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.