Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is the sequel to the 2007 game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. This time the player takes on the role of the medicated psychopath, Lynch. The setting is moved to Shanghai, where Lynch has moved to and has set up an arms deal with a British crime boss that will help him retire once and for all. Although Kane is there to help him out, the deal goes bad. The game takes place in the ensuing 48 hours.

As in the predecessor, gameplay revolves around cover-based combat, which is now activated manually with a button, as opposed to the automatic 'sticky' method used before. The player now also has the ability to grab human shields and use them as portable cover. In addition to this, there is a new throwing mechanism to hurl things at people. As such it is possible to throw things like gas canisters in clusters of enemies, which can then be shot and detonated. Last but not least, the player can carry two weapons at once.

The campaign can be played through in co-op mode with a friend on split-screen, or on dedicated servers; the second player assumes the role of ex-military man Kane. In addition to co-op, several other multiplayer modes are also supported. Fragile Alliance makes a return from the first game and allows a team of four to eight players to perform bank robberies, which consist of taking out the guards, breaking into the vault and making a getaway. Score is based on how much money the player personally gets away with, creating a recipe for betrayal. The Undercover Cop mode is a variation on the previous mode, in which one of the robbers is actually an undercover cop who must prevent the robbers getting away with the loot. The undercover player cannot be harmed by the security personnel, and cannot kill them either. The final mode is Cops and Robbers, which has two teams pitted up against each other, one taking the role of cops, the other taking the role of the robbers. The robbers should attempt to get the money and the cops should attempt to stop them. At the end of each round, the teams will swap places, and whichever team gets away with the most money wins.

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  • ケイン アンド リンチ2 ドッグ・デイズ - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 64% (based on 33 ratings)

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Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 27 ratings with 1 reviews)

Dog Days: an underrated gem

The Good
Dog Days is a straight-forward third person shooter. At its gameplay, it does nothing new, it is your standard modern shooter control scheme. It is very smooth to play and the cover system is incredible.

Graphically, Dog Days is a masterpiece. The graphics are incredible and they run very smooth, compared to many games these days. The camera effects and the environment were incredibly made.

There is no music during the gameplay, that means you can listen to your favourite musics while killing the whole Shanghai, and trust me, it'll be awesome!

The story is very simple and it lands quite where Dead Men stopped. Lynch is now living in Shanghai and he has now a girlfriend, Xiu. Lynch is involved in a gang, led by Glazer. Kane flies to Shanghai to see his old fried, but then later Lynch is betrayed by Glazer. Beyond this, is just running and shooting.

Dog Days features a co-op mode, an arcade mode and multi-player modes. The last one I didn't tried yet, but the others are very excellent. Co-op is like any other shooter and is very fun to play, especially if your friend plays shooters a lot. The arcade mode is incredibly fun and simple: you're at a group of robbers (which your character is chosen randomly) and you must steal money from various locations in Shanghai and escape the heist at the helicopter.

The Bad
Censorship. It is very annoying, because the characters shout at almost every cutscene, and they do say the "f" words, but when you shot someone at the head, the game pixelates it. I don't know if the developers were lazy to design the dead faces or else, but the fact that it is censoring it is ridiculous.

The Bottom Line
Dog Days is your typical shooter. Nothing is new, with exception of the graphics. If you enjoyed Dead Men, you will find yourself in love with this one.

The critics really didn't liked it a lot. It may lack with censorship and a quite short campaign, but it is mindless fun and I think every gamer will enjoy.

Xbox 360 · by >>GuKankuro>> (26) · 2010

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Cut versions

There are two cut versions of the game: German and Japanese. Both versions remove ragdoll effects on corpses, the possibility to shoot at civilians or slowly dying enemies that were mortally wounded during shoot outs.

An additional change in the Japanese version is the complete removal of the pixel filter. However, in turn naked characters (Kane & Lynch in chapter six and the girl in chapter one) have underwear and the cuts on the protagonist's bodies in chapter six were toned down.

A detailed list of changes can be found on the German site schnittberichte.com (German, Japanese)

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Game added by Starbuck the Third.

OnLive added by firefang9212. Windows added by Kabushi. Xbox One added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Fred VT, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 19, 2010. Last modified January 27, 2024.