One of the few games to be released in the post Max Payne era that turned out to be good was Namco's Dead to Rights. The game managed to establish its own gritty noir narrative while also having fun combat and unique scenarios that kept the action fresh. And how could you not like a game where you had a companion in the form of a dog that you could command to maul various enemies?
Now seven years later and after two unsuccessful follow-ups the Dead to Rights franchise is getting a reboot in the form of Dead to Rights: Retribution for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game still follows hero Jack Slate and his trusty dog Shadow as they go up against the gang menace in Grant City.