Law and Order II: Double or Nothing is the second point and click adventure game based on the Law and Order TV series and is developed by Legacy Interactive. An eminent scientist is discovered dead, slumped over the wheel of his car in front of a hotel. The player works along with characters from the TV series, first with the police to find the culprit, and then with the District Attorney's office to put a strong case together and get the guilty verdict.
Law and Order copies the same style of gameplay as the first game whilst removing the unpopular time limit as well as making interviews easier and repeatable, thus making it impossible to miss out on vital pieces of evidence. The game contains as many twist and obstacles for justice as is synonymous with the TV series, make use of forensics, research and surveillance teams to gather evidence. The game uses a point system, although a perfect score is not required to win the game. It is also possible to arrest the wrong person, making the player's case fall apart in court.
Several characters are voiced by the same actors from the TV series, including Detective Lennie Briscoe (voiced by the late Jerry Orbach), Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (voiced by S. Epatha Merkerson), and Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn (voiced by Elisabeth Röhm).
Removal of Distribution
In 2007, it was discovered in the United Kingdom that an in-game image, meant to represent a fictional child abduction, was in fact a real still image taken from security footage of the kidnapping of two-year old James Bulger who was later brutally tortured and murdered. The game's distribution was halted and recalled in the UK and an apology was issued. A worldwide update patch was also made available which removed the image from the game.