25 to Life PC

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
Buy On
  1. This game probably had promise but turned out to be your standard first person shooter with the addition of some popular rap music thrown in.
  2. The boring graphics, the (mostly) garbage sound, and the obscenely boring story will leave you in a non-marijuana induced daze.
  3. 33
    The single player is boring, arrestingly conventional and entirely forgettable. The multiplayer is slightly better, though mostly because of its options and not because of its gameplay.
  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. PC Gamer
    30
    A sentence of 25 to Life lasts only six to seven hours if played on medium difficulty. [Apr 2006, p.51]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    As a third-person action game, 25 to life is kind of a "Max Payne in the Hood," only without the quality gameplay. [Apr 2006, p.62]
  8. Edge Magazine
    20
    If there’s one thing that 25 To Life gets to do right, let it bring an end to this destructive preoccupation with the cross-media lure of gritty, crime-flavoured urban violence, and the unacceptably low standards it so often brings with it. [Mar 2006, p.89]
  9. Computer Gaming World
    20
    25 to life sets the gaming bar about as low as it can go. Then trips over it. [Mar 2006, p.82]
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. JamieA.
    Mar 30, 2006
    0
    Probably the worst game I have ever played, its extremly boring and the AI is horrible.
  2. GeioJ.
    Feb 9, 2006
    10
    This gamme was thrilling i wish that all could play my best bet is on the pc its better.
  3. 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. Full Review »