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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 Menu screen.
Dead to Rights II Windows You start the game in a bar.
Dead to Rights II Windows Title screen
Dead to Rights II Windows Bullet Time gives you the opportunity to dive and fire at your enemies.

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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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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 67.5 out of 100 68
IGN Xbox Apr 12, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 15, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gamereactor (Denmark) PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2005 4 out of 10 40 Xbox Oct 31, 2005 8 out of 20 40
Games TM Xbox Jun, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2005 2 out of 5 40
Deeko PlayStation 2 2005 3.5 out of 10 35


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