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  • Summary: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty drama featuring two men, one is a flawed mercenary and the other a medicated psychopath. Forced together on a violent and chaotic path of redemption and revenge, no action is considered too harsh as this volatile partnership is pushed beyond reasonKane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty drama featuring two men, one is a flawed mercenary and the other a medicated psychopath. Forced together on a violent and chaotic path of redemption and revenge, no action is considered too harsh as this volatile partnership is pushed beyond reason in this brutally realistic, character-driven third person action shooter. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The right combination of gameplay elements and design decisions make Kane and Lynch easy to recommend to crime junkies and anyone who enjoys a little therapeutic videogame violence. A well-executed plot really makes the game, while the multiplayer additions add replay value and variety.
  2. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men could be a great game. Unfortunately it feels unfinished, and falls short of that mark.
  3. Familiar elements from Hitman are felt throughout the game. While some gamers may find this a welcomed facet, it's really disappointing that after all these years Io didn't show enough determination and creativity to bring something new to the scene of contemporary shooters.
  4. Like the protagonist Kane, it’s decent but has too many flaws for comfort.
  5. Kane & Lynch is very much a case of what could have been. With a little more time for polish and tweaking Eidos could have had a game worthy of the hype and its British Academy Video Games Award nomination (which was somehow secured before the game’s release).
  6. 60
    IO's next big thing is a mish-mash of a few phenomenally great moments hidden inside a clusterf--- of nearly unplayable controls, bad level progression, unpredictable AI, and some seriously broken gameplay scenarios.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 56
  2. Negative: 17 out of 56
  1. JohnR.
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    Simply one of the best games ever made. Instead of counting all the great aspects (as almost everything about this game is awesome) I simplay Simply one of the best games ever made. Instead of counting all the great aspects (as almost everything about this game is awesome) I simplay say: The bad reception of this game shows how infantile and stupid most reviewers and players are. This is a fantastic, intense and very mature shooter (featuring one of the best soundtracks ever made) which should be considered as great and important as Max Payne. How any serious gamer can give this game a rating beneath 7 is a mystery to me. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    I dont understand why so many ppl dont like this game...
    It has Awesome Graphics Awesome story and a LOT of fun
    if u cant play HARD games and
    I dont understand why so many ppl dont like this game...
    It has Awesome Graphics Awesome story and a LOT of fun
    if u cant play HARD games and u can play games only with GOD mode then this is not the game for you
    But if u want a nice team work and u want to give orders to ur team THEN THIS WORTH UR MONEY!
    i have play it a lot of times its awesome with two endings(i dont know if there are more..) ! about the bugs i heard ppl say here i didnt find any :s maybe is ur pc not strong to work good in this game i dont know
    i was having 8800GTX ultra when i play this game and my friend 6600 GT and we never saw any bug :s
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  3. BoiledEgga
    Dec 14, 2007
    9
    This game is, in first instance, thé game for fans of the Hitman series, because it looks way like it. The character design is good,This game is, in first instance, thé game for fans of the Hitman series, because it looks way like it. The character design is good, the graphics are good - a polished up engine of Blood Money - and I just love the game. The only thing that could bother is some of the AI problems of the enemy and some sound errors, like when someone in a cutscene - or ingame - is talking through the radio, the sound slows down and you can only hear half of what he says because it then skips to the next sentence. But it's a fantastic game, without the bugs I'd have given it a 10+, no doubt. Not anyone may like it, but I sure do. It's just like controlling an action movie. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Всем советую 7 главу с самосвалом проходить на геймпаде! Получите не реальные удовольствия в области ниже пояся! И не забудьте выстрелить в мину Карлоса в 14ой главе! Самосвал 10 из 10ти! Игра крепкая консольная рубилово 7 из 10ти! Expand
  5. MichaelA.
    Jan 13, 2008
    5
    Everything needed for this to be an excellent game is there, the storyline, the graphics, etc. Problem is, it was all put together in such a Everything needed for this to be an excellent game is there, the storyline, the graphics, etc. Problem is, it was all put together in such a way the end product is mediocre at best. Extremely faulty cover system, aiming isn't really an option, bugs everywhere, horrible AI scripting, the list goes on and on... It's not to late to fix it, some drastic patching could, perhaps, save this game, but until then, I advise anyone whose not looking for pure spray and pray bloody action to stay away. Expand
  6. DryerLine
    Jan 26, 2008
    3
    Wow, the controls are horrible, the plot and dialogue make you want to get a "social life", and they want you to pay MORE money for online,Wow, the controls are horrible, the plot and dialogue make you want to get a "social life", and they want you to pay MORE money for online, and then of course there's the whole "Firing Editors" controversy. I also think they 9-10 ratings here were written by people from Eidos, they certainly sound like it. Expand
  7. DavidF.
    Dec 16, 2007
    0
    Terrible game. The plot is horrible, the dialog is a joke and the most entertainment you get out of playing is hitting the exit button.

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