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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. FrankB.
    Jan 18, 2006
    Single player is lacking but the multiplayer is fast paced fun!
  2. CarlGoshay
    Nov 4, 2004
    this game will blow all the grand theft aoutos out of the park for good ,,i will do any thing to get this game i hope this game hurrys up and comes out ,,but one thing i would change is not being able to rape people,,please take my thoughtsand opinions under consideration,,and i give you full permision to do what ever u please with my name and opinion
  3. ToryV.
    Jan 23, 2006
    its online will hopefully get better once they fix the servers, but single player was boring and they should come out with another game like it but bigger maps. Expand
  4. AndyM.
    Jul 31, 2006
    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. Expand
  5. AndyC.
    Feb 27, 2006
    This game has good graghics if you have a big screen tv not an 10 inch tv you can't see any thang and talk about hard to beat Im got on the first mission and I barly beat IT! Expand
  6. KenS.
    Feb 4, 2006
    this is a true crime new york city rip off that failed miserbly the controls are hard the graphics arent that great although it playable but not very fun better luck next time on a true crimy new york city rip off Expand
  7. HaroProBMXRider
    Feb 10, 2006
    This game is the worst thing to ever hit the streets. If you want to buy an expensive frisbee, by all means go out and grab yourself a copy. But if you are conciencious about your money, I suggest you avoid this and spend it on actual guns and go out in real life and shoot real people, as that would be more fun then this monstosity. Expand

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