Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A game whose defining gameplay mechanic is terribly broken, and whose remaining gameplay mechanics fail to make for a worthwhile game. Probably worth checking out if you're a fan of the film, but otherwise, don't bother.
  4. Mr. Pink is especially bad. He looks like a 70s porn star rather than Steve Buscemi, and occasionally he sounds like Jerry Lewis.
  5. All-in-all Reservoir Dogs does have its moments, I just am not sure I feel comfortable recommending full-price (even at the budget level) purchase to experienced gamers.
  6. Unfortunately, the cartoony graphics, stilted shooter gameplay, and completely rancid car missions fail what could otherwise be a passing game.
  7. 50
    Reservoir Dogs should be a game that puts you right in the middle of a gang of thugs. But instead, arguments about the meaning of Madonna lyrics and trading stories about near misses with police make it a disjointed game of multiple perspectives and confusing timeframes.
  8. Games Master UK
    An admirable attempt, but it's much too short and lacks balance. Entertaining, though. [Nov 2006, p.76]
  9. 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.
  10. games(TM)
    It's too easy to get comfortable in the routines Reservoir Dogs offers and as such it feels like going through the motions. [Nov 2006, p.125]
  11. Fans of the movie are going to be put off by an extended story and characters that don't live up to the original.
  12. With bland graphics, bad voice acting, uninspired missions, and the ability to finish it within four hours Reservoir Dogs is little more than a rental at best.
  13. 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.
  14. A great license and great idea scuppered by the 'seen it all before' feel of the gameplay. Big shame. [Nov 2006, p.72]
  15. Reservoir Dogs is a decent action game although fans of the movie will probably be disappointed that it is merely average.
  16. There are some redeemable moments in Reservoir Dogs, including the bullet festivals and signature moves that each of the characters possess. The rest of the experience can feel a little clunky and undercooked, with plenty of weird little mishaps that blemish the game beyond the point of salvation.

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