25 To Life

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This article is about the video game. For the band, see 25 ta Life. For hip-hop group P$C's album, see 25 to Life (album). For the song by Eminem, see 25 to Life (Eminem song).
25 To Life
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North American PlayStation 2 box art
Developer(s) Avalanche Software
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA January 17, 2006
  • EU June 1, 2007
  • AUS June 6, 2007
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

25 To Life is a third-person shooter video game for Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox released in 2006. The game was developed by Avalanche Software and published by Eidos Interactive.

Set in a modern environment, the game allows the player to play as both a cop and a gangster, at different times, in a "cops and robbers" style game. The game can be played online with up to 16 players using the network adaptor for the PS2 and through Xbox Live for Microsoft's Xbox, and there is online play for the PC version as well. In addition, the game features a variety of hip hop songs playing in the background. The name of the game comes from a typical "indeterminate life sentence" that is often given in the United States upon a defendant's conviction for a violent felony. See the article on parole for more information.


The game is about a black man named Freeze and his side-kick Keith.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 42.93% (PC)

42.87% (Xbox)

41.67% (PS2)
Metacritic 41/100 (Xbox)

39/100 (PC)

39/100 (PS2)
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com D-
GameSpot 5.7/10 (PS2)/(Xbox) 5.6/10 (PC)
GameSpy 1.5/5 stars
IGN 3/10 (PS2)

3.1/10 (Xbox)

3.3/10 (PC)

25 to Life was received negatively by critics. Hyper's Maurice Branscombe comments that the game's soundtrack is okay only "if you like rap." However, he criticises the game as "absolutely unadulterated bullshit."[1]


Song Artist
"Black Cop" KRS-One
"Ghetto Star" 2Pac featuring Nutso
"Code of the Streets" Gang Starr
"Yes Yes Y'all" Geto Boys
"Run" Ghostface Killah featuring Jadakiss
"Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos" Public Enemy
"Enemies" Xzibit
"To the Finish" Jackpot
"Nolia Clap" UTP
"My Wife, My Bitch, My Girl" Tech N9ne
"Jellysickle" Tech N9ne
"Circa de Mi Neighborhood" Tego Calderón
"Bad Company" Grafh
"Prisonero" Shade Sheist & N.U.N.E.
"Shot-gun" Blaze Ya Dead Homie featuring Esham and Anybody Killa


  1. ^ Branscombe, Maurice (September 2007). "25 to Life". Hyper (Next Media) (167): 66. ISSN 1320-7458. 

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List of PlayStation 2 games