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Driver: San Francisco, developed by Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft in 2011, is by far the best installment of the Driver series. The game is still great despite it's age, and technically it's good too.

Driver: San Francisco (Any version)

Download and unpack into the game-folder.

Game installation fix for Windows 10/11:
The game in no longer being sold on Steam, and the version available on Amazon is the old-school DVD version. The DVD version is using Ubisoft's own installer, which doesn't recognize Windows 10, so it crashes instead of installing the game. Brilliant.
Fix: Open the DVD folder instead of using the auto-run feature. Right-click the installer and set compatibility mode to Windows XP or Windows 7. The installer should now work.










Driver: San Francisco is an action-packed driving game that was released in 2011. Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, the game is the fifth installment in the Driver series. Driver: San Francisco is an open-world driving game that takes place in the fictional city of San Francisco, where players can drive around the city and complete various missions to progress through the game.

The gameplay of Driver: San Francisco is centered around driving, with players able to control a variety of vehicles, from sports cars to trucks, and even boats. The driving mechanics are smooth and responsive, allowing players to perform stunts and drifts with ease. The game also features a unique mechanic called "Shift," which allows players to instantly teleport into any other vehicle on the road.

The Shift mechanic is one of the game's defining features, as it allows for a wide range of gameplay possibilities. Players can use it to quickly escape from pursuing police cars, switch to a faster car during a chase, or even control multiple cars at once. The Shift mechanic also adds a strategic element to the game, as players must decide which vehicles to shift into based on their speed, handling, and other attributes.

In addition to the main story missions, Driver: San Francisco also features a variety of side missions and challenges. These include checkpoint races, time trials, and challenges where players must cause as much destruction as possible. Completing these challenges rewards players with cash, which can be used to purchase new vehicles and upgrades.

The story of Driver: San Francisco follows the adventures of detective John Tanner, who is trying to bring down a crime syndicate led by a ruthless criminal named Charles Jericho. The game's narrative is presented through a mix of cutscenes and in-game dialogue, with Tanner and other characters driving around the city and discussing the latest developments in the case.

One of the unique aspects of Driver: San Francisco's story is that it takes place entirely within Tanner's mind. After being injured in a car crash, Tanner enters a coma and begins to experience a series of vivid hallucinations. These hallucinations allow Tanner to Shift between different cars and locations in the city, which he uses to his advantage in his quest to bring down Jericho.

The characters in Driver: San Francisco are well-developed and memorable, each with their own distinct personality and motivations. John Tanner is the game's protagonist, a grizzled detective who is determined to take down Jericho at any cost. Jericho, on the other hand, is a charismatic and ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing to maintain his hold on the city.

Other notable characters include Tanner's partner Tobias Jones, a tech-savvy sidekick who provides support during missions, and Jericho's henchmen, who serve as the game's primary antagonists. The game also features a number of cameo appearances from characters from previous Driver games, which will be sure to please long-time fans of the series.

Driver: San Francisco's graphics are impressive, with detailed car models and environments that capture the look and feel of San Francisco. The game also features a variety of weather effects, such as rain and fog, which add to the game's immersive atmosphere.

One of the most impressive graphical features of Driver: San Francisco is the game's use of motion blur. When driving at high speeds, the game blurs the edges of the screen, creating a sense of speed and adrenaline that adds to the game's excitement.

Driver: San Francisco was developed by Ubisoft Reflections, a studio based in Newcastle, UK. The game was released in 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game's development was led by Martin Edmondson, who also worked on previous Driver games.