Enter the world of night racing and lowrider competitions.
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Mixed (84 reviews) - 47% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 4, 2013

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About This Game

Enter the world of night racing and lowrider competitions. Buy your ride and keep it in a good condition to compete with other pretenders. Earn respect to race with better drivers and advance in the underground community to ultimately become the next racing king of the neighborhood.

Earn cash in night racers and spend the money to tune up your car in the garage to achieve the best performance. Change engine parts, switch gearboxes and other stuff to make your wheels spin as fast as possible. If you're a good tuner, you'll soon manage to pimp your ride - change tires and rims, lower the suspension and install hydraulics suspension system. Buy better cars and parts to advance your underground racing career.

Different game modes
Game features 2 main modes: racing and lowrider competitions. Meet other street racers and challenge them for duels on different racing locations. Make bets to earn money or even take over opponent’s car! Once you installed hydraulics suspension system you'll be able to enter lowrider competitions and compete in 3 different modes: jump, dance and freestyle.

Key features:

  • 12 classic american cars
  • 4 locations with plenty of race modes
  • advanced mechanic tuning options
  • lowrider contest in 3 categories: hop, dance and freestyle
  • dozens of car parts modifications

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB w/ Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
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186 of 242 people (77%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
The low riders in this game are so real I sold my car and drive this game to work every day.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
There are a few things to take into account when buying this game,
1: This isn't an indepth racer or car modification game
2: The purchase price reflects what sort of game to expect, (although I was actually pleasantly surprised)
3: If you remember playing Street Rod 1 & 2 for DOS this game is kind of a modern evolution on it but with more hydraulics, bling and much less frustation (remember Mulholland drive races?)

I enjoyed it.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
I'm just gonna make a list of the good things and the bad things in the game;

Good things
- Customization

Bad things
- Horrible handling on all cars
- Repetitive races (Drag races most of the times, or just some small track)
- Sometimes impossible opponents (They just have a faster car than you)
- No controller support
- Graphics are not that great
- Only a few car models
- Steam overlay doesn't work ingame
- The songs

Overall, I would recommend this game, if you like to customize old cars into lowriders.
But if you want to buy a game which has good car customization and decent races, you shouldn't buy this game.

The game is 5,99€ at the moment in Steam, personally I think that is a bit too much for this game.
If you get it for like an euro or two, then you should think about getting it.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
Whenever you run out of money you automatically get "hooked up" with 500 dollars from your "homie".

gangsta/10, would play again
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is amazing, but in order to enjoy it you have to know what you're doing. Cause this game is REALLY DETAILED. It involves a lot of modifying to your car. I love the hydraulic competitions and the racing. Im walking out of them with a ton of money to add more to my cars. Yea, a lot of nice cars; they give them different names though. Like the Impala is called a Gazelle and the El Camino is called a Walker. Fun and addicting game overall, get it!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I've reached Rank 1 and finished the game, here's my view.

The handling is terrible so let's rule out all the circuit racing etc. Drag racing is incredibly easy. I slaughtered everything in my path every time. Betting full amount I can each time I had copious amounts of money, bought the best I could and once I reached the boss, well... he was too easy.

The customising part is minimal. Has a few set things you can do. Things such as wheel size can affect speed so there are small factors that can come into play but you're never that close in races for it to matter other than you own personal best 1/4 mile times etc. As for styling you can do a few basic things but nothing major. Paint, wheels, tires, ride height, window tints, and some special things like gold trim.

There is a mode where you can use hydraulics to complete in competitions. I can't get it to score any points in the freestyle no matter how much I try. Probably bugged. It's fun to play around with hydros for a few mins in the test mode but it gets boring after that.

It has a score system for reputation for each race. No idea what that does. I think it might affect multiplier in the hydro mode but again, can't score, so useless.

