As John Tanner, take chase in a relentless manhunt through the City by the Bay. Experience the thrill of long drifts, sharp bends and high-speed pursuits!
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Release Date: Sep 27, 2011

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The Deluxe Edition includes four new challenge for single-player and 3 cars for multi-player.

About This Game

With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose, San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities and spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the DRIVER.
Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, creators of the original title, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO is the return of the established action driving video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Play as John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a 120 licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for this generation of gaming platforms.

Key Features:

THE TRUE CAR CHASE EXPERIENCE

Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of DRIVER: loose suspension, long drifts, sharp bends, and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic. Drive over 120 licensed cars involved in some of the most intense chase sequences ever witnessed.
A RELENTLESS MANHUNT

Uncover a thrilling storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho. Follow Tanner's survival race across San Francisco and discover how this chase will bring him to the point of no return.
SHIFT

As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realizes he has acquired a new ability that enables him to instantly change vehicles and take control: SHIFT. Experience unprecedented intensity, diversity, and freedom; shift into a faster car, deploy civilian vehicles to destroy your enemies, and even take control of your opponents' car to force their demise!
A CAR CHASE PLAYGROUND

Drive on more than 200 kilometers of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco. Shift from one car to the next and dip into the lives of different residents; a head-spinning array of characters, each with a unique perspective on their city under siege.
MULTIPLAYER MAYHEM

Experience 11 different, frantic, and addictive online modes, where the SHIFT feature allows you to be anywhere at any time.
…AND MORE

Record your best stunts and chases with the Film Director replay mode to edit and share your movies. Test your driving skills with 20 challenging races and 80 “dares” spread all across the city. Listen to over 60 music tracks with songs from famous artists, including the theme from the original Driver.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP (32/64 bit), Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium D 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ 2.2Ghz (Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz or Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz recommended)
    • Memory: 1GB Windows XP / 2GB Windows Vista - Windows 7 (2GB for XP / Vista / 7 recommended)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX–compliant, Shader 4.0–enabled video card (512 MB DirectX compliant, Shader 4.0 enabled video card recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c libraries (included)
    • Hard Drive: 10GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c – compliant sound card (5.1 PCI sound device recommended)
    • Internet: An Internet connection is required to activate the game during initial installation
    • Multiplayer: Permanent broadband Internet connection is required (128+ kbps)
    • Supported Peripherals:Windows-compliant keyboard, mouse, wired and wireless X360 controller, Logitech Momo Racing Force Feedback steering wheel, Thrustmaster Rally GT Force Feedback Pro Clutch Edition steering wheel, Thrustmaster Ferrari GT 2-in-1 Force Feedback steering wheel, Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience 3-in-1 steering wheel, Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback steering wheel, Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 steering wheel.
    • Supported Video Cards:ATI®: Radeon HD2600XT & above, HD3850 & above, HD4650 & above, HD5650 & above, HD6450 & above.
      nVidia®: GeForce 8600GT & above, 9600GT & above), GT130 & above, GT240 & above, GT320 & above, GT430 & above, GT 530 & above.
    • OS: Only Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 512MB video card (see supported list*)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB
    * Supported list of video cards:

    - ATI Radeon Radeon HD 2000 Series, Radeon HD 4000 Series, Radeon HD 5000 Series, Radeon HD 6000 Series

    Laptop models of these cards may work but are not supported.
    • OS: Only Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 3GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB video card (see supported list*)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB
    * Supported list of video cards:

    - ATI Radeon Radeon HD 2000 Series, Radeon HD 4000 Series, Radeon HD 5000 Series, Radeon HD 6000 Series

    Laptop models of these cards may work but are not supported.
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Mixed (34 reviews)
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penguinman1025
19.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Log into Uplay?
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TYL3R_TH3_G4M3R
50.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
very fun great story but after you finish its meh,anyone want to play online?
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Unlucky Kingdown133
17.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
-Driving a slow Mach 1 in a race
-Opponents driving some supercars
-Can't see their tail
-Switch to a big a*s truck
-Use truck as a weapon to destroy them
-Win

10/10 Would destroy my opponents again
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VegeChips
19.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Better than No Mans Sky
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xXx_SwagMaster69_xXx
12.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
The best free-roaming racing game of all time. The story is intense and the vehicle collection is just the best. There isn't a doll moment in this masterpiece. Also very good performance on my low-end pc.
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Greenfields🐱🐾
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Alright game.
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|HackedPlayer-Piratebop|
17.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
Great open world game!
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Chespin!
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
If you wanted to become a ghost to posess cars and drive in an alternate San Fransisco inhabited by pedestrians with superhuman agility, then you just save yourself some $$$$ instead of buying GTA V
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gmodlover1
174.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
I have clocked 172 hours on this game it was worth every penny and i have completed the story 4 times!! because it is so great
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GuttedByScissors
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Couldn't sit through a lot of this game. Biggest downfall is no support for Playstation controllers. Driving physics are super jacked up, graphics are below average and the plot was super cheesy. Hopefully I can get a refund.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
-Driving a slow Mach 1 in a race
-Opponents driving some supercars
-Can't see their tail
-Switch to a big a*s truck
-Use truck as a weapon to destroy them
-Win

10/10 Would destroy my opponents again
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
-Gets into police chase in old a*s 70s car
-Can't outrun cops
-Switches to tow truck
-Uses old a*ss 70s car as a weapon and destroys all cop cars with it
-Escapes

