Excerpt: My first reaction after receiving Dead to Rights 2 went something like this (slight variations are possible): “Hmm, what have we here? Dead to Rights, wasn’t that some B-title from several years ago? And now a sequel? Jeez, Louise…”.
Excerpt: I am a fan of Dead to Rights . Just a few minutes into playing the first game, I became fascinated by its intriguing mix of high octane gunplay and laughably inept storytelling. My borderline obsession with that title led to me writing what may well be the longest review in videogame history, a...
Excerpt: Graphically, Dead to Rights II picks up where its predecessor left off. Environments have a very nice quality to them, as do character models. Unfortunately, the varieties of characters you face in each level are very few, so you continue to see the same basic henchmen everywhere you go.
Excerpt: Dead to Rights II is like fast food, it's quick and dirty, but in the end you end up feeling fat and unfulfilled. Despite being the sequel of 2002’s Dead to Rights, which featured a lot of run and gun action in addition to a number of mini games to break it all up, Dead to rights II has tossed those...
Excerpt: DTR II again places you in the role of Jack Slate, a veteran cop with a no-nonsense attitude. You know he's got a no non-sense attitude because he will kill lots of bad guys and use dry one-liners. It's videogame cliché #4538 if you're looking it up.
Excerpt: A follow-up to the ambitious, engaging and occasionally difficult Dead to Rights, Namco seems to have shaved either their production budget or their engaging ambitiousness for Dead to Rights II.
Conclusion: The game's got some unlockable weapons and difficulty modes, plus an instant action mode that just keeps throwing bad guys at you, as if the main story mode was anything different. It's not necessarily something you'll be compelled to keep playing, though, since all the blasting nearly overstays its...
Pros: Savagely violent shooting action; ridiculous body counts, Some impressive-looking disarm moves and decent tactical depth.
Cons: Beat-'em-up sequences are lame, Short and repetitive, Not as ambitious or as good as the original.
Conclusion: In all, Dead to Rights II doesn’t really stand out as much as the original did. All of what the first used to set itself apart has been stripped or watered-down in this sequel. However, that’s not saying there aren’t some people who wouldn’t find this game interesting.