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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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78
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Meedogenloze schietpartijen en een unieke visuele stijl maken Kane & Lynch 2 tot een pretentieloze en pure shooter zonder franjes.
76
PC Games (Germany)
Kane & Lynch 2 wird Fans von storylastigen Spielen begeistern. Wie schon der Vorgänger (der spielerisch einige Bugs mitbrachte) setzt das Actionspiel auf eine ausgereifte Story mit ausgearbeiteten Charakteren und toller Sprachausgabe. Kane und Kumpel Lynch werden dermaßen effektvoll in Szene gesetzt, dass man leicht übersehen kann, wie wenig spielerische Anforderung eigentlich nötig ist, um die kaum sechsstündige Kampagne zu beenden. Die ganz klare Schwachstelle des Titels ist nämlich das repititive Gameplay, das kaum mit Überraschungen aufwarten kann. Also werden sich die Spielergemüter erhitzen: Die einen werden aufgrund der intensiven Geschichte Spaß haben, die anderen die Actionsequenzen verdammen.
73
GameStar (Germany)
Erstaunlich! Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days bringt es fertig, dass ich Empathie mit den beiden Protagonisten empfinde, obwohl sie ganz schön fiese Typen sind. Das hat der Vorgänger nicht mal ansatzweise geschafft. Trotzdem bleibt der Titel in seiner Gesamtheit mittelprächtig. IO Interactive spult für meinen Geschmack zu viele gleiche Situationen ab; der Vorgänger war vielfältiger. Da mögen die Umgebungen noch so abwechslungsreich sein, die Ballereien werden nach gefühlten zehn Minuten schnarchöde. Das kann auch die ungewöhnliche Optik nicht verschleiern.
70
That Gaming Site
A short but compelling campaign that improves on the original in every way. The integration of online coop is tarnished with game bugs that will hopefully be fixed soon. Arcade and fragile alliance modes lengthen the lifespan of this shooter on your shelf.
65
ComputerGames.ro
The story tries, but isn’t too good in sustaining the carnage and you don’t really care after a few episodes. All you want is to aim as best as possible with the screen clouded in smoke, shadows and your own blood so that the dreaded „You have died” message doesn’t send you back to the last checkpoint. And the fact that killing is all you do only translates into poor replay value and boredom, not into quality action. The co-op mode helps a little, as a friend’s help is more than welcome when compared to the somewhat stupid AI. The multiplayer isn’t much better either, although the potential is there. The lag ruined the few play sessions I managed to find and the number of maps is pretty low. So if psychotic thriller shooters aren’t your kind of game, Kane & Lynch 2 will not make it on your shopping list. For the rest of you out there, it offers too few hours of fun, so the price/quality balance might not be that attractive until you find a sale.
65
GameSpot
The story mode isn't likely to take much more than four hours on your first play-through; the Arcade mode takes even less time than that to get old; and while the multiplayer options are fun, they suffer from lag and there simply aren't enough of them to compensate for the shortcomings of the solo offerings. And depending on how you look at it, the fact that there are additional multiplayer maps waiting in the wings is either good news or insult added to injury. With a longer and more varied story mode and a better, lag-free suite of multiplayer options, Dog Days would've been very easy to recommend. As it is, though, this diminutive package is as noteworthy for the features that it has dropped from the first game as it is for the new ones it has introduced, and it comes with too many caveats to be recommended without hesitation.
60
Cheat Happens
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is miles ahead of its predecessor in most areas, but in others, it lags behind it. Being presented in the unique gonzo journalism style gives it a unique style and visual appeal that most others in the crowded shooter genre lack, but at just over 5 hours, it’s still a rather thin package. Those who loved the first Kane and Lynch game will find much to love here, but it won’t do much to sway the opinion of those who weren’t fans.
60
411mania.com
This is a game that you should rent first before buying. Some will love that it's a lot like a movie and features lots of shootouts; some will hate it for the same reason. Fortunately, if you try it before you buy it; you'll know almost immediately whether or not this is going to be the game for you.
60
Level
Dog Days får mycket av sitt existensberättigande genom multiplayer-delen. I synnerhet ett nervigt och svekfullt spelläge där man som rånare i grupp ska utföra en stöt och ta sig till flyktbilen. När som helst kan någon köra in dolken i en medbrottsling för en större del av kakan. Det är på just den här sortens avskalat nojiga och kallhamrade intensitet Io bör bygga sina spel istället för att försöka följa med på Army of Twos inslagna väg.
50
Playback
Zdradziecki pan Kane i psychopatyczny pan Lynch. Zabójczy duet już raz popisał się brutalnością, ciętymi komentarzami i zdolnością do pakowania się w kłopoty. Co podstarzali killerzy mają nam do zaoferowania w kontynuacji swoich przygód?
50
Jeuxvideo.com
Il faut bien reconnaître que malgré son emballage guère reluisant, Kane & Lynch 2 nous propose un début d'aventure plutôt bien ficelé. Malheureusement le soufflé retombe assez vite et l'action s'essouffle avant de s'arrêter bien trop brutalement. Il ne faut pas non plus compter sur le multijoueur pour apporter un peu de piment à cette soupe qui est finalement bien dure à avaler.
46
Mana Pool
If you enjoy shooting, nauseatingly shaky cameras, shooting, amateur film effects, shooting, miserable, unlikeable characters and more shooting, this game is probably for you. Did I mention there was shooting? There’s a myriad of replayability offered with several different multiplayer modes, not to mention three new DLCs that were released just two weeks after the game’s initial launch (but for some unknown reason could not be included in the release itself). For all of the above reasons, I’d recommend being cautious before throwing $50USD and a possible $11 in DLCs at this title, and at the very least, try the demo before you do.