Pimp My Ride is a simulation/racing game published by Activision. This game is based on the popular MTVshow. 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.
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; 38.88% and 38 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version; 23.50% and 24 out of 100 for the PSP version; and 35% and 26 out of 100 for the Wii version.
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, with the 360 version receiving 2.9 out of 10, and the PS2 and Wii versions 2.2 out of 10 from IGN, whereas the PSP version received 1.7 from GameSpot and 2 out of 10 from IGN.
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".