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Driver: Parallel Lines

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Ubisoft Reflections
Release Date: March 14, 2006 (US), March 24, 2006 (EU)

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'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox) Wheels Into Stores

by Rainier on March 14, 2006 @ 6:01 a.m. PST

Driver: Parallel Lines returns to its gameplay roots with a sophisticated, adrenaline-pumping car chase AI and unprecedented vehicle dynamics and physics. Driver: Parallel Lines is set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, features a seamless open mission structure, and is one of the first console racing games to incorporate online play.

"Driver: Parallel Lines goes beyond the typical driving video game by delivering a cinematic experience reminiscent of a Hollywood-style action movie, coupled with a dual-era storyline, revenge, and an incredible soundtrack that is unparalleled," said Rick Mehler, Director, Marketing, Atari, Inc. "As the game returns to its roots of non-stop driving action, Driver: Parallel Lines also takes the genre one step further by incorporating Reflections' top-notch driving physics that will both challenge and exhilarate gamers."

The first half of Driver: Parallel Lines is set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City during the 1970's as players take on the role of TK, a notorious 18 year-old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town. TK gets involved with a scheming group bent on taking down one of the biggest names in the underground crime scene. As the getaway driver, TK gets double crossed and is imprisoned for 28 years. Fast forward to 2006 and TK is older, meaner, and hell bent on settling some serious scores. He needs to call on every driving trick in his considerable repertoire to tame the over-powered road machines that 2006 presents him. After twenty-plus years in jail, it's time to hit the streets once again.

Get down and dirty in cars of all kinds. Modify and juice up cars before engaging in the most thrilling Hollywood-style car chases ever. With over 40 diverse missions, online multiplayer options, incredibly realistic driving physics, and a brand new story with an unforeseen twist, Driver: Parallel Lines is a must-have title for action driving fans.

Driver: Parallel Lines boasts a diverse in-game soundtrack consisting of 80+ songs from both eras. A number of hip-hop, punk, rock and dance tracks from a varied roster of artists like Blondie, David Bowie, Funkadelic, Iggy Pop, WAR, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Roots, LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio, Kaiser Chiefs, Secret Machines and The Dead 60's are included on the soundtrack. Driver: Parallel Lines also features several amazing new exclusives from ground-breaking artists such as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Suicide, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arthur Baker, Mylo, Paul Oakenfold, Lifesavas featuring Vernon Reid, and the Audio Bullys.

Features :

  • Driver: Parallel Lines is an entirely new story with over 30 diverse missions as well as on-the-fly mini-games such as destruction derby and cops and robbers;
  • Pulse-pounding, non-stop driving action with Hollywood-style car chasing experiences;
  • On-line play that supports up to eight players in numerous play modes that span the entire city;
  • Highly intuitive character control, improved physics and an expansive arsenal of weaponry;
  • An incredibly detailed photo-realistic New York City ‘living world’ city to explore;
  • Seamless open mission structure integrated around the central storyline with no load times what-so-ever;
  • Incredible vehicle damage system with unprecedented detail and level of destruction;
  • 80 drivable vehicles including cars, bikes and trucks, each with authentic physics; features comprehensive vehicle tuning with performance and visual customization.

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