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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.


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Cheat Code Central Jan 20, 2006 3.3 out of 5 66
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 5.75 out of 10 58
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2006 C+ 58
GameSpot Jan 19, 2006 5.7 out of 10 57
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Feb 19, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
USA Today Feb 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Lawrence Feb 08, 2006 40 out of 100 40
Worth Playing Mar 29, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Game Shark Feb 08, 2006 D+ 33
GameSpy Feb 14, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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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EboMike (3005) added 25 to Life (PlayStation 2) on Jun 09, 2006
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