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25 to Life

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
42
2.0
Windows
41
1.6
Xbox
43
2.7

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 1 2.0
Windows 6 1.6
Xbox 2 2.7
Combined MobyScore 9 1.9


The Press Says

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80
WindowsGameZone
In 25 to Life you get a taste of an intriguing story line from three different perspectives. A criminal, a cop, and a gang member who just wants to get the hell out from under a life of crime. You can play from a first- or third-person perspective depending on your preference, and both play equally well. The game is littered with profanity and violence, but what would you expect from a gang type of game? This game is solely directed towards a mature audience and that is the only gamers I can honestly recommend this to. The game is very graphic with blood enabled, but that’s what makes this game even more realistic. There are some great cutscenes when your character dies played in slow motion that end up with your man laying in a pool of blood spilling over the concrete. Graphic yes, something you would find in any R rated gang movie? Most definitely. Some may say it might be pushing the envelope a bit, but it really did enhance the game.
75
WindowsStrategy Informer
All in all, the game is fun, and being able to play for both teams, so to speak, has actually gained a lot of appeal now that 25 to Life has made it possible to play as either a good guy or bad guy in equally satisfying ways. It may not be an earth-shattering new release, but is still worthwhile regardless.
66
XboxCheat Code Central
At the end of the day, 25 To Life just isn't worth it. It's a full priced game that feels rushed and is lacking in many important areas which I've outlined above. Even if you're all about the online play, the offline mode suckage is turning people off faster than you can say "really bad word of mouth" which means it isn't going to get any easier finding people to play against. Eidos has released some worthy products recently (Total Overdose, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Project Snowblind, Lego Star Wars) but this is more along the lines of that stinkbomb Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness. If you're curious, by God man, rent as headshots and gore do not a good game make!
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PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
At the end of the day, 25 To Life just isn't worth it. It's a full priced game that feels rushed and is lacking in many important areas which I've outlined above. Even if you're all about the online play, the offline mode suckage is turning people off faster than you can say "really bad word of mouth" which means it isn't going to get any easier finding people to play against. Eidos has released some worthy products recently (Total Overdose, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Project Snowblind, Lego Star Wars) but this is more along the lines of that stinkbomb Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness. If you're curious, by God man, rent as headshots and gore do not a good game make!
64
XboxVGPub
In the end, 25 to Life succeeds in some key areas, and falters in others. If you don?t have Xbox Live, you?re not missing anything since the single player stuff is just not worth playing. If you have Live, this can be an incredibly enjoyable game once you get used to the profane and immature nature of players that frequent the lobbies. Looking past its control problems takes time, but when that happens, you find a fun game that can be enjoyed if you want to enjoy it. It?s a shame that it got so much crap for having ?offensive? content. I was more offended by the sloppy control and not even one-dimensional characters than I was by any of the violence. I wish that more of the delay time had gone towards fine-tuning the game, but as it stands, this is still an enjoyable game worthy of a Live-owner?s time and money when it drops to a more reasonable price.
60
WindowsGaming Target
On the upside, 25 to Life does one very interesting thing with the single-player mode that I hope other games mimic. While each of the game's missions have the requisite objectives there are a number of secondary objectives that you can try to accomplish. While this, in and of itself, is nothing new, 25 to Life uses these secondary goals as a means for unlocking various bling that you can use to trick out your online character. In the grand scheme of things it won't change the gaming industry but this reward system is a way to state your level of accomplishment for everyone else to see it.
58
PlayStation 2UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Controversy aside, if you're the kind of gamer who doesn't really care about fresh ideas, the kind that would much sooner rent some simple shooting action than drop $50 on it, then perhaps 25 to Life is right up your alley. Those with more discerning palettes should avoid it. And if you only know coke as a beverage, then yes, maybe you're a little to young to be playing it at all.
58
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Controversy aside, if you're the kind of gamer who doesn't really care about fresh ideas, the kind that would much sooner rent some simple shooting action than drop $50 on it, then perhaps 25 to Life is right up your alley. Those with more discerning palettes should avoid it. And if you only know coke as a beverage, then yes, maybe you're a little to young to be playing it at all.
