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
  • NA: November 21, 2006 (PS2)
  • NA: December 6, 2006 (X360)
  • AU: March 14, 2007
  • EU: March 16, 2007
PlayStation Portable
  • NA: April 3, 2007
  • AU: April 26, 2007
  • EU: December 7, 2007
Wii
  • NA: February 19, 2008
  • AU: March 2008
  • EU: September 12, 2008
Genre(s) Racing, business sim
Mode(s) Single player

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
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 PSP Wii Xbox 360
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A 2/10[1]
Game Revolution N/A N/A D+[2] N/A
GameSpot 4.5/10[3] 1.7/10[4] N/A 4.5/10[3]
GamesRadar 1.5/5 stars[5] N/A 1/5 stars[6] N/A
GameTrailers 4/10[7] N/A N/A 4/10[7]
GameZone 3.8/10[8] N/A N/A 4.9/10[9]
IGN 2.2/10[10] 2/10[11] 2.2/10[12] 2.9/10[13]
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A 3/10[14]
OXM (UK) N/A N/A N/A 4/10[15]
TeamXbox N/A N/A N/A 5/10[16]
X-Play N/A N/A N/A 2/5 stars[17]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 36/100[18] 24/100[19] 26/100[20] 38/100[21]

The game received "unfavorable" reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[18][19][20][21]

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. 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".[4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehead, Dan (2007-03-31). "Pimp My Ride Review (X360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ Damiano, Greg (2008-04-25). "Pimp My Ride Review (Wii)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (2006-12-18). "Pimp My Ride Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (2007-04-23). "Pimp My Ride Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  5. ^ Edison, Bryce (2006-12-20). "Pimp My Ride (PSP)". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  6. ^ Provo, Frank (2008-03-07). "Pimp My Ride (Wii)". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  7. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride, Review". GameTrailers. January 18, 2007. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2006-12-27). "Pimp My Ride - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  9. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2006-12-27). "Pimp My Ride - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  10. ^ Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-29). "Pimp My Ride Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  11. ^ Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-21). "Pimp My Ride Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  12. ^ Miller, Jonathan; Casamassina, Matt (2008-05-04). "Pimp My Ride Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  13. ^ Miller, Jonathan (2006-12-21). "Pimp My Ride Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  14. ^ "Pimp My Ride". Official Xbox Magazine: 79. February 2007. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (2006-12-19). "Pimp My Ride Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  17. ^ Leeper, Justin (2007-02-21). "Pimp My Ride (X360)". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  18. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  19. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  20. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  21. ^ a b "Pimp My Ride Critic Reviews for Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

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