PSX Extreme writes: "I guess I need to always remind myself that no matter how far into a generation we get mediocrity will continue to live on. What am I getting at? Well, as you can already guess, I'm calling Dead to Rights Retribution a mediocre game, and that's simply the truth. When the first game came out years ago, it was received fairly well and it signaled the start of a new and potentially important franchise for Namco. Instead of capitalizing on that and improving upon the original formula, the franchise instead went downhill. And that's a shame, because DTR had the capacity to be the next Max Payne, all it needed was some grit and more polish from the developers."