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  • Summary: Meet Jack Slate, a cop framed for murder and facing execution. Slate escapes from Iron Point Maximum-Security Penitentiary to bring down the criminals that framed. In Dead to Rights, you play the role of Slate, as he fights through the hard streets and corrupt enemies of Grant City. There are plenty of ways go about bringing the conspirators to justice--Jack can perform disarm moves, shoot different weapons, pick locks, fight hand-to-hand, and play minigames such as arm wrestling, bench press, and dancing. In this gritty, crime-noir inspired epic, you're always on the run. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. The body count is rivaled only by novel game-play features and production values that make blood spurts akin to snowflakes-no two are the same.
  2. This game is about variety to the Nth degree. You can fight a hundred different ways and still never be wrong.
  3. A game that won't bore you after an hour of gameplay and will literally leave you speechless at times.
  4. The lock-on targeting system can be a royal pain as well, since it almost always targets the enemy that is closest to you. This leads to an abundance of problems that occur during the game's most difficult scenarios.
  5. Beyond the disarms and shot dodging, it's not worth much more than a rental.
  6. You can tell this is a PS2 port, which doesn't make it a bad game, but it doesn't let it shine as it could have.
  7. 40
    Between the dull punchfests, the insanely accurate enemies, and the extra difficulty created by forcing the player to rely on autotargeting, completing Dead to Rights quickly becomes an act of will.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11