Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''For every triple-A video game there’s a bunch of lower budget (and brow) games. More often than not the lower budget games tend to fall into the bottomless pit of obscurity. From time to time, one of these low budget games somehow manages to break through into the mainstream. This is when things become interesting and cult hits are made. Deadly Premonition is the perfect example of this.''