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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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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Dibzahab
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I hate to admit it, since I despise UPlay, but Driver: San Fran is a fantastic game! It's about five years old now, but it has aged very well. The gamepad support is fine and the graphics far exceed what I'd typically expect from a game of this age. There are a few quirks, like the lack of a proper chase camera and cars that absolutely can't turn without power-sliding, but what remains is still very enjoyable, indeed.

When playing this game, it's very much evident that Ubi went all-out and spared no expense to create a masterpiece. The UI is extremely well polished, the voice acting is spot-on, the stable of fully licensed vehicles that can be unlocked through gameplay is perhaps the most impressive I have ever seen in a video game, and the in-game radio is loaded up with smash hits with a very appropriate thematic bias towards Motown soul. And the map? It is instantly recognizable as San Fran. Let me tell you, slaloming down Lombard in a Lambo while listening to Aretha wail is really something special (think chase scenes from The Dead Pool).

Overall, this one is a gem and I regret that it took me so long to discover it.
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Metalmacher
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I have two major warnings for anyone who wants to buy this game:
  • As with apparently every Ubisoft game these days, it installs Uplay on top of steam, meaning you gonna have two app services running when playing. Both Uplay and Steam can be played offline, but either way you gonna have to create a user on Uplay, and the process is harrowing to put it lightly.

  • Don't play with a keyboard. The experience is 2000 times worse, due to how the game handles wheel turns. You see, a single key press to move left or right on a keyboard automatically turns the wheel to it's maximum spin. But for almost every car in the game, a maximum spin causes your car to drift automatically. This means that keyboard users will experience drifting even in the slightest turns, for example when moving from one lane to another on a highway. As a result, playing becomes extremely frustrating and maddening, since you can barely control your car to do the simplest things. Now, this improves a bit as you progress through the chapters and buy better cars, but because the game's various missions occasionally put you in different cars altogether, not to mention the shift mechanic, you will feel like pulling teeth during most of the experience. For your own sake, do NOT play this with a keyboard...
If these warnings are not relevant to you, then I think you'll enjoy the game. It has an excellent car selection, a fun and natural mechanic which allows you to take control of every car you see on the road, an interesting cop dramedy with funny characters, side missions with lots of laughs and plenty of chases/races of all kinds.

Didn't really like the soundtrack. Some tracks stand out... but, most are just annoying. It's an okay soundtrack, but I guess it's subjective.

Also, you can only equip cars you buy inside garages. It's really tedious... You have to shift to a garage, select it to enter the garage menu, select 'cars', scroll down the huge list of car manufacturers, then pick the car which you bought from the entire selection, then exit the garage menu, and then watch a cutscene of your car driving outside... And all of this instead of just having a button to spawn your favorite vehicle? Why...? It could've improved the game so much, being able to do that...
You're probably thinking I'm just whining too much, but you have to understand how contrasted this issue becomes, due to the fact that cars have health bars that don't regenerate or heal ever. Once it's down to zero the car is totaled, and you have to shift all the way back to another garage to do the same thing all over again. Or instead just shift to another car on the road, which isn't as fun to drive as yours.
50% of the missions you drive with a mission-specific car, by the way. So you won't get as many opportunities to race with your own cars as you'd like to. You also can't customize them in any way, beyond getting some random body color when they spawn. Yep.

So that'd be my two cents on this game. I'm giving it a 6/10, brought down because of all of those small things I specified, Uplay, and playing with a keyboard. Personally I think that NFSU2 is the better game, although both have problems. I think if someone combined all of the good elements from both titles, they could potentially create the best racing game ever made. Maybe one day...

