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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
64
3.2
Windows
70
3.2
Xbox 360
67
3.1
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Description

Kane is on his way to the execution with another prisoner called Lynch when the transport gets attacked by a group of guys. While Lynch already knew that this would happen, it is only later revealed to Kane that the attackers were his old associates which he presumed dead. Now they demand the money from the last coup they did together from Kane. Since Kane has nothing to lose, they took his family hostage in order to force him to get them their money fast. To make things even worse, they hired the medicated psychopath Lynch to be his watchdog.

From the moment the transport is hit, you take control over Kane and try to free your family. The camera is placed behind Kane while moving and you can also zoom into a over-the-shoulder view while firing. Kane will automatically take cover where it is possible and if he is too badly wounded, he needs a teammate to give him a shot of adrenaline to get him back into the fight. But don't do that too often in a short period of time or your heart will collapse with an unfortunate end.

Of course nothing goes as planned so most of the time is spent shooting your way through hordes of police and special forces. To deal with them you can carry two different types of weapons ranging from pistols to assault rifles and shotguns.

You can also give Lynch commands like focusing his fire on one enemy, trading weapons with him and getting ammo when you are out of it. During the course of the game you are sometimes accompanied by other members of the organisation with whom you can interact in the same way as with Lynch.

The game features an offline coop-mode in which the second player takes over the control of Lynch. The online multiplayer consists of a game-mode called "Fragile Alliance" in which the players need to rob a bank. The twist is that you can attack at any time, kill your teammates and take the money they had already collected. You will then be marked as a traitor for the whole team and those that get killed will respawn as one of the police force and work against the whole team.

Screenshots

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Kane draw first blood.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Half of the city cops are behind your back.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Kane is too badly hit and waits for a teammate to give him adrenaline.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Best way to rob a bank? Gas it to make all them sleep.

Alternate Titles

  • "Kane & Lynch: Смертники" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

In one word: INTENSE Windows MichaelPalin (1195)
A joke, and it's on you, the consumer. Windows Joakim Kihlman (270)

The Press Says

Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Nov 27, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
YouGamers Windows Dec 14, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Eurogamer.fr PlayStation 3 Nov 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Xbox 360 Dec 20, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec, 2007 64 out of 99 65
Good Game Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2007 6 out of 10 60
The Review Busters PlayStation 3 2007 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2007 9 out of 20 45
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Dec 04, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Saved games for K&L 2 DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910)
May 01, 2008
Did I finish it? 1 MichaelPalin (1195)
Jan 08, 2008

Trivia

Controversy

There was some controversy surrounding a bad review of game from Gamespot, namely due to the fact that the reviewer, Jeff Gerstmann, was fired shortly afterwards.

It was believed by many that his dismissal may have been a result from external pressure from Eidos Interactive, as he gave Kane & Lynch an unfavourable review, while there was a large amount of advertisements for the game on the site. Both Gamespot and its parent company CNET, however, stated that this was not the case and the termination of his employment was for reasons unrelated.

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