Gaming Nexus writes: "How is it possible that we're already into our fourth iteration of the Dead to Rights franchise? This is a series that started in 2002 with a middling Xbox and PlayStation 2 game. From there we got a much-maligned sequel and a mediocre PlayStation Portable game. And now, eight years after the original release, Namco is STILL trying to sell the world on this cop and dog duo. Yet despite having better graphics and a vastly improved combat system, Dead to Rights: Retribution fails to hold up next to the other big dogs in the action genre."