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Pimp My Ride review

Thankfully, not featuring Tim Westwood

Pros

  • Watching the show
  • Ghost riding the whip
  • Returning the game

Cons

  • Modding the car is boring
  • Stars aren't in game
  • Graphics are bad for your eyes

Based on the show of the same name, Pimp My Ride has finally spawned a game. Unfortunately, the magic that makes this car modifying program so popular has been lost. Curiously, the real stars of the show - the guys at West Coast Customs - aren’t here. Instead, you drive around the fictional city in unresponsive cars. The actual modding bits are repetitive, banal minigames and little else and, while there’s some fun in “ghost riding the whip” - where a driver gets out and dances alongside his slow-moving motor - it all looks awful. This is one ride not worth taking.

Based on the show of the same name, Pimp My Ride has finally spawned a game. Unfortunately, the magic that makes this car modifying program so popular has been lost. Curiously, the real stars of the show - the guys at West Coast Customs - aren’t here. Instead, you drive around the fictional city in unresponsive cars. The actual modding bits are repetitive, banal minigames and little else and, while there’s some fun in “ghost riding the whip” - where a driver gets out and dances alongside his slow-moving motor - it all looks awful. This is one ride not worth taking.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionRepetitive modding, banal minigames and little else - this is one ugly ride not worth taking.
PlatformPSP, Xbox 360, PS2, Wii
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date3 April 2007 (US), 16 March 2007 (UK)