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
  • NA: August 23, 2005 (PS2)
  • NA: August 24, 2005 (Xbox)
  • AU: August 25, 2005 (PS2)
  • EU: August 26, 2005
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.

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

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 Xbox
EGM 4.33/10[1] 4.33/10[1]
Eurogamer 4/10[2] N/A
Game Informer 6.5/10[3] 6.5/10[3]
Game Revolution D+[4] D+[4]
GameSpot 6.2/10[5] 6.2/10[5]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[6] 3/5 stars[6]
GameTrailers 7/10[7] 7/10[7]
GameZone 6/10[8] 5.9/10[9]
IGN 5/10[10] 5/10[10]
OPM (US) 2.5/5 stars[11] N/A
OXM (US) N/A 3.9/10[12]
Detroit Free Press N/A 2/4 stars[13]
The Sydney Morning Herald 2.5/5 stars[14] 2.5/5 stars[14]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 52/100[15] 51/100[16]

187 Ride or Die received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EGM staff (October 2005). "187 Ride or Die". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 196. p. 115. 
  2. ^ Coxall, Martin (September 22, 2005). "187: Ride or Die (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die". Game Informer. No. 150. October 2005. p. 128. 
  4. ^ a b Reilly, Mike (September 9, 2005). "187 Ride or Die Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff (August 29, 2005). "187 Ride or Die Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Chapman, David (August 31, 2005). "GameSpy: 187 Ride or Die". GameSpy. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die Review". GameTrailers. August 22, 2005. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 5, 2005). "187 Ride Or Die - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (September 5, 2005). "187 Ride Or Die - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Clayman, David (August 26, 2005). "187 Ride or Die". IGN. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "187 Ride or Die". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. November 2005. p. 118. 
  12. ^ "187 Ride or Die". Official Xbox Magazine. November 2005. p. 130. 
  13. ^ Schaefer, Jim (September 25, 2005). "STREET NASTY". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Fish, Eliot (September 3, 2005). "Killing vroom". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "187 Ride or Die for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 

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