Parents' Guide to

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent shooter stars remorseless, cop-killing psychopaths.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Reverse motivations

I say educational value because I feel this game has some reverse motives, they aren't try to teach you to be psychopaths, they are telling you not to be them through what happens with the characters.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

Kane and Lynch = Bad language

After playing, Kane and Lynch...Dead men was it? I realised how much swearing there was in it and how much violence. After playing this, Its not as bad as before but the profanity is still far too high. The profanity is more of a concern than the large amounts of violence. I do not appreciate hearing the F word every ten seconds. The violence is in a large scale and gives out bad messages, Killing police isn't exactly the greatest role model in the world. Its really short too.. There is a few bits of torture and a whole lot of blood. The language and violence makes it mature.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

The problem with this sequel is that, much like the first game, our heroes are hopelessly unlikeable. Other mature games starring criminals provide players with deeply conflicted characters who can turn on the charm when necessary; and while they’re ultimately bad guys, most players will sympathize with them. Play as sociopathic Lynch, on the other hand, and you’ll want to wash the hands that touch the gamepad used to control him.

The gorgeous graphics and jittery handheld camera shots nail the look and feel of lush Hollywood crime epics and create a vibe not entirely dissimilar to a Michael Mann film. Sadly, the combat doesn’t live up to the spectacle. The cover system, which forces players into sustained hiding while seemingly invincible enemies lay down fire and flank their sides, is unforgiving at best, frustrating at worst. There are plenty of good, mature-themed games starring rough-hewn antiheros. This just isn’t one of them.

Online interaction: This game features open voice chat in its online multiplayer modes, which opens the door to inappropriate language, verbal abuse, and the sharing of personal information. Common Sense Media does not recommend moderation-free online communication for pre-teens. We suggest using the parental controls built into game consoles to disable online communication features.

Game Details

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