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25 to Life Review


25 to life is a game centered around the gangsta hip hop culture and uses alot of stereotypical characters and dialogue as ammo.

The story potrays an Andre 'Freeze' Francis who is attempting to leave his gangster ways behind after doing one final job. However, the final job goes wrong and Freeze finds himself in a whole lotta mess. Nothing original there and sounds like a thousand other gangster stories.

The game follows a fairly basic style gameplay. Shoot every enemy in sight and then move onto the next area. If mindless killing is your thing, then this will satisfy your craving. However, the control system is lacking especially in the aiming department, which can lead to a frustrating experience. Especially with some of the enemies that seem to take a hell of alot of bullets before they drop. Not only this, but the enemies accuracy seems to be far too good to be realistic. If you don't take them down quick, you better dive for cover.

Another slightly less inviting feature is the feeling that you are restricted to certain areas. You can only shoot certain cars or climb up on designated objects. This takes away your sense of freedom and adds to the linearity of the game.


Graphics wise, it isn't anything special. It lives up to todays standards, but won't blow you away in any area. It looks a little to bland in some areas and there isn't anything really special about the levels. A game is a unique opportunity to present new ideas to the player, but this doesnt really attempt to do this.

It's difficult to say much more about the game as it really doesnt excite much. Like i said before, if you are into mindless kiling of enemy after enemy, then this is your thing.


Find out more about the game here: 25 to Life Official Site


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Where's the part of the online mode? It's supposed to be the best part of the game.
Altough I expected the single player to turn out like this, just another poor GTA clone...
 
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ikham you didnt write anything about how the game allegedly promotes cop-killing, they are trying to get it banned because it promotes anti-police violence
go ahead shy away from controversy if you want ikham


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..ok then. Anywho, I saw a couple things about the game, and it didn't thrill me that much. Theres becoming an abundance of these games comming out. Urban shooters if you will.


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QUOTE(DyingAlive @ Feb 8 2006, 17:47 )
..ok then. Anywho, I saw a couple things about the game, and it didn't thrill me that much. Theres becoming an abundance of these games comming out. Urban shooters if you will.
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yeah dude that's true, there are a lota copycat gta's coming out


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To be honest, i didnt feel the game was worthy of much more than i wrote. Besides after playing games like gta so much, killing cops didnt really strike me as being a new feature.


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Can't you either be a gangsta or a cop?


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QUOTE(JosephO75 @ Feb 10 2006, 11:22 )
Can't you either be a gangsta or a cop?
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Yeah, but it switches back and forth( which is stupid because nobody likes switching back and forth, which is what they did ever since there were games with more than one character) and it's only for about 2 chapters. I still have yet to play online, which I heard was the good part of the game.
 
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It is slightly better yes, but that's only because you are playing against equal opposition and not the rediculous AI of the computer controlled characters.


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I just finished the game in hard mode and died only twice during the game...

My problems with the game are:
  • it is very very short (I completed it in 4 hours time)
  • dunno how Freeze survived Mendoza's shot with that Desert Eagle... (but it's ok)
  • enemies can survives two or three headshots if you aren't close to them... even 2 or 3 Desert Eagle or Raptor 50 headshots
  • you not die of a LAW-shot... and a LAW is an anti-tank grenade luncher



What I like in the game:
  • it is realistic... I mean you can carry only one bigger gun, one or two smaller weapon (pistol or smg) and 2/3 frags, molotovs, pipebombs....
  • there are loads of guns in the game...
  • you can carry limited ammo



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QUOTE(Magnum 0.5 @ Mar 26 2006, 18:19 )
I just finished the game in hard mode and died only twice during the game...

My problems with the game are:

  • it is very very short (I completed it in 4 hours time)
  • dunno how Freeze survived Mendoza's shot with that Desert Eagle... (but it's ok)
  • enemies can survives two or three headshots if you aren't close to them... even 2 or 3 Desert Eagle or Raptor 50 headshots

  • you not die of a LAW-shot... and a LAW is an anti-tank grenade luncher

What I like in the game:

  • it is realistic... I mean you can carry only one bigger gun, one or two smaller weapon (pistol or smg) and 2/3 frags, molotovs, pipebombs....

  • there are loads of guns in the game...
  • you can carry limited ammo

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Cause it's like in real life... you can't keep infinite ammo... It's hust like you can't carry more than one (or max two) bigger gun (like assault rifles or heavy machine guns). And I like games like these.


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QUOTE(Magnum 0.5 @ Mar 28 2006, 11:07 )
Cause it's like in real life... you can't keep infinite ammo... It's hust like you can't carry more than one (or max two) bigger gun (like assault rifles or heavy machine guns). And I like games like these.
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What was the last playstation shooter you played that had unlimited ammo? It's like giving it credit for having sound in the game. It's something that you'd expect from a game, not something worth pointing out.
 
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QUOTE(maniac111 @ Mar 29 2006, 02:41 )
What was the last playstation shooter you played that had unlimited ammo?
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QUOTE(Magnum 0.5 @ Mar 29 2006, 07:59 )
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I meant without cheats or after achieving something, where you had unlimited ammo from the start?
 
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Not from the start man... you can carry only 3 magazines/ weapon during the WHOLE game...
In GTA you can collect 10000+ bullets for all the guns you have...


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QUOTE(Magnum 0.5 @ Mar 29 2006, 17:57 )
Not from the start man... you can carry only 3 magazines/ weapon during the WHOLE game...
In GTA you can collect 10000+ bullets for all the guns you have...
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That's only a lot, not unlimited, but both are about the same so I understand. It does get pretty anoying after a while, my ammo count getting up into the thousands. It pretty much eliminates the fun in gunfights. And the purpose of buying ammo.
 
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