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Reservoir Dogs

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Eidos

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UK Police Objects to M-Rated 'Reservoir Dogs'

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT

Reservoir Dogs is about a gang of six thugs, brought together to carry out an armed robbery on a diamond store – their identities are closely guarded, masked behind colored codenames (Mr. Blonde, Mr. White, Mr. Pink, etc.) The plan starts to fall apart when the alarm is tripped and the cops show up within moments. Four of the robbers manage to make it back to their warehouse rendezvous but it is quickly apparent that one of them is an undercover police officer – but which one?
UK's BBFC has granted Eidos' Reservoir Dogs an 18+ rating (equivalent of the ESRB's M Rating), but the the Association of Chief Police Officers has voiced its total disapproval of the game, due to its violent emotions, especially against members of the police service, and that it encourages to torture, shoot and execute policemen. Earlier this year New Zealand's Office of Film and Literature Classification banned the game because it "encourages the player to perform – and showcases in slow motion – the most extreme forms of violence and brutality for the purpose of entertainment."
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