"Pseudo-Third Person Shooters are here to stay, and in particular the gun-and-cover sub-genre is rising in popularity. Strolling further down The Path of Obvious Statements, it is also a shoo-in that franchises are “the next big thing” in gaming. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men earned a good reception so it would have been simply criminal in the age of franchises for Kane & Lynch to not stage a return to the gun-and-cover arena with a sequel. It appears common sense (cents?) has inevitably prevailed and here we are in the latter stages of 2010 with a sequel which officially marks the advent of the Kane and Lynch franchise. "