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Which is better, Driver or Gangstar?

View Poll Results: Which is better, Driver or Gangstar?
Driver 18 66.67%
Gangstar 9 33.33%
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12-08-2009, 02:46 PM
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Which is better, Driver or Gangstar?

I've bought neither of these titles but I'm slowly closing in on buying one, and they look similar. What's your opinion?

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12-08-2009, 02:48 PM
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Driver. Gangstar is alright as a tech demo (and possibly for the storyline, I wouldn't know), but the police chases aren't fun.

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12-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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I have gangstar, and im not saying i hate it, but since i am a HUGE fan of GTA, I was expecting a little more cause i got bored of it really quick even though I checked ta.com everyday for months to see when it would come out. I dont have driver yet, but i really want it and know that it is definetly at least 10 times better, even if u cant get out of ur car.

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12-08-2009, 02:57 PM
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Driver. Because it's Driver.

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12-08-2009, 03:00 PM
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Haven't played Driver but I bet I can predict the outcome of this poll it's never even when you compare a hyped game that has just come out to a game that's already been out a few months.

I would say that if you are looking for a game like GTA where you can get out of the car and do missions, shoot people, etc. go for Ganstar.
If you are happy staying in the car performing missions the entire time and, well Driving, then go with Driver. the driving aspect itself is probably leagues better than gangstar.
12-08-2009, 03:01 PM
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It all depends on your type of game. I've played the demo of Gangstar and have played Driver 2 ALOT (which seems to be similar to Driver 1 except you can leave your car)

Gangstar is a clone of GTA style games. You run around, steal cars, and shoot people, then talk to people and do some missions in the meantime. It's a fun game, and there's a good amount of content from what I've seen. I'll probably get the full thing after Christmas.

Driver is more of a driving game. It's a mission based driving game, meaning you won't just be racing other cars or doing time trial laps. It'll be something like losing or chasing another car, getting someone or something from point A to point B, ditching the cops, etc. It's a fun game, but if it's like Driver 2 it's going to have a good challenge to it. Again, I'll probably buy sometime.
12-08-2009, 03:56 PM
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Gangstar. In both games, your goal is to complete missions. In Driver, you can only drive. While in Gangstar, you can drive and be outside of your car.
12-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Random_Guy View Post
Gangstar. In both games, your goal is to complete missions. In Driver, you can only drive. While in Gangstar, you can drive and be outside of your car.
This is true, only Gangstar gives you the choice between boring driving and boring walking. Oh, and you get to be a dawg too. Intelligence ftw

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12-08-2009, 04:12 PM
If your bag of cats is running around, hijacking cars, shooting, and foul language, Gangstar is the game for you.

If you don't mind not being able to get out of your car, and being tied to doing missions while inside of it, Driver is the one you should get. It's a PlayStation classic, and it is damn good. <3
12-08-2009, 04:20 PM
As someone who didn't particularly care for the any of the handheld versions of GTA games (not including CW -- I have yet to play it), I didn't find Gangstar particularly offensive as a Rockstar clone. But MidianGTX is right: the action sequences were too short, easy, and boring, while the driving was marred by limited draw distances and mediocre physics. And the story did nothing to make any of the proceeding any more compelling. Driver does one thing, but it does it really, really well. That's a win in my book.