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  • Summary: Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. ThereMeet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
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  1. If you're a Nintendo loyalist who's never experienced "Max Payne," this should be the next game you buy. [Jan 2003, p.102]
  2. Dead to Rights though appears to have the right amount of each gaming component so that it's the closest yet to a big budget action movie on a home console.
  3. The run-and-gun portions of Dead to Rights come together so perfectly that you become enraptured by your ability to take down hordes of bad guys in classic Jon Woo style. It's these intense, visceral, wicked gunfights that make you forget reality and draw you completely into Slate's fantasy world of fast and furious gun-slinging action.
  4. It's a little banged and bruised, but it gets where it's going.
  5. If you're looking for a challenge, Super Cop difficulty approaches the Xbox level, and the truly masochistic can always use the Hard-Boiled cheat as suggested by Namco.
  6. 60
    The novelty value of slow motion has worn off and it's not implemented here with enough panache to make it stand out. On the odd rare occasion you may find everything comes together to create a bit of excitement but these moments are too few and far between.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AdamD.
    Nov 23, 2002
    9
    LOOKS AWESOME.
  2. May 15, 2013
    9
    Dead to Rights is a great game even though it is similar Max Payne. The mini-games are great and they are different from one another, theDead to Rights is a great game even though it is similar Max Payne. The mini-games are great and they are different from one another, the graphics and controls are good. Expand
  3. JovanR.
    Dec 28, 2002
    9
    This Game is just great. Its good in a number of ways. The way i would describe it is Max Payne, but 1,000 times better. If you haven't This Game is just great. Its good in a number of ways. The way i would describe it is Max Payne, but 1,000 times better. If you haven't played Max Payne rent it and then buy Dead to Rights. Very fun game to play and the replay value 10. Expand
  4. A.S.
    Jan 3, 2004
    9
    This is a great game. i bought it for only $40 and its well worth it. the gameplay is just like max payne but with even more style. the onlyThis is a great game. i bought it for only $40 and its well worth it. the gameplay is just like max payne but with even more style. the only thing bad about it is the graphics. the environment is pretty good but the character models are a bit sloppy, especially the faces and hands. but the gameplay makes up for it and is a well worth game to buy. Expand
  5. TimH.
    Mar 12, 2003
    5
    Ridiculous game. I guess if you are looking for a brainless arcade shooter it isn't bad, but Max Payne is way better. The dufus cop you Ridiculous game. I guess if you are looking for a brainless arcade shooter it isn't bad, but Max Payne is way better. The dufus cop you play actually turns his gun over to a thug, then fights him to get it back. But no matter, when you *do* find a really cool weapon the dufus just throws it away when it runs out of ammo. Oh yes, can't forget about the side-kick dog who actually gets sent to prision *with* you. LOL. Having just remembered that, I'm lowering my score to 5! Expand

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