Kingpin is a tale of revenge. Take control of a street gang and order your recruits to attack, defend or even do a little safe-cracking to pick up some needed cash. Use that cash to buy nastier weapons and take down your punk enemies in this intense first-person shooter. Being the Kingpin is half attitude and all action.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (98 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 1999

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Kingpin is a tale of revenge. Take control of a street gang and order your recruits to attack, defend or even do a little safe-cracking to pick up some needed cash. Use that cash to buy nastier weapons and take down your punk enemies in this intense first-person shooter. Being the Kingpin is half attitude and all action.
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 a 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 scoping out opportunities.
Some of the features include
  • 16-player multiplayer action via LAN or Internet
  • Location-specific damage — shoot a snitch in the kneecaps or snuff out a rival with a head-shot

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor:233 Mhz
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL
    • DirectX®: 7
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB
    • Sound: DirectSound
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
The most intelligently written game I have ever played! ♥♥♥♥/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
1998's best "I'm a piece of ♥♥♥♥" simulator
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I've burried these mfkers. Overall - a nice first person shooter.

I kinda liked quasi-quest mechanics (get the battery for a bike or get the documents for Louie). I had tons of fun while playing the first 4 hubs, but the last two (Trainyards and Radio City) were getting a little bit boring, because there was nothing to do but to shoot people.
Plot is not very impresive, but the setting (guns, thugs, pawn-o-matic, music, sound effects) is golden.

+ Cypress Hill soundtrack fits perfectly
+ Nice setting
+ You can recruit up to 2 gang members
+ Nice sound effects
+ Exploisions are fun to watch

- AI is both stupid and too good
- Not too many "quests" at the end of the game
- Game gets repetitive at the end

If you're into gangster things - you might like it. But frankly - it's not worth that 9.99$. Look for a discount.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
controls are god awful
gives little to no instructions
and the graphics are really bad.
ALso you dont start in fullscreen
i give this game a
0/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
About Kingpin:

PROS: Good story, cool enviroments, interactive(ish) enviroments, good, responsive NPC's.
Prepare yourself....
CONS: The controls are absolutely stupid. I can't stand playing with janky, broken controls. The hitboxes are absolutely random. This is part of the description: Location-specific damage — shoot a snitch in the kneecaps or snuff out a rival with a head-shot . This is wrong. The amount of damage you deal compared to NPC's is tiny, interaction with most items is impossible.

OVERALL SCORE: 4 / 10, Not Reccomended.
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