• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. If you like tons of bad words, lame stories, and repetitive gameplay revolving around guns and cars then try 187. Otherwise just go for a nice Sunday dive away from this game.
  2. Hip-hop-fueld thug culture that seems too forced to come anywhere but from a marketer's meeting. [Oct 2005, p.69]
  3. 45
    187 basically defines "average." While the graphics err on the nicer side and the story dips a bit below the equator, most of the game is competent but unspectacular. Every good feature seems to have a bad one that balances it out.
  4. I can't really find one redeeming quality about 187 Ride or Die, outside of the fact that the game runs smooth online and the two-player dynamic of car combat is something we definitely wouldn’t mind seeing in something like "Twisted Metal."
  5. If only the Eskimos had 144 words for "tasteless" in their language, I would totally learn Inuit just to describe 187. As a game, I give 187 a 40, but as a product, my score is a negative f*** you. [Oct 2005, p.115]
  6. A game that could have been much better, had it not focused on trying to cram as much Gangsterite gibberish up its Los Santos as possible, and instead focused on creating a game which was enjoyable, distracting nonsense.
  7. 187 Ride or Die is bad - but it's not so bad that it's good. There's nothing good about it, period.
  8. If you define yourself to be ghetto in the first place and are attracted to 187’s roughneck outer shell, prove you’re a hoodlum and blow your money on more dubious material instead, like a bottle of Old English. After spending some time playing this poser, I could use a swig myself.
  9. One of the PS2’s better looking debacles. On a sheer destructive scale it’s a beauty.
  10. Whereas the races are as pedestrian as they come - immediately putting the kibosh on any plans you may have had to enjoy the online or co-op modes - the presentation that surrounds the gameplay is one of the worst attempts to sell a shoddy product to 'gangster' worshiping kids we've ever witnessed.
  11. This whole game just offends me. Offends me more as a gamer than anything else.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    For rap artist Guerilla Black, acting in a video game is not his thing. He's a Notorious B.I.G. wannabe. With a self-promoted game like 187: Ride or Die, it may sounded like an episode of the ol' Hot Coffee scandal from GTA: San Andreas. But as terrible as the game looks and a lame excuse for a combat turned action game, maybe someday (but not today) should any rapper voiced in a game. Full Review »
  2. SibtainH.
    Nov 10, 2005
    This game is the best in accordance to fast playing action. Here one needs to be sharp and fast otherwise U'RE BUSTED.
  3. Johnny
    Sep 22, 2005
    I would say 187 ride or die is a long and well thought game that has been developed from a well known publisher(ubi-soft). with fast and frantic car shoot outs and a large variety of cars and tracks ride or die is sure to keep you going for months, and with its highly replayablity you will be glued to this game. Full Review »