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.
Positives: + A nice array of weapons available, although with this said there definitely could have been more as well. + Funny dialogue between Kane and Lynch which really lightens up missions, I had quite a few laughs. + Decent storyline. + Shooting is fun, but the hit detection is not 100% accurate, which detracts from the experience a little. Negatives: - This is a very short game. I finished it on the highest difficulty in just 6 hours. Only purchase it on sale like I did and never pay full price. - Very linear gameplay, no open world exploration or opportunity to do so. - Bad graphics. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is a fun, short action game which will entertain you. Just be aware, it won't last long at all.
Decent graphics, story, characters, and gameplay. Controls are solid for a third person shooter game with cover mechanics. The levels are straight forward, but interesting. The campaign can be played in split-screen. Some people have had problems with performance, but I can run it just fine. I've seen this go for $1.74 when on sale. Add this game to your Want List if you like 3rd person shooters.
Kane and Lynch feels like you were in a middle of an action movie. It's intense, fast paced, offers suprisingly good plot. It's not for everyone though. Some things characters(especially Lynch)do are gruesome, to say the least. The game is fairly short, but it doesn't matter, as it's so fast ad tiring, you won't last long enough to complete it in one go. Graphics are ok, by today's standards. Voice acting is one of the kind, superb, although characters swear a lot. It doesn't sound exaggerated though! Adds realism to them, and makes Kane and Lynch believable characters. To sum it all up, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is a great, fast paced third person shooter. Offers very good plot for such a game too!
The original Kane & Lynch is definitely far superior to its predecessor. That being said, it's still nothing special. It has great dialogue between the two protagonists, and pretty enjoyable combat. There isn't a whole lot of variety between missions, levels or enemies, making it feel like you're doing the same thing over and over. On top of that, it's pretty short and the story it has isn't that great and isn't fleshed out at all. it's a decent title, but nothing amazing/
You will see this game OFTEN on sale, and lemme tell ya, for 1.74 this game is totally worth it, though is short I found myself replaying it over and over again, and is always good to jump back in after a year or so, because this game graphics and gameplay are very solid. When the game just came out I couldn't believe the graphics it had at the time, and probably now days people will say it has "bad graphics" when it doesn't. Letting graphics aside, like I already mention gameplay it's also good, history mode wont blow your mind away, but it has a very cool ending, at least for me I like it, it was a very fitting endings. For sure better then it's sequel, give it a try, if you like shooting action games, i'm sure you will enjoy this one. Have fun!
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