Dead to Rights II

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Dead to Rights II
Dead to Rights II.jpg
Developer(s) Widescreen Games
Namco (PC)
Publisher(s) Namco
Electronic Arts (EU; PC)
Series Dead to Rights
Platform(s) Windows
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Release
  • NA: April 12, 2005
  • EU: October 28, 2005
Windows
  • NA: August 15, 2005
  • EU: 2005
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player

Dead to Rights II is a third-person action video game, developed by Widescreen Games, published by Namco, and released in 2005. Serving as a prequel to Dead to Rights, it begins with the story of Jack Slate and Shadow before the events of the original game. A PSP prequel, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, released on June 28, 2005.

Plot[edit]

A reputable judge uncovers a citywide crime syndicate, and is kidnapped. The judge was a friend of Jack's father, so the cop is obligated to send a few hundred men to their graves in order to make things right. Before long, all hell breaks loose, so Jack and his K-9 cohort Shadow must take on a powerful mob in the fight of their lives to break the city’s spiral of betrayal and corruption. In the end, the judge is murdered and although Jack gets the killer, goons of a high-ranking Russian crime lord named Blanchov get the judge's files. Jack's girlfriend Ruby is murdered by Blanchov and although Jack never retrieves the files (they were likely Hennesey's files from the first game), he goes after Blanchov for revenge. Jack kills Blanchov, but gets no satisfaction out of it knowing that Blanchov is just a highly placed puppet that can easily be replaced. Having lost Ruby, Jack has nothing to really live for anymore. Also he claims that who has him Dead to Rights as they got the files and he ended up with nothing.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 Xbox
Edge N/A 3/10[1]
EGM 4.83/10[2] 4.83/10[2]
Eurogamer 6/10[3] N/A
Game Informer 5/10[4] 5/10[4]
GamePro 3/5 stars[5] 3/5 stars[5]
Game Revolution D[6] D[6]
GameSpot 6.8/10[7] 6.8/10[7]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[8] 2/5 stars[9]
GameZone 6/10[10] 6/10[11]
IGN 6.8/10[12] 6.8/10[12]
OPM (US) 2/5 stars[13] N/A
OXM (US) N/A 6.3/10[14]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 51/100[15] 54/100[16]

The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions received "mixed" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[16][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edge staff (July 2005). "Dead to Rights II (Xbox)". Edge (153): 91. 
  2. ^ a b EGM staff (June 2005). "Dead to Rights II". Electronic Gaming Monthly (192): 99. 
  3. ^ Coxall, Martin (November 8, 2005). "Dead to Rights 2 [sic] (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Miller, Matt (June 2005). "Dead to Rights 2 [sic]". Game Informer (146): 126. Archived from the original on November 4, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Manny LaMancha (April 13, 2005). "Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay". GamePro. Archived from the original on April 15, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Gee, Brian (May 10, 2005). "Dead to Rights 2 [sic] Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Kasavin, Greg (April 15, 2005). "Dead to Rights II Review". GameSpot. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Fischer, Russ (April 20, 2005). "GameSpy: Dead To Rights II (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 17, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Fischer, Russ (April 20, 2005). "GameSpy: Dead To Rights II (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 27, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (May 12, 2005). "Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 18, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ Hopper, Steven (April 28, 2005). "Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Clayman, David (April 12, 2005). "Dead to Rights II". IGN. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Dead to Rights II". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 76. July 2005. 
  14. ^ "Dead to Rights II". Official Xbox Magazine: 74. June 2005. 
  15. ^ a b "Dead to Rights II for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Dead to Rights II for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 

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