Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53
  1. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days has no redeeming qualities and isn't even worth a rental, unless you were into the first game and want to see where the story has progressed. Really, though, even then, there is not enough in here to warrant paying $60, or even $40.
  2. Despite its intriguing but flawed multiplayer suite, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is one of the most underwhelming shooters of recent memory.
  3. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a formulaic third-person co-op shooter that fails to meet the grade. Where the game does try to be different, it frustrates gameplay and pulls the uniform score downward.
  4. As a sequel to a game with potential, Kane and Lynch 2 falls flat on its face and down a hill. Some good ideas are buried under atrocious design flaws.
  5. The action in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is weak, without impact and uninteresting. Not very fortunate when the game revolves around action. The game can be played through in just about four hours.
  6. This is easily the worst IO Interactive game to date- and if they foul up the next Hitman I am going to cry.
  7. This doesn't fix the flaws of the original it simply finds more to keep them company, in a game that's as banal and repetitive as its protagonists' vocabulary.
  8. 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.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 48
  2. Negative: 23 out of 48
  1. Aug 18, 2010
    3
    I don't know how anyone can rate this game higher than a 5, unless it's your cherry-popping introduction to the world of gaming itself. AndI don't know how anyone can rate this game higher than a 5, unless it's your cherry-popping introduction to the world of gaming itself. And quite frankly, most the names of the reviewers sound made up, giving me the sketchy digital age undercover corporation vibe that I was hoping dissolved with the original title. When you play this game, you'll slowly realize that everything is broken, and it's predecessors have done whatever this is trying to accomplish so much better. The online matchmaking is sluggish at best, the "waiting for players..." dialogue in the lobby nearly mocks the player after a painful amount of time. The guns are so imbalanced, I found myself receiving kills from a sniping distance with the shotgun many times over. Either the guns have a spread unheard of in the standard 3PS world, or the cross-hairs really are that unreliable. The shaky camera effect adds a realistic feel to both video games and television shows, but this game takes it to a new, headache inducing level. The voice acting just drove me completely insane!! This game seems to ruin the fun in swearing, too. Hearing someone scream "SO LONG, F****BALLS" after every. single. round. just seems excessive in my mind. I could go on with observations, but giving more attention to this game seems redundant, pointless, and a waste of my time. Hey, this writing this review is a lot like a game I played!! And so forth.. Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2010
    6
    *Update* Having completed almost all modes/campaign, my final more reasonable verdict:
    Short main campaign as you all already guessed and
    *Update* Having completed almost all modes/campaign, my final more reasonable verdict:
    Short main campaign as you all already guessed and "harsh" connectivity when it comes to playing competitive multiplayer. Gun play could have been better.
    Stylish game, impressive at first & promising but extremely disappointing at the end.

    The lesson learnt today: never review a game before completing it and taking some distance.

    6.5/10
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  3. Aug 20, 2010
    8
    I was fan of the first, and was excited for this game, and for the most part it has delivered. Good visuals and sound, intense shooting, andI was fan of the first, and was excited for this game, and for the most part it has delivered. Good visuals and sound, intense shooting, and adddictive multiplayer are brought down a notch by a muddled story, and still some glaring technical flaws that didn't take it this game to the next level. I enjoyed it, but in the end, this is for Kane and Lynch fans only. Full Review »