What the game really resembles most is Lucky & Wild, an old arcade game where one player drives and the other shoots. 187 is best when one person is mowing down enemy targets while their partner is desperately moving the car into position for a good shot. But even in co-op, you've still got to deal with the forced urban hipness throughout, not to mention some bugs (such as when your gunner simply stops firing).
With better racing and combat games out there, 187: Ride or Die simply isn't frantic, compelling or polished enough to make it worth your time. Ya heard?