Driv3r

Red Grant

2008-07-17 16:23

These were some sweet pictures you guys put up

AMC_Pacer_Man

2008-09-28 20:10

How do you unlock these cars?

squeaky

2008-09-28 20:18

Driver 2 was set in the late 70s. Driv3r seems to be set in like 1992 or 1993.

AMC_Pacer_Man, you can only unlock them on PC. Go into driving games, play Survival, and enter the code "SShelley" in the High Scores. Then, Go into the cheat menu and activate "Unlock All Cars"

The superfly is the Dodge Charger.

-- Last edit: 2008-09-28 20:18:50

takumi FR (397)

2009-01-18 12:16

vous prenez maintenant les voitures dans les cinématiques ?

takumi FR (397)

2009-01-21 16:55

where is the jeep wrangler in the final scene ?

Black Bart US (84)

2009-01-21 21:25

What about the some of the parked cars in the introductory CGI cut scene as Tanner was walking to his Mustang?

takumi FR (397)

2009-01-21 21:45

j'ai trouvé d'autre voiture dans les cinématiques des drivers ,voila pour driver 1 j'ai voulue faire un topic mais les fiches sont en 1ére page,autant les complété maintenant ^^
- jeep wrangler :

- cadillac in miami scene ( tanner meet baccus):

- unknown in san franciso scene :

- unknown in san franciso scene :

- police car in new york scene not the dodge st regis :


Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2009-01-28 23:05

The Cadillac already appeared in the game so I suspect the other car you posted did as well apart from the Jeep. The same goes for the cars in the car park in the introductory cut scene.

takumi FR (397)

2009-01-29 11:27

ah ok ba c'est pas grave c'est déja bien et y'en avait une pour driver 3

Black Bart US (84)

2009-02-14 14:35

Star Wars Fanatic wrote The Cadillac already appeared in the game so I suspect the other car you posted did as well apart from the Jeep. The same goes for the cars in the car park in the introductory cut scene.


Thank You

Antti-san FI (38)

2009-04-26 17:20

I love this game, I still remember when I first got it back in '99. :love: The first and undoubtedly the best in the Driver series.

-- Last edit: 2009-04-26 17:21:18

james2006789

2009-06-04 17:05

This was a great game back in the day, but the pc version was definetly the best.

dodge1970 CA (9)

2010-02-28 05:02

Any idea on how to get this to play (with the cars wheel visible) on Windows 7?

tanavin

2010-03-23 17:15

I need to get a cheat disc, that way I can use more cars on the Ps1 version. But it still won't have as many as the Pc version. :(

TA-caprice-XI SX (8)

2010-04-20 16:18

This game is also available for the iPhone. It's essentially the same game, but with graphical enhancements and the very first level (in the car park) has been simplified. It seems to be a remake of the PC version.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-06-07 22:33

It's happening.

New Driver.

E3 2010.

driver.uk.ubi.com/teaser/

:D :D :D

Black Bart US (84)

2010-06-07 23:05

SWEET! After 11 years, a remake is coming. I can't wait. You must be trilled, Star Wars Fanatic.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-06-07 23:23

I am, to say the least. There's no confirmation of it being a remake yet, but we can hope.

It will be officially announced this time next week.

dodge1970 CA (9)

2010-06-07 23:24

I'm all excited now! My favourite part was the Mustang turning into a Challenger.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-06-07 23:28

Yeah, though I didn't really understand what that represented.

takumi FR (397)

2010-06-08 00:15

Star Wars Fanatic wrote It's happening.

New Driver.

E3 2010.

driver.uk.ubi.com/teaser/

:D :D :D


OH YES ! Thanks god !

Antti-san FI (38)

2010-06-08 01:05

:king: Hopefully it will be more like the first one, and not like the later, lame-ass GTA-clones. :think:

J-2 ES (1087)

2010-06-08 07:39

I hope it´s a remake. I can´t imagine playing it with modern graphics and psychics.

I loved the teaser, it was a mix of the original intro (with the Mustang) and the first test you had to do in the garage (I guess the Challenger was used because of this) :

www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=3885

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-06-17 23:26

Original artwork:

CarLuver69 US (0)

2010-07-19 10:12

I don't want to sound like an ad-bot here, but I am being dead serious when I say that this game is currently being ripped to shreds when it comes to modding! We actually have new cars implemented into the game, and they work!

Visit drivermadness.net, and visit the "Modifying" section nested within Driver...

direct link: www.drivermadness.net/forum/v2/viewforum.php?f=72

We currently have a Pontiac TransAm, A Plymouth Duster 340, a 1973 Ford Ranchero (my own work, a modified 1973 gran torino from the game), and soon to come a Volvo 240, and 1977 Ford Ranchero.

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. This game NEEDS attention, and once modding is fully up and running, we need to strive and beat Midtown Madness 2 (ok well that's just crazy talk, it's exciting to talk about it!)

Takumi FR (397)

2010-07-19 11:05

CarLuver69 wrote I don't want to sound like an ad-bot here, but I am being dead serious when I say that this game is currently being ripped to shreds when it comes to modding! We actually have new cars implemented into the game, and they work!

Visit drivermadness.net, and visit the "Modifying" section nested within Driver...

direct link: www.drivermadness.net/forum/v2/viewforum.php?f=72

We currently have a Pontiac TransAm, A Plymouth Duster 340, a 1973 Ford Ranchero (my own work, a modified 1973 gran torino from the game), and soon to come a Volvo 240, and 1977 Ford Ranchero.

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. This game NEEDS attention, and once modding is fully up and running, we need to strive and beat Midtown Madness 2 (ok well that's just crazy talk, it's exciting to talk about it!)


