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Driver: Parallel Lines, Action, 2006



Developer: Reflections Interactive Limited

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Damageable vehicles: Yes

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Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-09-21 16:45

A step up from Driv3r in some ways and a downgrade in others. They abandoned the usual Driver format in favour for more of a GTA ripoff, got rid of Tanner to replace him with some 70s hippy called TK and got rid of the film director completely :(

Note that there are two significantly different eras for this game. It begins in 1978 but halfway through the game, there is a colossal time shift, as it moves on to 2006. All of the vehicles are obviously different in these 2 eras, and the colour palette in general also differs.

-- Last edit: 2006-10-25 13:39:13

carchasesfanatic

2006-09-21 17:14

Driver series is my favorite driving games of play station, but as SWF has mentioned before its very boring not having a Director mode, even more when you love filming and doing chases like me...

Explorer4x4

2006-09-21 20:44

Graphics seem good, and the shots are excellent.

Explorer4x4

2006-10-07 08:45

Okay, I am hooked on Driver....And, I am ordering Parallel Lines and Driver 2.

Is it still an enjoyable game? From the shots, it looks good, and the cars seem better.

-- Last edit: 2006-10-07 08:52:20

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2006-10-07 11:07

Yes it is enjoyable and the onfoot is slightly better, and the story is a bit more interesting as there is a good twist halfway involving a time shift. However, the handling feels a little different to me than driv3r but still good, but the film director is really missed. I also don't like the way they tried to copy GTA in this one as it is completely free roaming in that you find the missions yourself - there's no options to just go straight into a chase, take a ride, missions etc. Also I would'nt recommend you really get Driver 2 - the very first Driver was miles better.

Donington

2006-10-07 15:49

Driver 2 is brilliant imho, but you can only use onfoot for changing cars.

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-10 11:04

Yes, the original was the best, if only all of the cars had been on take a ride

carchasesfanatic

2007-11-10 13:56

The original was the best one, i agree, i was astounded when i first played it for every detail it had, i enjoyed the second on a lot too i cant deny it, i loved it and played a lot as well, and the third one even more although it missed a lot of details, the fourth was excellent too, the graphics had a nice imporvemnt and it all was perfectly done, the representation of the citiy of New Yor City was excellent as well as the brdiges freeways etc, the traffic is so dense that you do feel ou are in a bsy city, i love, it, but something really hurted me (:p) the DIRECTOR, my so BELOVED DIRECTOR was missing :cry: ive used it so many times since i discovered it that i cant "comprenhend" a driver game without one :( that was such a shame and thast why i have played Parallel Lines a lot less than the previous ones, as SWF states i dont like how it copied GTA at some points such as the missions thing and the time, you cannot select the weather, which was sad too, i liked selecting when to play raining or sunny, the same for the day and night, it now runs as in GTA, you no longer can select wether you can pay at night time or at day.

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2007-11-10 14:14

The director was removed so as to benefit the overall performance of the game, which resulted in a far less glitch free and smoother game. Despite this it was still a crime to remove one of Driver's defined features, but I suspect it will be reimplemented for Driver 5.

carchasesfanatic

2007-11-10 14:20

I wish

austinallegro UK (12)

2007-11-23 16:58

What I lked in this game was the ability to customise your vehicles (to a degree) like Saints Row and G.T.A.

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-11-28 18:54

I bought this game brand new today for £6! First impressions, great!

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-12-04 20:57

Finished the game, now going sightseeing! :

I have seen:

Central park
Empire State Building
World Trade Center (Twin Towers)
Times Square pics.krawall.de/8/krawallbrand_Driver_PL_Screenshot_02_Xbox.jpg
All the bridges
Statue Of Liberty
That strange tall narrow building that looks like an iron

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-12-05 16:32

carchasesfanatic wrote the representation of the citiy of New York City was excellent as well as the bridges freeways etc, the traffic is so dense that you do feel you are in a busy city,


I agree, i think it captures New York in a great way

austinallegro UK (12)

2007-12-05 17:07

pics.krawall.de/8/krawallbrand_Driver_PL_Screenshot_02_Xbox.jpg
I notice there's a Stuntman sign on this one :)

-- Last edit: 2007-12-05 17:08:49

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-12-05 17:10

Yes, but not on the released version. Did anyone else notice the picture from driver 2 in T.Ks appartment?

