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  • Summary: Enter Pimp City, where bling is king, and style is everything. On these streets, if your car isn't fully pimped out, you'd be better off walking. You and Xzibit will take on the challenge of hooking up your homies, and transforming their hoopties, buckets and beaters into the hottest whips on the street, while redlining through the highways and alleyways of Pimp City. You choose the mods, you choose the route, but pimpin' ain't easy. It will take speed and style to hook them up. Do you have what it takes to Pimp Their Ride? Xzibit will guide you through every stage of the pimping process - true Xzibit hilarity with lines and voice recording from Xzibit himself. Authentic people, broken rides - each mission will feature a person who truly needs their ride (and their life) pimped. Outrageous car modifications not for your typical car. Intense redline street racing through the city's 'hoods to create the most pimped out ride. New School meets Old School - an MTV generation focus in delivery of art, music and sound, featuring Zxibit's latest hip-hop tracks, and retro whips in need of modern bling. 5 unique boroughs , all free roam envorinments for the ultimate combination of racing and pimping. 16 vehicles in all - one for each of the 15 "customers" plus Xzibit's own high-rolling feature ride. Over 15 suppliers per borough and 100s of parts, from tires and rims to bumpin' subwofer systems and high-def display panels. So many parts, so many combinations, so much replayability. [Activision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. Whereas the show, Pimp My Ride, may be fun, the game is not. It gets close in the presentation but it fails miserably where it counts, in the gameplay.
  2. When running properly, Pimp my Ride is fun if you’re into the show, but it will do little for the gearheads who are looking for something a little different in the racing genre. Snatch this one up if you’re really into the TV show, Xzibit, or outlandishly customizing cars.
  3. Drive, crash, mini-game, repeat. Pimp My Ride is a licensed game for die-hard fans.
  4. I honestly have to say that I had fun with this game just because the gameplay is so outrageously bad.
  5. If mind-numbingly easy repetition is what you enjoy in a game, knock yourself out.
  6. Not the worst game on 360 but it's not far off. Tedious, short and not much fun, if you want to pimp rides, we reckon you're better off sticking with "Need for Speed." [Issue # 16, p.94]
  7. It's pretty clear that Pimp My Ride is not aimed at us. And by "us" I mean "people who have at least a basic understanding of what makes a good game". It's the equivalent of a movie like Norbit or a TV show like...well, like Pimp My Ride.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. JoeB.
    Jan 4, 2007
    Ok, I may be the only one but I had a blast playing this game!
  2. GordonF.
    Aug 6, 2007
    Amazingly written and beautifully constructed, it's a complete emotional rollercoaster which we can't drawn any parallels with...You'll be playing this game for months to come, exchanging story elements to build up the bigger picture, and arguing about what it all means. ignore the haters Pimpy My Ride is a definite buy. Expand
  3. DarrenD.
    Oct 1, 2007
    Rent this game and see that the above score may even be too high.It was like a PS2 game gone wrong with terrible gameplay and missions.
  4. Mar 9, 2012
    What is this?, I remember to the perfection the TV Show Pimp My Ride, and I never have the idea that someone can do a game, but sorprise Activision do a game of the TV Show, and what happen? Any good, the graphics are horrible, the cars are the only good in this title, the controls are strange, the gameplay is strange, the music is good, but the music and cars not be much for save this thing, that is a horrible form to kill the show. Expand
  5. XzibitSucks
    Jan 16, 2007
    As pointless as the T.V. show, you do the same thing for a good 20 hours. Save your money for a decent game.
  6. MarcusLywood
    Jun 11, 2009
    I could just leave this review by saying that the game is god awful and one of the worst games of the decade, but I guess I should more in depth before I come to the conculsion.
    Firstly is the overall look of the game. It looks like, well, crap.
    I'm serious, it looks like someone spend 3 seconds on the graphics and thought "Yep, nothing more we can do"
    Secondly is the minigames. Yes, minigames on a console that is not the Wii.
    That's like adding ham to a donut. It doesn't work.
    Need I also add that the minigames are repetative, boring and unrewarding? No, you knew that already. My sister's TV has better mingames. A crap version of Tetris (yes, it's really bad)
    Thirdly, is the cutscenes. The first two you see really reflect the show Pimp My Ride and make you think that it's a good game. The third one though, and you find out that it's the same cutscene over and OVER again.
    Finally, is the controls. One word, s***.
    All in all, I'm dissapointed that Activison, a series famous for great series's like Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero to put their name on this abomination.
    Four words; don't buy this game.
  7. Andyman
    Feb 14, 2007
    More like Pimp My TV Franchise... and kids, we all know that's never a good thing. Don't even THINK of renting this, much less buying it.