58
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The gameplay is a butchered take on the by-now overdone Max Payne-style first-person/third-person point-and-shoot mechanics. Throw in a few gimmicks that would have been impressive four years ago, like multiple playable characters and the ability to take human shields, and voila! You've got a freshly baked crapcake! Yes, it's got online, this is true, and we all know that misery loves company.
58
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
The gameplay is a butchered take on the by-now overdone Max Payne-style first-person/third-person point-and-shoot mechanics. Throw in a few gimmicks that would have been impressive four years ago, like multiple playable characters and the ability to take human shields, and voila! You've got a freshly baked crapcake! Yes, it's got online, this is true, and we all know that misery loves company.
57
XboxGameSpot
Throughout the early and mid '90s, there was a boom in movies that took place in "the hood." This urban-themed movie trend really kicked off due to the success of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood. After that, the "me too" phenomenon kicked in, and there was suddenly a glut of gangsta movies--the quality of each steadily declining the further in you got. The same phenomenon is happening with games. While games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas stand out as Boyz n the Hood or Juice equivalents, we're also getting our video game equivalents of junk like Tales From the Hood or (shudder) Phat Beach. 25 to Life is the latest in line, and this third-person shooter is, in a word, dumb.
57
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Throughout the early and mid '90s, there was a boom in movies that took place in "the hood." This urban-themed movie trend really kicked off due to the success of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood. After that, the "me too" phenomenon kicked in, and there was suddenly a glut of gangsta movies--the quality of each steadily declining the further in you got. The same phenomenon is happening with games. While games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas stand out as Boyz n the Hood or Juice equivalents, we're also getting our video game equivalents of junk like Tales From the Hood or (shudder) Phat Beach. 25 to Life is the latest in line, and this third-person shooter is, in a word, dumb.
56
WindowsGameSpot
Throughout the early and mid '90s, there was a boom in movies that took place in "the hood." This urban-themed movie trend really kicked off due to the success of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood. After that, the "me too" phenomenon kicked in, and there was suddenly a glut of gangsta movies--the quality of each steadily declining the further in you got. The same phenomenon is happening with games. While games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas stand out as Boyz n the Hood or Juice equivalents, we're also getting our video game equivalents of junk like Tales From the Hood or (shudder) Phat Beach. 25 to Life is the latest in line, and this third-person shooter is, in a word, dumb.
52
PlayStation 2Mygamer.com
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. Unfortunately the gangster aesthetic will help sell this game. Hopefully next time they will actually attach a good game to the theme or they will end up with the same reputation as the Resident Evil clones (that is, not very good). Avoid this game at all costs if you value the life of your console, there are far more games worth your forty bucks.
50
PlayStation 2Inside Hotwire 3D
Truth be told, 25 to Life would’ve been a good game, but it just lacks the graphics prowess, a solid storyline, and that enthusiastic factor. The gameplay takes most of the bad rap because of poor animation. As a result, you have a shooting game that’s hardly playable. The audio is the only thing that’s good about the game. Of course, that’s not enough reason to buy it alone. If you really want to check it out for yourself, rent it first.
48
WindowsGame Chronicles
25 To Life is a very generic game from many standpoints. The single player missions are very single minded with no plot other than mowing down the other guys. The game doesn't even penalize you for hitting people on your side. You can literally mow down everything to finish the level. The games graphics and sound are also generic and with the errors of joining multiplayer games this is one game that could be avoided. The rap songs might add something to the gameplay if you’re into rap but is on boom boxes and doesn't play evenly throughout the levels. 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.
45
PlayStation 2Video Game Generation
Wow. With the plethora of games weighing down the shelves of retailers everywhere, one comes to expect a whole crapload of cheap imitations, quickie knockoffs, and just plain all-around lousy games. But every once in a while, one comes along that just knocks you back in your chair, makes you slap your forehead in disbelief, and sit there wide-eyed and shaking your head in amazement that anyone, anywhere, would actually have the balls to release such a piece of crap.