Anyway, I can't really recommend this game to everyone, as there are too many issues, but I think racing fans will enjoy it.
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mrcheung
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
rubbish
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Michał 💎😏😆
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I cannot run it on my PC for some reasons crashes every time. :/
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bee
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Forced use of uPlay. While this wouldnt normally be much of a problem, I can't actually sign up for a uPlay account either through the client (which updated *5 times* before I even got to the log in screen) or through the actual site. Meaning the only way I can theoretically play this game is by pirating it. GOOD JOB UBISOFT!
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ARYCK
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
lmao i turned it on... so excited.... then crashes 4 times so i refunded it..
turns out the games is not supported on mac or some form of windows and seems like ubisoft never patches anything for old games.. rip
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Calvin C. R.
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Better Than NFS, TDU2, The Crew, and others. Very Recomended.
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thederpiestcat
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
hey thats pretty good
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Zjump
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It won't run on Mac...
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lefterisho
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
VERY GOOD 8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Man, I hate racing games, and I absolutely loved this game.

What's not to love? A lot of cool cars, a funny and engaging 80's style buddy cop story (complete with "Last Time On Driver: San Francisco..." every time you load a save), and lots of fun and interesting challenges that organically ramp up in difficulty!

Well, I guess the fact that the cars sometimes feel like they're driving on ice, and there are some vehicles you can't even accelerate during a turn without immediately spinning out - eh but you can work around that.

The only other Racing game I own is Burnout: Paradise City, which encompasses everything I hate about racing games: no plot, no narrative, hell, not even a person inside the car just an empty driver seat, and there's just challenges dumped on the map with no rhyme or reason to them.

Driver: SanFran is the opposite of that, it feels well put together and organic - and that's before you add in how you can astrally project out of your body and possess other cars in an instant. IT'S GREAT!!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I installed flawless widescreen, which allowed me to increase the fov, and played it on cockpit view for hours. It controls well with both keyboard and controller and runs well in my pc. The story is kind of meh but the fun of driving around the city makes up for that.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Awesome fun game, highly suggested!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
A bit like the story style of the La Noire and the Mafia series of games crossed with GTA and the Dukes of Hazard. Action packed and story rich.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Disclaimer: I haven't tried multiplayer.

This is a fun game that doesn't take itself seriously. You can switch and control different cars to finish your objectives, you can either finish a race or event normally or you can control other cars to wreck the other racers for you.
There's a bunch of licensed official cars and there's a bunch of driving events such as police chases, racing, defending an armored van, etc. The story is alright, it's somewhat entertaining but nothing special. I'd recommend it if I wanted something simple to play for a short while.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Epic & funny game! The funny part is making big giant crashes on the freeway, & glitching trucks into the air. The epic part is the story, & proper licensed vehicles!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
good game but can be better
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
It is one of the better racegames I've ever played.
Although I've had trouble driving, the story is amazing,
The graphics look great and the game mechanic of possesing other's cars is very fun and interesting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I hate to admit it, since I despise UPlay, but Driver: San Fran is a fantastic game! It's about five years old now, but it has aged very well. The gamepad support is fine and the graphics far exceed what I'd typically expect from a game of this age. There are a few quirks, like the lack of a proper chase camera and cars that absolutely can't turn without power-sliding, but what remains is still very enjoyable, indeed.

When playing this game, it's very much evident that Ubi went all-out and spared no expense to create a masterpiece. The UI is extremely well polished, the voice acting is spot-on, the stable of fully licensed vehicles that can be unlocked through gameplay is perhaps the most impressive I have ever seen in a video game, and the in-game radio is loaded up with smash hits with a very appropriate thematic bias towards Motown soul. And the map? It is instantly recognizable as San Fran. Let me tell you, slaloming down Lombard in a Lambo while listening to Aretha wail is really something special (think chase scenes from The Dead Pool).

Overall, this one is a gem and I regret that it took me so long to discover it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Driiiift, driiiiiiiiiiift, driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiift.... f*ck a cop car. I really enjoyed the Driver series from way back and this came out and I decided to wait until it came down in price. Then Ubisoft put fracking DRM on it, ya knobs. Then it was taken off again and wallah, a fantastic game once again for a good price. Oh forgot to mention, it's a simple drift simulator if you haven't noticed.
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