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Bulletstorm

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
84
4.4
Windows
82
4.0
Xbox 360
83
4.1

User Reviews

This is exactly what a modern FPS should be like. Xbox 360 CKeen The Great (145)
a love letter to algorithms and Visual C++ Windows Pagen HD (81)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 2 4.4
Windows 18 4.0
Xbox 360 14 4.1
Combined MobyScore 34 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Windowsnewbreview.com
Bulletstorm is a total revelation for the FPS genre. At a time when the majority of first person shooters offer a very similar experience, Bulletstorm gives the genre a “boot in the butt”. A must play for anyone and an early contender for game of the year.
100
PlayStation 3newbreview.com
Bulletstorm is a total revelation for the FPS genre. At a time when the majority of first person shooters offer a very similar experience, Bulletstorm gives the genre a “boot in the butt”. A must play for anyone and an early contender for game of the year.
100
Xbox 360newbreview.com
Bulletstorm is a total revelation for the FPS genre. At a time when the majority of first person shooters offer a very similar experience, Bulletstorm gives the genre a “boot in the butt”. A must play for anyone and an early contender for game of the year.
100
Xbox 360Games Radar
Forget your preconceptions of Bulletstorm as a foul-mouthed big dumb action game. It’s an intelligent, nuanced design with fathoms of depth, which marks a return to the importance of player creativity in shooters and simultaneously evolves the concept of interactivity in an FPS world. And with two cleverly complimentary secondary modes, it will have serious legs for a good long while to come.
95
WindowsStrategy Informer
If we're being honest for a second, we were surprised. We thought this was going to be an ok game, gimmicky, but ok. Nothing special... boy were we wrong. Considering the sleuth of military shooters we've had recently (not that there's necessarily anything wrong with them), this is an incredibly welcome breath of fresh air. Never underestimate the simple need to let loose and cause some mayhem, and the skill shot system is exceptionally done. Questions like what form the DLC will take, where the general idea can go, etc... is something only time will tell us. In the mean time, I hope this game gets the recognition it deserves, if only for being so damn fun.
92
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Small gripes aside, there’s no denying Bulletstorm’s blissful action. Epic Games/People Can Fly’s sadistic opus arrives at a time when most shooters do little more than let you blast dudes in the head while things explode. Bulletstorm has those things, but also lets you shoot a man in the testicles and kick slide his head off.
92
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Small gripes aside, there’s no denying Bulletstorm’s blissful action. Epic Games/People Can Fly’s sadistic opus arrives at a time when most shooters do little more than let you blast dudes in the head while things explode. Bulletstorm has those things, but also lets you shoot a man in the testicles and kick slide his head off.
91
Xbox 360Computer and Video Games (CVG)
If you're looking for an exciting FPS which is packed to the rafters with identity - and, of course, doesn't mind getting a little bit silly - this one comes seriously recommended.
90
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
In attempting to mix up the genre, People Can Fly and Epic have created a shooter that is worthy of anyone’s praise. How much you get out of Bulletstorm is limited only by your creativity and those people who are quick-thinking and methodical will certainly get the most out of it. With a solid campaign, an interesting co-op multiplayer mode and the never-ending Echoes mode, there’s plenty of life in this beast to keep you knee-deep in “dick-tits” and “pus-dicks” until you think you are one.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
Bulletstorm isn't for everyone, but it's definitely one of the most unique shooters I've played in some time. The combination of its over-the-top story and inventive, addictive gameplay make it a memorable experience from start to finish. Most of all, it's downright fun -- something lacking in too many games these days.
90
PlayStation 3HonestGamers
Because Bulletstorm does exactly enough to keep you constantly busy. In exploring and explaining a beautiful world gone to hell, or in offering Grayson some slice of redemption, it throws out some of the most solid set pieces you’re likely to find this side of the Gears of War franchise. Then asks you to play billiards with the flailing bodies you fling around the place with reckless aplomb for fun and profit. If it didn’t have all these things, I would still be recommending it as a dose of excellently designed shooter that serves as an appreciated remedy to the over serious floods of FPS’s we’re forced to accept as the norm. But it also has all these other things going for it, making it a unique patchworks of ideas that perhaps has no logic right to work out as well as it does. This makes it an experience you’ll be all the poorer for missing out on. I let this game collect dust for years -- this makes me a fool. Lets not make fools of us both.
90
