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  • Summary: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming's most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53
  1. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days provides what the original could not - fantastically gory action over a stunning backdrop of mob warfare and careless violence. There are still a few issues carried over that mar the overall package, but both Mr Kane and Mr Lynch now most definitely have our full attention.
  2. The Story may end a bit disappointingly and the level design is far from flawless, but nice gameplay-ideas and (above all) a great multiplayer-experience help to keep this game from being completely unworthy of your time. In fact: as soon as you go for the multiplayer-features (coop!), this game definitely has its moments.
  3. 71
    The duo is great in this game just like before, but the game is way too short. The graphics are quite unique because of the rough camera and the censor and the voice-acting is genius. The gameplay is fun, but it isn't great. Besides of the singleplayer there is also a coop feature and a pretty funny multiplayer.
  4. This gritty cover-based shooter is better than its predecessor, but as a package, it's light on content.
  5. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days suffers from many issues. Everything from choppy gameplay to bland character design plague what could have been a semi-decent title. Simply put, these are definitely dog days for Kane & Lynch and after this sequel, let's hope they stay dead men.
  6. As it stands, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days proves to be the perfect weekend rental. In that weekend you can plow through the campaign with a friend in an afternoon, and get as much as you want out of the multiplayer.
  7. Really Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is a failure in just about every aspect. While you can enjoy the game, especially the online or Arcade mode, a good bit there's almost nothing to make this game something that anybody should own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 46
  2. Negative: 21 out of 46
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    Honestly, I rate this game a 9 but considering how much unwarranted vitriol there is out there about this game I have to make up for it by giving it an extra point. This game is BRILLIANT. The set pieces are on par with Hollywood films and rarely (if ever) have environments been given this level of detail in a videogame. The gunplay does get slightly repetitive but then I'm forced to think about COUNTLESS other games where the gunplay is dull, and the one that springs to mind immediately is Halo. Regardless, this game is a must buy for anybody who is into a mature shooting experience devoid of purple aliens (Halo) or giant lizard men (Gears of War). It's a visceral, awesome shooter and it honestly breaks my heart to see such a uniquely awesome game get such a terrible rap. And yeah, the visual style is unprecedented. Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2010
    I still think that Kane and Lynch, the characters, sell the franchise alone, despite its game play shortcomings. Still, it is undeniable how the grittiness that was sought by the first game to mixed results is finally captivated in the sequel. I'll wait for the third game, Io/Eidos/Square. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2010
    I honestly don't know what is all this bad water surrounding the game. True, it falls short of being a great game, but it certainly doesn't deserve this kind of a witch hunt. Solid gameplay, interesting multiplayer, very decent visuals and a bold new art direction make this a definite 8. Sure, the story isn't what you would expect after playing through the original, but it's there nonetheless.

    And please, at least try to be fair and take review score into account. This game doesn't deserve a 64! It's good enough to at least be "in the green".
  4. Aug 20, 2010
    Showcases whats wrong with video games. To call it "the Transformers 2 of video games" it a bit harsh, whoever worked on the graphics and heroless story deserves their next meal. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    Honestly did not like it and i'm even not upset with the micro-lenght of the campaign. In fact it was a relief when it ended.
    CHARACTERS: Boring and confusing storyline, uncharismatic characters, i mean i couldn't care less what would happen to both of them.
    PRESENTATION: Very good. The low colour almost monochromatic gives it a saturated look that only benefits the experience. Sadly it's not enough to save the game.
    GAMEPLAY: As a 3rd person shooter the gameplay is pretty decent. It delivers but it doesn't have it...
    ONLINE: By the time i played it there was no online community so...
    With a different story and a good tweak on the gameplay and it could mean business. But in fact all it meant to me was a waste of 6 hours of my life.
  6. Mar 14, 2013
    This game is short lasting about 3-4 hours. It's levels are very repetitive all you do is go from point A to point B shooting your way through dull levels. K&L 2's arcade mode and multiplayer are fun but only for a while. The cover system feels semi-broken. The voice acting is good however, too bad the story is pathetic. It's not worth a full price purchase because it doesn't feel like a full game. Overall it's bad. It could have been worse but not by much. Expand
  7. Nov 22, 2010
    JackyBeans updated his review after somebody mentioned that he gave it a 9/10 lol

    This game is aweful it really is, the graphics are worse
    then the first game.
    When you shoot someone the picture go's blured as it would on t.v if someone was naked.
    The game is very short also probally 5 hours at most on hard mode.
    Online is just as bad, and the view of the game cam wobbles as you NO!!

    avoid at all costs, if your friend offers it to you for free, tell him you will have the game case and not the game as its that bad and you want an extra case for a loose blu-ray lying around somewhere.

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