Driver 2 (PS)
- 4 new cities: Las Vegas, Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago with over 20 miles of road and 150,000 buildings and objects in each one
- New foot missions lets you get out of the car, hit the streets and commandeer any car just by flashing your badge.
- New split-screen multi-player modes so you'll never have to go undercover alone!
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- Platform: PlayStation
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Violence threatens to ignite America when a US crimelord's money-man cuts a deal with his greatest rival, a Brazilian gangster. Tanner teams up with Tobias Jones and they head out, undercover, to try and keep them apart. What does the money-man know? Where's he hiding? Who's Rosanna Soto? What else is between the crimelord and the gangster? How long has Tanner got to find out?
With four new cities, including Chicago, Havana, Las Vegas and Rio de Janeiro, curved roads and flyovers, 30 cars to drive and five two-player driving games Driver 2 will have you struggling to work your way through the 40 undercover missions.
Fine-tuning the white-knuckled "car chase" formula of its predecessor, Driver 2 features more of the same high-speed, inner-city vehicular mayhem, casting players once again as Tanner, a hard-boiled undercover cop who is posing as a bad-ass getaway driver, this time to stop an international mob war.
With computer-animated cinematic sequences doing the lion's share of the storytelling, players must guide Tanner through more than 40 action-packed missions in four different city settings, this time on foot--which primarily allows Tanner to carjack other vehicles--as well as behind the wheel.
While it can be of a lot of fun to play, Driver 2 is no joyride. The missions can be quite unforgiving, requiring many restarts to complete, and the cops are quite determined even at the "Easy" setting. Also, the game's coarse, choppy 3-D graphics often get in the way of things, with slowdowns disrupting the game's pace, and buildings and such popping up out of nowhere. --Joe HonSee all Product Description
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There are some major "buts". On a PSone the game slows down too often, plus there are major flaws in the graphics (in Havana, trucks often appear literally from nowhere). There's also nothing quite as hard as "The President's Run", the finale from the original Driver's Undercover game, and can we please have the speedometer back? Let's not forget too that it's almost turned into Grand Theft Auto in 3D, not an original concept.
Overall though, it's more of the same, only better. If you liked the original, you'll probably be turned on a treat by this. Here's looking forward to Driver 3 (out 2002 according to the end-game credits)...
For me, the first thing to note with this is the difference from the first game. Personally, I think Driver 2 is a huge improvement from its' Driver counterpart. The cities (Chicago, Havana, Las Vegas and Rio) are bigger, there's a better variety of cars (back to that in a moment) and the overall AI is better, when compared to Driver. The cops are smarter and so is the traffic; another reviewer has already raised this point, and it is true. Finally, when you play the 'Undercover' (Story) mode, just LOOK at the difference between Driver 2's cutscenes, as opposed to the cutscenes of the original. It is no question that Driver 2 had a better budget than the original, and it shows, especially when you view 2's cutscenes (same reviewer also commented on this, again, it is true). My point here is, to conclude, that Driver 2 plays like a classic 1970s Hollywood Car Chase movie, and that aspect to the game's story is worth your money alone, I feel.
Another impressive feature with this release is the ability to 'get out of the car'; I recall being utterly enthralled by this prospect!! Unlike the original, if you totally 'destroy' your vehicle, the game is not over. You can simply get out of your car and hijack another one, so no more frustrations there. It also means a better variety of cars for you to enjoy and take advantage of and, believe me, there's a load of new cars (and a great variety of them) to master.Read more ›
Chicago, the first city is probably one of the main reasons for this title attracting firsthand negativity from review critics and players, the city is bustling with many moving vehicles which is the main reason for slowdown present very early in the game, also Chicago itself is not the best of cities on the game in fact it was my least favourite however the missions are quite fun in story mode. The game really opens up at the end of Chicago and onto the next city, the environments have more character and interesting things to see rather than the dull grey city streets of Chicago, the car choice is better and driving much smoother thanks to less traffic.
What I like about this game is the emphasis on driving missions and exploration, this is not GTA, there is no mindless killing involved in this game , instead the game focuses on gripping and engaging driving and simple but challenging tasks. The game difficulty is pretty tough compared to modern games, there will be many times where players will restart due to the smallest of errors or simply not be driving good enough, but there is always a feeling of accomplishment and the want to complete the mission and progress.Read more ›
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Got this well before the delivery date and it is definitely worth the money game play very goodPublished 5 months ago by barry davies
I chose rating because I'm a fan of driver because it's like grand theft auto this is a hard to come bye in shops here in the UK especially where I livePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by Robert J Ward
good as new condition, quick delivery, excellent value for money!! I would definitely recommend this product to any one who wants to but it!!Published on 31 Jan. 2013 by Liz70
Graphics is last thing I think when I play games. Yes graphics are bit bad but aint you forgetting that when Driver 2 was released in 2000 so how can you be blaming Driver 2 for... Read morePublished on 13 Aug. 2011 by Tim H
Driver 2: Back On The Streets (the full title of the game) was released on the PSone in November 2000. It was published by Infogrames and developed by Reflections. Read morePublished on 1 April 2011 by The 90's Guy