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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.

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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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Worth Playing Apr 12, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Deaf Gamers 2005 6.9 out of 10 69 Nov 28, 2005 67.5 out of 100 68
GameSpot Apr 15, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68 (UK) Nov 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameZone May 13, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Gamereactor (Denmark) Nov 07, 2005 4 out of 10 40
PSX Extreme Jun 30, 2005 3.8 out of 10 38
Netjak May 16, 2005 3.2 out of 10 32


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Joe Ix (176) added Dead to Rights II (PlayStation 2) on Mar 04, 2006
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