187 Ride or Die

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187 Ride or Die
187 Ride or Die.jpg
Developer(s) Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s) NA August 23, 2005 (PS2)

NA August 24, 2005 (Xbox)
AUS August 25, 2005 (PS2)

EU 20050826August 26, 2005
  • KO November 10, 2005 (PS2)
Genre(s) Driving
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer, online

187 Ride or Die is a video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, developed and published by Ubisoft. In order to become "top dog" of the game the player must race and defeat opponents through a variety of different stages all set in Los Angeles's infamous South Central region.

The game's title comes from two phrases common in the subculture. 187 is the California Penal Code section that defines murder. It has come into general use among gangs in the United States as a synonym for murder, and this usage has passed into popular culture via gangsta rap. "Ride or die" is a combination of the phrases "ride it out" and "die trying", meaning one is willing to do anything even if it involves personal risk.

If playing with another player, one can be the driver and the other can be the shooter. This can be done in the story and online mode. There are a variety of modes available to the player.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 56.90%[1]
(Xbox) 53.98%[2]
Metacritic (PS2) 52/100[3]
(Xbox) 51/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 4.33/10[5]
Eurogamer 4/10[6]
Game Informer 6.5/10[7]
Game Revolution D+[8]
GameSpot 6.2/10[9]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[10]
GameTrailers 7/10[11]
GameZone (PS2) 6/10[12]
(Xbox) 5.9/10[13]
IGN 5/10[14]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[15]
Official Xbox Magazine 3.9/10[16]
Detroit Free Press 2/4 stars[17]
The Sydney Morning Herald 2.5/5 stars[18]

187 Ride or Die received mediocre reviews upon release. The game, which features artist Guerilla Black and model Thekla Roth, has the main complaint of many review gaming sites, gaming magazines, and gamers alike is that the game uses many different forms of slang from the hip-hop and rap culture stereotypically and incorrectly and too often in many of the game's situations, usually when such occasions don't arise.[citation needed] GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 56.90% and 52 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[1][3] and 53.98% and 51 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[2][4]

The game would later be ported and eventually released on the PlayStation Portable under the title Street Riders on March 31, 2006.

See also[edit]

List of PlayStation 2 games

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ EGM staff (October 2005). "187 Ride or Die". Electronic Gaming Monthly (196): 115. 
  6. ^ Coxall, Martin (September 22, 2005). "187: Ride or Die (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "187 Ride or Die". Game Informer (150): 128. October 2005. 
  8. ^ Reilly, Mike (September 9, 2005). "187 Ride or Die Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (August 29, 2005). "187 Ride or Die Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Chapman, David (August 31, 2005). "GameSpy: 187 Ride or Die". GameSpy. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "187 Ride or Die Review". GameTrailers. August 22, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 5, 2005). "187 Ride Or Die - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  13. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (September 5, 2005). "187 Ride Or Die - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ Clayman, David (August 26, 2005). "187 Ride or Die". IGN. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  15. ^ "187 Ride or Die". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 118. November 2005. 
  16. ^ "187 Ride or Die". Official Xbox Magazine: 130. November 2005. 
  17. ^ Schaefer, Jim (September 25, 2005). "STREET NASTY". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  18. ^ Fish, Eliot (September 3, 2005). "Killing vroom". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 

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