VG247: "It’s been five years since the last home console instalment in the Driver franchise. Even so, Driver: San Francisco picks up the narrative from the older – and awkwardly titled – third instalment, Driv3r, which was released in 2004 to critical reception that ranged from lukewarm to stone cold. But in this age of the BAFTA award winning Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and with several entries in the MotorStorm series in the intervening years, is the Driver brand still relevant?
Ubisoft Reflections’ attempt to push the franchise back to the forefront of the gamer consciousness sees the return of popular protagonist Tanner and his nemesis Jericho. The narrative picks up around six months after the end of Driv3r, where it’s revealed that both men survived the shootout that provided the game’s climax."