Pimp My Ride (video game)

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Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride cover.jpg
Developer(s) Eutechnyx
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
NA 20061121November 21, 2006

AU 20070314March 14, 2007
EU 20070316March 16, 2007
Xbox 360
NA 20061206December 6, 2006
AU 20070314March 14, 2007
EU 20070316March 16, 2007
PlayStation Portable
NA 20070403April 3, 2007
AU 20070426April 26, 2007
EU 20071207December 7, 2007
Wii
NA 20080219February 19, 2008
AU 200803March 2008
EU 20080912September 12, 2008

Genre(s) Racing, business sim
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution DVD (PlayStation 2/Xbox 360), UMD (PSP), Wii Optical Disc (Wii)

Pimp My Ride is a simulation/racing game published by Activision. This game is based on the popular MTV show. It was released in 2006 for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 consoles. In the game, players are challenged to pimp out their friends' cars by Xzibit, transforming something old and rusty into something worthy of displaying on the streets. Cars can be redesigned from bumper to bumper and it will be players’ responsibilities to capture the styles, likes and interests of their clients.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (X360) 38.88%[1]
(PS2) 37.22%[2]
(Wii) 35%[3]
(PSP) 23.50%[4]
Metacritic (X360) 38/100[5]
(PS2) 36/100[6]
(Wii) 26/100[7]
(PSP) 24/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 2/10[9]
Game Revolution D+[10]
GamesRadar (PS2) 1.5/5 stars[11]
(Wii) 1/5 stars[12]
GameSpot 4.5/10[13]
(PSP) 1.7/10[14]
GameTrailers 4/10[15]
GameZone (X360) 4.9/10[16]
(PS2) 3.8/10[17]
IGN (X360) 2.9/10[18]
2.2/10[19][20]
(PSP) 2/10[21]
Official Xbox Magazine 3/10[22]
Official Xbox Magazine UK 4/10[23]
TeamXbox 5/10[24]
X-Play 2/5 stars[25]

The game has received universally negative reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 37.22% and 36 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][6] 38.88% and 38 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[1][5] 23.50% and 24 out of 100 for the PSP version;[4][8] and 35% and 26 out of 100 for the Wii version.[3][7]

The PSP (PlayStation Portable) version was cited as the worst version of all and scored significantly lower than the other two versions, with critics deriding the game's frame rate, gameplay mechanics and replay value. The Xbox 360 and PS2 versions received 4.5 out of 10 from GameSpot,[13] with the 360 version receiving 2.9 out of 10,[18] and the PS2 and Wii versions 2.2 out of 10 from IGN,[19][20] whereas the PSP version received 1.7 from GameSpot[14] and 2 out of 10 from IGN.[21]

Alex Navarro of GameSpot described the PSP version as having a "nauseatingly choppy frame rate" and commented that the game crashed "on a semi-regular basis... thus corrupting or killing your save file", summing up by saying "There is no version of Pimp My Ride worth recommending to anyone, but the PSP version is definitely the one that should be most actively avoided".[14]

Pimp My Ride: Street Racing[edit]

A sequel named Pimp My Ride: Street Racing, developed by Virtuos and published by Activision, was released in 2009 for PS2 and NDS.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride Critic Reviews for Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  7. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  8. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  9. ^ Whitehead, Dan (2007-03-31). "Pimp My Ride Review (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  10. ^ Damiano, Greg (2008-04-25). "Pimp My Ride Review (Wii)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  11. ^ Edison, Bryce (2006-12-20). "Pimp My Ride (PSP)". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  12. ^ Provo, Frank (2008-03-07). "Pimp My Ride (Wii)". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  13. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (2006-12-18). "Pimp My Ride Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  14. ^ a b c Navarro, Alex (2007-04-23). "Pimp My Ride Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  15. ^ "Pimp My Ride, Review". GameTrailers. January 18, 2007. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  16. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2006-12-27). "Pimp My Ride - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  17. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2006-12-27). "Pimp My Ride - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  18. ^ a b Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-21). "Pimp My Ride Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  19. ^ a b Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-29). "Pimp My Ride Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  20. ^ a b Miller, Jonathan; Casamassina, Matt (2008-05-04). "Pimp My Ride Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  21. ^ a b Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-21). "Pimp My Ride Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  22. ^ "Pimp My Ride". Official Xbox Magazine: 79. February 2007. 
  23. ^ Griliopoulos, Dan (July 2007). "Review: Pimp My Ride". Official Xbox Magazine UK: 103. Archived from the original on 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  24. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (2006-12-19). "Pimp My Ride Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  25. ^ Leeper, Justin (2007-02-21). "Pimp My Ride (X360)". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  26. ^ Pimp My Ride: Street Racing on GameSpot.com Retrieved 2012-01-30.

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