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  • genre shooter / fpp / modern
  • download size 323 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1054 user ratings.
  • release date June 30, 1999
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Xatrix Entertainment / Interplay
  • game modes single-player, multi-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • HD wallpaper
  • manual (14 pages)
  • 2 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Bloody, brutal, swearing-heavy combat - one of the first truly adult-oriented games
  • Impressive graphics and AI for its time
  • An Original Soundtrack by Cypress Hill


As a thug beaten to the brink of death you have started your mission of revenge. You want to bury those bastards six feet under for what they have done to you, but to do so you need to start your own gang and recruit right from the streets. If a new gang member turns out to be a punk, blast him, and make room for new ones. Move up in the world, but watch out for the Kingpin, eventually you're going to have to take him on.

Somewhere in the past that never crossed paths with the future lies the world of the Kingpin. Burned out buildings and urban decay are the landscape. Local gangs roam the streets, protecting their turf and scooping out opportunities.

Recruit a gang of thugs and rule the streets, snuff out rivals with a single head-shot and watch them bleed to death. Or put them on fire and watch them suffer. You will deliver an extremely brutal and violent death to those who messed you up. Kill everyone who stands in your way and become new Kingpin - crime lord of every thief, murderer and dirty thug in the city.

Multiplayer issue: some of the multiplayer modes originally built into Kingpin: Life of Crime game can encounter various limitations. For details see: Support

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence, Strong Language.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.21

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Return of The Mack

Posted on 2008-09-20 11:28:39 byGTLC's avatarGTLC:

Ignore Eternal Sonata's review, and prepare to play one of history's forgotten classics. Unlike other FPS's from the same era, this game does NOT reward a blast-everything mentality (not initially anyway, not until you pick up some beefier weapons than the pistol). The emphasis here is on subtlety, finesse....and THEN applying a shotgun right to the back of someone's poor sap'sread more skull. Keep your weapon holstered, TALK to people, find out what they know - they might just be able to help you out...
This game is a much a precursor of the genre-defining Deus Ex as any of the System Shock or Thief games were and, while inelegant by modern standards (I believe the game ran on the old Quake 2 engine), it is still a fascinating and deeply enjoyable look back at the evolution of one of gaming's strongest genres. The sense of place and culture is also highly impressive, the use of gratuitous language and adult themes foreshadowing the controversial GTA: San Andreas in many ways.
Pay no heed to the two unbelieveable 1-star scores here, this is a game you owe it to yourself to check out.

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Pretty good old school shooter

Posted on 2008-10-23 15:19:25 bybrabee's avatarbrabee:

Anything but that. I remember being amazed by the graphics back then and even today, it looks pretty good. AI is decent, level design amazing, soundtrack by Cypress hill awesome. The only problem may be the graphical style - retro sci-fi may not be suitable for anyone, but I liked it.
Bottom line: if youre looking for a challenging decent shooter, look no further.

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It's all about Kingpin Bagman

Posted on 2008-09-10 18:36:15 bycraveiro's avatarcraveiro:

Will always have a special place in my heart because it was my first online multiplayer game. Besides that it simply is one of the funniest CTF variation there ever has been. Especially, because your "flag" (money) spawns in the middle of the map in multiple instances and you can rob players of their doe or raid their safe to recover some money. Whta decides the game isread more the amount of money in the safe. Without teamwork (good defense + offense) you are screwed. Big minus is that there have only been 4 official maps and 99% of the custom ones suck ass.

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