According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Mature Sexual Themes, Violence
Parents would be wise to heed the Mature rating assigned to Dead To Rights. The body counts from firearms are high as they are brutal. While issues involving prison, prostitution, drugs, and corruption go unexplored with any real depth, these elements do decorate the games storyline and gameplay. There is also a very prominent scene involving a dancing stripper at a men's club. Since the female model is so primitive looking, the scene is subjectively laughable rather than seedy, but parents might want to be alert just the same.
For fans of third-person action-shooting games like Tomb Raider and Max Payne, Dead To Rights delivers a really invigorating game engine thats a heck of a lot of fun to play. Many may be bothered and distracted by the surprising amount of mini-games and beat-'em-up style fighting sequences that make up a substantial part of the game, but than again, some might appreciate the variety since the constant gun battles does tend to get repetitive.
For older gamers looking for a something that might appeal to their maturity and intelligence, Dead To Rights isn't it. While on the surface, the game may seem to tackle dark themes; the final execution is more on par with male-targeted adolescent-minded comic books.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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