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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 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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  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. 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. 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