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Dead to Rights: Retribution (PlayStation 3)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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70
GameSpot
Your campaign of violence takes you through alleys, warehouses, docks, and industrial yards, most of which are gloomy and gritty. There are some nice details, including fake ads and movie posters alongside actual ads and movie posters. The dark face of Freddy Krueger in the posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street blends in fairly well with the grimy Grant City aesthetic, but the stark white rectangles with the publisher's logo (NAMCO) emblazoned across them stick out like so many sore thumbs. These distractions don't last long, fortunately, because soon enough, someone will be shooting at you or trying to punch your head. Despite the animation problems and other sundry issues, Dead to Rights: Retribution's combat is diverse and satisfying. Jack's move set gives you a great array of ways to inflict punishment, and having Shadow along for the trip is the gory icing on the cake. This vengeful quest through a crime-ridden city may not be pretty, but it's vigorously brutal and fun to boot.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Pour son retour sur consoles HD, Dead to Rights s'en sort avec les honneurs. Sans chercher à faire évoluer le genre "action" et a fortiori la série, les développeurs de Volatile se sont évertués à proposer un Dead to Rights Retribution sévèrement burné, dans la droite lignée de ses prédécesseurs. Ainsi, en ayant offert un plus grand rôle à Shadow via de sympathiques phases d'infiltration tout en conservant l'aspect hard-boiled du jeu original, cette suite se présente comme l'un des meilleurs segments de la saga. Loin d'être parfaite à tous les niveaux, elle n'en reste pas moins un excellent défouloir sur lequel on reviendra avec plaisir. Une bonne surprise donc...
60
Gamereactor (Sweden)
Tyvärr är inte spelkontrollen riktigt så finslipad som den skulle behöva vara för högre betyg, och banorna där man styr byrackan Shadow är bara pinsam utfyllnad. Det finns definitivt spel med mer finess, men Dead to Right: Retribution underhåller som sagt ändå på extremt enkla premisser med väldigt rättfram och lagom hjärndöd action. Retribution känns som att spela en klassisk Chuck Norris-rulle och har ungefär samma underhållningsvärde. Vilket, handen på hjärtat, faktiskt inte är det sämsta.
58
Gaming Nexus
Dead to Rights: Retribution doesn't try to reinvent the wheel; instead it's perfectly fine wallowing in the franchise's past successes. With disappointing visuals, a lame story and an endlessly dreary backdrop, there's very little to like about this fourth Dead to Rights game. If Namco doesn't reboot this franchise soon Jack and his dog Shadow may become completely irrelevant. Perhaps we're already too late!
58
Mania
Dead To Rights: Retribution offers a light, button-mashing diversion that you can jump right into but it feels like a game that is about six years too late.
50
Defunct Games
Dead to Rights: Retribution doesn't try to reinvent the wheel; instead it's perfectly fine wallowing in the franchise's past successes. With disappointing visuals, a lame story and an endlessly dreary backdrop, there's very little to like about this fourth Dead to Rights game. If Namco doesn't reboot this franchise soon Jack and his dog Shadow may become completely irrelevant. Perhaps we're already too late!
42
The A.V. Club
In the name of mixing things up, the developers devote several levels to Jack’s wonder dog, Shadow. Taking control of Shadow to sneak up on unsuspecting enemies is far more interesting than any of the hyperbolic killing that Jack does. In a game that’s filled with violence and tragedy, it’s Jack’s affection for his dog that provides a single note of genuine emotion.
40
PlayStation Lifestyle
Dead to Rights: Retribution is a simple action title at best, and feels lacking in polish. Ripping off enemies’ bollocks and ripping through their throats may feel rewarding, but it doesn’t make up for the game’s lackluster storyline, lack of any online multiplayer element, and poor overall effort put into the game. Dead to Rights: Retribution is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon, but you’ll already start to forget about the game once the credits roll.