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

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Dead to Rights II Screenshot
Dead to Rights II Screenshot
Dead to Rights II Screenshot
Dead to Rights II Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 67.5 out of 100 68 PlayStation 2 Aug 22, 2008 67 out of 100 67
GameZone PlayStation 2 May 13, 2005 6 out of 10 60
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Jun 02, 2005 3 out of 5 60
GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 13, 2005 3 out of 5 60 Xbox Feb 07, 2006 55.9 out of 100 56
7Wolf Magazine Windows Sep 06, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55 Xbox Oct 31, 2005 8 out of 20 40
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jun, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Netjak PlayStation 2 May 16, 2005 3.2 out of 10 32


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