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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.
Score distribution:
  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. You´ll either love it or hate it but there are things about Kane & Lynch 2 that won´t make you forget it. The graphics are refreshingly unique, the characters shine like dark diamonds out of the mass of your-average-videogame-hero and the story will shock you. But please, do not talk about the gunplay, ever.
  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. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a homage to the YouTube generation, creatively 'shot' like a B-movie. While its presentation is enough to turn some heads, the mediocre gameplay and lack of level diversity keep this game from having any lasting appeal.
  5. If your preference is single-player or co-op, Dog Days' lack of personality (both in the characters and on the battlefield) results in one of the blandest shooters out there. Given how little the story matters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck could have been swapped in as the protagonists and I probably wouldn't have noticed.
  6. A really well written story, enjoyable dialogue and somewhat fun multiplayer is the only thing that makes Kane & Lynch 2 bearable. Other than that, the action is broken, the AI is really bad and the graphics feels outdated. This is only for fans of the first game.
  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 47
  2. Negative: 22 out of 47
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    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 byHonestly, 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
    10
    I still think that Kane and Lynch, the characters, sell the franchise alone, despite its game play shortcomings. Still, it is undeniable howI 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
    9
    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'tI 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 metacritic.com, at least try to be fair and take GameTrailers.com review score into account. This game doesn't deserve a 64! It's good enough to at least be "in the green".
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  4. Aug 20, 2010
    5
    Showcases whats wrong with video games. To call it "the Transformers 2 of video games" it a bit harsh, whoever worked on the graphics andShowcases 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
    4
    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.
    STORY AND
    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.
    STORY AND 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.
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  6. Mar 14, 2013
    3
    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 throughThis 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. Mar 31, 2015
    0
    This isn't a new game by any means.. but my friend and I originally bought this back in 2010 on a black Friday sale, we got it cheap, it was aThis isn't a new game by any means.. but my friend and I originally bought this back in 2010 on a black Friday sale, we got it cheap, it was a new release, and at that time, we lived on the edge.. we didn't need to look into trailers or watch game play, its 2010, why would games lie to us! we heard about it, lets take a shot.. Never again.. never.. again.. from that point forward, it was painfully obvious that companies would only compile trailers and art to adhere to to an audience, and completely forsake game play, plot, and any beta testing (2015 hasn't changed much guys, has it? probably got worse) .. Having a ps4 now, I chuckle at this mess.. and my friend and I decided to pop it into are dusting ps3's and take a stroll down memory lane.. Maybe are memories were blurred, could we have been too quick to judge? What if this was a hidden gem that we didn't give credit to where.... NO!.. NO NO NO! It's literally the worst freaken game I have ever played. There is no plot.. unless you count the annoying guy always wearing sunglasses (Kane?) yelling "What the fu*k is going on?"..."What's happening?" every 7 seconds.. you'll 'run' through linear path after path, with countless block looking objects shooting at you.. i mean mob guys or cops... the graphics seriously look more like psp.. and if you don't turn off the camera, have fun trying to see anything! even with it off, the 'motion blur' blurs everything when you turn the camera and the blue lens flair down the entire middle of the screen? Wow! it's like it really is being shot from a camera.. SO REAL! .. so we've forced are way through a few levels (which apparently in a matter of an hour or two, we are half way through this pile of donkey crap), not only are the shooting mechanics some of the worst I've ever seen.. half of the time you can literally run straight up to an enemy (are they really my enemy? these characters are empty, they probably deserve to get shot) and shoot them point blank - hit probably 80% of the time because, why would accuracy matter - and they'll take it! their a bullet sponge! a clip later, they'll probably fall over. If not, the enemies will run sporadically around the map, usually right past you and take cover.. or not.. they'll probably glitch through the cover or straight across open terrain. Beyond that.. my favorite part, half of the city is destroyed! never explained why.. nothing is explained. Why do the Chinese want you dead? Why are cops after you? Why can i shoot every civilian around and there are no repercussions?! BECAUSE YOU BOUGHT THIS GAME! Your life will no longer make sense. Kane and Lynch takes all common sense and throws it to the wayside.. glitches abound, you'll love the CO-OP DOORS! You can't advance unless you and your partner both press square on a door! FUN! Oh, your partner, that annoying fat ass with the sunglasses at night is down?! TAP HIM ON THE BACK BY PRESSING SQUARE! it's a cure all for bullets. But don't worry, one partner will go down when a feather touches him, but I was able to literally run around, nearly bouncing back and forth, spray and pray to every enemy, and not go down.. (maybe I broke the game with my insane tactics?).. Sure, i took a ton of damage, but this game doesn't make sense remember! So I just went rambo and cleared 20 guys who mostly just stood or ran around sporadically, or just shot at my friend, he went 'down' 4 times after a jar of peanut butter fell on him, but I'm good. Sweet. At this point, the inner mechanization's of my mind have become an enigma. This is so terrible, that we're actually enjoying bashing it.. is this what they've set out to do?! Create the best "worst" experience of all time? Because that's what it is.. The cut scenes look like cardboard with terrible voice acting, over the top cursing (we get it, swearing is cool.. when your 11, it add's nothing, especially to this game), ridiculous occurrences like shooting a van in the side a few times makes it go boom, or hey, the same with a magazine shop lol.. and my favorite, hey! a chopper! downtown! no police seem to care it's shooting at you! This has turned into a rambling mess, and I'm certain i've missed 900 reasons to why this game is the worst, but that's what this game does to you.. it melts your brain from how terrible it is.. If goal is to seek out and play the bottom scum of garbage, the stuff the sewer spits up, where no beta testing, graphical improvements, and pix-elated floating neck beards will get you hard.. Then yes, I suggest this to you, that you play this out of sheer irony for what is wrong with the industry.. If you want to play a game, I advise literally anything else.. EVER.. minesweeper from windows 95 is more polished. Or.. just wait till you have diarrhea. Poke at it with a spatula. It'll be better than this. Expand

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