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Dead to Rights
Dead to Rights cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Distributor(s) Zoo Digital Publishing (PAL)
Aspect ratio 480p (EDTV) (Xbox only)
480i (SDTV)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action game
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) CERO: 18+
ESRB: M (Mature)
OFLC: MA 15+
PEGI: 16+

Dead to Rights is a third-person shooter produced by Namco. It was released on August 19, 2002 as a timed exclusive for the Xbox, and releases for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube followed thereafter. A year after its console debut, the game was ported to Microsoft Windows.



Dead to Rights makes use of bullet time, a popular gameplay contrivance of the time due to the influence of The Matrix films. More generally, the game advertises itself as drawing inspiration from Hong Kong action cinema, i.e. gun fu. The player is sometimes accompanied by a canine partner who can attack enemies on command. In some puzzle sections, the player actually takes direct control of the canine to reach areas that the human character cannot.


Jack Slate is a police officer partnered with his K-9 unit, Shadow. The two patrol Grant City, a metropolis seemingly populated with more criminals than honest citizens. One night while on a routine patrol, Jack responds to a call at a construction zone, only to find his own father murdered. In pursuit of his father's killer, Jack is led through a labyrinth of crime and corruption. He is eventually framed for another murder by the corrupt police chief Hennesey, in a bid to stop Jack before he undermines the status quo. However, Jack escapes from imprisonment and hunts down Hennesey, clearing away the city's crimelords in the process.


GameSpot criticized the game for looking dated, as well as the unintuitive camera control, which inverts the X-axis. It was also called out for having too high of a difficulty level. The game was complimented for having a decent story and unusual length for an action game. Gameplay was compared to Max Payne since the games have a similar premise, but the reviewer found Dead to Rights to be a completely different style of game.[13]


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  18. ^ "PlayStation 2 review at IGN". 
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From Wikiquote

Dead to Rights is a fighting video game for ps2.


  • Jack: Grant City, hardest place on earth. People aren't born here; they're forged out of broken homes and blood money. Fortunes are lost and found on a daily basis and you not one of the lucky finders, your probably dead. It's not to say that there is no justice around here it just hard to reach sometimes.
  • Jack: Time to take out the trash

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Dead to Rights
Box artwork for Dead to Rights.
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s)
PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
System(s) Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows
ESRB: Mature
CERO: Ages 18 and up
OFLC: Mature Accompanied & Restricted
PEGI: Ages 16+
Followed by Dead to Rights II
Series Dead to Rights
For the Game Boy Advance version, see Dead to Rights (GBA).

Dead to Rights is a third-person shooter video game published by Namco for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. Released on August 8, 2002 as a timed-exclusive for the Xbox platform, Dead to Rights features gameplay similar to that of games in the Max Payne series; using mixed perspectives and elements of time distortion. The game is linear and is mostly action based. The are, however, several "mini games" that put the player in various gameplay positions, for instance a scene where the player must time button presses correctly; a concept vaguely similar to DDR.


Jack Slate cracks down on crime in Grant City. When his father gets mixed up in a mysterious crime, he has no other choice than to seek revenge. With the help of his K-9 companion Shadow, Jack kicks butt over all the slums while putting his reputation on the line. Going against orders, this renegade cop stops at nothing to bring the bad guys down.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Last Call
  2. Chapter 2: The Den of Iniquity
  3. Chapter 3: Iron Point
  4. Chapter 4: Black Orchid
  5. Chapter 5: A Late Goodbye
  6. Chapter 6: Mayhem Incorporated
  7. Chapter 7: No Vacancy
  8. Chapter 8: A Boatload of Trouble
  9. Chapter 9: A Billion in Bullion
  10. Chapter 10: Full Circle
  11. Chapter 11: Post Riot Syndrome
  12. Chapter 12: The Stash
  13. Chapter 13: Greed
  14. Chapter 14: Heavy Cargo
  15. Chapter 15: Story of the Century


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