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Reservoir Dogs

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
52
3.3
Windows
53
3.7
Xbox
55
1.0

User Reviews

Love the movie, the game...not as much. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25276)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 6 3.3
Windows 8 3.7
Xbox 1 1.0
Combined MobyScore 15 3.3


The Press Says

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90
PlayStation 2Softpedia
You MUST see the ads for this game. I mean it. Those are the funniest clips made for a console game ever. I won't spoil the fun by telling you that they're reenactments of Reservoir Dog's (the film) final scene. I think I'll play this game again, especially the first driving episode for fun only, because Mister Orange's and Mister White's comments worth all the effort and the music is some fine piece of work. Even camera was good, considering it's a console game. The producers did well; they must have had Tarantino up their sleeve giving the needed indications and suggestions.
80
XboxAceGamez
It plays through similar to the movie (staggered timeline and all) and once you've completed the missions you don't feel drawn to play them again, for any other purpose than if you enjoy messing with the cops. When Eidos took on the task of converting Reservoir Dogs into a game, I imagine their main ambition was to capture the look and feel of the movie, whilst giving it extra depth during the levels. They've achieved this really well - you'll slip into the theatre of the game quite easily and be humming the songs from the soundtrack in no time. It's just such a shame that a movie is such a finite thing, and this game has captured that too. If I were you I'd definitely play this, but make it a weekend rental rather than a purchase.
80
WindowsAceGamez
Reservoir Dogs is a really enjoyable game - if you're a fan of the film and of violent games, then you should really enjoy yourself. It's got style, class and lots and lots of violence, as well as a kick ass soundtrack. It's not perfect by any means - some of the gameplay is a little two dimensional, even given the variety of ways that you can deal with the cops and the situations you find yourself in, which may affect the lifespan. I finished it in under ten hours, and any competent gamer should be able to do the same.
80
PlayStation 2Gamers.at
Nach rund 8 Stunden hat man auch dieses Game durchgespielt, welches übrigens für PS2 teurer ist als für die Xbox und den PC, ein Preis-Vergleich auf Geizhals zahlt sich also aus, zumal schließlich die Grafik wie üblich auf letzteren zwei genannten Plattformen in etwas besserem Licht erstrahlt. Reservoir Dogs ist nicht gerade das, was man als innovativen Actiontitel bezeichnen kann und auch die Nähe zum Filmvorbild vermisst man weitgehend. Dennoch ist die Story samt seiner Zwischensequenzen größtenteils nicht minder hollywoodreif inszeniert worden, womit man sich diesen Titel durchaus in ein paar freien Stunden zu Gemüte ziehen darf und das nicht nur als Reservoir Dogs- oder Quentin Tarantino-Fan.
75
WindowsPC Powerplay
Schade: Der coole Erstlingsfilm von Quentin Tarantino hätte einen richtigen A-Titel verdient. Leider hat's nur für die B-Klasse gereicht. Das liegt noch nicht mal an der sehr mäßigen Technik; die spielerische Substanz lässt ebenfalls zu wünschen übrig. Im Prinzip gibt’s nämlich nur zwei Missionsarten: Schießereien und Autofahrten, immerhin in mehreren Varianten.
73
WindowsShooterplanet
Wer damit gar nichts anfangen kann, dem sei das Spiel nur bedingt empfohlen: gradlinige Missionen, wenig Abwechslung und im Vergleich mit anderen Titeln eine recht maue Optik. Wer nue a la GTA durch die Straße heizen will, bleibe lieber beim Original... Wer sich dagegen schon immer gefragt hat, was mit Mr. Brown passierte oder wo Mr. Pink die gestohlenen Juwelen versteckt hat, soll sich Reservoir Dogs zu Gemüte führen, denn dort finden sich die lange ersehnten Antworten. Für Tarantino-Fans ein absolutes Muss, alle anderen finden einen brachialen Action-Shooter, mit einer gehörigen Portion schwarzen Humors, aber auch einigen Schwächen... "Ballerspaß (fast nur) für Tarantino-Fans"
72
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Kompromissloser und derber als Reservoir Dogs ist momentan kein zweites Actionspiel. Bei so viel brutaler Gewalt verwundert es mich nicht, dass die USK dem Spiel ein Siegel verweigert hat. Doch hinter Blut und Morden steckt eine gelungene Ballerorgie, die durch die Verfolgungsjagden, den typischen Tarantino-Humor und die Anleihen aus dem Film nicht langweilig wird. Da verschmerze ich auch die KI-Aussetzer und fehlende Speicherfunktion. Trotzdem: Ich schaue mir lieber den Film noch mal an und warte, bis es das Spiel auf dem Grabbeltisch gibt. Für diesen Preis ist Reservoir Dogs viel zu kurz.
