Critical Hit! says: "There I stood, in front of the used Xbox 360 games section of GameStop, a used copy of Deadly Premonition in hand. It was in a generic used box, void of any sort of design. In a way, this seems to fit it better than the original box art. You go into it having absolutely no expectations other than that the game – from what little you’ve seen of it – is supposed to be so terrible it loops back to “awesome.” Little did I know I would soon encounter what is probably one of the most strangely compelling, surprising experiences in the history of videogames."