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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PC DVD)

by Eidos
Windows XP
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • A tense and unpredictable experience featuring two men who hate each other but must work together to save themselves and the ones they love
  • Realistic and responsive environments and crowds react when things get out of hands. Manipulate the environments and crowds strategically to complete objectives
  • Wide variety of intense 3rd person gameplay: rappel from buildings, fire from moving vehicles, launch surprise attacks, lay down cover fire, and shoot blind from around corners
  • Lead a crew of criminal mercenaries to increase your chance of surviving and reaching your goals, or fight alone and your crew AI will automatically draw fire, throw grenades, and engage in close combat with their own signature moves
  • Innovative multiplayer levels

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000NG1KOG
  • Release Date: 23 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,609 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

A flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath are forced into a volatile partnership in a brutal tale of hate, loss and revenge. Featuring hard-edged criminal action, co-op play, explosive squad-based combat and Fragile Alliance - a back-stabbing online multiplayer experience based on greed, betrayal and revenge.

Amazon.co.uk Review

With the Hitman series already well established, Danish developer Io Interactive are not exactly masters of the family friendly game. This latest effort is their most violent and shocking yet, as you take control of reluctant mercenary Kane and his schizophrenic partner Lynch. Neither character likes the other but for the purposes of the story they have to work together in a series of violent third person shoot outs. By default you control Kane, with the computer or another player taking on the role of Lynch. As the game progress you will also be able to recruit a team of up to eight mercenaries, with your reputation determining the quality of the personnel applying for the job. Ordering your squad around is easy enough but since any of them, particularly Lynch, can have completely different objectives to you, they won’t always take orders – particularly if they’ve taken a dislike to you already - which is a real problem when you want them to administer some first aid.

Although it is much more action packed than the Hitman games, there are obviously similarities between the two games, with highly interactive environments and multiple ways to approach any problem. One particular highlight already demonstrated involves a kidnapping at a rave with Kane & Lynch firing into the air to disperse a large crowd of dancers before engaging in a brutal gun battle with security guards, as the sound and music system continues to flash and blare. If the rest of the game is just as inventive with its scenarios then Io may well keep Kane and Lynch alive for a little longer.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 19 Feb 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is pretty fun, the story is well done, but the gameplay can be a bit of a pain... You will find most the time when trying to find cover the back to wall mechanic doesn't work, it's not like Gears of War where you need to push a button to take cover this game does it automatically, which can be frustrating...

There has been some false things written about this game on a few reviews, so to correct some people. You can play Multiplayer with a silver account, host your own list server and join list servers, you cannot however join/host RANKED servers as that needs gold subscription... I have been playing the game since it came out, and I'll be honest with you, at the best of time there is no servers online for either, normal or Ranked and I'm a gold account holder, so the insinuation that you must pay £32 for Live is just silly, and would be a waste taking into consideration hardly anyone is playing anyway, the game just isn't being played.

CO-OP I can understand peoples complaints... But obviously don't realise co-op isn't online, it's offline. Yes PC has split-screen, which is why one player needs mouse and keyboard and one a 360 pad, or two 360 pads, which ever you prefer. Obviously this was a developer choice to go split screen and it stinks, especially if you have a small monitor, the other frustration you cannot get a logitech pad to work without editing the registry settings, it does work but is a pain to setup.

When you get co-op going it's pretty fun, it's a whole new story seeing the perspective of Lynch, who throughout many sections of the game is cut off, from Kane seeing his pathological episodes is pretty surreal, but fun!
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What on earth happened here? 23 Nov 2007
By Mr. C
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
The dated graphics and physics, awkward animations, no reloading, no skill required to play and all sorts of objects inside other objects (e.g. cars half in the floor EVERYWHERE) aside:

Firstly: You need a 360 controller for co-op. Why you ask? I don't think anyone knows. Basically it means no co-op for anyone without a wired 360 controller.

Secondly: Online multiplayer. What was not menitoned anywhere, is that you have to play using Windows Live. What was also not mentioned is that only Gold members can create servers, and there are no dedicated ones like for the console version. This means that how many servers are there to play online? That's right, ZERO.

So... no co-op, and no online multiplayer for the PC versions unless you want to spend £40 a year for live gold and then anotehr £30 for a controller.

What a mess the PC version has turned out to be!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but there are far better games 19 Jun 2009
By Michael Sutherland VINE VOICE
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
As villain games go, Kane and Lynch isn't bad. It's an interesting idea, and works well for what it is - you play a mercenary freed from death row, trying to reach and protect your wife and daughter at any costs. It's an over-the-shoulder game in much the same way as Gears of War is, and makes use of the cover system in the same way - but nowhere near as well. There's no button to press to take cover, for example.

