Driver: San Francisco Review Ratings and more

Based on 5 critics – Overal Score: 80 / 100

GameInfo: Driver: San Francisco is sandbox-style action driving video game developed by Ubisoft Reflections, and it will be published by Ubisoft.

The game takes place a few months after the events of Driv3r. It is revealed that both Tanner and Jericho survived the shootout in Istanbul. In the game’s trailer, it is revealed that since then, both men have recovered and Jericho has escaped to San Francisco, while Tanner has pursued him there. Jericho is shown being transported in the back of a prison truck, but manages to escape with a vial of acid hidden within his mouth by a paid off guard. He overpowers the guards, and hijacks the truck. Tanner and Jones witness this from Tanner’s car, pursuing Jericho as he causes havoc on the streets of the city. Tanner ends up in front of Jericho in an alleyway, and gets pushed in front of a tractor trailer. A hard crash occurs, putting him into a coma. The game will take place in Tanner’s coma dream.

Critic Score
Spong: “The preview code we were sent comprised the first half of the game in its entirety, and I’d advise you to read that first, since I do not intend to repeat myself here. Instead, I’m going to expand on that piece with details of what the second half of the game contains, touch on some aspects of the multi-player options which I did not cover in my preview (but which Svend did here) and give my final opinion, and explain why I felt that teeny tiny bit disappointed by Driver: San Francisco.” Read Full Review 93/100
Cheat Happens: For its wacky Sci-Fi channel movie storyline, Driver: San Francisco is wildly successful at being an over the top and fun driving game. If you’re looking for a fast paced and fun action car title – you really can’t go wrong here. Read Full Review 80/100
AusGamers: “I was sceptical when I received my review copy of Driver: San Francisco. I hadn’t really heard anything about it, and judging by the lukewarm reception it had been provided by the media and my colleagues, I didn’t expect much. Thankfully, it turns out that the element of surprise does decide to make its acquaintance every now and again, and in this case, it’s for the better…” Read Full Review 80/100
GMRFM: Take to the mean streets of San Francisco to see if Tanner has finally managed to get things right. Read Full Review 80/100
TPV: “The storyline plot follows John Tanner as he attempts to chase after criminal nemesis Jericho but during this chase another vehicle collides with Tanner’s and he falls into a comer. This is where the world and story becomes interesting. The sudden bursts of audio from what is happening outside of the comer really set the scene. You can hear the ambulance drivers attempting to revive you at times or nurses tending to your bedside. Tanner also sees large billboards with instructions to him written on them such as ‘Chase him Tanner’ or ‘Do it Tanner’. This has a Life On Mars feel to it that fits with the storyline perfectly.” Read Full Review 70/100


Genre: Racing
Style: Mission-Based Racing
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Developer: Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment

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