CrazyCars EN (13)

2007-12-12 17:55

My favourite cars:

Commercial: Courier
Utility: Wrecker
Muscle: Brooklyn
4 Door: Regina/Chauffer
2 Door: Rhapsody
Race: Brooklyn Racer

Kenster102.5

2007-12-15 23:36

CrazyCars wrote Finished the game, now going sightseeing! :

I have seen:
That strange tall narrow building that looks like an iron


The Fuller Building, better known as the Flatiron Building

BeanBandit FI (1)

2008-05-31 12:33

CrazyCars wrote Finished the game, now going sightseeing! :I have seen:
World Trade Center (Twin Towers)


In 1978 there's Twin Towers, in 2006 there's Ground Zero on the same place...

subzero MY (205)

2008-08-28 13:50

I dont really like the mission mode, I prefer to free-roam in this game.

subzero MY (205)

2008-08-29 12:09

Weird! when I play this game, those car looks narower than it should be.

subzero MY (205)

2008-09-02 16:42

subzero wrote Weird! when I play this game, those car looks narower than it should be.


My mistake, I did not change my TV display system to 4:3 mode. ;)

subzero MY (205)

2008-09-02 16:42

I prefer the 2006 era more than the 1978 era.

Virtua Stig

2008-12-18 10:34

Okay. I'm buying a new game and I' trying to decide between Parallel lines and GTA:San Andreas. Which is better value for money and what are the good and bad points of each one?

subzero MY (205)

2008-12-22 11:41

The upcoming Driver will be release in 2010 for the PS3 and X-Box 360.

Black Bart US (84)

2009-01-21 21:30

Best Driver game out of the whole series. :king:

dodge1970 CA (9)

2009-02-22 00:36

Black Bart wrote Best Driver game out of the whole series. :king:

Oh ya its definately the best man!!!

Black Bart US (84)

2009-02-25 02:12

dodge1970 wrote
Oh ya its definately the best man!!!


Glad you like it, too!

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2009-02-25 22:08

The original will always be Reflection's greatest work in my opinion ;)

Black Bart US (84)

2009-02-25 23:25

Star Wars Fanatic wrote The original will always be Reflection's greatest work in my opinion ;)


True, I like the original, too.

dodge1970 CA (9)

2009-03-18 03:47

Black Bart wrote

True, I like the original, too.


Well I ment its the best of the generation, you know compared to Driv3r(terrible name that Driv3r was) its better but if it had Director mode it would be 2nd best in the series, or is it now the 2nd best? Opinions on second best inserted after this post...

General Peng JP (0)

2009-04-23 13:35

I think a very intersting this is Game!
So,I like Driver Parallele Lines!


-- Last edit: 2009-04-23 13:54:07

Road Wars Fanatic IE (3)

2009-07-04 18:47

The driver I have not played. sure I could get it cheap now :)

subzero MY (205)

2009-07-07 07:58

The upcoming driver series will be titled "Driver: The Recruit" But no screenshots yet. It will be ported for ps3, x-box360 and pc.

-- Last edit: 2009-07-07 08:00:48

Black Bart US (84)

2009-08-16 02:05

They got to make a Driver game setting in the 80s and 90s. They might have, but if they do again. They would have to show how that era really was, just like in this game. For example, the clothes, the cars, the music, and the scenery. Again, I really, really hope they make another Driver game that takes place in the 1980s and the 1990s, or at least either.

-- Last edit: 2009-08-19 18:18:13

londongamer 99

2009-10-29 16:49

This isn't really a driver game anymore as the trademark director thing is gone.

-- Last edit: 2009-10-29 16:50:21

felneymike

2009-12-05 00:37

Wish list for the new Driver:
-The 70's
-Multiple cities, played like "levels".-Film director!!
-No on-foot sections, cars only
-No shooting
-Get missions in a "menu" which is your house
Sooo bascically the original again XD.

Is it me or is the 70's "orange" and modern times "blue"? The TV show Life On Mars felt the same way in the first episode.

