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!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,702 reviews) - 75% of the 1,702 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2011

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"An open world driving game in which you can possess other drivers to solve their problems and further your goals. Snazzy and unique."
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Digital Deluxe Edition

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:


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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.
Helpful customer reviews
115 of 118 people (97%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
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.!/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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80 of 92 people (87%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
> 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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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Absolutely, definitely, get this game when you can. Whether you like driving games or not, the intricate and intuitive combination of vehicle teleportation with an 80s buddy-buddy cop show setting and a thrilling storyline with MAYBE not quite surprising, but definitely great twists, makes for a breathtaking adventure across the mini-San Francisco. It's sunny out there, get a Tanner.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
First impressions after playing some minutes.... DRIFTING IS AWESOME!
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I already played the Uplay-Version for a long long time, finished the Story several times and had all cars unlocked.
For me this Game is definitely worth a try, also if there are some cons!

+ Driving is not a Simulation, feels more like Arcade...
+ There are many Cars in this Game, which are also very different
+ the City is really big and you can explore several things
+ The Story is something really special (kinda Brain-Fu*k, but well... i liked it)
+ There are several different Challenges and Race-routes.
+ It takes more than just 1 or 2 hours to complete
+ Also after Competion it is still funny to come sometimes back and hit some cars
+ This Beam-in Beam-out Funktion is really nice (Was probably also immitated by GTAV somehow)
+ Grafics are not the best, but are ok for this Genre and the Setting
+ There is a Multiplayer, also if it is nearly Dead (I played with Friends so it made no difference).
+ There are People in the City (which you cannot Drive dead!!)
+ The City is a rebuild San Francisco and looks really a-like
+ There are various different Grounds, which makes the Game better than many other Games!

- It needs UPLAY!
- no SteamWorks (Trading Cards, Achievements...)
- Online-Servers (nearly) dead
- The Houses do not look that great, they look to steril... there should be more action going on besides the streets
- The Challenges repeat after some time

For me this Game gets a 8/10, its worth its money and you can buy it!
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