5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Driver 4: Better than Driv3r?, 12 May 2006
When i read the review I had a vision of a game that was infinitely better and improved over its predocesser...
The truth is it is not.
Although it improves in some areas, such as the heat only being given to your car and Driver going back to its routes it still suffers some very simple problems.
AI and the police have been improved to be able to follow better through traffic, however they will get you for the simplest things! sometime, you stop at an intersection (to avoid being chased) and a police car hits you from behind chasing someone else and then promtply chases you because you went through a red light?
They will also get you for pulling a gun out whilst driving which is easily done when pulling a hand brake turn and accidentally hitting the X button. The problem is you cannot pull the gun away but rather wait 6/7 seconds for your character to do it himself.
The camera and locking system is improved but still suffer simple problems. although cycling through targets is easier you still sometimes target the wrong people and the person shooting at you kills you whilst you shoot an innocent passer by.
Modding cars? every car comes with a preset 5 other possible bodyworks. this is incredibly limited and does not improve the game for me. If it wanted to mod cars properly there should be some say in colour scheme or decals like Forza but in driver4 there is very little choice.
I was immensely dissapointed with this game and i would suggest you rent or borrow it first before buying.