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187 Ride or Die
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Developer(s) Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s) August 23, 2005 (NA)
August 26, 2005 (EU)
Genre(s) Driving
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer, online
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature (M)
PEGI: 16+

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 main complaint of many review gaming sites, gaming magazines, and gamers alike is that the game uses many different forms of slang from the hip-hop and rap culture stereotypically and incorrectly and too often in many of the game's situations, usually when such occasions don't arise. Given the fact that the game was developed directly in France, Ubisoft may not have done enough research on American gang life. This prompted X-Play's Adam Sessler to comment "Here's a hint: if you're gonna make a game all crunked out with OGs and gangstas, don't let Pierre make it."[1]


  1. ^ "Episode dated September 7, 2005". X-Play. G4. September 7, 2005.

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187 Ride or Die

Developer(s) Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release date August 23, 2005(NA)

August 26, 2005 (EU)

Genre Driving
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: M
Platform(s) Xbox
Playstation 2
Media DVD
Input Playstation 2
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