Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 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.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    i got this game for free and i am glad i did not waste money on buying it because it is not a good game at all. first off ill start with the story it does not make sense in the begining and it is altogether very stupid and im pretty sure it has been done before but as a couple movies (minus the stupid sidekick that is) and this is not counting the dificulty, at some points it is so easy but then it becomes extreamly hard the next mission and they drop the F bomb in almost every sentence like a little kid who just found the word. CO-OP this is not very good either since you get almost no room to see anything and it makes it hard to play the game and i found myself fighting with my partner over what to do because we could not see anything in full which is important. have not played online so no comment. the graphics were ok i guess for the time it came out but does not make up for the clunky controls, the bugs, the awful voice acting, horrible co-op and horrible story. stay away and do not let this game anywhere near your PS3 Full Review »
  2. Dec 18, 2013
    Actually very fun. The 2 main characters are very entertaining, the story is entertaining and the action is good. Great game to play in 2 player co-op. That being said there are technical issues that will even get you killed sometimes. AI is very bad (so don't play alone), graphics aren't very good. Still it's very fun stuff. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    This game had a lot of potential. The characters were interesting, the story pretty pulp and stealth, squad mechanics had a lot going for them. Well, IO Interactive failed to deliver on almost all of them. The gunplay feels terrible, it's almost as if you're not the one shooting the horrible sounding, inaccurate guns but someone else. The story is okay, but falls flat near the end, putting you in the middle of the war, stripping all the heist atmosphere out of it. I give this game a five just because of the skyscraper level, which is stylistically very beautiful and interesting to watch. Full Review »