45
PlayStation 2Game Vortex
25 To Life seems to be the cliché game that hinges on getting people to spend money on it simply because of the "raw" content it contains. The gameplay just wasn’t put together well, and the entire game suffers because of it. The most frustrating thing about 25 To Life is absolutely and without a doubt the multiple rounds to the head that it takes to kill people off, even at point blank range. Had this been fixed, along with an improvement in the graphics, 25 To Life would have been much more bearable. As is, rent if you must, but I suggest you get away from gang-bangers and see the wholesome side of life by taking your mom to the movies with the money you just saved.
45
XboxGameBump/Gaming Horizon
25 To Life is technically not a quick-cash in game riding the coattails of GTA: San Andreas because of all its delays, but the ugly graphics, boring gameplay, and an uninspired story certainly make it look like one. Despite a decent online offering, it’s not enough to save one sorry game. Avoid this game like the plague.
45
WindowsGameBump/Gaming Horizon
25 To Life is technically not a quick-cash in game riding the coattails of GTA: San Andreas because of all its delays, but the ugly graphics, boring gameplay, and an uninspired story certainly make it look like one. Despite a decent online offering, it’s not enough to save one sorry game. Avoid this game like the plague.
45
PlayStation 2GameBump/Gaming Horizon
25 To Life is technically not a quick-cash in game riding the coattails of GTA: San Andreas because of all its delays, but the ugly graphics, boring gameplay, and an uninspired story certainly make it look like one. Despite a decent online offering, it’s not enough to save one sorry game. Avoid this game like the plague.
45
XboxExtreme Gamer
25 To Life is a game that has already been forgotten, unless you a fan of online gaming. Giving all the other mediocre gangster shooters that have been emerging we really didn't need another one to be added to the pile. Sadly besides the online portion 25 to Life is a dated effort that seems too generic, and overall dull.
40
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"25 to Life" é mais um jogo que tenta se aproveitar da polêmica para vender umas cópias a mais. Seria outro "anônimo" se os conservadores americanos não tivessem feito publicidade grátis. Com sistema e gráfico simples demais, um modo de campanha monótono e um multiplayer que peca pelo controle, o game não tem calibre para concorrer num gênero tão barra-pesada quanto esse.
40
PlayStation 2Lawrence
At first, 25TL just seems silly. It quickly becomes frustrating and ends up as nothing short of a complete abortion of a game. It's nothing more than half-assed attempt to swindle $50 out of the URBAN gaming crowd. Don't be fooled, yo! The only plausible crime associated with this game is its existence on store shelves with a price tag.
40
PlayStation 2USA Today
The game's only strong quality is a decent multiplayer mode. Most of the action is team-based, allowing you to choose between police or thugs. Players can choose to rob a location and return the stash to their home turf, raid a criminal hangout, or engage in an all-out deathmatch. Freeze's goal at the start of this story was to get out of the "game." Five minutes slogging through this shooter will have players wanting the same.
40
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
After two weeks on the market, 25 to Life went from a full $50 price to $19.99. I was amused when this took place, but now I know that this is still too much to pay for this game. It's Max Payne without the bullet-time, the control, the atmosphere, or the fun. Avoid at all costs. Don't even try to get it to have a good laugh - you'll still end up apologizing to yourself.
40
WindowsUOL Jogos
"25 to Life" é mais um jogo que tenta se aproveitar da polêmica para vender umas cópias a mais. Seria outro "anônimo" se os conservadores americanos não tivessem feito publicidade grátis. Com sistema e gráfico simples demais, um modo de campanha monótono e um multiplayer que peca pelo controle, o game não tem calibre para concorrer num gênero tão barra-pesada quanto esse.
40
WindowsJustPressPlay
I’m surprised to see Eidos stick their name on this game. There areplenty of other names stuck in the game on billboards and sodamachines. Crunk and VitaminWater were in no short display in the game. I managed to finish this game in less than three hours. Yes, threehours. I definitely will not be revisiting this game. Not even in themultiplayer mode which I foresee getting little use. With sub par audio, graphics, storyline and a plethora of gangstertalk, this is one game that should have never been released. I canguarantee you that in no way shape or form is this game worth any ofyour time or money.
40
XboxWorth Playing
It's always depressing when a product comes out that is clearly meant to capitalize on the "latest craze." (Anybody remember the Spice Girls game?) 25 to Life is the kind of hideous trash that damages gaming's reputation, resulting in the genesis of the Jack Thompsons of the world. I need to go play Pokemon or something, to get this awful taste out of my mouth.
