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  • Summary: 25 to Life is the game the streets have been waiting for. Play as either cops or gangsters in this urban third person shooter. The game delivers intense Online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience. Set in the heart of today's cities, experience the gritty25 to Life is the game the streets have been waiting for. Play as either cops or gangsters in this urban third person shooter. The game delivers intense Online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience. Set in the heart of today's cities, experience the gritty lifestyles of police task forces or as a gangster survive the local neighborhood thugs while fighting your way up the inner sanctum of the drug lord's mansion, your knowledge of the streets will be put to the test because...25 to Life IS the streets! [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. I liked that there were many destructible objects that you could shoot just for grins plus I liked the auto save feature. The game’s storyline was intriguing and the cutscenes were done well.
  2. There are a couple of interesting concepts included in the package (customization items for your online avatar are awarded for completing single-player secondary objectives) but the game as a whole never rises above mediocrity.
  3. 25 to Life is a lifelessly generic shooter that, at times, feels like "Max Payne" without the fun.
  4. You have to struggle with touchy controls and flaws in the game logic. For example, if you hang onto a human shield for too long, the cops will just shoot your hostage to get him out of the way. How is that fair to anybody?
  5. The bottom line is that it doesn't come even close to the open-ended gameplay of GTA and the overall quality of Max Payne. Drawing any further comparison with these two well-known titles would be a waste of time. In fact, the entire game is a waste of time and money.
  6. A sentence of 25 to Life lasts only six to seven hours if played on medium difficulty. [Apr 2006, p.51]
  7. 25 to life sets the gaming bar about as low as it can go. Then trips over it. [Mar 2006, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. GeioJ.
    Feb 9, 2006
    10
    This gamme was thrilling i wish that all could play my best bet is on the pc its better.
  2. Aug 4, 2013
    7
    Gangsteri i oružja, ulične pucnjave, bosovi, policija i jošGangsteri i oružja, ulične pucnjave, bosovi, policija i još ponešto....................................................................................... Expand
  3. JarrettT.
    Jan 19, 2006
    2
    the game sucks period. If you love the socom franchise,this title makes socom online play look like a God. This is one game I regret I bought.
  4. GabrielP.
    Jan 26, 2006
    2
    Probably one of the most obscene attempts at a gangster simulation game ever. Eidos tried to recreat a GTA style game in a different genre, Probably one of the most obscene attempts at a gangster simulation game ever. Eidos tried to recreat a GTA style game in a different genre, and wow it didn't work. Don't buy it. Expand
  5. JayB.
    Feb 5, 2006
    0
    You might as well play State of Emergency for the PS1 that was released a few years ago. The graphics are just as poor along with the story. You might as well play State of Emergency for the PS1 that was released a few years ago. The graphics are just as poor along with the story. Whilst many call this game the best game online; it's clearly lacking any form of structure that a game online needs to earn the 'best' or even 'good' title. Expand
  6. JamieA.
    Mar 30, 2006
    0
    Probably the worst game I have ever played, its extremly boring and the AI is horrible.