The Sopranos: Road to Respect PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2006
Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 22 out of 28
Buy On
  1. The combat is at least fun initially and the storyline will keep you playing until the end. Fans of the series should definitely play through this title.
  2. The combat is somewhat fun but unbalanced, there are problems in the presentation, and the game like this would have benefited from being less linear. However, fans of The Sopranos will probably enjoy the story which really does play out like an episode of the television show.
  3. The Sopranos: Road to Respect could have been one of the best games this year. It was very engaging, but just when it seems to hit it’s stride, you run out of game.
  4. The framerate chugs from time to time, and the controls feel looser than the strippers at the Bada Bing. Still, the story and dialogue had me laughing out loud a few times. If you are a big fan of the show it is worth a look, but don’t expect much.
  5. One of the shortest full-price console games in our memory. Despite impeccable voicework, the subpar visuals and dreadful combat controls forced us to dump it unceremoniously under a bridge in Jersey - never to be spoken of again.
  6. The game really is very simple. Perhaps it’s too simple for the majority of Soprano fans. It’s definitely too simple for the serious gamer.
  7. For the sake of the people in our profession, please quality check titles before publishing them. If at any point in the testing you sense an urgency to find something sharp and jab yourself with it repeatedly then make a mental note that it’s the fault of a poor game.
  8. Games Master UK
    46
    It's not really much of a game, unless you really like watching cut-scenes and fighting. [Jan 2007, p.65]
  9. 45
    Road to Respect does a disservice to the series. A linear plot, flawed combat and conversation system hinders the title, and a lack of difficulty doesn't help the replayability factor at all.
  10. PSM Magazine
    45
    Too bad The Sopranos: Road to Respect doesn't give respect to either the franchise it's based on or its fans. [Feb. 2007, p.85]
  11. One of the shortest, sloppiest games of the year. With such amazing source material, it’s really disappointing that all we got after such a long wait was a half-baked beat-‘em-up with broken controls and sub-par presentation.
  12. Road to Respect shoehorns the Sopranos license into a clumsy, poorly designed action game that isn't the least bit enjoyable to play.
  13. Pelit (Finland)
    41
    Makes mockery of a great TV-series. Nothing works and everything makes you angry. This is one offer that is easy to refuse. [Feb 2007]
  14. Despite the involvement of many of the show's stars, The Sopranos: Road To Respect fails to live up to the high level of the show. The boring combat mixed with pointless situations make it less than enjoyable.
  15. Thanks to its broken controls, awkward combat mechanics and uninspiring mission objectives, it’s hard to recommend this game to dedicated fans of the show.
  16. Whether running around the Bada Bing nightclub or a casino, the locations are boxy, linear and woefully outdated in terms of texture quality. Frankly speaking, it just isn’t up to scratch.
  17. AceGamez
    40
    It has the feel of a game that was brought out simply to make money off the back of a popular TV show, not something that has had loving care poured into it so the gamer can have a great experience.
  18. PSM3 Magazine UK
    40
    It feels like a clone of "The Godfather," but nowhere near on the same level in terms of depth and enjoyment. [Jan 2007, p.81]
  19. 40
    Even if you don’t find all the vulgar, absurd, and criminal stereotypes of Italian-Americans in the Sopranos offensive, the number of brain cells you’ll lose due to the idiotic gameplay, terrible graphics, and headache-inducing frame rate is enough to enrage anyone.
  20. Plays like the developers took all of the worst points of Grand Theft Auto - the frustrating, often counter-intuitive combat, the tricky camera, the ugly indoors settings – and made it into a game without including anything that made Grand Theft Auto a hit.
  21. As we perch on the cusp of a bold new console generation there's simply no justification for games this anaemic and sloppy, especially at full price. Even in its best moments, The Sopranos is dull, shallow and repetitive - a game already five years past its sell-by date.
  22. Nothing more than a shockingly lazy attempt to plunder some loot out of a great brand.
  23. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    30
    Dull, short, unambitious and misguided, Road to Respect has all the appeal of Big Pussy's body - after it got riddled with bullets. [Jan 2007, p.77]
  24. With a slew of better mob games out there - "Scarface" for one, "Made Man" and even "The Godfather" - there's no reason for settling on this mess of a game.
  25. Despite its huge weaknesses -- trust me, you don't want to shell out $40 for this thing -- it has two superb elements: dialogue and voice acting.
  26. Whilst gamers are happy to purchase badly developed, poorly contrived games such as this, sadly those examples will still be a rarity.
  27. Play UK
    19
    This game is unbearable. We didn't even want to waste time babbling on about getting straight to the point. [Issue #150, p.91]
  28. EA’s "The Godfather" may not have been perfect, but it took typical gameplay elements, tweaked them in their own way, and made the game compelling in its storyline, graphics, and gameplay. The Sopranos got one out of three, and it isn’t the most important element, which is fun gameplay. This game sleeps with the fishes.

Awards & Rankings

41
#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
57
#57 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    0
    The game was overall a piece of a trash, nothing good come out of it. Itt took less than a few hours to beat and the most entertaining momentThe game was overall a piece of a trash, nothing good come out of it. Itt took less than a few hours to beat and the most entertaining moment was seeing some woman bent over a desk. It seemed like that scene was worked on the most. Full Review »
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    5
    Actually not that bad. Great voice acting by the actual cast by the show. It does well to tie in with the show as well. However it lacksActually not that bad. Great voice acting by the actual cast by the show. It does well to tie in with the show as well. However it lacks replay value, Its over quick, You replay the same lame objectives over and over again - It gets boring. Full Review »
  3. ThomasA.
    Jul 29, 2007
    5
    WAY TOO SHORT!! It was fun while it lasted. I rented this game for 5 days. I finished it in 4 hours.