Black Bart US (84)

2009-12-05 17:15

So you're saying you want a remake of the original? :??:

felneymike

2009-12-12 21:37

Not nessescarily a re-make, it could have new characters/storyline/cities/cars etc. BUT i think it should be a lot closer to the original in gameplay and stop trying to be a GTA copy. The first GTA and first Driver came out at around the same time but couldn't have been more different.

vwvanman EN (0)

2009-12-27 13:27

why cant they have tanner back? :(

subzero MY (205)

2010-02-11 14:14

The next driver will be released on March 2011

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-02-11 14:59

Source? That's still too long to wait, Gran Turismo 5 might actually be out by then.

subzero MY (205)

2010-02-11 15:23

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver_%28series%29#Future

Sorry, it will release by March 2011

www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=231530

-- Last edit: 2010-02-11 15:27:34

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-02-11 15:49

There's been so little coverage on it, surely it can't be long until something concrete is announced.

takumi FR (397)

2010-02-11 18:56

subzero wrote http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver_%28series%29#Future

Sorry, it will release by March 2011

www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=231530


I don't like if the new driver is made by Ubisoft...

tanavin

2010-03-26 02:41

takumi wrote

I don't like if the new driver is made by Ubisoft...


Maybe Ubisoft will make it more like the original? Or maybe they'll atleast focus it more on Driving than the last two.

gtavctommy1986

2010-04-11 14:59

CrazyCars wrote Finished the game, now going sightseeing! :

I have seen:

Central park
Empire State Building
World Trade Center (Twin Towers)
Times Square pics.krawall.de/8/krawallbrand_Driver_PL_Screenshot_02_Xbox.jpg
All the bridges
Statue Of Liberty
That strange tall narrow building that looks like an iron


You mean the Flatiron Building on "That strange tall narrow buildig that looks like an iron"

Pablo1989 PL (12)

2010-04-15 22:38

I add new cars for Race Driver Grid but no body accpets screens :(.

gtavctommy1986

2010-04-16 22:12

Pablo1989 wrote I add new cars for Race Driver Grid but no body accpets screens :(.
o.k.

gtavctommy1986

2010-04-16 22:12

Download please, can you?

Star Wars Fanatic EN (494)

2010-09-01 01:09

My retrospective on Parallel Lines:

gamerlimit.com/2010/08/retrospective-driver-parallel-lines-and-the-road-ahead/

Black Bart US (84)

2010-11-14 17:14

It turns out that many of the images posted here are from other websites, here are a few of them:

ps2.ign.com/dor/objects/748577/driver-parallel-lines/images/driver-parallel-lines-20060118104722478.html
www.gamezone.com/news/item/exclusive_driver_parallel_lines_screenshots/

So if it's okay, can I replace some of these images with ones I created? Not all of them, though.

Takumi FR (397)

2010-11-14 18:22

yes you can man

Black Bart US (84)

2010-11-14 18:29

Thanks

Jammy22

2011-12-20 11:27

1 Deleted Car

xbox.ign.com/dor/objects/748578/driver-parallel-lines/images/driver-parallel-lines-20060123054127775.html

RacingFreak (102)

2011-12-20 11:54

Jammy22 wrote 1 Deleted Car

xbox.ign.com/dor/objects/748578/driver-parallel-lines/images/driver-parallel-lines-20060123054127775.html

However, it still exist as Grand Valley but heavily modified ;)

lcpdcv US (52)

2011-12-20 14:35

Deleted, no. Grand Valley, double no.
It's the beta Namorra. Looks exactly like the Chrysler 300, even has the same wheels as the Namorra.

RacingFreak (102)

2011-12-20 14:52

lcpdcv wrote Deleted, no. Grand Valley, double no.
It's the beta Namorra. Looks exactly like the Chrysler 300, even has the same wheels as the Namorra.

Makes me wonder, good logic aswell!

I need to analyze the model itself someday to come up with better result.

lcpdcv US (52)

2011-12-20 15:04

The beta Grand Valley had a roof...it still has the roof in the DPL demo, funnily.

-- Last edit: 2011-12-20 15:05:06

RacingFreak (102)

2011-12-20 15:24

lcpdcv wrote The beta Grand Valley had a roof...it still has the roof in the DPL demo, funnily.

Hmm that makes really to wonder if the demo doesn't have some leftover beta data, for example like The Getaway for PS2 did (seems like that the Ford Fiesta Police car was in all demos, unlike the Jaguar XJ6). I will do some research on the case these days ;)

LCPDCV US (52)

2011-12-20 23:00

There is A LOT of beta stuff in the DPL demo.....cops, shaders, car handling, peds, guns....I could go on.

UltraRazza UK (0)

2012-05-12 00:31

ominusdude wrote what is the wayfarer turbo?

Much like the Torrex Turbo, it's the sportier version of the era's Taxi.
In my opinion, the original is 1st and San Francisco is 2nd but this is a close 3rd.

