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Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. 30
    Repetitive gameplay and limited replayability and difficulty settings are just the tip of the iceberg of a game that could've explored so much more of the characters from the movie, but just barely scratched the surface of the film.
  2. Neither a good action game on its own merits, nor quality fan service, Reservoir Dogs is an out and out failure.
  3. 40
    It's playable, mostly, but so uninteresting and bland that it's nearly impossible to think of a reason to.
  4. Just another average licensed game that decided to disrespect the wrong film.
  5. 40
    Perhaps the biggest disappointment is the way Reservoir Dogs mangles the movie's complex story.
  6. The tactical elements are actually quite clever – grabbing enemies will bait the police into cowering submission – but it soon transpires that this is the game's one good idea. [Nov 2006, p.87]
  7. Curious why you haven't heard Quentin Tarantino promoting Reservoir Dogs, considering it's the first game adapted from one of his movies? Easy: It's junk. [Holiday 2006, p.74]
  8. All dogs go to heaven? Not hardly. This one rots somewhere else. [Dec. 2006, p.86]
  9. In attempting to capture the essence of Tarantino's first masterwork, the developers mutilate it. By not bringing the rest of the original cast into the game, they leave all the heavy lifting to Michael Madsen, with predictable results.
  10. Who are the real con artists here -- the people stealing diamonds in the game, or the development team at Volatile that expects the gaming public to believe that Reservoir Dogs is a tolerable game?
  11. Blurry characters and environments, rigid animation, and overdone physics all add up to a package that comes off as rushed and uncared for.

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