70
XboxJolt (UK)
Reservoir Dogs seems to be a game of compromises. It’s licensed, but not completely in that most of the key cast are missing. It’s violent, but doesn’t surpass the benchmarks set by the likes of Rockstar’s back catalogue and The Punisher. It tells (or, indeed, retells) a great story, but the game itself isn’t particularly sizeable. But, 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. Now let’s go to work...
70
XboxPGNx Media
Reservoir Dogs is a decent action game although fans of the movie will probably be disappointed that it is merely average. The action gameplay in the game has some noticeable flaws, but it isn’t enough to shelve the game.
70
XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Fans of the movie may still want to give this game a look, as it truly does justice to the source material and the hostage-taking gameplay is interesting enough to check out. However, if you’ve never seen the movie, the game doesn’t offer much to keep you interested once that novelty wears off.
70
WindowsPC Action
Die PC-Umsetzung von Quentin Tarantinos Kino-Meisterstück geht tief unter die Gürtellinie. Filmfans werden es trotz aller Macken lieben. Wer das furiose Mattscheibenspektakel Reservoir Dogs nicht kennt, kann zwar seinen Spaß haben, hat aber keine Chance, das Spiel auch nur annähernd zu begreifen.
68
XboxGame Chronicles
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.
68
WindowsFragland.net
The game is rather based on the plot of the movies instead of really following it. The well-known (action) scenes and quotes certainly aren’t absent, but aside of that you’ll see things that were never in the movie. The emphasis in the game is more on the action, a good point, for the game at least, because the spirit of the movie is partly lost.
67
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Reservoir Dogs bevat een goeie soundtrack en enkele gameplay nieuwigheden, maar doet de film spijtig genoeg niet veel eer aan.
66
XboxCheat Code Central
The fact that this game is named after the movie Reservoir Dog is going to be its greatest selling feature. It’s doubtful that this game could stand on its own if it weren’t for the famous name holding it up. 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.
65
XboxGameZone
Reservoir Dogs is a mediocre movie-to-game translation at best, and will no doubt offend at least a few hardcore fans. Having said that, there are some people who may not mind the added material, and will find some enjoyment despite the liberties it has taken with the license. Enjoyment will definitely waver from a case to case basis.
65
WindowsPlayfuls
Eventually, regardless of how much you wish the opposite, you'll have to accept the fact that nothing exceeds the boundaries of the adapted script. The additional offerings rely heavily on groundless violence, so that the story falls behind. I wished more freedom, and the lack of the feeling that I was on a filming set; I wished, as fan of the movie, the possibility to alter each embodied character's resolution, after all, I wished for the producers to capture the very authenticity of the Tarantino universe. Perhaps I wished too much.
62
XboxGamingTrend
Reservoir Dogs is little more than a cash-in on a great crime movie from the early '90’s. 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. Or you can better spend your money by renting or buying the DVD of the movie and enjoy that in half the time you’d otherwise spend finishing the game. Skip tripe like this indefinitely.
60
XboxGames Radar
Beneath its cool presentation, Reservoir Dogs is a fairly average shoot 'em up with good intentions and a story that's just interesting enough to keep you trudging through its lengthy levels. 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.
60
WindowsGames Radar
Beneath its cool presentation, Reservoir Dogs is a fairly average shoot 'em up with good intentions and a story that's just interesting enough to keep you trudging through its lengthy levels. 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.
60
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Although the overall atmosphere is far removed from the tense, dialogue-heavy trappings of the film, this is a consistently enjoyable action game that will keep you entertained for the few hours it lasts. But, and let's not beat around the bush here, Reservoir Dogs' refusal to break the leash of modern gaming conventions means it will never create impact of its cinematic big brother. Tarantino's movie showed audiences just what could be achieved with no money but stacks of talent, while the game merely demonstrates what can be pulled off with current generation hardware and enough spare cash to snap up the rights to a cult movie. It's not that clever and, crucially, it's not that cool. They might not need to be put down but these Reservoir Dogs lack any real bite.
58
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Reservoir Dogs is one of those timelessly enjoyable movies. With that in mind, Blitz Games probably should have taken a little more time with this license. The sad thing is that this game does have some good ideas, like the ability to threaten people into submission with hostages, and a rating system that ranks you somewhere between psychopath and professional depending on how you perform in the level. Unfortunately, the cartoony graphics, stilted shooter gameplay, and completely rancid car missions fail what could otherwise be a passing game.
58
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Reservoir Dogs is one of those timelessly enjoyable movies. With that in mind, Blitz Games probably should have taken a little more time with this license. The sad thing is that this game does have some good ideas, like the ability to threaten people into submission with hostages, and a rating system that ranks you somewhere between psychopath and professional depending on how you perform in the level. Unfortunately, the cartoony graphics, stilted shooter gameplay, and completely rancid car missions fail what could otherwise be a passing game.