10/10 would use car as weapon again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
125.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Clocked 125 hours and I loved every minute of it - it feels that the development team was very inspired and put their hearts into it. In a nutshell:
- absolutely brilliant software performance - races are real fast, and it runs on old machines
- nice, interesting, and fairly surreal story with twists - with animated story sequences
- the most unique and real cool the final boss fight
- awesome dialogues, especially in police cars
- many challenges, races, pleasing car destructions - I just loved racing and destroying 'criminals'
- your garages with collectible 140 cars
- difficulty increase is very gradual and 'organic' till you naturally reach 'real hard' level

The only downside was launching the game - it took me an hour because it requires UPlay, and it was very buggy (now it's much better)

I honestly recommend this game to all adrenaline-junkies who love a good story as well
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Good gameplay, good graphics. Though game's online service is dead. I like this game for single mode. Buy it on discount.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
If you wanted to become a ghost to posess cars and drive in an alternate San Fransisco inhabited by pedestrians with superhuman agility, then you just save yourself some $$$$ instead of buying GTA V
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
566 of 652 people (87%) found this review helpful
807 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Oh no, I'm about to crash
*switch cars
Oh look, someone crashed....
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176 of 185 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
People look at me like I'm crazy when they ask me what my favourite driving game is, and I say Driver: San Francisco. "Never heard of it", they tell me, "What's it about?". Well, it's a story-based driving game. "Intriguing", they say, "and you're playing as a criminal, I take it?". No, in fact you're a detective.

A detective in a coma. I know, I know, it's serious.

The most ignorant people usually walk away at this point, and never listen to my opinions again. Or are those the ones who stay to hear more? I can never tell. Anyway, there's a filtration.

Here's the great thing about Detective In A Coma: he can fly out of his own body into that of another driver, and take control of their car. What you do with it is up to you, and at the touch of a button you can fly back into your own car. You aren't restricted to the cars you can see, either; you can fly right up into the clouds and zoom out until the world is a virtual map, and choose cars to enter from the entire game world, zooming seamlessly down into the gameplay again. Yes, you've seen that in GTA V recently, but don't forget this game came out in 2011. And there are other abilities you'll gain later that I won't spoil now, but trust me - something FANTASTIC happens before the game's end, and you will never see anything like it in any driving game ever again.

Yes, this game is trashy and silly, but it's intentionally so. It's a spirited, madcap take on decades of buddy action movies. You should buy it. Maybe it'll become your favourite driving game too.
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130 of 135 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
This Review is more than likely how to get the game working from Uplay crashes. The Uplay downloading from steam is outdated, do not open the game after you finish downloading it. Do not think for once it is like Origin/EA Game giving away your CD Key to another friend because it will not work like that.

1. After downloading on steam, do not launch game!!

a. If you did install Uplay from Steam, uninstall it.

2. Download the latest Uplay from the original website.

https://uplay.ubi.com/#!/en-US/

3. Launch the game from steam. Use the CD key on steam and activate it on your Uplay account.

Now you can launch the game from steam all you want.

This game works on Windows 8 completely fine.

Uplay has two singleplayer challenge content you can grab after gaining Uplay points.

"Tanners Day Off" and "San Franscico Challenge"

These challenges help your story mission by winning points to buy vehicles. They are worth grabbing. The other two is on your own. Not many people play multiplayer, so I suggest not to grab "SRT8 Police Car" as it is for multiplayer only.

Initiate Uplay Achievement -> Reach Multiplayer Rank 5

Tips: Doing first Tutorial mission for multiplayer will get you from Rank 0 to Rank 1.

This achievement you either have to play with a friend or play online with 1 other person. Getting to level 5 is very easy and within an hour or two. Multiplayer content doesn't cross over to singleplayer. So those who bought this game for single player don't have to worry other than this achievement for 20 Uplay point to unlock contents.

The actual review. This is a must grab for racing fans. It is a free roam driving game rather than a GTA like game. You cannot get out of your car. There are many racing in this game with a lot of Hot Pursuit chases. If you are a fan of "Need For Speed Hot Pursuit", you'll love this game. This game is what "Hot Pursuit" should have been like with a story mode.
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90 of 95 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
now that was a surprise ...
I think these first few hours were one of the best I've had in a game.
It was allready worth the price.
To elaborate:
- Extremely well guided at the beginning but you never feel forced. One of the few 'tutorials' ever that aren`t annoying
- I rolled my eyes at the first 2-3 'shifts' but it is actually totally forgivable and extremely well executed. It also adds to the very streamlined experience that seems to focus on the fun parts of a 'Driver' game. It also allows nice variety of perspectives and quests.
- I got a similar feeling from it like I had with the first driver game. Something that never happened again since then. Now, very little time into the game I already failed at a few challenges a couple of times like it did so often with the original one. However, it is not frustrating since you know what your mistakes were and you improve.

I decided to write the review already because I feel that I have gotten enough for my money in such short amount of time. I will play further of course but probably not update, since noby will give a ♥♥♥♥ about a review of an old game :D
Get it if you like nice driving games. I´m hard to impress in this genre. If you don´t usually play these, get it during a sale and give it a shot. cheers!
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99 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
> Reversed a tow truck into a police car
> Sirens went on until it realised resistance was futile
> Crashed my tow truck into another police car
> Four cops chasing me
> The involuntarily towed police car being blissfully unaware
> Escapes the police by driving at 85 mph against traffic
> Disconnects police car
> Police car drives happily away as if nothing happened
> Everything forgiven, my friend

10/10, would tow again
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