Kingpin: Life of Crime Review
Whether the prerelease infamy and the embarrassment of disclaimers are a result of the current political climate or conscious hyperbole by the Interplay marketing machine, they tend to overshadow what ...
I remember watching The Warriors as a kid and wondering if such nasty, gritty, and tumultuous places like the New York City streets portrayed in the gang war flick actually exist. Since then, I learned that -- with the ... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Kingpin was a game with big ambitions, that didn't quite meld together. Not quite FPS, not quite immersion sim, it sits somewhere in sits decidedly in the middle to be declares neither. A hub world, but still wholly line... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Let me throw some A words at you: Audio, atmosphere, attitude, ambiance. And yes, it's very dated and uses the Quake 2 engine. But it still looks and sounds pretty darn good: Gritty and realistic in a hard luck city.... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
let's cut to the chase, here's the good: The flunkies will follow you almost anywhere and actually help you in a fight, even dieing in the process! They also keep up with you and if you loose them, they will spawn near... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
First of all I never review old games....because I played tons of them and to review them all would take me about 20 years....in this case I'll make an exception because some revives about this game really got my attenti... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Background Set in a quasi-retro time period, Kingpin features a mix of 1930s art deco crossed with modern technology and ideas. Many inventions are conveyed through an art deco style design, like helicopters and monor... Read Full Review1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
You may say that Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999, Xatrix and Interplay) is just another generic First-Person Shooter using the aged id Tech 2 engine (which Quake II is based), however this game gets better and better after ... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
The game is not worth playing now simply because the multiplayer side is no longer an active community and with using the Quake 2 engine it was not too long before hackers started to spoil the game. But, when it was... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
For starters, don't think that I am a bible-thumping southerner who hates any use of profanity. That said; there is a time to cuss because you're angry, and there is a time to cuss because you want to be cool and fit i... Read Full Review1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
If I worked at Interplay, I'd have used that time to write thank-you notes to every single person who helped publicize the game by singling it out for its over-the-top carnage and shockingly realistic depictions of viole... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
I really liked the game. Shooters are always fun. I was amazed at the gameplay. Granted when it came out it was top notch. Now it's kinda cartoony compared to what is out now. But I was happy with the overall outcome. Ye... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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