Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Perhaps most importantly, it’s fun. Repetitive and glitchy in places maybe, but that hook will keep you reeling out those sweary one liners at hostages and putting security guards’ faces through vending machines until the conclusion.
  2. Fans of the movie are going to be put off by an extended story and characters that don’t live up to the original.
  3. The tie-in with the movie makes this average game good but let’s not forget that at the core this is just an average game. If anything it makes me want to see the movie again.
  4. It's acceptably action-packed, but if it hadn't been patterned after Quentin Tarantino's signature film, you'd probably have forgotten it exists by now.
  5. Unfortunately, the cartoony graphics, stilted shooter gameplay, and completely rancid car missions fail what could otherwise be a passing game.
  6. Just because this game isn't as cynical as "The Godfather's" art-slashing antics, doesn't mean it's any good - it's with great regret I have to say it's not. [Nov 2006, p.74]
  7. The game was obviously developed for consoles as well, and you’ll see this in the way the menu works, the almost non-existent graphical options but mostly in the gameplay and the overall graphics quality, which is far from 2006’s standards.
  8. PC Format
    52
    The film tie-in adds interest, but it's too linear and we've seen it all before. [Nov 2006, p.102]
  9. 50
    Reservoir Dogs won't appeal to hardcore aficionados of the film; the almost-total omission of the original cast and likenesses will probably cause fans to attempt a bullet festival of their own.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. PeterKok
    Jan 26, 2009
    7
    I don't care if some characters of the movie aren't in the game and don't mind if the options are not what I expext from aI don't care if some characters of the movie aren't in the game and don't mind if the options are not what I expext from a pc-game, because I love the admosphere in the game. Walking on a sunny day in the streets, being bad. I feel the sun burning. I know there are lots of other games that bring that asmosphere too and I like those games also!! (Far Cry, Crysis). Full Review »
  2. AzarAbbas
    Nov 10, 2008
    8
    May be not the best action game of all time, but certainly giving it a 50 score by metacritics is unjust, where 10 dozen other shooters getsMay be not the best action game of all time, but certainly giving it a 50 score by metacritics is unjust, where 10 dozen other shooters gets much higher score with much poor gameplay than this (e.g HALO which gets a whopping 83). Therefore I give 'Reservoir Dogs' a score of "8". Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2014
    10
    'Behind the story of the Movie reservoir dogs, Very Special Indeed'
    One of a kind. Somewhat this game is really Unique, Taking Hostages &
    'Behind the story of the Movie reservoir dogs, Very Special Indeed'
    One of a kind. Somewhat this game is really Unique, Taking Hostages & Giving orders, Really Clean and Tactical. The game is Violent if you want it to be so its all your Choice. This game Deserves more than what it got, the game is rated Medicore because of the Violent Content, Other than that, this game was a 9/10. Too bad some People did not get to play it .'Too Violent?? Pffftt.....Cmon now.'
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