Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

Kane & Lynch:  Dead Men is a third person shooter game that was released on November 14 2007, November 23, 2007 and December 6 2007 in North America, Europe and Australia respectively. The game is developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. The modes to this game include single player, co-op and multiplayer.

As the player, you assume the role of Kane, provided you are playing in campaign mode. The player can play through with fellow partner Lynch 16 stages. In some instances, you have hired mercenaries that will help you in some of the stages. When you are playing in co-op mode, the second player will assume the role of Lynch. The player is in a position to take cover when he or she stands next to a wall and has the ability to order the hired mercenaries to attack, follow and move to a particular location. Weapons that you can swap between allies include sniper rifles, carbine rifles and grenades. Asides from swapping, you can also pick these additional weapons along the way. Otherwise, the primary weapons that Kane carries around include a sub-machine gun and a standard pistol, while Lynch has a revolver and a shotgun.

Fragile Alliance is the game’s online multiplayer mode that comprises of four maps, namely Late Night Opening, A Walk In The Park, Hot Coffee and Withdrawal. When the round begins, all the players are armed and you will have money in order to buy weapons. You are to fight AI controlled security guards and police officers, using your money as a shield throughout the game when necessary. Suppose you are injured in the process, your money falls to the ground as you fall. The objective of the game is to finish the game with the most money.

The only way you can move up to the next level or rather escape to the next level is to find a getaway car that will transport you out of the level and away from the police officers. If you manage to finish the round alive and without turning against your allies, the money that was stolen will be divided fairly among yourselves.

The game had a relatively average rating. Game Rankings gave the Xbox version of the game 67.5% and the PS3 version 65.8%. Metacritic gave The Xbox version of the game a score of 65 out of 100 and the PS3 version 64 out of 100.  GameTrailers gave the game an 8/10 while Gamespot awarded the game with a 6/10 score. Judging from the above ratings, one can conclude that the game brought about mixed ratings.

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