Dead to Rights

Critic Score User Score
Windows
66
3.1
GameCube
77
3.5
Xbox
74
3.1
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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 Taking on Tattoo and his men to steal the getaway map
Dead to Rights Windows Using corners as covers drastically increases your life expectancy.
Dead to Rights Windows I'm all stiff from punching these guys out.  Fortunately, I'm in a "massage" parlor.
Dead to Rights PlayStation 2 Using one of your foes as a shield against enemy fire

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 (98107)
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 Xbox Aug 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Xbox Aug 14, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jan 08, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 13, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 05, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Shooterplanet Windows Aug 12, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Feb 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Xbox Aug, 2002 C+ 58

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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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