40
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
The story isn't awful in and of itself; but the execution is terrible. For example, you fight your way out of a crime scene to your car, then call your homeboy before making like a tree and getting the hell out of there. Then, you make it back to your home 'hood, but are all of a sudden without the weapon you had at level's end -- no explanation. Instead of cutscenes to set things up, you get a sentence or two at the load screen. Why bother even having a story to begin with if you're going to treat it so poorly?
36
WindowsGameguru Mania
25 to Life is an urban action third person shooter that has a story-driven single-player mode and a team-based multiplayer mode. The single-player portion is mission-based and has a storyline where you play in turns as a good cop, bad cop, and gangster. You start you out in the role of Freeze, a gangster who's trying to get out of the game and escape with his wife and son. You'll also play as a cop surrounded by dirty cops and as a gang leader who gets banished to Mexico only to end up taking over the organized-crime scene there by force. Each of these playable characters has a unique background, but in one way or another, they remain connected to the main storyline. The story is all over the place, and since the playable characters are to a certain extent connected, you're never really sure if you're playing as a good guy or a bad guy.
35
PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
Nothing about 25 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.
35
XboxTeamXbox
Our story begins following Andre Freeze Francis as he returns home to his wife and child only to be met by a poorly acted spat between he and the lovely Mrs. Francis. She thinks he needs to get out of “the game,” which is gangsta-speak for the world of drugs and violence that follows around common gang members, and he keeps protesting that it’s impossible to pickup and leave the life of crime that he has been a part of for so long. As the game progresses new characters appear on both sides of the law, some straddle the fence between good and evil but thankfully the game makes no attempts at being smart or clever by throwing in a few plot twists. The story plods along, providing very few instances of intrigue or suspense and giving us instead a cut-scene before each new chapter that spells out exactly what is taking place in our character’s life.
33
PlayStation 2The A.V. Club
25 To Life is just a half-baked copy of someone's urban nightmare.
33
PlayStation 2Game Shark
25 to Life goes to show that just because a game is hyped up in the news, it really takes a lot more than that to make a game halfway decent. 25 to Life does include a somewhat entertaining multiplayer aspect, but not enough to keep your attention for very long. The single player side is pretty short with 12 missions and really includes nothing special or original at all within it. If you need to get your street-gangsta game fix, you’ll have better luck looking elsewhere.
33
XboxThe A.V. Club
This urban shooter plays like Max Payne without the story, the scenery, or the drama--in other words, like a tedious 3D shooting gallery. The developers cut corners everywhere, from the clunky controls to the single-player missions, which are drab and short; just as you get into the rhythm of blasting your way down the alleys of Tijuana, the level's over. Even the story is a paint-by-numbers hackwork about a drug deal gone wrong, and for no clear reason, you play it from three different perspectives, including a naïve cop, a two-bit criminal who's out for one last score, and a rip-off of Al Pacino's Scarface. Which one's the hero? The one who teaches his son how to smoke the pigs, of course.
33
WindowsIGN
For anyone looking for a definitive cops vs. robbers action game, this isn't it. In fact, it's not even close, though that applies mostly to the single player campaign. Like Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance and Crime Life: Gang Wars, 25 to Life is another gritty, gory title with plenty of foul language and pointless killing. In it, you'll play as three different characters: the gangster Shaun Calderon, Detective Lester Williams and Andre Freeze Francis. The game starts out following Freeze as he comes to the decision that he no longer wants to be involved with the criminal world. As soon as he tries to leave, though, he's pulled right back in as his family is kidnapped and he's forced to fight to escape the life he strives to put behind him.
