Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2, X-box
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Reflections Interactive
Genres: 3D Shooter / Third-Person Shooter
Release Date: March, 2005
Game Modes: Singlepalyer

Some major engine problems here.

With its quality cutscenes, Driv3r is actually more fun to watch than play.

The cutscenes, admittedly, are very cool.

It’s easy to forget that open-ended 3D driving games got their start with the original Driver, which came out before Grand Theft Auto added another dimension to its top-down mayhem. The original Driver is famous, or perhaps notorious, for having the most comically difficult tutorial ever, one that was required to complete before jumping into the game proper. Driver 3, stylistically shortened to Driv3r, is equally notorious for being one of the most glitch-filled and generally underwhelming major A-list releases of its kind in years. And now there’s a PC version, which is equally glitchy and problematic.

The basic gameplay is similar to the last two versions of the series. You take on short missions as FBI agent Tanner (still “the wheelman”), which are separated by incredibly long and well-produced cutscenes. It’s almost like there’s more watching than playing, but in this case it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Driver 3 mixes up the vehicular mayhem with a lot of running around and shooting stuff, and the controls for this part of the game are disastrous.

11_1It’s possibly one of the worst third-person shooting game ever, with terrible keyboard/mouse controls, and it’s not much better with a gamepad. The camera lurches around like a drunken fratboy, and aiming is more theoretical than precise. It’s worse than True Crime, and that’s saying something. The requirements are also quite high for its generally mediocre visuals. The graphics engine is sluggish, with lots of pop-in and visual glitches.

The “token PC version” feeling is exacerbated by a default keyboard layout that requires three arms to navigate. It features completely separate driving and running controls, with bizarre mappings like “5” for fire. (How about a mouse button?) While it’s obviously designed for a gamepad, how about at least mimicking Grand Theft Auto’s PC keyboard configuration, which keeps everything relatively consistent and simple?

While the story-based gameplay is a dud, the free-roaming modes and mini-games are pretty entertaining. The vehicle physics are terrific, letting you slide your car around with abandon, and the cop AI is in the “so bad it’s good” camp; they will try to drive through buildings to nab you. That something this bad is actually good says everything about Driver 3.

System Requirements: Pentium 1.5 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, 64 MB Video, Windows XP

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  1. Jerome says:

    download it on windows 10 but i try to launch it but it put me a msg “put driv3r dvd on my pc

  2. jack says:

    where is download link

  3. Falke says:

    Ha ha thats true the controls in the pc version is terrible, when i was 10 I remember getting stuck on how to get the car moving the first time trying it.

    i have both the PC version and the ps2. the controls is way better on the ps2 version. but even on that its still a little weird controls. especially in the missions where you struggle to kill the enemies because the look sensitivity is low.

  4. Jackal says:

    Lol this review is pure garbage
    this game is not the bad.

  5. Rimantas says:

    @jackal this game is pure garbage.
    This review is good.

  6. Fake as fuck. And these are just fake comments. Dont try and trick these poor people faggot.

  7. are you really that retarded? the exe is right there, shit for brains, just open it.

  8. Saint says:

    Playing this game back when it came out i cant say i ever encountered the numerous bugs that people mentioned, but i dont doubt their existence. I had it for ps2, i enjoyed the series, and the car physics were at the time top notch. The story was alright, and the sound track was good. I see that the controls are bad on the pc, but i honestly never hated this game, i loved it back then. I understand the hate for it, but i cant say i ever encountered anything dramatically bad. I’d give it a 7 if you dont hold the bad mouse and keyboard controls against it.

  9. kek says:

    Hahahha love that reply

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