Pimp My Ride

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Pimp My Ride
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How not to pimp your ride. (or how to rice your ride.)
Protagonist: Xzibit
Genre: Racing
Simulation
Platforms: PlayStation 2
Xbox 360
PlayStation Portable
Nintendo Wii
Release Date: PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
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

Nintendo Wii
NA: February 19, 2008
AU: March 2008
EU: September 12, 2008
Developer: Eutechnyx
Publisher: Activision
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: Pimp My Ride
Next Game: Pimp My Ride: Street Racing


Pimp My Ride is a video game based on the eponymous television show of the same name. It was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Activision for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo Wii. The game was released in 2006.

Why It Sucks

  1. Absurd premise.
  2. Car designs are generic and there are no licensed vehicles.
  3. Poorly animated cutscenes with bad lip-syncing.
  4. Pixelated, blurry graphics.
  5. Terrible car handling.
  6. One of the ways you can earn cash for the budget for pimping a customer's vehicle is to crash into others, which is contradictory to the premise of the show because in it, West Coast Customs takes beat up cars, and enhances them into ones worthy of being on the streets.
  7. The other ways you can earn cash are via dull minigames, all of which are completed by pressing buttons.
  8. Customization options are limited due to them being catered towards the customer's preferences. This also means it's impossible to pick a wrong part to purchase.
  9. To put on the parts, you press buttons in an order like a minigame. While you can skip this process, you'll be paying full price for the part if you skip it.
  10. As long as you keep buying the most expensive parts, you'll win.
  11. Obnoxious characters, especially Marcia.
  12. The PSP replaces 3 customers named Leon, Alix and Aiyana with harder ones named Kass, Conway and Heather, one having shops that have a very long distance.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Decent hip hop soundtrack, including Styles Of Beyond's Bleach and Suni Clay's In A Hood Near You.
  2. The PSP version has an exclusive route planner where you can plan your route instead of having to use the manual DFMS

Reception

Pimp My Ride received negative reviews, and has a Metacritic score of 38/100 on Xbox 360, 36/100 on PlayStation 2, and 26/100 on Wii.

PBG reviewed this game and declared to be #1 on the list of Worst Licensed Games and it helped him create a catchy and hilarious song called "Ghost Ride the Whip".

Comments


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SpazJR61

3 months ago
Score 0
Too bad, the show itself ain't real.
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BlakeIsHere458

one month ago
Score 0
Pimp City is my home.

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