Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
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Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is the new action shooter franchise by Io-Interactive, creators of the multi-million selling Hitman series. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men - a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath - and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men immerses players in an emotionally intense crime drama with unflinching action. Io-Interactive's proprietary technology delivers fluid high definition graphics and lighting; highly destructible environments; massive crowd AI; single, co-op, and squad-based combat; a cinematic interface; and non-stop dialog between Kane and Lynch. The title also features innovative two-player co-op and groundbreaking online game play.
Tense and unpredictable experience: This is the violent and chaotic journey of two men: a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath. Each hates the other but must work together to save themselves and possibly the ones they love. Play Kane in single-player mode and either character in two-player co-op mode.
Violence erupts in meticulously created 'safe' worlds: Realistic and responsive environments and crowds react when events get of out control. Crowded nightclubs and calm bank offices become scenes of sudden terror. Manipulate the environments and crowds strategically to complete objectives.
Wide variety of intense 3rd person game play: Rappel from buildings; fire on the run or from moving vehicles; launch surprise attacks, lay down cover fire, and shoot blind from around corners; and hurl smoke, tear, and incendiary grenades.
Fast and intuitive combat: Lead a crew of criminal mercenaries to increase your chance of surviving and reaching your goals. You can also fight alone as your crew AI will automatically draw fire, throw grenades, lay down cover, and engage in close combat with their own signature moves.
Two-player co-operative game play: Team up and play the full story with a friend as either Kane or Lynch. On the big jobs, split the command of your crew. At any point in the game you can choose to play the next, or previous, levels in co-op.
Innovative multi-player levels based on the game's themes for up to eight players.
An Underrated ClassicSalifex | Sept. 13, 2014 | See all Salifex's reviews »
So during the sale I bought a lot of things for my friends and a few things for myself. Two of the things I got for myself were from the recommendation of another. I had just finished Spec Ops: The Line and wanted another TPS, and a friend said I should get Kane and Lynch 1 and 2 (they were both four dollars).
When these games came out, they weren't negatively received or anything - they just were received as pretty much average, and therefore they faded into obscurity, basically. A lot of people don't like them. Having played the first one in full and some of the second one, I'm not surprised that in this world where a lot of people like things such as Skyrim this is the case.
The game develops the two main characters really, really well. You get a sense of who they are and what they are trying to do more so than other games. There's little subtle things like hearing events of Kane's life in the past when you're on the ground about to possibly die, hearing mortally wounded police on the ground quietly breathe and beg to be spared, saying things like "please...I have a family", the fact that a lot of the NPCs that fight by your side lack any sort of empathy whatsoever, and most prominently, Lynch speaking to himself constantly throughout the game, with his psychotic tendencies very apparent. There's actually a scene where he ends up executing a bunch of hostages that need to be kept alive. I didn't know until just recently that if you play co-op, the person controlling Lynch actually lives out these events and hallucinates the hostages as being SWAT members. The ultimate irony is that all these sort of things on an individual level are more human of moments than Spec Ops is collectively with pretty much it's entire story - when that's a game that is supposed to be completely about that sort of thing. By the end of the game, the story I'd played felt very true and structured - not common in shooters. Why these games got 6 and 7 out of 10s is beyond me.
A good game that could have been even betterMatlair | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Matlair's reviews »
Before I bought this game, I've seen a lot of negative comments on its behalf. But I must say that It surprised me. The game isn't perfect, but offers decent gameplay, good and engaging story and to my biggest surprise - very well done voice acting. This game isn't bad in any way, but it's sad to see how much potential it had that went to waste.
A good shootermcofdiablo | Oct. 7, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
Kane and Lynch is a wonderful game that has its own minor flaws.
The best thing about the game is protagonists - they are so different, and yet they are stuck together, thus it is so interesting to follow their adventures. Speaking about adventures, the story is very well written, and there are lots of interesting and memorable scenes (especially, bank heist). The story of this game is way better than that of the sequel!!
The game has some minor flaws. Sometimes it gets repetitive, and graphics don't look that good nowadays. But it is not that important, at least for me.
All in all, I recommend it to all people who like shooters with two badass guys as the main characters.
Runs out of gas way too earlyjrod7405 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all jrod7405's reviews »
I just finished this game and here's my fresh review. The game was fun in the beginning. Mid way through I begin to lose interest in both the game and the story. Also, the "cover" mechanics honestly don't work. It adds an extra 2-6 hrs of game time to overcome it depending on your skill level. The best scenes were the bank heist, getting the briefcase, and breaking the guys out of jail. The battlefield parts were harder, but more so because the game mechanics just don't work well. Finally, at the end I was hoping for a huge blow em out ending with either a mediocre cutscene or a farewell scene. You'll get neither. Just don't get on the helicopter or the ending is just terrible. The 16th level is a bad ending, but not as bad as the helicopter one. I not only did not connect with the characters, they sort of got on my nerves and the dialogue was not drawing me in. In all, the game is fun for awhile until it just gets confusing and what was in the briefcase anyway? So-so game for me. underwhelming.
Unfairly dismissed by gamersnemesis44uk | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »
Do you remember the good old days, when you could buy Commodore 64 games on cassette in the petrol station? So many impulse buys and because of their price, it didn't really matter if what you bought wasn't that great.
Kane & Lynch Dead Men is like that, as long as you don't pay full price (£29.99) for it, that is.
Before Payday: The Heist, there was only K&L to play if you fancied indulging your darker side. You aren't an heroic cop or a super-soldier or mankind's last hope. You were an ethically challenged psychopath with a penchant for big guns and bad clothes.
It feels refreshing to play the other side of the fence and much like the movie "Reservoir Dogs," it is a lot of fun to be cornered by the cops and have to shoot your way out. The shooting is fun and with moderate amounts of destructible scenery, it doesn't get old.
The dialogue is as salty as you'd expect, but there is a charming interplay between the two main characters that elevates the level for voice acting.
Sure, the textures and occasionally the hit-detection are a bit iffy at times, but K&L is well worth buying, if only for the change in perspective.