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Jack Slate is back, in this beat-up sequel to the first. He teams up with his K9 Dog, Shadow, to overtake the criminal underground in Grant City. The main focus of the game is on Jack taking down crime after the kidnapping of a judge. He discovers a city full of corruption and betrayal.

Included is a 360 degree fighting system. Returning to the game is the super slow motion that was originally employed in Max Payne games and The Matrix movie. You can now use Shadow to attack enemies in real-time while you beat down on other enemies. If his stamina bar is high enough, Slate's K9 will kill the enemy, and if he is tired, he'll work to keep any enemy away with vicious bites.

This game includes a lot of weapons including rocket launchers, grenades, and Molotov cocktails. The minigames are not essential to the game, whereas they were in the original game. However, most of the game is very similar to its predecessor.


Dead to Rights II PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Dead to Rights II PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Dead to Rights II Windows You start the game in a bar.
Dead to Rights II Windows Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "脱狱潜龙2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DTR II" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Dead to Rights II: Жестокое Правосудие" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay" -- Pre-release title

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GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 15, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68 PlayStation 2 Aug 22, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
games xtreme PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Chronicles Xbox Jun 21, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61 Xbox Feb 07, 2006 55.9 out of 100 56
Gamereactor (Denmark) Xbox Nov 07, 2005 4 out of 10 40 Xbox Oct 31, 2005 8 out of 20 40
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Deeko PlayStation 2 2005 3.5 out of 10 35


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