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Kane is on his way to the execution with another prisoner called Lynch when the transport gets attacked by a group of guys. While Lynch already knew that this would happen, it is only later revealed to Kane that the attackers were his old associates which he presumed dead. Now they demand the money from the last coup they did together from Kane. Since Kane has nothing to lose, they took his family hostage in order to force him to get them their money fast. To make things even worse, they hired the medicated psychopath Lynch to be his watchdog.

From the moment the transport is hit, you take control over Kane and try to free your family. The camera is placed behind Kane while moving and you can also zoom into a over-the-shoulder view while firing. Kane will automatically take cover where it is possible and if he is too badly wounded, he needs a teammate to give him a shot of adrenaline to get him back into the fight. But don't do that too often in a short period of time or your heart will collapse with an unfortunate end.

Of course nothing goes as planned so most of the time is spent shooting your way through hordes of police and special forces. To deal with them you can carry two different types of weapons ranging from pistols to assault rifles and shotguns.

You can also give Lynch commands like focusing his fire on one enemy, trading weapons with him and getting ammo when you are out of it. During the course of the game you are sometimes accompanied by other members of the organisation with whom you can interact in the same way as with Lynch.

The game features an offline coop-mode in which the second player takes over the control of Lynch. The online multiplayer consists of a game-mode called "Fragile Alliance" in which the players need to rob a bank. The twist is that you can attack at any time, kill your teammates and take the money they had already collected. You will then be marked as a traitor for the whole team and those that get killed will respawn as one of the police force and work against the whole team.


Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Wake up Mr. Kane, the police van is going to suffer an accident.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Half of the city cops are behind your back.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Man!, what's going on!?
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows Using grenades to take some advantage.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kane & Lynch: Смертники" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

In one word: INTENSE Windows MichaelPalin (1419)
A joke, and it's on you, the consumer. Windows Joakim Kihlman (275)

Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Nov 27, 2007 82 out of 100 82
GameTrailers Windows Nov 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov 28, 2007 78 out of 100 78 Xbox 360 Dec 14, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Jan, 2008 7.25 out of 10 72 Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox 360 Dec 06, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Xbox 360 Dec 13, 2007 58 out of 100 58 Windows Jan 04, 2008 55 out of 100 55
The A.V. Club Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2008 C- 42


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Saved games for K&L 2 GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
May 01, 2008
Did I finish it? 1 MichaelPalin (1419)
Jan 08, 2008



There was some controversy surrounding a bad review of game from Gamespot, namely due to the fact that the reviewer, Jeff Gerstmann, was fired shortly afterwards.

It was believed by many that his dismissal may have been a result from external pressure from Eidos Interactive, as he gave Kane & Lynch an unfavourable review, while there was a large amount of advertisements for the game on the site. Both Gamespot and its parent company CNET, however, stated that this was not the case and the termination of his employment was for reasons unrelated.

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