Parents' Guide to

Driver: Renegade

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, vehicle-based action game with sex and swearing.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Driver: Renegade is good, but the action is over way too soon. While the gameplay is fun and intense for the targeted audience of older gamers -- featuring mission-based driving that has you racing around NYC's streets, engaging in car chases, destroying property, performing jumps, and filling up your "Rage" bar to add a boost and punish enemy cars even more –- the main story mode is over in less than 3 hours. And while there's also a career mode, where you can complete challenges for gold medals and new vehicles, the game offers very little replayability.

Visually, the stereoscopic 3D effect works well -- without requiring 3D glasses -- for both the gameplay and the cinematic cut-scene sequences, plus the Nintendo 3DS' accelerometer sensor can be used to help control Tanner's vehicle, too. The frame rate is fairly smooth, as well, which is very important for a racing game. But because of the game's brevity, it's hard to recommend it -- especially as it's a $40 cartridge.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: September 6, 2011
  • Genre: Racing
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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