Driver: Parallel Lines

A standalone game in the Driver series set between two time periods, New York-based wheelman T.K. seeks revenge on those who framed him for murder.

Overview

Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth game in the Driver series. It was developed by Reflections Interactive and published by Atari SA in March 2006 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game was later published to the Wii and PC by Ubisoft in June 2007.

Unlike previous games in the series, Driver: Parallel Lines focuses on a new protagonist referred to as the Kid (abbreviated to T.K.) and the entire game takes place in New York City within two time periods - 1978 and 2006.

Story

1978

Young TK / Old TK
Young TK / Old TK

18 year-old TK (The Kid), through his friend Ray, is set up to work as a getaway driver for a small crime ring. The ring is composed of TK, Slink, Bishop, "The Mexican," Candy, and lead by a corrupt undercover detective named Corrigan. After kidnapping Rafael Martinez, a rival drug lord, Corrigan kills Martinez and then turns on TK, shooting him and leaving him to face the murder charge alone.

2006

During his 28-year sentence at Sing-Sing prison, TK develops his plans to hunt down and kill everyone who betrayed him. He's released at 46 years-old and immediately kickstarts his revenge mission. Starting with the Mexican, who has since become an alcoholic and works at an arcade in Queens.

Gameplay

Driver: Parallel Lines is an open-world driving game with some on-foot sections. Unlike other games in the series which generally take place in several locations, the entirety of Driver: Parallel Lines takes place in New York City and parts of New Jersey.

Soundtrack

Driver: Parallel Lines features a licensed soundtrack consisting of over 70 songs - from both the 1970s and 2000s. The songs from 1978 Era also play in Driver '76. These songs only play when the player is in a vehicle:

* = This song was removed from the PC and Wii versions of the game.

1978 Era

  • "Bump and Boogie" by the Wrecking Crew
  • "Bump Meat" by Sir Mack Rice
  • "Bustin' Loose" by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
  • "Cracklin' Bread" by Dave Hamilton
  • "Cross The Track" by Maceo and the Macks
  • "Dizzy Dizzy" by Can
  • "Expansions" by Lonnie Liston Smith
  • "Express Yourself" by Charles Wright
  • "Free Your Mind" by the Politicians ft. McKinley Jackson
  • "Gang Bang" by Oscar Brown Jr.
  • "Gettin' Uptown (To Get Down)" by United 8
  • "Ghost Rider" by Suicide
  • "I Got Some" by Billy 'Sugar Billy' Garner
  • "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic
  • "I'm Tired" by Savoy Brown
  • "Loose and Juicy" by the Pazant Brothers and the Beaufort Express
  • "Love The Life You Live" by Black Heat
  • "Low Rider" by WAR
  • "Neighborhood Threat" by Iggy Pop
  • "One Way or Another" by Blondie *
  • "Outa-Space" by Billy Preston
  • "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by the Temptations
  • "Peaches" by the Stranglers
  • "People Say" by the Meters
  • "Pick Up The Pieces" by Average White Band
  • "Red Hot Mama" by Parliament
  • "Running Away" by Roy Ayers
  • "Shifting Gears" by Johnny 'Hammond' Smith
  • "Sleep Talk" by King Errisson
  • "Smash It Up (Part 2)" by the Damned *
  • "Street Lady" by Donald Byrd
  • "Subway Joe" by Joe Bataan
  • "Sufragette City" by David Bowie
  • "The Vulture" by Labi Siffre
  • "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye

2006 Era

  • "A Different Age" by the Dead 60s
  • "Adjusting Ourselves" by Warren Suicide
  • "Against The Wall" by Tom Gandey 'Cagedbaby'
  • "All Mapped Out" by the Departure
  • "Boom!" by the Roots
  • "Can't Get Enough" by the Infadels
  • "Chin High" by Roots Manuva
  • "Cool Boots" by Automato
  • "Hey Scenesters" by the Cribs
  • "I Changed My Mind" by Lyrics Born
  • "Intro (Reprise) by ILS
  • "New Health Rock" by TV On The Radio
  • "My Favourite Mutiny" by the Coup, Black Thought and Talib Kweli
  • "Louis XIV" by Louis XIV
  • "Nowhere Again" by the Secret Machines
  • "O.F.G" by zZz
  • "Oh My God" by Kaiser Chiefs
  • "Racing Towards The Sun" by Queen Adreena
  • "Sealings" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "That You Might" by Home Video
  • "The Cookie" by Dr. Rubberfunk ft. Mr. Guder + the Quincy Sparks
  • "The Mask" by Dangerdoom ft. Ghostface Killah
  • "Tito's Way" by the Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang
  • "Tribulations" by LCD Soundsystem
  • "Volume" by Libretto and Lifesavas
  • "Way Out" by London Funk Allstars
  • "White Noise" by the Vacation
  • "You Don't Look Like A Cop" by Narco
  • "Worth It" by Narco
  • "Now What You 'Gon Due" by Chuck D and Professor Griff of Public Enemy
  • "Narcissistic Fix" by Chuck D and Professor Griff of Public Enemy
  • "You Will Pay" by Grandmaster Flash
  • "Get Out My Way" by Grandmaster Flash
  • "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang *

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Supported OS: Windows® XP (SP 1 required)/Vista (only)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant supporting Shader Model 1.1(*see supported list)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 4.8GB free hard disk space

Recommended:

  • Supported OS: Windows® XP (SP 1 required)/Vista (only)
  • Processor: 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant supporting Shader Model 2.0(*see supported list)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 4.8GB free hard disk space