Excerpt: Dead to Rights is a third person action shooter game made by Namco originally for Xbox but has since been made for other systems and has had a sequel it was made in 2002. The game is very similar to max payne at times it feels like a console version of it although this is not a bad thing, it also has bullet time and shoot dodging like max payne which is always fun to use and helps make the game a bit easier especially when fighting several enemies at once.
Excerpt: This is a really tough game to play and one that I struggled to master but this did make it a really good challenge and certainly a game I would recommend. The storyline of the game sees you taking on the role of Jake Slate who along with his police dog companion Shadow battles against the criminals in crime ridden Grant City. Actually the story line is quite strong in this game and it does have a few surprises in it.
Excerpt: From back of the box: "One good cop, one very bad situation" "Meet Jack Slate. A cop on the beat in Grant City, unaware that his next call is about to change his life. What he discovers will send him on a downward spiral into a labyrinth of corruption, betrayal , and crime" "A super charged action Noir thrille, Dead to Rights goes beyond Hollywood';s best action movies.
Summary: Dead to Rights is about a cop named Jack Slate that is in somewhat similiar situation as Max Payne (except he has a dog). The gameplay is different from Max Payne and the game overall has alot of pluses and minuses. PLUS: The disarms are great, it can always get you out of a tough situation, also the dog attack is an automatic killer you also get their weapon. The bullet time is done nicely (nothing to add more than its bullet time).
Summary: This game is great. After learning the controls (took about an hour to become good enough to play properly) the game is surprisingly playable. I don't usually go for this type of game, I prefer sports games, but this game is great. The action is intense, you find yourself up against overwhelming odds all the time and when you finally do succeed you feel like you have achieved something.
Summary: Every game should be like a good book - grabbing you right from the start and holding onto you until the end, making it almost impossible to put down. Dead to Rights, however, is an exception to this rule, and in all honesty, has to be the worst game I have ever had the misfortune to play.
My god, could they have made this game ANY harder?
M Butler, Amazon
24 July 2003
Summary: well, i had heard stuff about this game from a few friends of mine before i got it. It went along all the same lines: "Holy hell, this game is hard, mike". Yet I payed no attention. a good challenge can keep you going for a while and makes the experience more addictive, which is what we're all looking for, right? Well, i played thru the first level and a half with little to no difficulty and just assumed that my friends were horrible at this game.
Summary: I've been playing the game once the game's price went down. I've heard fairly good things about it, and it is fairly good, with a few exceptions. The graphics and sounds are spectacular compared to Max Payne, its friendly rival. The disarm cut-scenes are also incredibly good to watch. The storyline does not resemble Max Payne in its darkness quality, but rather it is story of justice in the vein of Die Hard movies, with some goofy humor involved. Now to the bad parts...
Excerpt: **This review is printed in the University Of Wollongong's 'Sirens' issue of Tertangala - my Uni magazine. The word limit is about 300 words, so it doesn't allow for the otherwise more verbose op that would normally appear** ‘Dead to Rights’ sees Jack Slate, a jaded cop in Grant City (or as the locals like to call it "the Hardest Place on Earth") hunting for his father's killer. On the way Jack's set up for murder he didn't commit.
Summary: This game is like a hong kong action movie that you can control. You play Jack Slate, a k9 cop thats been framed for murder. You have to play through a story full of plot twists, double crosses and the biggest supply of bad guys you've ever seen. The highlights of dead to rights is the ability to use any bad guy as a human shield.