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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 Mission briefing
25 to Life Windows Title Screen
25 to Life Windows A lot of options in the customization panels
25 to Life Windows Selecting the weapons for the bad guys.

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25 to Life Screenshot
25 to Life Screenshot
25 to Life Screenshot
25 to Life Screenshot

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User Reviews

Where the hood at? Definitely not here. PlayStation 2 Tony Denis (506)

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2006 3.3 out of 5 66
VGPub Xbox Dec 11, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PlayStation 2 2006 C+ 58
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 2006 C+ 58
IGN Windows Jan 17, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33
1UP Xbox Jan 18, 2006 3 out of 10 30
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 2 2006 2.5 out of 10 25
1UP Windows Feb 22, 2006 2 out of 10 20 Windows Feb 08, 2006 2 out of 10 20
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox Feb 27, 2006 1 out of 10 10


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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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