NOTE: As their name suggests hints are not exactly like cheats, and are usually
just simple (but very useful) tips on how you can unlock secret level, features,
find hidden areas and such. Hopefully these will make playing Dead to Rights
even more entertaining.
To unlock the mini-games, successfully complete the game under any difficulty
Diggs is the ex boxer you will have to face in the later part of the game. When
he reaches three quarters of his health, gas which will hurt you will be turned
on. You can knock off his gas mask and put it on. Keep pressing Triangle to dive
and he cannot touch you. His power will slowly go down, and he will soon be
You have to fight Hennessey three times before you can win. The first time he
will have an electric riot shield, making it impossible to attack him head-on.
In order to defeat him, you have to first get rid of the shield. To do this,
lure Hennessey into the fountain in the middle of the battle area. He will
electrocute the water and shock himself. Make sure that you are not too near the
fountain or you will get shocked as well. Another way is to repeatedly circle
the fountain, keeping good distance between Hennessey and yourself. While
circling, there should be a gun lying on the ground, relatively close to the
water. You can pick this gun up and shoot Hennessey with it, slowly taking out
his shield. Do not worry about ammunition, as the gun regenerates. This may take
awhile, but it is possible to kill Hennessey without taking damage. After the
shield is broken, Hennessey runs off to hide, all the while mocking you. You
will have to take out a couple of his GAC goons, but they provide no more of a
fight than they did in previously. Note: You are now weaponless. Do not get too
excited when you find the gun sitting in front of the doors -- it gets knocked
out of your hands and out of reach before the fight starts. In order to defeat
Hennessey you now have to fight him hand to hand, except he has an advantage,
fire fists. Do not let him get too close to you, but at the same time, try to
throw him as much as possible. Eventually when he gets to about half health, he
will comment about how it is getting chilly and open a huge furnace door. This
is where it gets a little easier. Throw Hennessey into the new area and watch
his health deplete as he burns. Repeat this to take him out for the second time.
The third time, he walks out completely engulfed in flames, at full health. Even
though he is encompassed by flames, continue throwing him into the furnace so
that he can take more damage and you will finally avenge your father's death.
While fighting Pinnacle, repeatedly press Jump to easily dodge his attacks. Jack
will automatically turn to face Pinnacle before he jumps -- you do not have to
worry about getting too far away from him. While Jack is jumping, he is
impervious to all of Pinnacle's attacks. Do this repeatedly to tire Pinnacle
out, then jump on his back and finish him off. You can also attack Pinnacle in
front by punching and using low kicks, but this is not recommended as it does
not take much damage from Pinnacle.
Defeating the helicopter for the last time
Immediately when the level begins, run up to the pillar in front of you for
cover. Enter wall mode and equip Shadow as your weapon. Spin out to the left and
kill the first man. Exit wall mode and wait until the second man comes at you,
then kill him. There will be more men. Stand back and kill them from near the
pillar. If one gets close enough, it helps to use him as a shield. After men
stop appearing from the helicopter, equip your M4 and target the man across the
room on the raised section of the level. Do not target anyone on the highest
balcony. Run at him while firing. Be careful -- he has a rocket launcher. Run
side to side. Also be careful not to run past the fountain. If you do, the
helicopter will be able to shoot you. After killing that man, make sure no one
else is appearing from the helicopter. Get the rocket launcher that is in front
of the fountain. After that, equip your rocket launcher and run back to the
point on the ramp where it starts to decline. This ramp is near the beginning
and between the two pillars you started near. Manually aim at the helicopter
from here. If you cannot hit it, move forward until you can. Do not miss with
the rocket launcher, as it will take even longer to defeat the helicopter. Use
every gun you have and all your ammunition on this. It does not do much, but it
does work. After all your ammunition is used, go left and act as if you are
going up the balcony stairs. Go up them to the first platform and get the
pistol. The last man you have to kill will also be there. After you have killed
him, run back to the ramp and shoot the helicopter with all your ammunition
again. The pistol will appear again in the exact location. Get the pistol again.
There will not be any more men. Go back to the ramp again. Shoot the helicopter
with all your ammunition. Keep repeating this until the helicopter is defeated.
Defeating people without guns
To defeat people that do not have guns easier, keep blocking and dodging. If you
do not dodge, you will still get hurt. When you are in the prison, you will
learn how to reverse a grab. This allows you to avoid getting hurt when they
grab you. When you reverse the grab, you will throw their arms in the air. This
will leave them open to attack (punch, kick, grab, etc.). However, they can
Chapter 3: Spine break
When you are locked up "Iron Point" and are walking around in the hall only two
or three people will be around. One of them will run up to you and say
something. When you run away, they start to walk away. As they walk away you can
go in back of them and do the grab. However, they move too much and you will end
up breaking their back.
Chapter 3: Ledge in mine
If you are having trouble getting across the ledge in the mine after the prison
break, go to the wall with the ledge and enter "wall mode". You will scoot
across and will not perish in a darkened abyss.
Chapter 13: Voice access
Kill one of the men that has green on. You will see a man in yellow walk out in
the open and run back. After a moment, the man in the yellow will run over to
you. When he does this, and grab him. If another man runs with him, kill him and
leave the man in yellow alive. Take him to give the voice authorization and you
will be able to open gate. When you go over to the gate, a lot of men will be
there. An easy way to kill all of them is to run up to them and grab one as a
shield. The man you grab will get killed quickly. Keep doing this until only one
Chapter 14: Fahook uses bottle
After defeating Fahook once he goes into the back of the plane, when you get him
very low on life he will drink from his bottle. At this time you should shoot
the bottle out of his hands before he gains too much life. Doing this three or
four times will destroy his bottle. Finish off his remaining life points and
watch the intermission sequence.
Use the manual aiming to shoot things. When you are on manual, you can aim at
the bottle. You will need to do this three or four times. When the bottle is
shot off Fahook, you need to make Fahook go near the open back part of the
airplane. Once there, shoot him and Fahook will fall off and die.
Destroying the clown van in the cemetery
Use the canisters that explode and drop one on either side of the gate, in the
corner between the wall and the gate. Do not throw it. Walk away and shoot the
canister. Repeat the process until the van is destroyed. This may take a while,
but it works.
Throw a few canisters at the van without shooting them. This works best when at
mid field. When you have them in front of the van, throw one at the van and wait
until the can gets directly in front of the gunner then shoot it. This will take
a lot of life out of him. A few more and it is done.
Flaming Fisted Man warning
After defeating Flaming Fisted Man, the game restarts itself. This does not
allow you to save your game, meaning that you either start a new game or
continue fighting Flaming Fist Man repeatedly.