57
PlayStation 2play THE PLAYSTATION
"Reservoir Dogs". Mehr muss man eigentlich nicht saagen, um sofort hitzige Diskussionen und leidenschaftliche Lobeshymnen unter Kino-Geeks jenseitig der 20 anzuregen, gilt Quentin Tarantinos Erstlingswerk aus dem Jahr 1992 doch als einer der wichtigsten und einflussreichsten Streifen der 90er Jahre. Eine schwere Bürde also, die sich das Studio SCi mit der offiziellen Versoftung des Kultfilms auferlegt hat. Konnte ja eigentlich nur schief gehen.
56
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
We'd like to be able to at least recommend this game to ardent fans of the film, but there may be too many glaring problems. Scarface: The World Is Yours, while not a great game by any stretch of the imagination, is still something that most any fan of the movie would enjoy. Reservoir Dogs has more major flaws regarding the core gameplay, and because it takes a more direct and linear approach, can't cover up the minor problems with open-ended adventure. This title has its moments, but unfortunately, they're usually highlighted by the fairly well-conceived cut-scenes, and in the end, the game is barely better than average.
55
XboxTeamXbox
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. Some might be enthralled with the idea of playing with the characters from the movie, but chances are they’ll quickly realize that Reservoir Dogs should have stayed on the silver screen.
50
XboxGames TM
Reservoir Dogs is proof that the luxury of time isn't enough to save a film licence. It still needs solid execution and, fatally, this is the one thing Reservoir Dogs the game lacks.
50
XboxGamePro (US)
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. You're never really sure who you should be rooting for and end up completing missions without being sure why. Reservoir Dogs is a great movie but probably should have stayed on the big screen.
50
Windows1UP
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. However, the peculiar mechanics do make the game worth a rental to the curious, if just to see how novel it can be at times. Like the infamous ear-cutting scene, it's humorous -- but a bloody mess.
50
PlayStation 21UP
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. However, the peculiar mechanics do make the game worth a rental to the curious, if just to see how novel it can be at times. Like the infamous ear-cutting scene, it's humorous -- but a bloody mess.
50
Xbox1UP
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. However, the peculiar mechanics do make the game worth a rental to the curious, if just to see how novel it can be at times. Like the infamous ear-cutting scene, it's humorous -- but a bloody mess.
46
XboxGameSpot
Were Reservoir Dogs content to be merely another generic action game, sans license, its mediocrity would be pretty unassuming and far less offensive than what it does by taking the Reservoir Dogs name. This game doesn't answer any questions left by the film or provide a unique and interesting interactive version of the story. It simply punches a hole in the story and begins tearing away at the edges to try and cram a bunch of lame-duck shooter levels and ridiculously bad driving missions where such things just do not fit. If you aren't familiar with the film, you'll be equal parts confused by its reconfiguration of the story and irritated by its poorly conceived gameplay. If you are a fan of the film, multiply those same feelings by a factor of a hundred.
46
WindowsGameSpot
Were Reservoir Dogs content to be merely another generic action game, sans license, its mediocrity would be pretty unassuming and far less offensive than what it does by taking the Reservoir Dogs name. This game doesn't answer any questions left by the film or provide a unique and interesting interactive version of the story. It simply punches a hole in the story and begins tearing away at the edges to try and cram a bunch of lame-duck shooter levels and ridiculously bad driving missions where such things just do not fit. If you aren't familiar with the film, you'll be equal parts confused by its reconfiguration of the story and irritated by its poorly conceived gameplay. If you are a fan of the film, multiply those same feelings by a factor of a hundred.
45
PlayStation 2Lawrence
I’m convinced that the people who greenlight crap like this are the same people that greenlight crap like White Chicks. Reservoir Dogs feels less like an actual videogame and more like an early project by a DigiPen student. Reservoir Dogs, the film, is obviously fantastic. Filled with extraordinary dialogue and harsh bursts of violence, it inspired countless Tarantino wannabes in the years to follow. Reservoir Dogs, the game, is the definition of a generic shooter. If you loved the film, stay the hell away from this game. If you hated the film, stay the hell away from this game. If you’ve never even heard of the film, stay the hell away from this game.
44
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Над фильмами Квентина Тарантино (Quentin Tarantino) довлеет злой рок — из двух попыток превратить движущиеся картинки в красочный интерактивный блокбастер не удалась ни одна. Пять лет назад мир содрогнулся при виде From Dusk Till Dawn, чьи геймплей и графика переплюнули по страхолюдности мексиканских вампиров. В Reservoir Dogs основное чувство — не ужас, а тоска. Геноцид копов и мирных жителей еще никогда не был таким занудным.
40
PlayStation 2GameSpy
If you haven't guessed yet, Reservoir Dogs is not a fitting tribute to the classic film, or a good game in its own right. It's playable, mostly, but so uninteresting and bland that it's nearly impossible to think of a reason to.
