Hard boiled detectives and copious amounts of bullets always seem to go together quite nicely, and it makes total sense that video games will be made about this subject. Then there are games like Dead to Rights that just fail to be exciting on several different levels because of game ruining problems. Yes, Dead to Rights did have an interesting premise, with John Woo style action shootouts and a police dog friend to help out with sticky situations. At first glance, one might say: how could this game not be a sure hit? However, Dead to Rights wasn't as fun as fellow action shoot 'em up game Max Payne or as cool as a John Woo film because of the problems with the bland storyline, poor graphics and almost infuriating hand to hand combat.