Review by Ryan Chapman, he writes: "Dead to Rights: Retribution reboots the Dead to Rights franchise with its action star Jack Slate and loveably vicious canine sidekick, Shadow the dog. The story is loosely based on the first game with Jack getting involved in his father’s messes and ultimately getting wrapped up in a crime spree that’s destroying Grant City. The presentation is pretty slick for the Dead to Rights title, but the character development is poor. Jack Slate feels like a parody of himself from the first game, but as a more outlandish, violent jerk. Oddly enough, I felt like rooting against Slate during the game at times."