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Grant City, the ardest place on earth. You are Jack Slate, a hard nosed K-9 cop, reports to normal duty call at a construction yard, only to find out that his father has been murdered. He ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Chris Bruno ... Jack Slate (voice)
Patrick Dollaghan ... Dick Hennessey (voice)
Rebecca Riedy ... Hildy Razwell (voice)
Steve Susskind ... Mayor Pinnacle / Cop (voice)
Jennifer Griffin ... Gloria Exner (voice)
Granville Van Dusen ... Fahook Ubduhl / Weightlifter (voice) (as Granville VanDusen)
Greg Eagles ... Preacherman Jones / Rafshoon Diggs (voice)
Christopher Bay Christopher Bay ... Kip Waterman / Cop (voice)
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Eve Adams (voice)
Roger Rose ... Augie Blatz / Tattoo / Fat Chow (voice)
Oliver Muirhead ... Patch / Marvin Silt / Gofer / Speedbag / Thug (voice)
John Di Crosta ... Wireboy / Timmy / Thug (voice) (as John Dicrosta)
Ed Smaron Ed Smaron ... Sickle / Cop / Thug / Pilot (voice)
Matt Kaminsky ... Johnson / Thug (voice)
Kevin Killebrew Kevin Killebrew ... Big Arm Tony / Thug (voice)
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Grant City, the ardest place on earth. You are Jack Slate, a hard nosed K-9 cop, reports to normal duty call at a construction yard, only to find out that his father has been murdered. He takes the case trying to arrest his father's only enemy, Augie Blatz, then gets framed for murdering him. 7 months late, Jack escapes from prison to find guns and who killed his father. He soon finds out about a gold mining operation headed up by Mayor Pinnacle. After trying to expose the Mayor's plot, the two women on his side betray him and soon are betrayed by their superiors themselves. Jack then discovers that the man who killed his father was the first person who showed up after Jack at the construction site, Dick Hennessy, the head of Grant City Police. Written by PJ Lacayo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Namco Hometek See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Xbox version)| Stereo (GameCube and PlayStation 2 version)

Color:

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Trivia

Jack Slate's tattoos indicate he was in the U.S. Marine corps at some point before joining GCPD. See more »

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Later in the game, a character is shown being shot in the back and immediately propelled head-first through a window. However, after the character is dead, the gun shot wound and glass wounds are nowhere to be seen as well as a complete lack of blood. See more »

Quotes

[after being nearly run over by a car]
Jack: I don't know why he wanted me for a hood ornament.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Occasionally fun but mostly a dull bore

I got Dead to Rights hoping for some great shoot-em-up action. And while I got that in bucketloads, it's only rarely engaging. The story plays out like film noir and has a hardened cop called Jack Slate (who really belongs in an 80s action movie) investigate his dad's murder only to end up being framed for various crimes and in the middle of huge conspiracy.

And so the game has you blast and fight your way through prisons, mines, air-force bases, dockyards, factories, cliff-sides, nightclubs, construction yards, hotels and out of control airplanes. It feels like a cross between Die Hard Vendetta and Resident Evil 4 as you seem to do nothing but shoot generic bad guys from start to finish. It becomes incredibly boring and is only slightly redeemed by a few intense shoot-outs. There IS the occasional fisticuffs but the mêlée system is poor to non-existent and there is no skill involved in defeating your opponent outside of button mashing.

Plus, the graphics are rotten. The cut-scenes look right out of a mid-90s CD-ROM and the gameplay graphics may look adequate but have a very jerky habit and the camera system will drive you crazy. And the voice acting is quite bad too with the exception of a few lively characters. The guy who plays Jack Slate sounds as bored as a living human can possibly be.

I can't rate this game particularly high. Find it somewhere cheap if you must, otherwise it's not the best shoot-em-up out there and I suggest you invest your time and money in something else.

Graphics C+ Sound B+ Gameplay B- Lasting Appeal C-


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