187 Ride or Die Xbox

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
Buy On
  1. Fans of the genre and hip-hop alike will enjoy 187: Ride or Die and there's no reason why it shouldn't become a hit for Ubi. 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.
  2. 70
    All the machine guns, sawed-offs, and rocket launchers can't save this title. 187 Ride or Die lacks a number of things that could have made this a worthwhile action game so all we're left with is a disappointing racing game.
  3. 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.
  4. Game Informer
    65
    I did enjoy the escort missions, and the co-op is decent, but they can't hide the fact that 187 is just plain mediocre. [Oct 2005, p.128]
  5. No matter how you slice it, it's a sub-standard driving game in the vein of the "Twisted Metal" series without the sense of humor or fun that was found in it.
  6. A fairly standard car combat game with extremely repetitive gameplay and a hip-hop theme that feels about as fake and forced as possible.
  7. The developers of 187 Ride or Die definitely had the right idea. The game is easy to just pick up and play and has fun multiplayer modes. But the laughable plot, disgusting language and weak (very weak) single player mode keep this game from being great.
  8. With gangsta-themed games growing in popularity, this ride and gun actioner provides some decent arcade-style action, albeit with limited replay value.
  9. Lacks the muscular gameplay promised by its street-tough premise.
  10. 60
    If a little more focus had been placed on adding depth to the game, 187 could have been a solid title for Ubisoft. Instead, comical use of lingo and the otherwise average presentation make 187 Ride or Die feel more like a poser than a player.
  11. Aside from the poor controls and the limited choices in racetracks, gamers will quickly get tired of the game's repetitiveness and lack of an interesting story.
  12. 187 is one of those titles that you wish went in one of two separate directions: either it focused on the storyline and made an urban crime story, or they made a combat racer with a different theme. As it stands now, neither premise works in this title, and the game really isn't that engaging.
  13. It is obvious that the game's developers or publisher understood what a mediocre experience they were going to be selling. In a predictable stroke, they tried to bury it all under a smothering pile of street-smart buzzwords and hip-hop catch phrases.
  14. The driving and shooting is something different yet the repetitive nature of the game, lack of true variety or tactics with the weapons means that the game soon becomes old.
  15. 50
    A game that should have focused less on exuding street cred and more on gameplay. Larger, more varied race courses and greater differentiation between the weapons would have gone a long way towards making this game more enjoyable.
  16. 187 Ride or Die just doesn't have anything going for it. The gameplay is repetitive and uninspired, the campaign mode is tedious, and the multiplayer play is boring.
  17. If the game focused more on the highway racing, and improved the track selection, everybody would be better off. However, as it stands now Ride or Die is a game that provides more lasting enjoyment as a scratching simulator than as a racing game.
  18. 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]
  19. The profanity I can handle. But the other words just don't sit right with me.
  20. It doesn't suck, but it's good for all of the wrong reasons.
  21. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#30 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 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 »