25 To Life

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25 To Life
File:25 To Life Coverart.png
North American PlayStation 2 box art
Developer(s) Avalanche Software
Ritual Entertainment, Brying Graphics (Multiplayer)
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows
Release date NA 2006-01-17
EU 2007-06-01
US 2007-06-07
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 18
Media DVD
Input methods PlayStation 2: DualShock 2, PlayStation 2 Headset (optional)

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 Ritual Entertainment, and was published by Eidos Interactive.

Set in a modern environment, the game allows the player to play as both a police officer 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 played during the game.

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.


[edit] System requirements

[edit] Minimum system requirements

[edit] Cheat codes

[edit] Invincibility

Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Find the "easy.var" file in the "\25 to life\data\var" folder. Uncheck the read-only attribute of the file then use a text editor to open it. Find the "AI2PlayerDamage 0.14" line and chane the "0.14" to "0.00". You will now get no damage when the game is played under the easy difficulty setting.

[edit] Level 1 "Warehouse" bonuses

Get to your car: Freeze's Starting Outfit. Take two Human Shields: 25 To Life Decals. Defeat 20 enemies: Flaming Beanie.

[edit] Level 2 "Apartment" bonuses

Return to you car: Rick Ta Life outfit Cover up 4 tags: Black Bandanna. Defeat 25 enemies: Barbed Wire Hat.

[edit] Level 3 "Downtown" bonuses

Escape to your getaway car: Bank Robbing Outfit. Break into ATMs (shoot them): Gold Earrings. Complete level without dying: White Sweatband. Defet 25 Enemies: Westside Knife Tat.

[edit] Level 4 "Culdesac" bonuses

Get the evidence to Mendoza's car: Officer Williams. Keep your partner alive: Tactical Vest. Apprehend 5 felons: Kneepads (Take out the Zapper, stun them, go up to them and arrest them). Achieve 20% Accuracy: Holster.

[edit] Level 5 "Club" bonuses

Get to the subway: DJ Envy Outfit. Apprehend 4 drug dealers: ATF Decals (dealers are the white people with green jerseys). Achieve 25% Accuracy: Big Mustache. Register 8 Head Shots: Riot Helmet.

[edit] Level 6 "Subway" bonuses

Trap Shaun in subway train: Shaun's Getaway Outfit. Free a cop: Full Tac Harness. Achieve 30% Accuracy: Big Dawg Tat. Defeat 24 enemies: Sideburns.

[edit] Level 7 "Tijuana" bonuses

Find Riggs at the club: Shaun's TJ Outfit. Tag over 4 gang tags: Mexican Flag Bandanna. Defeat 60 enemies: Clock Cap Decal.

[edit] Level 8 "Casino" bonuses

Escape with loot: Federates Outfit. Rob five cash carts: Triple Bracelets. Defeat 45 enemies: Oozie Chest Tat. Register 12 headshots: Scorpion Black Tat.

[edit] Level 9 "Penthouse" bonuses

Register 16 headshots: Chest Flame Tat. Defeat 32 enemies: Camo Pants.

[edit] Level 10 "Prison"bonuses

Finish level: Freeze's Prison Outfit. Protect Lazarus: Chinese Pain Tat. Defeat 30 enemies: No Parole Decal.

[edit] Level 11 "Mall" bonuses

Finish level: Freeze's Mall Outfit. Break into 5 ATMs: Black Gloves. Complete level without dying: Red Hightops.

[edit] Level 12 "Hacienda" bonuses

Kill Shaun: Daz and Tech N9ne Defeat 30 Enemies: G Cap Decal. Find 5 secret stashes: Bulldog Chain (in the Waterpool Courtyard there are two stashes in the vases. In front of the house on the right side in the yard is a stash in a vase. On the deck before entering is a vase with a stash. Before you fight Shaun there is a Vase with a stash in front on the spiral staircase).

[edit] Beatdown bonus level

Successfully complete all twelve levels. The bonus level is just fifteen waves, and there is no reward.

[edit] Apartment Hidden rifle

On level 2, "Apartment", when you go past your first tagging location, kill all policemen. There should be an apartment on the bottom floor, in the northern wing on the right. It is apartment number 15. Open the door and find the room behind the curtain. On the table in the corner is a high powered rifle for the taking.

[edit] Tijuana Defeating heavily armed enemies

On the Tijuana mission where you get the sniper rifle and the man says, "Now the Federales are after me!", you are confronted by a group of men with rifles. They will be on the rooftop directly across the courtyard from where you are standing. The following is an easy way to dispatch them. Step to back into the corner and look just above the shack with the red roof. You can just barely see the head of each sniper, but they cannot see you. Take them out one by one until there are none remaining. You will save a lot of ammo by doing this. Then, go through the courtyard and around the corner. You are now rushed by several enemies. Duck behind the rear of the police car and snipe the men in the head as they come around the corner. You will save even more ammunition by doing this. Around the next corner there are several more lambs to the slaughter. Duck behind cover before you go any further. Make some noise so that they will come around the corner exposing themselves. Snipe their heads. Note: One of them has a rocket launcher; take him out first if you get rushed.

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