Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 16 out of 40
  1. Vehicle customization would have been a welcomed addition to a very shallow 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. It tries to do to many things at once, and ultimately it looks like they took a bunch of the top racing genre titles of the past three years and slapped them together.
  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. 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]
  8. 187 Ride or Die is bad - but it's not so bad that it's good. There's nothing good about it, period.
  9. It's so gangsta. It's so street. It's so shite. Painfully forcing every urban cliché going into every line of dialogue, the cutscenes reduced us to fits of laughter. That's laughing at, not with. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  10. 40
    If you're looking for a game to kill some time with and don't mind if it's a little stupid or embarrassing, Ride or Die is a racer that's easy to pick up and fairly easy to put down.
  11. It tries so hard to keep it real that it comes off hilariously fake. [Nov 2005, p.130]
  12. The dialogue is wretchedly forced in its unrealistic, overly ghettoized slang penned by writers who have read every stereotypical hip-hop street language book on the shelf. Expect something like: "My big dog G-gangsta Buck, dog! You blaze down the streets and show them that I'm the real street O.G. Ya heard?"
  13. Even the hippity-hop music is utterly lacklustre, and somehow it feels out of place in a G-Ridin' gangsta game. How is this? Avoid this unless you bought "FIFA Street," in which case you're beyond our help.
  14. This whole game just offends me. Offends me more as a gamer than anything else.
  15. 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.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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!) Full Review »
  2. Sam
    Sep 17, 2005
    3
    Is it a good, beautiful, brilliant, fantastic game? Not even close.
  3. 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. Full Review »