Ars technica writes: "It's one of the oldest stories in the book: girl loves grandma. Grandma gets sick. Girl takes grandma food. Girl meets wolf on the way. Wolf runs ahead and eats grandma. Wolf then eats little girl. Woodcutter comes along and kills wolf. Girl and grandma are saved, but years of psychotherapy are needed for both. Such is the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, which happens to be the first episode of American McGee's Grimm... and it's a triumph that is simultaneously creepy and hysterical."