25 to Life

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25 to Life is set in the urban inner city jungle where you can choose to be either a law enforcer or law-breaker. In single-player mode, you follow the storyline of young Freeze who is trying to survive in the hood and protect his family, or that of Shaun Calderon, a gang leader who had to escape to Mexico. On the other side of the law, you can play the cop Lester Williams whose department is swamped by corruption.

Whatever you choose, the bulk of the game has to walk through the cities, hide behind corners and then bust out and shoot people. As always, you have an arsenal of weapons and moves at your disposal.

You can also play online with several people, fighting against each other in teams.


25 to Life Windows A lot of options in the customization panels
25 to Life Windows Selecting the aspects for our policemen.
25 to Life Windows Title Screen
25 to Life Windows Customization menu

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UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 2006 C+ 58
Mygamer.com PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
Inside Hotwire 3D PlayStation 2 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Vortex PlayStation 2 2006 45 out of 100 45
JustPressPlay Windows Jan 28, 2006 4 out of 10 40
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2006 3.5 out of 10 35
The A.V. Club PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2006 D+ 33
IGN Windows Jan 17, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33
DreamStation.cc PlayStation 2 Feb 08, 2006 2 out of 10 20
1UP Windows Feb 22, 2006 2 out of 10 20


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The game received some publicized outrage from police groups such the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund who called for a boycott of it prior to its release due to the objective of killing cops while playing as a thug and the ability to use humans as shields. Eidos did delay its release for a few months, partly to polish up game play but also to tone down "kill moves".

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