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Released June 21, 2004 · consists of 4 releases.

Driv3r is a 2004 action game released by Atari and Reflections. You play as undercover police officer Tanner, as he intercepts a worldwide car-smuggling operation and vows to take them down.

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First release date June 21, 2004
Platform Game Boy Advance , PlayStation 2 , Xbox , PC
Developer Ubisoft Reflections , VD-Dev
Publisher 1C Company , Atari SA
Genre Action , Driving/Racing , Shooter
Theme Crime
Franchises Driver
Aliases Driver 3


Driv3r is an action game consisting of driving and shooting sections as well as a free roam mode. It is the first game in the Driver series to feature firearms usable by the player and also allows you to kill bystanders as well as the first game in the series which allows recurring protagonist John Tanner to swim.


The story mode in Driv3r (called "Undercover") consists of short missions which will usually consist of a simple task such as a chase, escaping from the police or taking down a group of people. Pre-Rendered cutscenes are used to tell the story as well as brief in-game segments. When the player continues the story mode, a movie will play catching the player up with previous segments in the story mode.

The story follows Tanner; an undercover cop in Miami who uses brutal methods and is an "obsessive risk taker", whatever that means. His job is to infiltrate a gang of car thieves who are attempting to ship 40 of the world's most expensive vehicles to a mysterious buyer. Tanner's job is to stop the sale of the cars and figure out who the secret car buyer is.


John Tanner


John Tanner (voiced by Michael Madsen) is the main character of Driv3r. He is an undercover detective who has to infiltrate a gang of car thieves to find out who their secret buyer is before it is too late.

Tobias Jones


Tobias Jones (voiced by Ving Rhames) is a police detective and Tanner's long-time partner. Instead of the risky, brutal methods of Tanner, Tobias is very calm, cool and confident. He is not as risky as Tanner, but he is just as dedicated to his job.

Charles Jericho

Charles Jericho (voiced by Mickey Rourke) is Tanner's long time enemy. He is ruthless and unpredictable, as well as very dangerous. His recklessness is only matches by Tanner; the man trying to stop him.

Calita Martinez

Calita Martinez is a professional car thief and boss of the South Beach gang.


Baccus (voiced by Iggy Pop) a ruthlessly violent gangster operating in Miami.

Story Missions

Miami, Florida

  • Mission 1: Police HQ
  • Mission 2: Lead On Baccus
  • Mission 3: The Siege"
  • Mission 4: Rooftops
  • Mission 5: Impress Lomaz
  • Mission 6: Gator's Yacht
  • Mission 7: Trapped
  • Mission 8: Dodge Island
  • Mission 9: Retribution

Nice, France

  • Mission 1: Welcome To Nice
  • Mission 2: Smash & Run
  • Mission 3: 18-Wheeler
  • Mission 4: Hijack
  • Mission 5: Arms Deal
  • Mission 6: Booby Trap
  • Mission 7: Calita In Trouble
  • Mission 8: Rescue Dubois
  • Mission 9: Hunted

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Mission 1: Surveillance
  • Mission 2: Tanner Escapes
  • Mission 3: Another Lead
  • Mission 4: AlleyWay
  • Mission 5: The Chase
  • Mission 6: Bomb Truck
  • Mission 7: Chase The Train

Take A Ride (Free Roam)

Take A Ride is a free roam mode that can take place in any of the three cities from the story mode. Miami and Nice are unlocked at the start, while you have to unlock Istanbul through Undercover (or using a cheat code to unlock all missions). The player is able to choose a vehicle (secret vehicles can be unlocked by discovering them in Take A Ride) and one of four spawn points, along with the time of day and weather options.

Game Features

  • 3 true to life cities - Miami, Nice and Istanbul
  • Over 150 Miles of city streets to explore including many alleyways and dirt ways
  • "Film Director" mode to record every move made in the game. With a Edit feature to change camera positions and create a Hollywood style movie
  • More than 50 Vehicles including Motorcycles, Boats, Police cars, Vans, Muscle Cars and Fully articulated 18 Wheelers.
  • A deep narrative story line with over 1 hour of CGI video to plot out the dramatic scenes.


Upon release, Driv3r aggregated low review scores from audiences, primarily due to lackluster content and game-breaking bugs.


Some magazines, such as PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World, gave Driv3r high review scores. This was because Atari gave these magazine companies early copies of the game in return for near perfect game scores.


  • Close to the game's release, the developers announced that 90,000 real life photographs were taken in order to have sense for the graphics.


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Specific release details

Platform Xbox
Region United Kingdom
Release date June 25, 2004
Product code 3546430109809
Company code None
Rating PEGI: 16+
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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