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:


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.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift: San Francisco

Drift physics are dope
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
wont load for shizzle on a mac don't buy on mac
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
good game, with a lot of problem in Uplay. very dissapointed
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186 of 196 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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133 of 138 people (96%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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.!/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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285 of 353 people (81%) found this review helpful
851 people found this review funny
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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92 of 97 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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101 of 115 people (88%) found this review helpful
144 people found this review funny
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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87 of 99 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
This is a brilliant driving game & a great storyline game, I play the first Driver series since I was like 5 yrs old, I love this game so much.. Drive San Francisco is an excellent production values and an enormous fun factor. The city, music, cars and story create a 'Starsky and Hutch' style. Humor in various dialogues is genuinely funny. Driving/shifting mechanics are perfect. The handling, feel, response, and sound of each vehicle feels very right. Using keyboard is a bit hard to turn just a little to the right or the left but if you're using the controller it's much better.
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56 of 61 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I've played Driver San Francisco on the Xbox 360 and PC (non-steam) for a very long time (and a long time back), and let me tell you: it's a brilliant game. The amount of shenanigans you can pull in free roam in single player alone is worth it alone, let alone the ♥♥♥♥ you can pull in multiplayer with friends!

Of course, this is an old game and while I'm not sure if it sold really well, people are not playing it as much anymore (online I mean, at least). On the 360 you can still fin a few people but so far on the PC version, no one.

The story is good, the SHIFT mechanism works great, lots of cars, a really nice and comfortably large map, graphics are good, soundtrack is really nice.

Really, buy it if you're a fan of racing games or the Driver series, this is a title that won't disappoint!
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6.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
3 words... BEST GAME EVER. (dont buy if your on a mac, it wont work i've tried it. i use paralells and it runs smooth. i would advise don buy it on a mac if you dont have parallels)
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31.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
PASSWORD WEBSITE SAYS "Invalid parameters."

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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 15
Yo they made comas fun.
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Rejected_Pup "Rick Harrison"
27.5 hrs
Posted: October 14
Are you into a driving games? Like driving some nice and clean cars? Well this game might be for you.

This game was fun dont get me wrong but its not like i keep crawling back to it wanting more. Story was pretty good but i went in with no high hopes for it. I recommend getting this game on sale if you have those few extra dollars you dont know what to do with.

Launching is a pain since uplay is still a thing.
What you need to do to get this game running is hope and pray. There are a few tuturials on how to run it but if its to much work just return it.
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27.0 hrs
Posted: October 7
Product received for free
Its really good i you like Cars and big money
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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 4
Tl;dr: Recommended. Fun gameplay with a neat mechanic and both a funny and thrilling story.

- The Shift-mechanic is really well implemented. You will have a lot of fun shifting to other cars, either to avoid dealing with a car crash (if the mission has more than one playable car) or to make them help you in car chases.
- Lots of funny dialogue. Not only between the main characters, but also many of the side characters that you can shift to.
- Good car gameplay in general.
- The story is surprisingly really good. Because of likeable characters (helped both by the writing and the actors), you end up getting very invested in the story.
- Good soundtrack.

- Some of the cars drift way too easily. Always really annoying when close to winning a race.
- Camera sometimes bug out when boosting or drifting. Does not always happen, but is really noticeable when it does happen.
- Might not work if your Uplay does not work properly. You need to have Uplay to play this game, so if Uplay has problems, you will have problems playing this game.
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42.7 hrs
Posted: October 2
Good game but ♥♥♥♥ UPLAY
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0.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
DO NOT BUY this game if you have a mac (I am on latest mac 2016). It does not work. I usuually buy games when I feel like it. Now Steam won't refund me because when I finally tried to load the game it was after the two week return time. WASTED MONEY.
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