Driver: Parallel Lines is a video-game developed by Reflections Interactive Limited and published by Atari. Inc. The title was released for the PlayStation 2 home console from Sony, the original Xbox from Microsoft, the Nintendo Wii and the PC in March 2006. It is classed as a racing title played from a third-person perspective, featuring action and shooter elements.
Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth entry in the series and marks a return to the more classic gameplay features that were mostly abandoned in DRIV3R. Almost all of the action takes place from behind the wheel. The sections where one can go on foot and battle cops with the fist and other weapons are entirely optional. Basically, a skilled player can complete the whole game without getting out of their vehicle, unless they need to jack up another car when their previous vehicle has received too much damage.
The game tells the story of a driver only known as TK. He was initially convicted in 1978, when he was just 18 years old, being blamed for a crime he had not taken part in. When he gets out of prison in 2006, bitter from the experience and now a grown man, his only thought is to take revenge on the police that imprisoned and did not bother to find out who was the real man behind the crime. There are sections of the game that take place in 1978 and others in 2006. Each of the periods has appropriate architecture, car designs and music.
Real car names
Most of the cars in the game are based on actual vehicles. The following is a list of the cars in the game from both eras and the name of their closest real-life counterpart. Note: All race cars in the game are modified versions of the standard models they are based on, and may not have a real-life counterpart.
70's Era Sports
Raven: Lotus Esprit or Vector W12; San Marino: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray; Hot Rod: Ford Lowboy.