32
WindowsActionTrip
Is there no end to Eidos' (and now SCi's) woes? They are obviously forcing things by dishing out poor titles such as 25 to Life. The game can be described as a lousy rip off of San Andreas or a pretty bad imitation of Max Payne. I assume that one glance at the game's screenshots is sufficient evidence that 25 to Life doesn't live up to either of the aforementioned franchises. 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. Therefore, my honest advice is that if you happen to have 30 bucks lying around, don't waste them on this. Save your money for a more decent game.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Nach 25 to Life kann ich alle Gegner von PC- und Videospielen verstehen. So etwas sinnlos verrohendes gehört nicht in die Häne von Kindern und Jugendlichen - aber an genau die richten sich Ghetto-Marketing und -Soundtrack. Dummerweiser blieb vor lauter Lizenzzahlungen an die Plattenlabels wohl kein Geld mehr für das eigentliche Spiel übrig. Erwachsene greifen besser zur GTA-Serie. Zum Glück ist Eidos so schlau, diesen Murks nicht in Europa zu veröffentlichen.
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XboxIGN
For anyone looking for the definitive cops vs. robbers style of action game, this isn't it. In fact, it's not even close, though that applies mostly to the single-player campaign. Like Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance and Crime Life: Gang Wars, 25 to Life is another gritty, gory title with plenty of foul language and pointless killing. In it, you'll play as three different characters: the gangster Shaun Calderon, Detective Lester Williams and Andre Freeze Francis. The game starts out following Freeze as he comes to the decision that he no longer wants to be involved with the criminal world. As soon as he tries to leave, though, he's pulled right back in as his family is kidnapped and he's forced to fight to escape the life he strives to put behind him.
30
XboxGameDaily
A theme that has been popping up lately on the game scene are the "gangsta"-style violent games. The trend started with a game that wasn't actually that bad to begin with, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. But lately, the genre has been derailed with the likes of crappy games such as Konami's abysmally weak Crime Life: Gang Wars and 50 Cent's take on the gaming world, Bulletproof. Well, despite the lack of quality, the sales of Fitty's game has moved into the one million mark (I can hear Buffa groaning to himself now), so something tells me the trend won't stop. Oh, well...can we at least see something with substance and not just bling?
30
Xbox1UP
It's not that 25 to Life is offensively bad (which it assuredly is), it's that one would be pressed to think of a recent game that is more unnecessary. Pandering to every college student and aspiring rap artist's deep-seated Scarface fantasies, 25 to Life is a 3D action-shooter that not only fails to innovate on any level, but rolls back design and technological advancements to the early PSone era.
30
XboxGameSpy
Shame on you, Eidos. You brought us the first lady of gaming when you published the first Tomb Raider and, I think it's safe to say that because of that, we all expected great things from you. The sad reality is that Eidos titles tend to run on the path of mediocrity. Sure, series like Hitman and TimeSplitters have been peppered into their library, but the vast majority are inexcusable games (Backyard Wrestling, I'm looking at you). Maybe the few good titles can excuse the rest if the poor games are on a smaller scale, but considering the ratio of good to poor these days, it's tough to look the other way.
30
PlayStation 21UP
It's not that 25 to Life is offensively bad (which it assuredly is), it's that one would be pressed to think of a recent game that is more unnecessary. Pandering to every college student and aspiring rap artist's deep-seated Scarface fantasies, 25 to Life is a 3D action-shooter that not only fails to innovate on any level, but rolls back design and technological advancements to the early PSone era.
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PlayStation 2IGN
For anyone looking for the definitive cops vs. robbers style of action game, this isn't it. In fact, it's not even close, though that applies mostly to the single player campaign. Like Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance and Crime Life: Gang Wars, 25 to Life is another gritty, gory title with plenty of foul language and pointless killing. In it, you'll play as three different characters: the gangster Shaun Calderon, Detective Lester Williams and Andre Freeze Francis. The game starts out following Freeze as he comes to the decision that he no longer wants to be involved with the criminal world. As soon as he tries to leave, though, he's pulled right back in as his family is kidnapped and he's forced to fight to escape the life he strives to put behind him.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Shame on you, Eidos. You brought us the first lady of gaming when you published the first Tomb Raider and, I think it's safe to say that because of that, we all expected great things from you. The sad reality is that Eidos titles tend to run on the path of mediocrity. Sure, series like Hitman and TimeSplitters have been peppered into their library, but the vast majority are inexcusable games (Backyard Wrestling, I'm looking at you). Maybe the few good titles can excuse the rest if the poor games are on a smaller scale, but considering the ratio of good to poor these days, it's tough to look the other way.
