Parents' Guide to

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, mature heist game arrested by monotonous action.

Game Windows 2017
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Based on 1 parent review

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Aside from the fact that this game has nothing to do with the movie plotwise, character wise (the license was just a quik cash in for the movies 25th anniversary) , and most of all theme wise (the movie never showed the heist, characters except 1 avoided carnage copiously seen in game, and the heist went t××s up so rewinding makes no sense) the games central mechanic is a mess as is the AI. The limp attempt at differentiating character skills doesnt help. Core gameplay is shallow and repetitious and sometimes unbalanced. Fans should stick to the 2005 ps2 version which at least had the feel of the movie. Blood and gore everywhere. Not as much cursing

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The cleverness of this action game hinges upon its time-rewind mechanic, which gets bogged down and hampered by repetitive gameplay. Considering how many seeming strikes against Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days and arched eyebrows it invites based solely on the fact it exists (games based on movies are usually not good, and there was another unfavorably received Reservoir Dogs game in 2006), it's surprising how surprisingly workable and fun this title is. Which, to be clear, isn't a knock against the game. It's a serviceable action title, the likes of which you have seen before: From a top-down perspective, you run and gun as up to six different characters.

What makes the game unusual, and a deceptively brainier game than it might seem, is time rewinds after your turn with one gunman is over and you then take control of another. A color-coded visualization of the path you took in previous turns remains onscreen, allowing you to improvise and collaborate with yourself in other turns. This can be life-saving for some of your characters, or wind up costing you your life on a later turn. This gets thornier, trickier, and devilishly more complicated. Unfortunately, the first several missions will bog you down in repetitiveness to make sure you understand how to play around with time, and when there's only 18 levels, cutting down on the diversity of experiences is a bit of a disappointment.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Big Star Games
  • Release date: May 18, 2017
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language
  • Last updated: January 15, 2022

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