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.
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.
Fresh Shooterandrewchaudoin | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all andrewchaudoin's reviews »
Kane and Lynch Dead Men is what I call a diamond in the rough. Granted the shooting mechanics is not the greatest, but it is passable. What draws me to the game is the story and the characters. Kane is the selfish mercenary while Lynch is the psycho. I have replayed this game many times and somehow just like it. Get it when it is on sale.
This could've really been something memorableKayFall | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all KayFall's reviews »
I really wanted to like this game. This is actually the spiritual successor of Freedom Fighters which in my humble opinion is one of the best games ever. So while I was expecting a direct sequel to that, I didn't mind a spiritual successor and really got my hopes up with this game, especially since it looked like they were going to put a lot of emphasis on story and characters (something that Freedom Fighters lacked).
And the beginning was really promising. The game features 2 great protagonists with serious issues that are forced to work together. They're really not likable characters at all nor do they try to be. And I really appreciated that. There's also a lot of F words, blood, guns, bad guys, shootings, and did I mention the F words? It's like a Quentin Tarantino game and that can only be a good thing, right?
Well for a while it is. You rob banks, break in and out of prisons, kill bad guys, good guys, find out Lynch is a psycho, get a little back story and say some more F words . It's really building up for something great.
But then, out of the blue you leave the city and go into the jungle to fight a small war. Pretty much all of the story is forgotten, Lynch's problems go out of focus and you're just fighting in a war. And while you're waiting to finish these jungle missions and return back to the city and the banks and the prisons and the shootouts in the middle of the city, you know what happens? Well the game ends.
One of the biggest disappointments in my gaming history. I finished the game in a little over 4 hours. Granted, the shooting is fun, the squad based mechanics worked nicely, the city missions were diverse and entertaining but it all went down hill from there, while I was expecting that to be only the bedrock of the game.
Apart from that, the graphics are still nice to this day, the voice acting is pretty solid, the story starts great then slowly dissolves into nothingness, the audio great and the music is still composed by Jesper Kyd but it's a lot more subtle than in other games.
The multiplayer could be great as there are some interesting modes available but unfortunately nobody seems to be playing it.