Wolfie pie US (0)

2012-07-06 04:14

CrazyCars wrote Yes, but not on the released version. Did anyone else notice the picture from driver 2 in T.Ks appartment?

i did.

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-07-06 04:44

Do you know how OLD that comment is? :/

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-07-15 02:31

Sorry to burst your bubble, but we don't care about your Christian fundamentalist parents who think M rated games "ARE DA SIN HURRRRR". :p

-- Last edit: 2012-07-15 02:31:21

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2012-10-14 16:11

I can replace these pictures with larger ones of better quality, if you're interested.

RacingFreak (102)

2012-10-14 18:29

Can't you get larger resolution? 720x540 is max size on IGCD. If you don't mind I already had some snaps done.

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2012-10-14 18:35

They're as wide as the site allows them to be. Originally they were 1024px wide. I could make them taller, but then I will have to do this all over again -.- main point is, they're better than the previous ones, no matter what.

Anyway, I'm sorry to hear that you'd already made some snaps. That's happened to me before and used to be subject of pissing me off, but I've learnt to cope with it over time.

-- Last edit: 2012-10-14 18:39:35

RacingFreak (102)

2012-10-14 19:19

No problem, I will try to replace them all (as this process takes a lot of time doing it manually). I just wanted to know if you keep the bigger pics for more quality.

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2012-10-14 19:30

Okay, cool. Appreciate the help :)

k9underdogg AR (0)

2012-10-14 20:31

Pardon my n00bishness. I know there's no Film Director mode but does the game have a replay mode? Otherwise, how did you guys get those screenshots? (can you maybe pause the game and move the camera around or something if there's no replay?)

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-10-14 20:44

Thrill cam.

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2012-10-17 00:58

@moderators: here's two pics not yet replaced :)

www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=566
www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=2297

RacingFreak (102)

2012-10-17 15:54

Thanks SizSkiizd, for the Mutsumi 1000R you havent posted replacement pic.

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2012-10-20 22:00

Sorry. Added it now.

Andra125 SI (8)

2012-11-11 12:11

Is this game worth it? I'm thinking about trying it out...

Tycek PL (169)

2012-11-11 12:26

You should definitely try. It's quite pleasent (maybe except the bike physics), got fantastic story, well made NYC in two timezones, nice soundtrack, vehicle modding and few other features that were quite unique (double heat meter - one for car, other for driver for example). I've completed it around three and four times and I would definitely play it once more. Maybe I will do it one day.

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-12-10 00:33

Added prop Regina and CGI cutscene civilian Torrex.

-- Last edit: 2012-12-10 00:37:20

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-12-10 20:57

Aaaand they got denied. They'll get on this page one way or another!

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-12-11 02:44

Readded them AGAIN-along with the CGI Montara and a car seen on a picture in Corrigan's safehouse.

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-12-13 23:31

Beta textures in DPL i've found:
Altus LOD-Racer version wheels and front like the real 300C:

Bonsai-2 headlights:

Cerva-differently shaped rear "boat tail" and racer version wheels:

Chaffeur LOD-Front and rear exactly like a Lincoln:

Colanna Racer-Wheels off the civillian Colanna and different graphics:

Indiana LOD-basically looked exactly like a Chrysler Pacifica:

Bus LOD-Was clean and had an ad on the side:

Regina-Different headlight texture:

Grand Valley LOD-Bumper guards and a roof:

Wayfarer LOD-Checker grill:

I got more. :D
Rosalita LOD-Had a roof(!)

San Marino-looked exactly like a Corvette Stingray (C2)

Gonna cheap out on the final couple and not use textures, just renders from Driver Dimension.
Raven-Different wheels

Boldius-Different headlights

Zartex-different lightbar:

Pangea-no hanging license plate:

Better pic of the beta Indiana:


-- Last edit: 2012-12-13 23:34:00

Ous IGCD ID (0)

2012-12-31 15:50

lcpdcv wrote Added prop Regina and CGI cutscene civilian Torrex.

But where is the prop Regina and CGI Torrex?

lcpdcv US (52)

2012-12-31 20:52

Learn to read, and then you'll see. ;)

Ou's IGCD

2013-01-02 03:55

lcpdcv wrote Learn to read, and then you'll see. ;)

Can i see the CGI Montara and a picture of a car in Corrigan's Safehouse? :D

lcpdcv US (52)

2013-01-02 04:05

:/

Ou's IGCD

2013-01-02 04:38

lcpdcv wrote :/

What's wrong with you?

lcpdcv US (52)

2013-01-02 04:45

What's wrong with you? You ask me where certain cars are on the page, but the answers are right there, above you!

