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25 to Life

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Eidos

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'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

25 to Life is the game the streets have been waiting for. Play as either cops or gangsters, in this urban-based third person shooter. The game delivers intense online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience. Set in the heart of today's cities, experience the gritty lifestyles of police task forces or as a gangster survive the local neighborhood thugs while fighting your way up the ranks. Bust out of prison, or infiltrate the inner sanctum of the drug lord's mansion, your knowledge of the streets will be put to the test because... 25 to Life IS the streets!

"25 To Life integrates the essence of cops and robbers with the attitude and lifestyle of street culture," says Kevin Gill, global brand manager at Eidos. "The open, urban environments, high-stakes multiplayer gameplay, and in-depth hip hop soundtrack not only brings the streets to the online space for the first time...25 To Life IS the streets!"

Set in the heart of today's cities, 25 To Life places gamers in the gritty reality of both police task forces and hardcore street gangsters. Fighting your way up the ranks is the only way to survive on the streets. Nailing perps will get you promoted. Gamers are offered a myriad of choices along the way like busting out of prison or infiltrating the inner sanctum of a drug lord's mansion. Either way, street knowledge will be put to the test as gamers must establish and defend their turf or uphold the law.

25 To Life delivers intense online multiplayer gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich and compelling single player experience. Complete USB Headset support lets players conspire with gamers from around the world. The highly interactive urban environments deliver a superior and realistic street life experience.

"Avalanche is excited to be working with such talented partners in developing this game," said John Blackburn of Avalanche Software. "The contributions of Eidos and Highway 1 have been critical in the creation of the vision and realisation of 25 To Life."

25 To Life's fully customisable character system gives gamers the freedom to define their character's look and style. The player's status and online rankings increase by earning gear and outfitting themselves with the latest threads from today's hottest street-wear. The robust weapons arsenal includes both lethal and non-lethal ways to take down opponents. Depending on the side of the law gamers choose to play on, access will be given to either the proper police weaponry or illicit street weapons. Additionally, 25 To Life will offer a cutting edge hip-hop soundtrack featuring undeniable rap classics as well as the best of current and breaking artists.

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