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Dead to Rights

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
77
3.5
Windows
66
3.1
PlayStation 2
75
3.6
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Description

Dead To Rights is an action-game, straight out. You play as Jack Slate, a police officer in Grant City. On a routine call, you find a dead body; the body is your father. Later framed, Jack becomes a fugitive, on the run from the law.

Your quest will take you to various places, from strip joints and hotels, to office complexes, and even prison... as an inmate.

Dead To Rights is an action game in every sense of the word. When fighting, you have the opportunity to perform various moves, such as grabbing an enemy from behind and using him as a human shield, to tossing a fire extinguisher and shooting it, causing a huge explosion. When against an enemy and you have no gun drawn, you can perform "disarm" moves, which causes your character to steal the enemy's gun, then performing some sort of finishes, such as a neck breaker. Initially, only a few disarm moves are available, but more can be unlocked as your progress.

A unique addition in this game allows you to control Jack's best friend, and partner, Shadow, his K-9 dog. Using Shadow, you can kill enemies from far away, and retrieve their gun in Shadow's jaws.

Dead To Rights features adrenaline combat, which is similar to that of "Bullet-Time" from Max Payne. You can perform slow-motion dives and spins, giving you an advantage, as long as your adrenaline holds out.

Screenshots

Dead to Rights PlayStation 2 Namco logo from the opening cinematic
Dead to Rights PlayStation 2 Depending on cursor color (red/yellow/green), your shot will be more or less deadly and precise
Dead to Rights PlayStation 2 Using one of your foes as a shield against enemy fire
Dead to Rights PlayStation 2 Intro showing another badguy, and just another day on your job

Alternate Titles

  • "脱狱潜龙" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DtR" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

You can forget about Payne now PlayStation 2 MAT (93479)
A fun game with lots to like, but it's just way too long and way too repetitive. Windows kbmb (399)
Now that's brutal, baby. Xbox Daemion Blackfire (16)

Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 13, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Windows Dec 24, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot GameCube Nov 20, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Gamereactor (Denmark) Windows Jan 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Gamereactor (Denmark) Xbox Mar 18, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 10, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Gamesmania.de Xbox Mar 20, 2003 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Copy protection

This game uses the dreaded Starforce protection program to stop you pirating the game.

German version

When playing with German language, all in-game blood is missing. The cutscenes are still bloody, however.

Rating

The Xbox version of the game was the first to carry the CERO "Ages 18 and up" rating.

Awards

  • Gamespot
    • 2002 - Best Story on Xbox
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