Crime Life: Gang Wars

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Crime Life: Gang Wars
Don't play this game or do a life of crime.
Genre(s): Action-adventure
Beat 'em up
Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows
Release: PlayStation 2
EU: September 1, 2005
FR: November 10, 2005
EU: November 11, 2005
NA: November 22, 2005

Microsoft Windows
EU: November 18, 2005
NA: December 1, 2005
RU: July 26, 2007
Developer(s): Hothouse Creations
Publisher(s): WW: Konami
RU: Noviy Disk
Country: United Kingdom

Crime Life: Gang Wars is an action-adventure game developed by Hothouse Creations and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows. It was the last title from developer Hothouse Creations before disbanding. A sequel was planned, but was then cancelled due to the game's overwhelmingly negative reception and poor sales.


The game takes place in the fictional Grand Central City. The protagonist is Tre, a member of the Outlawz gang. When his gang is threatened by the rise of a rival gang called the Headhunters, it's up to Tre to restore the gang to its former glory.

Why It Sucks

  1. Combat that feels like a beta version of Yakuza and Sleeping Dogs put in a blender.
  2. While there are many activities to take part in, most activities are basically the same thing.
  3. Combat is broken since the squad commands, which are used to give orders to other gang members, are useless and sometimes, when you use the throw attack, your enemy will fly away.
  4. Lackluster story that has no motivations to proceed.
  5. Bland finishing moves.
  6. The gameplay and graphics give the impression of a PlayStation game with the graphics of a PlayStation 2 game. In other words, the gameplay is very dated.
  7. Poor visuals: some textures move back and forth, like in early PlayStation games.
  8. The camera often won't let you have a clear view of what's happening on the screen.
  9. Blocky character models that look like they came out of a Dreamcast game.
  10. Some fighting moves do nothing, such as the arm bar. Because of this, only a few moves are used.
  11. No soundtracks throughout the entire game, with the exceptions of a D-12 track on the title screen and some hip-hop tracks that barely play through the game.


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