40
PlayStation 2The Review Busters
If you like third person shooters that only take a few hours to beat then pick up Reservoir Dogs. If you also like games where random enemies pop out of no where then get Reservoir Dogs because that happens too often in this game. I did enjoy this game for a little bit, but once I got to the second car driving stage I was getting pissed off, for the most part these stages made this game bad. Oh yeah and all the swearing didn't help either, it gets old too fast.
40
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
In short, Reservoir Dogs comes off as a poorly executed attempt to make an easy buck through a mediocre version of a highly esteemed movie. If you're a die-hard fan of the film and feel like you absolutely must play the game, do yourself a favor and settle for renting it. For anyone else, skip it entirely and spend your gaming time on a more deserving title.
40
XboxGameSpy
If you haven't guessed yet, Reservoir Dogs is not a fitting tribute to the classic film, or a good game in its own right. It's playable, mostly, but so uninteresting and bland that it's nearly impossible to think of a reason to.
40
WindowsVideo Game Talk
The entire campaign won’t take more than six hours to fully complete. Without any multiplayer options, the only reason to return to the single player narrative is to unlock art and video sequences. This poor excuse for a shooter is without replay value and should be avoided by all PC gamers, even the most fanatical of Tarantino groupies. Leave Reservoir Dogs to collect dust on the PC game shelf and pick up the latest release of the DVD instead.
35
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Avoir conçu un système de gestion de la foule, c'est bien, mais dans n'importe quel autre jeu cela n'aurait constitué qu'une possibilité du gameplay, ici, on essaie de nous vendre ça comme son coeur. L'autre solution consistant en un run'n gun non seulement squelettique dans sa structure, mais bourré de défauts qu'on digère mal. Ultra répétitif, Reservoir Dogs n'a aucun intérêt sur le plan ludique et n'apportera rien aux fans de Tarantino.
35
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Avoir conçu un système de gestion de la foule, c'est bien, mais dans n'importe quel autre jeu cela n'aurait constitué qu'une possibilité du gameplay, ici, on essaie de nous vendre ça comme son coeur. L'autre solution consistant en un run'n gun non seulement squelettique dans sa structure, mais bourré de défauts qu'on digère mal. Ultra répétitif, Reservoir Dogs n'a aucun intérêt sur le plan ludique et n'apportera rien aux fans de Tarantino.
30
WindowsGameSpy
If you haven't guessed yet, Reservoir Dogs is not a fitting tribute to the classic film, or a good game in its own right. It's playable, mostly, but so uninteresting and bland that it's nearly impossible to think of a reason to.
30
XboxArmchair Empire, The
Overall, Reservoir Dogs proves to be another in a long line of lousy games based on cool movies. 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. Could this have been a great game? Doubtful, but it should have been a lot better.
30
XboxIGN
Movie licensed games have often gotten a bad rap -- unfortunately Reservoir Dogs is the latest one that can be added to the list. 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. In fact, if you're a fan of the film, you'll probably have more fun watching it over again than playing this version of the story.
30
WindowsIGN
Movie licensed games have often gotten a bad rap -- unfortunately Reservoir Dogs is the latest one that can be added to the list. 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. In fact, if you're a fan of the film, you'll probably have more fun watching it over again than playing this version of the story.
30
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Avoir conçu un système de gestion de la foule, c'est bien, mais dans n'importe quel autre jeu cela n'aurait constitué qu'une possibilité du gameplay, ici, on essaie de nous vendre ça comme son coeur. L'autre solution consistant en un run'n gun non seulement squelettique dans sa structure, mais bourré de défauts qu'on digère mal. Ultra répétitif, Reservoir Dogs n'a aucun intérêt sur le plan ludique et n'apportera rien aux fans de Tarantino.
30
WindowsMaximum PC
We’re struggling to find any reason to recommend this half-baked console port. This is money better spent on the DVD of the film, even if you already have a copy.
30
PlayStation 2IGN
Movie licensed games have often gotten a bad rap unfortunately Reservoir Dogs is the latest one that can be added to the list. 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. In fact, if you're a fan of the film, you'll probably have more fun watching it over again than playing this version of the story.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Autant Coppola avait fait savoir son mécontentement après avoir vu le travail de cochon effectué par Electronic Arts sur Le Parrain, autant Tarantino, aux dernières nouvelles, n’a pas émis le moindre grognement devant la sortie du jeu vidéo Reservoir Dogs, inspiré de son film éponyme. Une absence de réaction dûe à l’argument billets verts ? Ou plus simplement à un manque d’intérêt pour le monde du gaming ? Quoi qu’il en soit, Volatile Games aurait pourtant mérité qu’on leur tape sérieusement sur les doigts, au vu de la médiocrité de leur travail d’adaptation.