23 August 2005
PlayStation 2, Xbox
| 5/10 |
Racing video game
Ubisoft, Ubisoft Paris
| NA: August 23, 2005 (PS2)
NA: August 24, 2005 (Xbox)
AU: August 25, 2005 (PS2)
EU: August 26, 2005
KO: November 10, 2005 (PS2)|
Single player, multiplayer, online
Ubisoft, Ubisoft Barcelona
Satellite Award for Outstanding Sports Game, Satellite Award for Best Sports - Fighting - Racing Game
25 to Life, 24: The Game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, Æon Flux, 18 Wheeler: American
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.
187 Ride or Die received mixed reviews upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 57% and 52 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version; and 54% and 51 out of 100 for the Xbox version.
187 Ride or Die Wikipedia