I was hoping it would get more difficult as the game went on but nothing changed. It was the same from start to finish.
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26 of 46 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
This game is not very good don't buy it. You can't use a controller and you can't redefine the keys. Everything feels cheap and unfinished and nasty. You can see 2 mouse pointers on the screen all the time. For some people the game crashes before they can even get in.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
im a fan of racing games and car customization games, this game is not very good in either aspect. the gameplay itself is just meh, very bland and no depth. also if your not smart about which mods u make to your car your gunna get obsolete and smoked real soon. buy a cheaper car and give it all performance mods do anything cosmetic in the beginning of the game and u will regret it. the race winner is determined by who spent ther money better, not skill. save your money for real car games.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2014
It's quite a waste for even a game under 10 dollars. It has extremely limited content, and there's no replay factor to it. Unless this is updated, don't buy it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2014
Before going into Ride 'em Low, you must realize and accept that it is a low budget niche title. The production values are very low, and the mechanics are quite limited for a racing/driving game. Being a fan of racing games and having grown up in a city where modified cars were a part of its culture, this game quickly caught my attention. Sadly, it did not fully satisfy my expectations. The pleasant surprise arrived when I noticed the many parallels to the Street Rod 1 and Street Rod 2 DOS games I played many hours as a kid. The premise and mechanics are very similar, and all three games also share similar problems and limitations. You start the game with a lump sum of cash, head over to the car dealer, and buy a classic muscle car of your choice. From there, you will begin racing other drivers and then modifying your vehicle with your race earnings. You will also be able to gain respect points with each race win. On the other hand, races that are lost will decrease your respect points and decrease your savings. I have found little to no value of having any amount of respect. What matters most in Ride 'em Low is money. It will get you part upgrades, new cars, cosmetic changes, and best of all, it will move you up the drivers' ranking. The game relies heavily on your income while driving skills have nearly zero impact on the outcome of races, unless you are competing in the top ten. In addition, car part upgrades do not scale well at all in comparison to your direct competitors in the driver ranking. Because of these flaws, progression in Ride 'em Low means you will be forced to grind wins for money against lower ranked drivers with much inferior cars in comparison to yours. After a few hours of grinding, the game suddenly clicks together, and you will be progressing through the ranks and acquiring upgrades enjoyably. After much racing and climbing up the ranks, you will quickly realize that maxing out all available upgrades for your current car are not enough, and you must purchase a better automobile. The feeling of improvement as you buy new parts or upgrade your existing ones is satisfying. There are even subtle audio differences depending on what parts you have equipped. Edging out an opponent for a win that you have lost to previously is quite fun and rewarding. As I mentioned before, winning races has very little to do with your gained skills as a driver, but everything to do with how expensive and powerful your vehicle has become through part upgrades. With that said, there is some minor experimenting with tweaking your car's gear differential in order to achieve better overall performance. As you calibrate this, you will be able to go on test drives and find out how well the changes have impacted the car's acceleration. This can be fun after each major upgrade, and depending on the parts, differential configurations do make a difference in beating an opponent in certain events. Which introduces another major flaw in the game. There is a severe lack of tracks to race on. Even though there are four different race modes, each utilizing alternate track variations, they are far from exciting, and do not feel like an actual event. There aren't any city drivers around, ever. If the developers had added city drivers throughout the tracks and some interaction with the police, the game would have been so much better. This goes in line with the rest of the game's lack of polish and content. It's also very clear that there is much to be desired graphically. The car models have had the most attention, while the tracks and other objects around them have low resolutions and look like they are about fifteen years out of date. Competing against your opponents as you go up to the number one rank can be fun, but not in all race modes. Strangely enough, drag racing is the race mode I prefer to take part in. It's fast, satisfying, and puts your parts tweaking to the test in their purest of forms. There are three other longer race modes around very bland and uninteresting tracks, but I resentfully participated in them. The cars available to the players are all very large and heavy beasts of classic machinery. They handle, feel, and move like massively heavy boats on quicksand, and racing them around tight corners and chicanes is not fun in any way. The car physics while racing are decent, but the weight and feel of the cars as you turn are not fitting to how they should handle and perform after being fine tuned with expensive, maximum performance parts and engines. In Ride 'em Low the only simulation aspect is left to car part modification and upgrades. I have hit a solid cement wall going over 215 miles per hour a few times, backed up, and continued on the race without any problems. I have also been involved in or witnessed some extremely unrealistic but funny crashes, only to see the cars land back on the road and continue driving to win the race. Going back to the game not requiring very much of your driver skills and track experience, the true opponent challenges will only exist when you reach each of the events' top ten driver ranking. Then, the developers opted to provide you with some artificial difficulty, as many of your opponents will be driving the exact same or inferior cars and go much faster than you, even if your top of the line car has maximum upgrades and the absolute best parts. There is also some senseless performance instability coming from your opponents. Sometimes you will have to drive the same challenger more than once, and their performance will become better or worse, seemingly at random even though they are the same driver with the same car as before. The uninspired tracks also suffer from some bugs. Sometimes your car will be stuck to a light post or even a sidewalk. The only way to continue is to go to the menu and restart the race. The game client itself also has some awful problems regarding the occasional crash and the operating system's sound. After each time I play Ride 'em Low, it causes severe issues with the system sound, completely muting most of the channels, in addition to producing some very strange noises during gameplay. The only way to get the system's sound back to normal is to restart Windows. This is clearly an issue tied to Ride 'em Low alone, as I have not experienced anything like it from any other game or software. Besides the main racing events, there is also a hydraulics competition. In this event, there is no racing involved at all. Your task is to equip your vehicle with hydraulic suspensions and perform for a high score. While the idea is novel and there aren't that many games that provide the player with such a genuine lowrider experience, once you do three or four of these, there isn't really a reason to participate again. The main event in the game is truly the actual racing, and your objective is to reach the number one spot in all four racing competitions. There is a surprising amount of fun to be had tuning and racing classic muscle cars, and the game thankfully does not outstay its welcome. If you can ignore and overlook some serious flaws, and if you liked Street Rod 1 and Street Rod 2, then Ride 'em Low is at least worth a try.

