Driven (PS2) – 60SRG Episode 67

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.

Right, that’s enough of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. This is 60 Second Retro Gamer Episode 67. The review? Why, it’s that classic (ahem…) Driven, based on the film of the same name starring Sylvester Stallone. Hands up if you’d heard of the film before? Yes, exactly.

Driven is your standard racing game with added “Focus” mode, where all other noise fades away and all you can hear is the whistle of the wind. Quite a therapeutic moment within the game, although it handles terribly. Not exactly great when the whole point of this type of game is to make you feel like you’re driving a finely tuned racing car. Must. Try. Harder.

Still, at least there is Greg Proops providing a bit of story content through voiceover and rather odd animated cutscenes. It didn’t fill us with confidence, and it is, ultimately, a disappointment.

This episode marks the last in our run of “original” 60 Second Retro Gamer episodes which we began in 2009. We’re still covering mostly retro content in the reboot, but it will all be under the one “60 Second Gamer” brand from now on. There’s one more old style 60SG coming next week, in readiness of the relaunch from 12 February. Exciting, isn’t it? Much more so than Driven, let’s be honest.

As was the norm for these old episodes, there is also a podcast available below the video. You can stream it through the website, or you can download it. Take your pick, we won’t judge you.

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