Dead to Rights is a top-down shooter loosely based on the Dead to Rights console game. Players takes control of Jack Slate, a police officer of Grant City. The plot starts when Jack investigate a reported gun fire incident in a construction site in China town, and finds his father there, murdered. He must then uncover the secret behind his death, all the while evading attempts on his life.
Jack can use melee attack, as well as various weapon picked up during the game, including the Pistol, Shotgun and Assault Rifle. He can also call Shadow, his K-9 unit to attack enemy. Also, Jack can perform a "slow motion dive" that allows him to target and shoot at several targets during a single dive.