GamePro writes: "It probably won't change the world, but Dead to Rights Retribution is growing on me. That's partly thanks to the aforementioned death-by-castration sequence (a must-see), partly thanks to the strangely satisfying third-person shooting and beatdowns. The game has a neat look, too, with rainy, dark, trash-strewn urban backdrops that look like they were plucked out of The Crow and Seven. The original Dead to Rights has some very focal fans (my little brother included). Whether Retribution will live up to the promise of the first game is a question for another day. But for now, I must admit that my interest is mildly piqued".