Released in 2002 by Namco Hometek Inc., Dead to Rights is a typical third-person shooter action game. The player has the opportunity to play the role of Jack Slate, a police officer in the city of Grand City. A city full of corruption and crime is not a favorable place for our hero, who in the first place, during a routine patrol, answers the call only to find the body of his deceased father. Then, in pursuit of the killer, he is framed for another murder, which he obviously did not commit. After six months in prison, he manages to escape, so he decides to continue the search for his father's killer, as well as ways to take revenge on those who framed him for committing other crimes.
While controlling Jack, players can perform various moves, including grabbing an enemy from behind and using them as a human shield; or using a fire extinguisher to cause a big bang The hero can fight well with weapons, and without them. In addition, he has one of the most faithful partners to help, i.e. a police dog named Shadow (Shadow), who is also subject to the player's control. It can force the dog to pass guns released by Jack or detect traps placed by opponents.