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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360)

by Eidos
Xbox 360
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 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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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • 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
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000NG70SG
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 23 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,285 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description 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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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two supposedly dead men - a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath ? and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. Kane and Lynch's volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allows Kane & Lynch: Dead Man to be an unparalleled gaming experience.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gung Ho Shooter, with a very cool feel 29 Nov 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Okay, so the "hardcore" gamers here have found its not as raw as GRAW, well thats true. And if GRAW is a better game, who cares (I own both by the way) - thats not the point of K&L. If any of you have played Hitman and liked basically how cool it is, how it's a movie in a game (and now there's a movie of the game of course) but wanted more shooting, more explosions and less creeping about, then this is for you.

As for crack shot enemies etc, targeting problems etc. just play it through on the easiest "Aspirin" mode and have a blast - it's just like a film where the good guys never die! Then you can play with the online multiplayer to your hearts desire.

Relax, this is a fun game and I would recommend it to all. Just don't buy it over GRAW or Gears or something else that everyone says is amazing, if you're just going to moan about it afterwards.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definitely under-rated. 20 Jan 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
so many reviews are slating this game. i really do think its quite excellent probably second only to mass effect in my xbox collection (with the usual candidates GOW and halo 3 way below). First of all I'd like to say a lot of the issues other people have with the game i jsut haven't had. I didn't find it too hard. It's challenging, yeah just like hitman. I didn't find aiming a problem, ok machines guns are hit and miss but a rifle is pretty much spot on, surely thats quite realistic? i didn't hate the story line, it's no enthralling quest like good ol' mass effect, thats for sure, but it isn't bad. it's definitely entertaining. I thought the cover system worked rather well. I think that playing this game is more like doing it in real life, in a way. Whereas you might be looking for cheap leg-shot kills and cover that makes you totally invulnerable in other games you won't find it here. I think as what it set out to be a games take on true Michael Mann style action movie its truly superb. Hosts of memorable levels, very good gameply (i think anyway) and good variety too. This isn't run shoot repeat like halo or GOW or the army boy approach of COD4 (which is pretty excellent admittedly), this is a more stylised film approach with much more vulnerable and edgy chracters. I'm a big fan of IO, loving hitman and the equally underated Freedom Fighters and i don't think this game disappoints at all. Whatever is said about this game it doesnt look like many people are sitting on the fence. And as for divided opinions go, my opinion is very high. If you like hitman, heat, collateral or miami vice then just try it. if you want halo 4, i really wouldnt say this is it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind 23 Dec 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Confused as to whether to get this game? too many conflicting reviews?

Ask yourself, do you like interesting, twisted characters and a great plot? do you like an element of strategy and team leadership in your games, do you like a realistic aiming system, (does anyone really think firing a real gun and hitting the target is as easy as it is in a video game? come on!)

I despair of people who bleat and complain about quality games such as this, either you 'get' just what this game is offering you or you don't, if you do then it will offer you one of the best gaming experiences you could hope for, games like this are special and only come along every once in a while, IO Interactive created Hitman, and they have another gem on their hands with Kane and Lynch, and I think they know it as they are already working on the sequel, it wouldn't surprise me if the Kane and Lynch series becomes a movie one day just as Hitman did, it would certainly make the transition better than Hitman, Lynch; a self medicating schizophrenic murdered his wife and didn't even know it, but we won't hold that against him, he is an absolute scream at times the way he behaves, his rantings and paranoid comments cracked me up time and time again in this game, he just can't help himself, when Kane says 'keep calm' the reply is 'I am calm, are you saying I'm not calm?' or was that Liam Gallagher, I forget.
Either way, I hope you enjoy this gaming gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lo-interactive fans 9 Dec 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
hi just aquick review on this game which i have got.

For any one how has played the hitman series and freedomfigthers this game is for you!

The game is a mix between Hitman and Freedomfigthers. A brilliant story with intense fire figths all the way through. 2 different endings. Characters are well planned and designed.

Multiyplayer is not so good! All you do is rob banks, foodstores ect. witnin a time limit and not that much action. You play as the mercs/robbers and when you die via getting shot by bad a.i cops, you then help cops to hunt the thieves down. So cops and robbers. Although i do go ahead and play ounce you get into it, its good but first time you play M.P its a bit boaring.

Another brilliant game made by lo-interactive.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A game where the action serves a story 19 Dec 2007
By Doc
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good game. There may be nothing terribly new in the set up (bank robberies, underworld characters, twists aplenty) but that's how genre entertainment works - the enjoyment of spending time in a world we are familiar with. And this is a game that is fully aware of its generic antecedents. At times this feels like Heat, then Collateral, then Reservoir Dogs. The central characters are different though. Flawed, pyschotic, balding - these are not the run of the mill game heroes. And the game is all the better because of it. One of the true pleasures of the game is learning more about them.

A lot of the negative comments are to do with pacing. This is not a blazing action game. Rather, the action serves the story. However, the action is great: intense, thrilling, varied and immersive. The control system has also received a lot of criticism and I can't really understand why. It is intuitive and responsive. The targeting is not absolutely precise, more of a guide, and in a game aiming for a more realistic approach, this works very well. Similarly the effectiveness of the enemy is a good thing - you really feel that Kane and Lynch are vulnerable, meaning you take your time, plan ahead. The graphics are good and the whole thing has a style that feels right. Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good price - thanks
Published 1 month ago by Samantha Lazenby
4.0 out of 5 stars ups and downs!
this game can get very boring then all of a sudden something happens to get ur interest back again.. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anthony Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars 99p
I bought dog days for 99p and this was a £1 or something like that. plus i really needed to increase my xbox library. Xbox sports was getting boring to play. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Zeshan Jilani
5.0 out of 5 stars Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
I brought this for my friend for Christmas and she said it was really good, and really enjoyed the game
Published 7 months ago by Miss K. Penfold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This does what it needed to do and the only reason for me writing this long review is because I need to type a min amount of words
I would recommend using them
Published 10 months ago by Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab thanks
Game is Just as described. Great condition and my boyfriend loves it! In fact cant get him off the Xbox now! Thanks! Recommend seller!!
Published 17 months ago by Jordan9
2.0 out of 5 stars I truly hate this game.
the story is generic and boring. the characters are lame, predictable and pathetic.

the gameplay truly is the worst aspect of this atrocity. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Banks
4.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Heist Game!
It's fair to criticize Kane and Lynch: Dead Men for its poor gameplay, however the game was basically made to show other developers how to tell a story. Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2012 by John Roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars Above average
Love the 3rd person gameplay even though the aiming system is hard to use if you're accustomed to auto-aim. Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2012 by TheHornyCactus
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and unplayable by the end.
The subtitle for this game is Dead Men, and that's pretty much what you spend most of the game as.

The first half is fun and gritty and fairly playable. Read more
Published on 6 July 2011 by Benito
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