EscudoPikesPeak TH (1)

2013-01-02 04:51

Lcpdv can you make them picture bigger of beta Atlus? Its too small i cant see

EDIT: and Indiana too

-- Last edit: 2013-01-02 04:52:00

lcpdcv US (52)

2013-01-02 05:32

Dude, it's the LOD textures.

Andra125 SI (8)

2013-06-09 10:40

I recently started playing this game and all i have to say is: God damn it, i can't refuse speeding trough the town when Blondie's on the radio :D

-- Last edit: 2013-06-09 10:45:36

civic_eg6_94 ID (71)

2013-06-10 02:18

Andra125 wrote I recently started playing this game and all i have to say is: God damn it, i can't refuse speeding trough the town when Blondie's on the radio :D


I DO love that Blondie's song! Too bad it's ruined now by that boy band covering the song (which is ruin every essence of the song).

Anyway, I prefer blasting in the 2006 era songs since it's much better than the real life radio playlists by that time.

victorvance DE (313)

2013-06-10 10:49

Andra125 wrote I recently started playing this game and all i have to say is: God damn it, i can't refuse speeding trough the town when Blondie's on the radio :D


A funny fact. The Blondie album on which the song was originally released was also called "Parallel Lines".

Andra125 SI (8)

2013-06-10 15:38

victorvance wrote

A funny fact. The Blondie album on which the song was originally released was also called "Parallel Lines".

I guess that's where Reflections got the name for the game.

-- Last edit: 2013-06-10 15:42:52

civic_eg6_94 ID (71)

2013-06-10 16:53

Andra125 wrote
I guess that's where Reflections got the name for the game.


I think that's possible. It might be the same case with Burnout Paradise, which the name might inspired from the song Paradise City by Guns N' Roses, which become the game's theme song.

victorvance DE (313)

2013-06-11 10:38

Andra125 wrote
I guess that's where Reflections got the name for the game.


That is what I am thinking too.

Andra SI (3)

2013-07-04 09:22

I found some unused vehicles in the vehicles.txt file. the "00" and "07" tells which era it apears in - "00" means 2006 era and "07" means 1978 Era.

"00_albion"
"00_albion_racer"

"00_challenger"
"00_challenger_cargo_trailer"
"00_challenger_flatbed_trailer"
"00_challenger_tanker_trailer"

"00_hotrod"

"00_negotiator"

"00_nomad"
"00_nomad_racer"
"00_nomad_turbo"

"00_safari"

"07_ardenne"
"07_ardenne_racer"

"07_coyote"
"07_coyote_racer"
"07_coyote_punk"

"07_eagle"
"07_eagle_racer"
"07_eagle_punk"

"00_eurotech_lifter"

"07_kenilworth"

"07_sol_aire"

"07_traveller"

"07_wombat"

"07_mission_truck"

-- Last edit: 2013-07-04 09:27:49

RacingFreak (102)

2013-07-04 11:13

Those are just basenames, it's unlikey they even exist. DSF Wii has that too.

RussianSquirrel RU (0)

2013-12-30 18:47

I saw an unknown car in cutscene of «Gatecrasher» mission. It looks like a Peugeot 406 or something like that. Where I can find it?

-- Last edit: 2013-12-30 18:52:14

Andra SI (3)

2013-12-31 11:30

That's the beta BX-9, it's not possible to drive it, as far as i know.

RussianSquirrel RU (0)

2014-01-11 17:27

Whoa... Do you have a picture? Wanna see it better.

Mcthieve VE (14)

2015-11-23 16:30

¿And how is this game page one of last completed?

-- Last edit: 2015-11-23 16:30:48

Black Bart US (84)

2015-11-23 17:48

I added this:

www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=82546

Angelina117 SX (2)

2015-11-23 19:09

I never ever got to play this game... wish i did...

uglyman323 AU (1)

2016-09-28 22:32

vwvanman wrote why cant they have tanner back? :(



In the san francisco tanner is back

Speedevil BE (100)

2016-09-28 22:36

uglyman323 wrote


In the san francisco tanner is back


And the series is probably dead now. So that's it, out of all the Driver games, only two don't feature Tanner.

Racedriver43 US (103)

2016-12-12 04:04

uglyman323 wrote


In the san francisco tanner is back

7 years late to that comment. *Slow clap*

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