The mods are very nice, we can download this ?

CarLuver69 US (0)

2010-07-19 19:50

Takumi wrote

The mods are very nice, we can download this ?


Yep, all you have to do is register an account so you can download the attachments. It's very worth it my friend.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-07-30 01:34

I have finally found and uploaded the notorious rare beta footage featuring the Buick GSX! :D



-- Last edit: 2010-07-30 01:35:59

Takumi FR (397)

2010-07-30 11:26

I like it !!!

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-08-11 00:31

My new Driver retrospective article is now online:

gamerlimit.com/2010/08/retrospective-driver-you-are-the-wheelman/

Takumi FR (397)

2010-08-11 09:55

Star Wars Fanatic wrote My new Driver retrospective article is now online:

gamerlimit.com/2010/08/retrospective-driver-you-are-the-wheelman/


Very nice ;)

dodge1970 CA (9)

2010-08-11 15:41

Star Wars Fanatic wrote My new Driver retrospective article is now online:

gamerlimit.com/2010/08/retrospective-driver-you-are-the-wheelman/

Indeed very nice, even the Driver Facebook page posted it!

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-08-11 19:09

I know! Was very pleased with that, and there is more to come this month too.

Weasel1984 PL (0)

2010-09-22 22:21

Do you think it is possible to re-skin somehow these cars?

CarLuver69 US (0)

2010-10-21 03:59

Weasel1984 wrote Do you think it is possible to re-skin somehow these cars?


Go to drivermadness.net and let me know what you think...I even posted above about modding!

weasel1984 PL (0)

2010-11-03 17:16

Thanks a lot CarLuver69! :king: Now I do not have much time to look at it closer, but I've just created an account there. It seems to be exactly this kind of site, I was looking for.

-- Last edit: 2010-11-03 17:18:38

Dodge

2011-03-05 21:57

This is the best game I ever played. I grew up with Driver. I played all of them except Driver San Francisco. Driver 1 is cooler than the others. Driver I think took place in the early 80s. The new Tanner looks young he looks Different on every Driver series. Tanner looks like in his late 30s or early 40s on the first Driver.

stryder237 EN (3)

2011-04-25 18:03

raelly good game, unfortunatly when i got it there where other, newer games i was playing but i remember good driving physics, lots of cars and vast cities.
Hopefully they make driver san francisco just as good as the original.

CarLuver69 US (0)

2011-08-24 10:11

I'm not sure who's in charge of modifying everything, but almost HALF of these cars are "Made for Game" because the textures don't belong on those type of car bodies. The same textures are used multiple times...so how is it possible that they resemble something when they're just a mashup of the same car?

Maxine (24)

2011-12-31 18:47

As a driver modder and re-skinner let me explain something, Driver has all of the Playable cars, but all of the traffic is a set of models each city has the same models (cant rember how many but a coupe, a convertible, a sedan, taxi, van, pickup, hatchback, and luxury looking car) Each of these cars has a texture sheet, wich wraps around the same models, in diffrent maps, meaning all these cars are fictinal, but based on generic cars that were around in the 70s, but the playstation vertion only has 2 diffrent car models per level wich i guess is why there slightly diffrent, If taking the game apart is not enough proof then there is No hope, also just got new driver, verry cool if a little depressing,

-- Last edit: 2011-12-31 18:49:17

RacingFreak (102)

2011-12-31 19:23

Indeed the CIVCAR models (9 total) are the same used in all levels except Newcastle. These definitely were not made to look exactly like real cars. But, atleast they used one car's textures for almost the whole model. And... we have the proof that shows the cop car did existed for real! Check this scan I have found (it's from Official UK Playstation Magazine Best Games Ever! Issue):

Gamer DE (73)

2012-01-31 13:17

Didn´t Tanner disappear into a car without opening the door when he got into one?(a car, not a door) :D

-- Last edit: 2012-01-31 13:19:09

J-2 ES (1087)

2012-01-31 14:26

Yes, but that was in Driver 2.

bugravarol TR (2)

2012-12-10 22:00

I installed that game on my Vista PC and runs smoothly, but all of the vehicles' wheels are missing/disappearing. How can i fix that problem?

Black Bart US (84)

2013-12-03 22:25

I'm adding some of the rear shots of the cars for driver. ;)

Black Bart US (84)

2013-12-04 20:27

Some rear shots of the Miami and San Francisco traffic cars are in place, along with the playable Skylark, (Miami) Regal, Fairlane and the police car.

More shots of the rest soon.

Plus, I just added another Ford Econoline that you have take down during a mission in Miami, along with two more traffic cars in San Francisco.

RacingFreak (102)

2013-12-05 08:51

Black Bart, if you dont mind me saying that, those are some crappy quality pictures there. As I have plenty of time I can take higher quality pictures of every single car from Driver and from the PSX version.

Black Bart US (84)

2013-12-06 00:23

Does quality really matter that much? Regardless, these pictures are used for identifying vehicles and picture quality should not be an issue as long as you are able to identify the vehicles.

GeoZR177 US (26)

2013-12-08 02:36

i only had the PSX version and id like to see those pics

Razor440 KP (3)

2016-04-05 00:32

Black Bart wrote Does quality really matter that much? Regardless, these pictures are used for identifying vehicles and picture quality should not be an issue as long as you are able to identify the vehicles.


Yes. Quality DOES matter. I've been uploading some pictures that can replace the old ones. Still need to add more...

MrBlonde294 DE (0)

2016-08-21 16:22

the car on the cover looks like a 1972 dodge challenger rallye

ryan2t4 ID (1)

2016-09-02 05:04

most car from Payback 2 (pre updated) ripped from this game

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