Kingpin: Life Of Crime

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A game for adults that is full of violence and swearing

The Kingpin: Life Of Crime game was one of the first 3D first-person shooters directly aimed at adults. Many 2D games had an adult edge, but in 1999, the trend for adult-orientated games was just beginning. In this game, you have to rise through the ranks by building your team of thugs and beating down others until you rule the streets. View full description

PROS

  • The fact you can recruit others to undertake your crimes is a great addition
  • The fast-action shooting controls help to add energy to the game

CONS

  • The shooting gallery boss fights are a little disappointing
  • It is something different but is still beaten by Postal 2

The Kingpin: Life Of Crime game was one of the first 3D first-person shooters directly aimed at adults. Many 2D games had an adult edge, but in 1999, the trend for adult-orientated games was just beginning. In this game, you have to rise through the ranks by building your team of thugs and beating down others until you rule the streets.

Recruit a gang and get revenge

The aim of the game is to get revenge on the gang that beat you up, but first you have to recruit a gang of thugs and become a crime lord. The violence is very brutal and bloody and the game is full of swearing and crime. Its soundtrack was created by Cypress Hill, who were a moderately popular band in the 90s. It is a little like Postal 2 and a little like Urban Chaos 2 for the PS2. Modern players call it Quake Theft Auto because it looks like Quake but it has GTA’s violence. The graphics only just hold up today and they are similar to what the Tomb Raider games were on PS1.

Try Postal 2 first

If you have already played Postal 2 and you want something that includes recruiting other NPCs, then Kingpin: Life Of Crime is just what you need. If you have not played Postal 2, then try it, complete it, and you will be all set to beat the snot out of Kingpin: Life Of Crime. Is it a good game? In the FPS genre, the ability to recruit others gives it an edge that makes it worth playing. Postal 2 beats it on violence and humor, but if Postal 2 were the main course, you could say that this game is the fitting dessert.

Kingpin: Life Of Crime

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