‘Kane & Lynch: Dead Men’ Showed How Video Games Can Best Handle Violence

IO Interactive's 2007 game is deeply flawed, but it's still one of the boldest shooters of the past 15 years.

mafiahajeri3173d ago

All I know is that out of all the violent games, Manhunt got the worst rep because of asshats like jack Thompson who apparently had nothing better to do but talk crap about Rockstar and take-two which in turn pretty much killed the franchise because R* don't want to deal with that crap anymore...

Funny thing is I remember a while back a kid got stabbed to death in a park in the UK and it got out that the guy that killed the kid use to play Manhunt. The press went bonkers only for it to turn out that the kid who got stabbed was the one thay played Manhunt.

Goes to show how stupid the press are, went it comes to video games in general.

deadpoolio3163173d ago

um R* doesn't make them anymore because they were crap....they both would literally be on top 20 worst games lists

N0TaB0T3171d ago

Except you're a piece of garbage and an idiot. Also your avatar sucks ass get over it.

morganfell3173d ago

I have nothing but love for both the Kane and Lynch games. Non-generic memorable characters and neither were pretty inside or out. Human and gritty. And the co-op in the second was a blast. Really great weapons feel in K&L2. Too bad the movie never got made or considering who they were going to cast, maybe its a good thing.

DarkOcelet3173d ago

Dat ending though for the second one. It really came out of no where. I was like WTF? Thats it???

Heyxyz3173d ago

I don't care what people say, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men was awesome.

Yui_Suzumiya3173d ago (Edited 3173d ago )

I love Kane and Lynch. The one series where I enjoy playing as a scumbag. I don't care for Hitman (wayyy to difficult) so I wish IO would do the correct thing and make a third game to wrap up the series (especially after the cliffhanger the second left on).

NarooN3173d ago

I love both of the games and it's a shame Squeenix basically canned the series after those layoffs happened. The 2nd game did better with user scores than it did "critically". Now I'll never know how the cliffhanger ending of the second game would be resolved.

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Classic Mobile Game Spotlight - Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

Zach writes: 'IO Interactive have developed a number of highly regarded titles during their two-decade long run. The Hitman games have always been huge commercial and critical successes, and even lesser-known titles like Freedom Fighters ended up as a cult classic.'.

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Top 10 Games that Deserve a Second Chance

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "The video game industry is a pretty cutthroat place. More often than not the cycle of a game’s life is pretty set in stone – a title is announced, hyped ,released and hopefully it’s a hit. However sometimes things don’t go as planned and a game doesn’t hit home with gamers. Not that’s it a bad game per say but due to a myriad of issues or the general mood of the world at the time the game isn’t remembered so fondly as its contemporaries. So for this week’s Top 10 we’re listing off ten titles that you should probably give a second chance to because they really are decent titles and deserve more love than they ever got."

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IamTylerDurden12198d ago

I enjoyed Kane and Lynch. I would love to see a PS All-Stars 2 or a non-Smash take on a PlayStation fighter. Maybe a Marvel v Campcom style but with larger levels.

PhoenixUp2198d ago

Can Tekken X Street Fighter even get a first chance

FallenAngel19842198d ago

I’d rather Nintendo give Star Fox Assault a second chance and make another new game in that style. I like that game way better than Star Fox Adventures

wonderfulmonkeyman2197d ago

I heartily agree.
Maybe even a sequel with that new walker from Star Fox Zero.[yes I know it's originally from Star Fox 2, but most of us know it from Zero because we didn't get to play SF2.]

SSj4Yagami2197d ago

More people played SF2 than SFZ thanks to SNES Mini, and emulation. Also, Star Fox Adventure > Star Fox Assault.

wonderfulmonkeyman2197d ago

The Conduit.

Just, give us a reboot of that for Switch and make it bigger and better than the original, which had potential but never got off the ground due to being on the Wii.

lptmg2197d ago

Unpopular af opinion: give Castlevania 64 and Deadpool a second chance

wonderfulmonkeyman2197d ago

Castlevania 64 was an amazing game for its time and I'd LOVE to see it get a proper remake or reboot.

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IO Interactive Gains Rights to Freedom Fighters, But Loses Kane & Lynch

In addition to retaining Hitman, IO kept ownership of Freedom Fighters, a 2003 third-person shooter that appeared on sixth gen consoles and received high praise.

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