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Dead to Rights

aka: DtR

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Dead to Rights is a 3rd-person shooter in which the player is Jack Slate, a police officer in Grant City. On a routine call, he finds the dead body of his father. While trying to find the murderer, he is framed for another murder. Jack becomes a fugitive; his run from the law will take him to various places, from strip joints and hotels to office complexes, and even prison, as an inmate.

When controlling Jack, players can perform various moves, such as grabbing an enemy from behind and using him as a human shield, or tossing a fire extinguisher and shooting it, causing a huge explosion. If Jack does not have a gun drawn, he can disarm an enemy which causes him to steal the enemy's gun, then performing some sort of finish, such as a neck breaker. Initially, only a few disarm moves are available, but more can be unlocked as the game progresses.

Players will sometimes have to control Jack's best friend and partner, his K-9 dog Shadow, which allows enemies to be killed from a distance. In addition, Shadow will fetch their guns and bring them to Jack.

The game also features "adrenaline combat", similar to "Bullet Time" from Max Payne. Jack will then perform slow-motion dives and spins, giving him an advantage, as long as his adrenaline meter holds out.


  • 脱狱潜龙 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (Xbox version)

160 People (149 developers, 11 thanks) · View all

Executive in charge of Production
Associate Producer
Lead Programmer
Technical Lead
Lead Technical Artist
Lead World Artist
Character Artists
Lead Animator
Motion Capture Talent
Voice Talent
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Copy protection

This game uses the dreaded Starforce protection program to stop you pirating the game.

German version

When playing with German language, all in-game blood is missing. The cutscenes are still bloody, however.


The Xbox version of the game was the first to carry the CERO "Ages 18 and up" rating.


  • Gamespot
    • 2002 - Best Story on Xbox

Information also contributed by festershinetop and Sciere.

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Dead to Rights II
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Released 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Human Rights
Released 2019 on Browser, Windows, Macintosh
War of Rights
Released 2018 on Windows
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Released 1999 on Windows
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Dirt Track Racing 2
Released 2002 on Windows

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  • MobyGames ID: 7179


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by JPaterson.

PlayStation 2, Windows, GameCube added by Corn Popper. Xbox One, Xbox 360 added by Plok.

Additional contributors: j. jones, Unicorn Lynx, tarmo888, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.