Kane and Lynch: Dead Men has a fascinating set-up, with a great story and a presentation that overdoses on grittiness. The competitive multiplayer mode, Fragile Alliance, is worth playing, thanks to the numerous opportunities to stab someone in the back. Unfortunately, a few minor problems keep this duo from committing the perfect crime. Artificial intelligence problems are present throughout, with squad mates continuously running in the line of fire. Furthermore, the promising co-op mode isn't available online, only locally through cramped split-screen.