25 to Life PlayStation 2

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
Buy On
  1. The online portion of 25 To Life isn't bad; it's not deep by any stretch nor does it look particularly wonderful, but you and your pals can run around the city and shoot each other online and I bet some of you will really like it.
  2. It's not completely without merit, especially if you are able to find a few friends online to play with.
  3. Game Informer
    58
    You know the drill: extremely linear level designs that stitch together corridors, open areas, and dull objectives with all the refinement and subltlety of a drunken quilting circle. [Mar 2006, p.100]
  4. A lifelessly generic shooter that, at times, feels like "Max Payne" without the fun.
  5. This game simply cannot be recommended to anyone: the controls are busted, the AI is pathetic, and even with online play you will grow tired of it within an hour.

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. AndyM.
    Jul 31, 2006
    3
    I always thought this: games that cause controversies were worth playing. 25 to Life proved me wrong. Then again, if you can go online, you I always thought this: games that cause controversies were worth playing. 25 to Life proved me wrong. Then again, if you can go online, you might want to check this out. Full Review »
  2. SashaC.
    Feb 23, 2006
    3
    i cannot express the disappointment i feel with this game. In the game you have no freedom. they give you an assignment and thats all yiou i cannot express the disappointment i feel with this game. In the game you have no freedom. they give you an assignment and thats all yiou can do. no exploration like in Vice City, no hidden items, nada. you switch from "gangster" to "cop" so quickly you have no time to develop an allegence with the character. i bought this game for 55 bucks and i feel it was a waste, i could have gotten something that was more entertaing. Full Review »
  3. FrankB.
    Jan 18, 2006
    10
    Single player is lacking but the multiplayer is fast paced fun!