Posted on June 14, 2008,

Kane & Lynch Half Price on Steam This Weekend

It’s not as great a deal as some of the previous sales we’ve seen on Steam, but if you’re interested in checking out Kane & Lynch and seeing what was the source of that whole Gerstmanngate thing, Steam’s looking to hook you up. This weekend, the game is on sale from its usual price of $40 down to a meager $20. This was a full-priced retail game released last November, so when you look at it that way, it’s quite a bargain.

Then again, there was a reason the game wasn’t received particularly well.

Back in November, Jonathan reviewed the game, saying, “At PAX this past year, one of my favorite games that I got some hands-on time with was Kane and Lynch: Dead Men. The level I played felt exactly like the street shootout scene in Heat, and that was a very good thing. As I made my getaway from a bank heist, my crew AI reacted just like I wanted them to, the graphics looked pretty sharp, and the whole experience was challenging, but not impossible. Now that the full the game is out, I just want to know one thing: what the hell happened?”

He summed things up by saying, “Overall, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is your typical third-person shooter, complete with frustrating controls and AI, but with a superb story. The characters themselves are great, and I’m looking forward to seeing the movie already (particularly if Bruce Willis and/or Billy Bob Thornton are involved). It’s just too bad that everything else in the game falters so much. I’d like to see these issues get ironed out in a sequel, but still, this is a disappointing new game from the guys who developed the Hitman series.”

If that hasn’t helped you make up your mind, there’s a demo of the game available on FileFront.

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5 Comments on Kane & Lynch Half Price on Steam This Weekend

Zom

On June 15, 2008 at 1:44 am

I got it for $6 on clearance!

Jetsetlemming

On June 15, 2008 at 11:30 am

The PC version doesn’t have the ed up controls and better control of your troops. Perhaps a site whose primary viewers are PC gamers coming here for PC game patches, demos, and mods should be reviewing the PC version of a game rather than the gimped console port.

Rollett

On June 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

I dout its even worth 20bux… i almost snagged it at Target for the cheap clearance price of 4.97… but still could not do it :P

Phil Migrowen

On June 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm

“This weekend, the game is on sale from its usual price of $40 down to a meager $20. ”

$20 isn’t meager especially for this game. Lay off the Steam ads. Just because you’re a Valve sychophant doesn’t mean that sales on Steam are gaming news. They’re not. This game and many others have been available for actual sale at Gogamer for far less than Steam’s excessive prices for “subscriptions” to its game, and I didn’t see you posting notice of those Gogamer sales as news. Even Gametap has this game and you can play through it for more times than you’d ever care to in a month for $10.

plz die

On June 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Well, the game costs about 50 euro here…