Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. It may be a conventional, paint-by-numbers murder mystery, but the resulting portrait is a rather generous one that provides two unique perspectives, a complex story, and hours of fun.
  2. The adventure is on the short side, but with good writing, a strong translation of the TV show, and the fact it makes you think makes Law & Order II: Double or Nothing a solid purchase for fans of the show and those that want a bit of a mind exercise.
  3. A major difference in this game is that there is no time limit. You can take as long as like to wrap up the case. This time the story is more involved and convoluted. It's not as straightforward as it seems at first.
  4. If you love the T.V. show and/or have any interest in this kind of detective game, Law & Order: Dead on the Money is a must-purchase.
  5. 60
    Aside from the thrill of solving a few puzzles, though, there's little difference between playing L&O2 and watching NBC on Wednesday night.
  6. There is even a low enough learning curve and relaxed gameplay mechanic that even fans of the show, ones that are not exactly computer savvy, could be sucked in.
  7. Even though I enjoyed the case more in Double or Nothing, I didn’t enjoy playing the game as much because I felt like I had done it all before.
  8. 46
    While Law & Order 2: Double or Nothing captures the mood and feel of the television show almost flawlessly, deep down it comes off as a slow-paced and bland adventure; it lacks excitement, action and animation.
  9. Ultimately, Law and Order 2 slightly exceeds its predecessor, mostly due to simplified gameplay. The storyline and voice acting make this a must have for every self-respecting Law and Order fan.
  10. Fans of the TV series and casual gamers would do well to give Double or Nothing a try, but it probably won’t appeal to seasoned gamers.
  11. The sequel has a style and methodology that are similar to the original. However, a far more engaging storyline and a less-intensive reliance on the player's knowledge of legal procedures definitely makes Double or Nothing a better game.
  12. This is a perfect game to play through during a weekend. You’ll be able to get to the end before you have to go back to work on Monday. It’s almost like watching a Law & Order marathon on TNT.
  13. It's about thinking, and analyzing, and actually firing neurons to solve this case. Trust me, it's not going to take you an hour to run through this game. You're going to be at it a while.
  14. Geared more towards the casual player, and the game’s simple interface and play mechanics reflect that.
  15. Sometimes, expectations for a second swing around the love nest can result in less than a satisfying rendezvous, and such is the case for this fizzled out flame that once burned brightly.
  16. I enjoyed Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. It's a bit different, not too taxing, well written and presented; hard to complain really.
  17. Yes, the game has its faults, but like the show, Double or Nothing succeeds on the quality of its writing, and complements the TV show very well.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. DarrenF.
    Jun 22, 2007
    0
    Game features pictures of a real life murdered toddler, James Bulger. It was appalling what them scumbags did to this poor innocent child in Game features pictures of a real life murdered toddler, James Bulger. It was appalling what them scumbags did to this poor innocent child in 1993, it was even more appalling that they got released in 2001, and it's absolutely unacceptable to think that they are now getting publicity of this in this game. I note the game manufacturer has done a good thing and removed the images now, but really they should never have used them in the first place. Full Review »
  2. DrShock
    Oct 8, 2003
    7
    Could be a 9 but kind of short. Finished it in about 10 hours but you can replay in slightly different modes. Graphics/sound are good and Could be a 9 but kind of short. Finished it in about 10 hours but you can replay in slightly different modes. Graphics/sound are good and storyline is fun. Interface is smooth as glass If you like detective type games pick it up. Full Review »
  3. [-DoG-]Trapper
    Oct 5, 2003
    8
    I love it... Just found the suspect & all evidence. Nice story line... pretty hard but very nice greetz.