Parents' Guide to


By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Drive away from this one.

Game PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2004
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Age Restrictions Disagreement!

I am a professional at age restrictions for games and movies. The game was rated a 16+ by the BBFC (British Board Classification Programmers) and I slightly disagree with this rating. It clearly states on the box that the game is rated this due to Strong Violence. That honestly is all that is up with the game, but I wouldn't even call it Strong myself. The game does involved guns and you can shoot people. But when you shoot people they just fall over and it looks really fake. But I agree on the fact that you can irrelavantly eliminate pedestrians who have done nothing wrong, can seem quite disturbing to some. The game contains no language, sexual scenes or drugs! It contains mild tobacco and alcohol use which is more or less harmless! In my opinion the game should only be a 12+ or at least a 15+ even though you can highjack vehicles, run people over and get run over yourself. It still is not disturbing, bloody, real and intense so it is fine!

This title has:

Too much violence
age 14+
not that bad. i would only rate it T for TEEN. really not that bad, dont mind kids playing it. way better then that grand theft auto. there is shooting, but not very bad.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (14 ):

The gameplay is so poor that it's doubtful anyone will want to play for long. Much of this problem comes from poor coding. Moving Tanner or driving can be frustrating, as graphical quirks prevent fluid motion and cause odd errors. At times the game requires near perfection on the part of the player; every second can mean the difference between winning the level and playing it over again.

The line between the good guys and the bad guys is very blurred -- younger players may not even realize Tanner is a police officer unless they pa close attention to the cut scenes. Although some of the gameplay is open-ended, such as choosing driving routes, the overall plot is scripted, making it next to impossible not to steal, slaughter innocent bystanders, and kill fellow cops to win. The only positive aspect of the game is the incredible detail in the cityscapes and animated cut scenes. But DRIV3R just ends up being a waste of time and money.

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