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WindowsPC Gamer
1. A sentence of 25 to Life lasts only six to seven hours when played on medium difficulty.
2. Always carry one melee weapon, one handgun, and one heavy gun.
3. Cops and gang members pack over 50 weapons.
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PlayStation 2ZTGameDomain
I simply cannot recommend this game to anyone, the controls are busted, the AI is pathetic, and even with online play you will grow tired of it within an hour of game time. Unfortunately the gangster aesthetic will help sell this game. Hopefully next time they will actually attach a good game to the theme or they will end up with the same reputation as the Resident Evil clones, which is to say not very good. Avoid this game at all costs if you value the life of your gaming console, there are far too many games worth your forty bucks besides this one.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Seriously: To make a more lazily constructed product, you’d have to be in a coma. The concept of collision detection barely exists, as you can’t hit enemies standing behind cars, even if their heads are clear and they’re able to hit you. The throwing physics aren’t any better—you end up immolating yourself with Molotov cocktails every time you stupidly try to throw one at someone hiding behind.. .oh, let’s say thin air. How lazy is 25 to Life? The final fight finds you squaring off against your old boss—and five copies of some guy in a hat. Then again, in a game where your characters inexplicably have an enemy-revealing radar display and where only certain pieces of pottery break when hit with a rocket launcher, what do you expect? Ditto the obligatory and utterly needless multiplayer. 25 to Life sets the gaming bar about as low as it can go. Then trips over it.
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WindowsDreamStation.cc
Do I really need to give you a final verdict? 25 to Life had bad controls, graphics and AI. The only thing that is saving this game is the multiplayer gameplay and even that is a question sometimes. The levels are linear throughout the game; kill people, next level, kill people, next level, you get my point. If you can make it through the first two levels just turn the game off, you have seen everything it has to offer. There is no reason to buy this game. Doing this review I think I would have liked to do 25 to Life instead.
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PlayStation 2DreamStation.cc
Do I really need to give you a final verdict? 25 to Life had bad controls, graphics and AI. The only thing that is saving this game is the multiplayer gameplay and even that is a question sometimes. The levels are linear throughout the game; kill people, next level, kill people, next level, you get my point. If you can make it through the first two levels just turn the game off, you have seen everything it has to offer. There is no reason to buy this game. Doing this review I think I would have liked to do 25 to Life instead.
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WindowsMaximum PC
It’s not often a game like 25 to Life comes along. A game so lame and insulting that it makes you want to reformat your hard drive after uninstalling it, just to get the stench off the platters. Crap shooters have been around since the birth of PC gaming, but blatant rip-off titles like this GTA-wannabe deserve to be shunned, renounced, and burned in a fiery pit for the abomination they are.
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Windows1UP
I can really relate to 25 to life, perhaps more so than with any other game. Not because my cushy suburban life matches up all that well with that of a murderous drug-dealing gangbanger, but because I have Tourette's syndrome--and thus, the game's relentless torrent of profanity feels eerily like I'm talking to myself. Therefore, I'm probably a lot less inclined to take offense when, upon launching the game, it tells me to, hmm.how to say this."Engage in carnal relations with yourself, my dusky friend, for you are an intestinally based conundrum as quick to display excessive affection for your blessed mother as you are to gargle a rooster. Kindly remove your maw from my reproductive organ and, oh yes--f*** you. Dear sir."
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XboxOfficial XBox Magazine
Without question, the gangsta third-person shooter 25 to Life should be required playing at those new videogame design schools as a quintessential example of how not to make a game. You can pick almost anything at random to gripe about in this "one more job, then I'm leaving 'the life' for the good of my family" clichéd mess that's not fit to shine Max Payne's shoes, but the most serious infraction of all is the AI.
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XboxDigital Press - Classic Video Games
25 to Life isn't excused because it's based on video game logic. It fails because it has no logic at all. The hard-edged attempt to be serious only makes things stick out more. If the scoring system used on this site allowed a nicely rounded 0, that's what it would get. As for the controversy, if we have people in this country who would actually take this seriously, that's the fault of our education system failing to teach kids at a young age that floating, spinning first aid kits will not refill their health meters in the midst of a gang war.