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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 You can set up local network games.
25 to Life Windows Cinematics advance the storyline.
25 to Life Windows Mission briefing
25 to Life Windows Mission statistics

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User Reviews

Where the hood at? Definitely not here. PlayStation 2 Tony Denis (502)

Critic Reviews

VGPub Xbox Dec 11, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2006 5.75 out of 10 58
GameSpot Windows Jan 19, 2006 5.6 out of 10 56
Absolute Games ( Windows Mar 31, 2006 55 out of 100 55 PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Xbox Feb 19, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Feb 08, 2006 40 out of 100 40
IGN Xbox Jan 17, 2006 3.1 out of 10 31
GameSpy Xbox Feb 14, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30 Windows Feb 08, 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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