Ride 'em Low is okay.
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SWAZZyMODoE_
0.5 hrs
Posted: June 28
i expected this game to be fun i was so dissapointed i love lowrider and lowrider games but this game is mostly about racing
but i'd give this game a decent 6/10
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Tarrec |-/
0.4 hrs
Posted: April 1
its ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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connormaltese
1.1 hrs
Posted: March 9
how do you return
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Salarn
0.5 hrs
Posted: February 22
https://youtu.be/D43Cza7GCVQ

The game sets out to bring the player into the world of street racing and car dancing. While the goal is noble the implementation is lacking and leaves the entire experience feeling hollow.

Some of this is on the content being presented, a drag race is by definition going straight so the play can just numbly hold down the accelerator. Races are against single cars without any rubberbanding so you know early on if you'll win or not. This may be accurate but in game form it's uninteresting.

The hydraulics gameplay of car dancing is hilarious as you DDR your car through a set routine. Freestyle events appear to be bugged which was dissapointed due to it being so ridiculous to make the car hop around.
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J.J
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 24
Nope
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Sketchy_Pencil
9.4 hrs
Posted: October 20, 2015
Good game for the price. I really like the customization. For the racing I like the drag racing. The other modes are kinda meh. And once you get to a certain point it just kinda seems.... they're faster than you so deal with it. Thats when you start messing with your ratios and testing.

Good game. Wish it could be expanded on greatly with the platform they already have in place. Would make an excellent game.
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ZjemCiKumpla
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 8, 2015
Complete ♥♥♥♥. Dont buy.
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RAZ
1.0 hrs
Posted: May 13, 2015
Well Ride em low this game well is something weird I got this for 1.35 and completely think it was well worth that price. They games actually fairly solid I had no issue crashes or anything to complain about graphics wise which id say rival ps2 maybe abit better. The racing can be easy but the immediately goes to impossible mode....The hopping competitions are descent if your into lowriders which is why I bought it.
now let me be clear if you can buy this game for dirt cheap like me then by all means other then that leave this game alone
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Mine_Zone
3.1 hrs
Posted: May 8, 2015
NOPE BUT YES BUT NO BUT YES I DON'T KNOW SO IMA SAY NO WAY!!! Maybe if it was a lil cheaper i'd reccomend it but for what it is at this day and time I would wait untill it is cheaper like I did. I do enjoy this game for the jumpy-car side and the car customization is amazing!!! But for racing the handling is terrible and eww yuck those graphics are terrible for 2015 (it was realsied in 2013 too)!!!

So should should you it? No, unless it is cheaper/on special and you don't want the game for the racing you want it for the cusomization and super fun jumpy jumps then yes.. But in the end it is really your choice, read some other reviews to help make up your mind!
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cassidywrightvalor1
13.9 hrs
Posted: April 7, 2015
its an old game but if you like lowriders and you like to customize it aint so bad for its age!
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