The health system works in the same way as Turok, using darkening and blurring screen to indicate worsening health. It's not clear, but you regenerate quickly, so it's rarely a sticking point. The guns are nice - a good selection of sniper rifles, automatics, handguns and grenade launchers. I found the grenade launchers poor, compared to the rifles, but it's a minor complaint.

There are some great touches, like the ability to rappel down buildings, and taking on an enormous truck at one stage. The rocket launcher is single use, like Crysis, but nowhere near as satisfying - you just don't really know if it's connected with a vehicle or not.

The levels are varied, from the jungles of Cuba, to a prison break, to a Tokyo club. It's fairly simple, but tries to make use of squad commands, which doesn't really work out that well - although your team-mates are quite healthy, they aren't that great shooters, and I did most of the game without them.

As with most villain games, the ending is disappointing, to say the least. There's nothing really wrong with the game, but it simply feels unpolished, relatively quick (it's four days gaming if you play a fair bit) and unsatisfying. Not a game you'll be coming back to for more, and compared to Gears, which it seems to set itself up against, it just can't compete. Not bad for a few pounds, but it's not a keeper.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pain and flynch 4 Nov 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
To begin with, a brief warning: MANY people have had problems getting this game to run, especially (but not exclusively) with Vista. The most common problems are "R6025 error - pure virtual function call", which nobody seems to have an answer to and which will not let you launch the game. And if the game runs, there can be a progressive slowing of the game until it freezes, which takes place over a 5 minute period, and seems to be caused by using a USB keyboard or mouse. I had both of these problems. When I tried to uninstall the game, suddenly it ran correctly and the R6025 error disappeared. The slowdown issue resolved when I installed Vista service pack 1. Many people still report problems, however.

I will base this review on the game itself though, not the issues. Unfortunately, this does not vastly improve the rating. This game is another let-down for the industry: a big name, touted as being a revelation in gaming, that doesn't deliver.

The game appears graphically dated. The characters of Kane & Lynch are well enough rendered, but nothing else is. Blocky animations make up the in-game objects like cars, vans, buildings, etc. The audio is fairly standard, but lacks bass. Even in 5.1 surround there isn't much to be said for it. Weapon sounds and engine noise, etc. have had the minimum of effort put in. In all, it doesn't make for a very immersive experience. Enough said.

The game also suffers from gameplay issues. Using cover and firing from it are always good ideas to include in a game, but are far from unique. What is more, they feel clunky here - you can walk up to a wall three or four times before you actually take the cover. The AI is LITERALLY non-existent. Cops stand there while you shoot them in the leg until they die from it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars >.>
This game is a bad buy the game is a console port and a poor one at that...it still has on the PC game xbox control buttons!! Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2012 by Englishelite
5.0 out of 5 stars Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
I don't get why everyone is giving this so much flak.

I amn't bothered with the multiplayer, as I bought this purely for the singleplayer story, and it doesn't... Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2011 by Liam
2.0 out of 5 stars kane & lynch
A mediocre game made worse by the poorly implemented "Games For Windows". This feels like a bad console port. Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2011 by Ine
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst games I've ever played
I saw the Youtube videos and was convinced that this game might actually be ok. This is not the case. Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2010 by Andrew.R
1.0 out of 5 stars Customers are beta testers
Judging from the in game videos, screenshots and opinions of players this game is supposed to be fun. Read more
Published on 8 April 2010 by barcooper
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Was expecting great things, but the game just stutters every few seconds, making it virtually unplayable. Problem is well documented and a patch long overdue. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2009 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be Put off Great game !
this game caused a bit split in the games industry hence u'll see some EXTREMELY bias reviews....one well known gamespot presenter was sacked. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2008 by Michael Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!! The best game that I have for my P.C!
I didn't know what to expect when I first thought about getting Kane and Lynch Dead Men. I saw the reviews for the 360 and PS3 and thought how cool they were. Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2008 by N. M. Cooper
2.0 out of 5 stars Co-op bad bad bad
Kane and Lynch Dead Men is advertised is a cooperative, multi-player online action game. To my disappointment the co-op is not online and will only work with an Xbox controller. Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2008 by BleedingThumbs
2.0 out of 5 stars Was it made with a hangover????
This has got to be one of the biggest disappointments. I love the hitman games and also liked freedom fighters. Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2008 by G. D. Symes
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