Driver: Parallel Lines

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PC / Windows
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Driver: Parallel Lines

Driver: Parallel Lines | PC

Action, for automobiles

Companies responsible for Driver: Parallel Lines

Reflections Interactive | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Driver: Parallel Lines release date for PC:

game language:
English

26 June 2007 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 1998 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.1 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 2
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Driver: Parallel Lines

Driver: Parallel Lines | PS2

Action, for automobiles

Companies responsible for Driver: Parallel Lines

Reflections Interactive | game developer

Atari / Infogrames | publisher   Official website

Driver: Parallel Lines release date for PS2:

game language:
English

14 March 2006 | Worldwide

17 March 2006 | Europe PAL

14 March 2006 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 769 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 51 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox
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Driver: Parallel Lines

Driver: Parallel Lines | XBOX

Action, for automobiles

Companies responsible for Driver: Parallel Lines

Reflections Interactive | game developer

Atari / Infogrames | publisher   Official website

Driver: Parallel Lines release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

14 March 2006 | Worldwide

17 March 2006 | Europe PAL

14 March 2006 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 4.9 / 10 calculated out of 186 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii
Game Driver: Parallel Lines (Wii) Cover
Driver: Parallel Lines

Driver: Parallel Lines | Wii

Action, for automobiles

Companies responsible for Driver: Parallel Lines

Reflections Interactive | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher  

Driver: Parallel Lines release date for Wii:

game language:
English

26 June 2007 | Worldwide

29 June 2007 | Europe PAL

26 June 2007 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 4.7 / 10 calculated out of 155 players' votes.  

Driver: Parallel Lines is another installment in a popular action game series originated in 1999. Initially, this game was to be released only on PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles, but after taking the franchise over by Ubisoft, the decision was to create PC and Wii ports. Owners of that latter platform can enjoy the new control system adjusted to wireless Wiimote and Nunchuck. This duet proves excellent while shooting, driving, etc. Wii players can perform over 30 different actions.

The story tells of a young driver who comes to New York in 1978. In this metropolis, the protagonist starts a shady career, often dealing with criminals. You have to do various missions for different employers, which require you to master your skills of driving cars and motorbikes. The story also takes you forward to 2006, resulting in a significant transformation of the city, change in the car roster and even the background music. The two chapters consist of nearly 40 main missions and lots of side quests.

The virtual city can be traversed in almost 80 single-tracks (roaring choppers, high rev motorcycles) and automobiles (American muscle cars, pick-ups, sedans, trucks, etc). Every machine can be customized in terms of appearance and performance in a specific shop. Moreover, the developers included many enhancements in PlayStation 2 and Xbox version, such as improved Artificial Intelligence, graphics and physics.

Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth installment in a popular action game series featuring car races as the core element. Renewing the franchise, after very poorly received third game in the series - Driv3r - was a risky decision, which must have taken a lot of courage from Atari.

Driver: Parallel Lines takes you to New York of 1970s. Driving all sorts of cars is still the key aspect. In contrast to the previous game, there is less walking on foot and more traffic in the streets. Also, Artificial Intelligence was improved.

The story of Driver: Parallel Lines is split into interconnected episodes. The first one is set in 1970s, when a 18-year-old New Yorker nicknamed TK (standing for The Kid) pursues fame and fortune. Talented, popular, and extremely arrogant, the young man excels at driving cars. His activities quickly draw attention of other people, not only teenage street racers, but also gangsters. The latter appreciate the kidís talent and pay him for doing various jobs for them.

TK clearly has bad luck, though. During one of the well-prepared jobs for a local crime lord, something goes wrong. Someone rats the protagonist to the cops, resulting in a police swoop. Instead of a wheel, TK finds himself behind jail bars, facing a 28-year sentence.

The second episode starts in 2006, when the hero finally gets out of prison. TK craves for vengeance. In order to do this, however, he has to refresh his driving skills. This is not that simple, though, as he has not been driving for more than 20 years.

Most probably influenced by fans, the developers of the fourth Driver decided to slightly decrease difficulty of gameplay and offer more freedom in world exploration, making the game non-linear. For example, if TK finds a mission too difficult for the time being, he can pursue other activities, and return to that mission later. The extra activities include, but are not limited to, car races in special tracks, available at any moment. The money you win can be spent in a garage on car customization Ė both in terms of performance and appearance. Other than races, there are mini-games, taking the form of side quests, which boil down to street racing as well. You can, e.g., stop in the Central Park and take part in a time race or challenge people from Bronx in Destruction Derby.

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System requirements

Recommended: Pentium 4 3.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 5200 or better), 4.8 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista