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  • Summary: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty drama featuring two men, one is a flawed mercenary and the other a medicated psychopath. Forced together on a violent and chaotic path of redemption and revenge, no action is considered too harsh as this volatile partnership is pushed beyond reason in this brutally realistic, character-driven third person action shooter. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. In full stride Kane & Lynch comes up trumps. It offers an action-packed ride of memorable settings wrapped around a couple of gritty-as-hell characters. [Jan 2008, p.55]
  2. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men could be a great game. Unfortunately it feels unfinished, and falls short of that mark.
  3. Familiar elements from Hitman are felt throughout the game. While some gamers may find this a welcomed facet, it's really disappointing that after all these years Io didn't show enough determination and creativity to bring something new to the scene of contemporary shooters.
  4. Kane & Lynch is more "Freedom Fighters" than "Hitman", so it should appeal to action junkies looking for their next fix. [Dec 2007, p.67]
  5. Kane & Lynch is very much a case of what could have been. With a little more time for polish and tweaking Eidos could have had a game worthy of the hype and its British Academy Video Games Award nomination (which was somehow secured before the game’s release).
  6. Nothing more than a merely adequate shooter. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
  7. If it had been given the proper treatment, budget, and amount of time, Kane & Lynch would have easily been an A-/90% game. As it was released, it feels like a preview build that somehow hit retail shelves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 17 out of 50
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    this is a great game all around. however, idiots do not understand this. keep this in mind if you want to play this game, it is clearly not made for idiots, you must have some degree of intelligence to play, otherwise you will not have a good time and then you will be like the rest of the whiners you see here trashing this great and classic shooter... fu*k all you morons who simply ''don't get'' this game... Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2013
    10
    perfect game for me. It is like a drug. I don't knowhow often i have play it. I love this stupid Characters and the happens'' plot. Need more Games like this. No idea why people give this masterpiece bad ratings. it is one of the most interesting games ever made. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2011
    8
    Nice story, fun levels which are quite unique given the criminal angle of the protagonists, not the best gameplay in the world but fun enough, if you can get it for under a tenner I'd say its worth it for a few hours of fun Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2011
    7
    (all you're going to read is my opinion don't complain)
    The game is really enjoyable to play...The gameplay is really good, the music are not
    bad but it could be better, the story is actually the worst thing in the game, its a weak story and only the main characters (Kane & Lynch) have personalities the rest of the people in the game are just..."DeRp....?"
    Its impossible to give this game more then a 7/8 because it could be better...
    If you really like this style of games you will probably enjoy it, but if you never played a game like this one don't play or try it you're not going to like it...
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  5. May 18, 2011
    5
    This is one shooter that could have been good, but fell short. It's not horrible, but there are too many basic gameplay annoyances to list. You won't be missing much by passing this one up. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2010
    5
    Very difficult game, even on easy level. Especially the phase "Freedom Fighters". And it can not save whenever you want or have enough autosave, a serious flaw, irritates the player. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2012
    0
    How can you give TEN to this? I mean, plot is not so bad, gameplay is passable, but the game time is too short, and it only relies on endless try-retry sessions in almost impossible fights. I'm happy I only spent 2 euros for this, that's the money it is worth. Expand

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