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Description

Dead to Rights is an 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 of 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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "脱狱潜龙" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DtR" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Now that's brutal, baby. Daemion Blackfire (16) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

XBox Solution (XBS) Sep 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90
IGN Aug 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Aug 14, 2002 82 out of 100 82
ActionTrip Sep 16, 2002 81 out of 100 81
GameZone Aug 21, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Aug 14, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 27, 2003 15 out of 20 75
DarkZero Jul 02, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown 2002 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

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.

Rating

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

Awards

  • Gamespot
    • 2002 - Best Story on Xbox
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JPaterson (9551) added Dead to Rights (Xbox) on Aug 29, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69382) and Plokite_Wolf (8293)