Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (2007)

Video Game  |  Action  |  13 November 2007 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane (voice)
Charles Martinet ...
Various (voice)
Cipriano Iguaran ...
Craig Marker ...
Doug Boyd ...
(voice) (as Dough Boid)
Mercenary (voice)
Francisco Hulse ...
Lynch (voice)
Jim Medelin ...
(voice) (as Jim Medellin)
(voice) (as Joe Polino)
J.S. Gilbert ...
(voice) (as Louis Landeman)
Maxi Ewalt ...
(voice) (as Max Ewalt)
Melissa Hutchison ...


Adam "Kane" Marcus is a former member of The7, the most powerful clan of mercenaries in the world. Working with them... See full synopsis »

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Lynch: You know what? You cold piece of shit, I'm starting to think you did leave The 7 to burn in Venezuela.
Kane: Just keep up Lynch.
Lynch: Okay, you lead the way, you're so fucking smart.
Kane: Don't worry Lynch, I will.
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Would make a great movie, but as a game it's a letdown
21 December 2009 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

A man on death row is busted out of his prison transport and is thrust into a violent game of do or die. That man is Kane, his newly-appointed partner is Lynch. They are both class-A scumbags, and they have to work together despite the fact that there's no love or mutual respect for each other. What follows is a strictly linear traipse through many different environments ranging from bank vaults to Japanese night clubs. You'll kill many people and pick up lots of different guns...but how much fun will you have (if you pardon the macabre use of the world "fun")?

The answer is some, but not as much as you'd like. The weapons are all pretty much the same with a terrible targeting system. Precision targeting is almost non-existent in this game and hit detection is all over the place. The ability to take cover behind walls, pillars, etc. is very faulty and works only half the time. Some scenes are also too dark to make out what's going on.

There's plenty of swearing, and the voice acting is quite good. Jesper Kyd's gloomy score sets the tone perfectly. This is not an upbeat, cheery game. It's about ugly violence and grim revenge. For this reason alone very much earns its 18/M-rating. The presentation of this violence however is not that graphic, literally. The graphics are of PS2 quality. They may be in 1080p high-def but they look real bad.

I hear a sequel is in the works. More freedom to roam and an ability to upgrade Kane and Lynch as characters would be a welcome addition. Better graphics would be appreciated too. Above all, the guns and targeting need to be improved. Kane & Lynch makes for a decent bargain bin game, but don't pay top dollar for it.

Graphics C Sound B+ Gameplay C+ Lasting Appeal C

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