According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

Resevoir Dogs Screenshot

Parents: keep kids away from this game. It features hostage-taking, cop-killing, speeding, swearing, stealing, and other assorted acts of psychopathy. Reservoir Dogs deserves its M rating, and isn’t that fun to play, anyway.

Casual gamers should keep away, as well. The game’s missions are incredibly dull: they mostly involve taking one hostage after another while neutralizing threats from law enforcement (“Hands on the wall!”) until you get to the end of the stage.

Fans of the film will be very disappointed, especially if they admire the movie’s innovation. The game adds scenes that the film famously left out, and they only got one of the movie’s original actors to reprise his role (Michael Madsen, as Mr. Blonde). Pick up Lionsgate’s new 15th anniversary DVD, instead.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers can turn on full subtitles in the options menu; however, there are no textual indicators of who is speaking. Besides, hearing cops and sirens before you see them (and without needing to watch the bottom of the screen) is extremely helpful.

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk grew up in a small Nebraska town called Papillion. Although she has a nonverbal learning disability that affects her visual-spatial skills (among other things), she's always loved video games. Her first game system was a Commodore Vic-20, which her mom bought at a garage sale for $20. With this little computer Tera learned to write Mad Libs in BASIC, to play chess and to steal gold from Fort Knox.

But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).

Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at GameCritics.com.
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