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GF Rating
6.5

2841 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A Great Rental

posted by DonMcNabb5 (ALTOONA, PA) May 12, 2010

Member since Dec 2005

12 out of 16 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

After the story is over, there isn't much to do, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a rent! The story is pretty crazy, fun, and exciting! It's full of all different types of action! It changes up the pacing well by letting you control your dog, Shade, multiple times through out the story! The melee combat is fun, but becomes less frequent farther into the story, and the disarming move is awesome! The gun play is good too and I loved playing this game from beginning to end!

Not to mention, this is one of only like 5 games that actually gives Avatar Awards! The full suit of GAC Armor you get for beating the game on Normal is pretty nice, my avatar is wearing it right now!

It's worth trying atleast once, but don't buy it...
it will get boring after the first few playthroughs!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Dead to Rights: Retribution

posted by BBall41987 (GARDEN CITY, NY) Jun 6, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

For anyone who has every played a 3rd person shooter game this game at first glance is not special. However, i did find somethings that were new and were unique about the game. The hand to hand combat was fun (although the finishers became a little annoying) and the shooting scenes were relatively exciting and different. Overall, the game is perfect for someone just looking for a quick rent as it will take you no longer than a week to complete. I rated the game a 7 for a solid fun storyline and good graphics and gameplay with a stale multiplayer. I do recommend this game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Shadow, sick'em boy! How bout another day?

posted by Flint879 (ALTOONA, PA) Jun 3, 2010

Member since Sep 2008

17 out of 23 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

Dead to Rights was a hard, but fun game back in the day. This new entry ditches the Max Payne copycat bullet time effect and focuses more on the typical 3rd person shooter/brawler aspect. Not a bad idea, but the game is so mediocre it's hard to say much about it.

GRAPHICS: They aren't atrocious, but they certainly won't "WOW" anybody anytime soon. Just typical graphics for today's standards except maybe a notch or 2 below.

SOUND: The voice overs are decent at best. Jack Slate sounds like he gargles nails and rocks every morning. The other people all sound either the same or bored that they have to voice the character. The other sound effects are pretty good. Like the graphics, they aren't crazy.

STORY: Jack Slate is a Grant City cop who plays by his rules. He tries to uncover hostage takeover and in the process his father is killed. Big surprise! Now he's on a rampage to take down the main bad guy along with dishing out a side order of revenge.

CONTROLS: This game controls fairly well. It's fairly easy to tackle the controls without getting too confused.

GAMEPLAY: Gears of War style cover system, typical 3rd person shooter, fighting, an attack dog that kills at your command and a B-movie action story. Shadow is the only redeeming quality in this title.

FAULTS:
-Checkpoints are frustrating at points
-Enemy AI is on the brink of dumb
-Seeing this story in a million movies and other games...Boring
-Takedowns are brutal, but become repeated and dull
-Enemy types are repeated and not full in variety
-Levels are pretty linear, same with the objectives

All in all, this title doesn't bring much new to the table. It's a typical action flick that everyone has seen a million times. With recycling enemy types and a linear story, this game won't be getting anybody crazy excited. Dead to Rights: Retribution is average, mediocre, familiar, ordinary and run of the mill at its best. It's the grayest you can get on the scale of being average.

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