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  • Summary: 187 Ride or Die is an urban-themed combat racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills. THe game features the voices and likenesses of Larenz Tate ("Menace II Society"), Noel Gugliemi ("Training Day," "The Fast and the Furious"), and Guerilla Black. 187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck (L. Tate), a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree (G. Black) from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets. The game features Adrenaline-Pumping Combat-Racing Action: Put your pedal to the metal as you literally blow your opponent away in non-stop, intense and unique combat-racing action intensified with replay and slow-motion camera effects, and spectacular blur and filter effects. Select from a number of unique vehicles ranging from vintage roadsters to modern muscle cars in your quest to rule the streets. Strapped to the Nines: Put your hand on the pump and take out the opposition with numerous weapons, including an array of pistols, shotguns, and much more. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. The one thing about 187 which surprised us is the variety of gameplay.
  2. Take a little bit of Burnout, add a sprinkling of Twisted Metal and a lot of bad attitude; the result is Ubi’s latest, explosive release that maintains the French publisher’s commitment to quality.
  3. 187 Ride or Die leaves no aftertaste. Six months from now you won't be craving another bite.
  4. The "rubber-band" rivals, where opponents appear to slow down or speed up depending on where you are positioned in the race, ensures clever driving skill is rarely rewarded.
  5. Gameplay-wise, 187 is mediocrity hampered by bad mechanics and ambience. Theme-wise, it is, at best, a parody, and at worst, downright insulting. It is not fun to play, it hurts the ears, the eyes, and the mind. It takes a lot for a game to do that.
  6. This whole game just offends me. Offends me more as a gamer than anything else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 5, 2012
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    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. Collapse

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