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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 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
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  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. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. Nothing about 35 To Life makes it stand out -- save for perhaps the fact that we had to sit through a delay to get this product. It's not terribly fun, the storyline is pointless and the gansta tone is utterly unnecessary.
  5. 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?
  6. 30
    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.
  7. Insert "cruel and unusual punishment" or similar prison-term jokesterism here. Bonus points for working in the words "salad" and "toss." [Apr 2006, p.82]

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    5
    This game is mediorce. The story is boring and short but the multiplayer is quite fun actually.

    The gameplay is like Max Payne but without
    the feel... Buy this for the multiplayer, ok? Collapse

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