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  • Summary: Fully strapped with firepower, you'll make a mad dash for power by racing against ruthless street crews, murdering your opponents, and building an empire of cash money. In Notorious: Die to Drive, you can choose from more than 30 different vehicles, ranging from vintage roadsters to modernFully strapped with firepower, you'll make a mad dash for power by racing against ruthless street crews, murdering your opponents, and building an empire of cash money. In Notorious: Die to Drive, you can choose from more than 30 different vehicles, ranging from vintage roadsters to modern models. Then equip yourself with more than 20 weapons, including pistols, machine guns, shotguns, and Molotov Cocktails. High-priced women, jewelry, and houses are just some of the rewards for the few who can survive this dangerous game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 16 out of 40
  1. The graphics are great with plenty of detail, you are never fighting the controls, the speed effects and weapons are great and the storm drain levels rock. There are parts of this game that almost make you feel like you're in the middle of some Jerry Bruckheimer movie.
  2. Absolutely rent it for a weekend of mindless fun, but return it and move on. 187 Ride or Die certainly took the best elements of some top-notch titles, but didn't execute any of them in a way not seen before.
  3. With gangsta-themed games growing in popularity, this ride and gun actioner provides some decent arcade-style action, albeit with limited replay value.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    50
    With its unresponsive driving and boring-as-hell shooting, Ride or Die is nothing more than a cheap attempt to capitalise on the ever-so-cool gangsta attitude. [Oct 2005]
  5. Play Magazine
    45
    Hip-hop-fueld thug culture that seems too forced to come anywhere but from a marketer's meeting. [Oct 2005, p.69]
  6. You might find a few minutes of amusement playing against your friends but why bother? There are a lot better games out there.
  7. At it's best moments, 187 is an entertaining, if only slightly piece of action gaming. In it's worse, it's attempting to convey it's horrifically trite storyline to you by means of ancient looking CG and characters as cliché as the stereotypes they were meant to portray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Anon
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    I been waiting for a game like this for a while. Just picked it up and I cant wait to go running through the aquaducts blasting at my opponents.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    If I could design my own cars this would be heaven. As it is, it's just shy. Controls are solid. The combat is great and deathmatch If I could design my own cars this would be heaven. As it is, it's just shy. Controls are solid. The combat is great and deathmatch totally rocks. Expand
  3. ElRio
    May 6, 2005
    9
    I like the title of the game.
  4. AaronA
    Sep 2, 2005
    9
    A brilliant mix between burnout type tracks/race styles, gta's atmosphere and oldskool guns. the graphics are well done the sounds are A brilliant mix between burnout type tracks/race styles, gta's atmosphere and oldskool guns. the graphics are well done the sounds are respectable and the enemy A.I is caniving. this game is only let down by over exaduration and short single player but if you have friends/live none of those matter. great title thats been badly under-rated. Expand
  5. BlueFalcon
    Aug 30, 2005
    6
    Considering the low review scores, I was very surprised at how great the graphics and effects were. But I was also shocked at the horrible Considering the low review scores, I was very surprised at how great the graphics and effects were. But I was also shocked at the horrible dialog. It's seriously the worst I've ever heard/read in a game - worse than Fifa Street's even. Expand
  6. Sam
    Sep 17, 2005
    3
    Is it a good, beautiful, brilliant, fantastic game? Not even close.
  7. Lucas
    Nov 12, 2005
    1
    "There goes the neighborhood!" Tasteless, it's good to know stereotypes are alive and well in the gaming arena which resembles Hollywood "There goes the neighborhood!" Tasteless, it's good to know stereotypes are alive and well in the gaming arena which resembles Hollywood in the 1950's when it comes to GOOD, SOLID, ethnic characters! (Sorry Super Mario doesn't count!) Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#86 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
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#54 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005