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Dead to Rights (GameCube)

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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

There are no GameCube screenshots for this game.

There are 42 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Gaming Target Jan 27, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Nov 18, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
N-Zone Mar 24, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Dec 16, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Gameplanet Aug 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Fragland.net Dec 15, 2003 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Nov 20, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Kombo.com Nov 16, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
CUBE (UK Magazine) Aug, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 22, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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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
Information also contributed by festershinetop and Sciere.

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Corn Popper (69569) added Dead to Rights (GameCube) on Nov 27, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69569) and JPaterson (9147)