Pimp My Ride is a simulation/racing game published by Activision. This game is based on the popular MTV show. It was released in 2006 for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 consoles. In the game, players are challenged to pimp out their friends’ cars by Xzibit, transforming something old and rusty into something worthy of displaying on the streets. Cars can be redesigned from bumper to bumper and it will be players’ responsibilities to capture the styles, likes and interests of their clients.
The game received “unfavorable” reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.
The PSP (PlayStation Portable) version was cited as the worst version of all and scored significantly lower than the other two versions, with critics deriding the game’s frame rate, gameplay mechanics and replay value. Alex Navarro of GameSpot described the PSP version as having a “nauseatingly choppy frame rate” and commented that the game crashed “on a semi-regular basis… thus corrupting or killing your save file”, summing up by saying “There is no version of Pimp My Ride worth recommending to anyone, but the PSP version is definitely the one that should be most actively avoided”