WindowsCheat Happens
It would be easy to discount Bulletstorm as just another crass shooter looking to make its mark, but doing so you'd miss one of the year's best shooters. Some of the mechanics may get a bit old later in the game, but you'll hardly notice thanks to the thrilling set pieces, well written dialogue and simple, fun action sequences. Bulletstorm's ending may be just a cheap way to hint at a sequel, but the promise is an exciting one.
90
Xbox 360We Got This Covered
Bulletstorm is everything it promised and more. A couple bugs hold it back from being perfect and some competitive online modes would have been nice, but overall, it’s a real refreshing addition to the already too crowded FPS market. The Skillshot system is brilliant and the combat is just so satisfying and enjoyable. I couldn’t see many FPS fans not liking this one and for the sheer inventiveness, creativity and freshness alone I would recommend a purchase. EPIC Games has once again proven that they craft fantastic games and you can expect Bulletstorm to still be on people’s minds when those GOTY conversations come up.
90
WindowsWe Got This Covered
Bulletstorm is everything it promised and more. A couple bugs hold it back from being perfect and some competitive online modes would have been nice, but overall, it’s a real refreshing addition to the already too crowded FPS market. The Skillshot system is brilliant and the combat is just so satisfying and enjoyable. I couldn’t see many FPS fans not liking this one and for the sheer inventiveness, creativity and freshness alone I would recommend a purchase. EPIC Games has once again proven that they craft fantastic games and you can expect Bulletstorm to still be on people’s minds when those GOTY conversations come up.
90
PlayStation 3We Got This Covered
Bulletstorm is everything it promised and more. A couple bugs hold it back from being perfect and some competitive online modes would have been nice, but overall, it’s a real refreshing addition to the already too crowded FPS market. The Skillshot system is brilliant and the combat is just so satisfying and enjoyable. I couldn’t see many FPS fans not liking this one and for the sheer inventiveness, creativity and freshness alone I would recommend a purchase. EPIC Games has once again proven that they craft fantastic games and you can expect Bulletstorm to still be on people’s minds when those GOTY conversations come up.
90
WindowsSoftpedia
Overall, Bulletstorm is one of the most original games to appear in recent times and manages to add a new and very fun layer to the regular first-person shooter recipe. The team at People Can Fly managed to motivate players to use their imagination, and this results in a memorable experience that will no doubt affect the way we play the next few shooters that appear after it. It's not a perfect game, but it's a title that the shooter genre desperately needed in order to break out of its monotony.
90
Xbox 360GamersHell.com
Bulletstorm’s frantic action and M-rated, blood-drenched gameplay harken back to earlier generations of shooters, but its richly detailed design, outstanding visuals and the innovative Skillshot system mean that the game easily transcends its “return to roots” vibe for an experience that’s easily one of this year’s best.
90
Xbox 360GamingBolt
I have no doubts in my mind that People Can Fly have developed a great game. They have tried to do something different and unique and yet have successfully implemented it, a combination which is a rarity these days. If you had enough of the good guys catching the bad guys type of games, then I would suggest pick up a copy of Bulletstorm now.
90
PlayStation 3Just Push Start
Bulletstorm is a unique FPS title. You won’t be receiving orders from some battle-hardened sergeant or receive briefings about the devastation an impending nuclear threat could have on your population. This game’s tone is much more light hearted and funny. Grayson Hunt rarely holds his tongue leading to numerous comical and tacky lines. The rest of the game follows in line with this basis allowing the player to be as silly and crazy as they wish. While it is entertaining to pull off these over-the-top moves it can start to run dry as you reach the 100% skillshots performed achievement. The repetition will likely find its way into most game modes as players will stick to proven methods to dispatch enemies quickly, especially on higher difficulties, regardless of their score. Overall this a game with a lot of potential as a new IP and it’s good to see someone breaking the run-of-the-mill FPS formula in order to bring a fresh concept for gamers to have fun with.
90
PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Those that buy Bulletstorm will probably be surprised by the high pace and the quality of the skillshot system. It makes that you constantly want to try out and discover new things. The story could be better and the Echoes mode could use some more work by not just recycling environments, but these minor issues don't counter the fun this new game offers. Bring on the sequel already!
90
Xbox 360DarkZero
Bulletstorm is one of the finest single player games I’ve played in a long time. I can’t remember the last time I was up to 5am playing any game. It’s a pity about the lack of competitive multiplayer, but Echoes and Anarchy game modes do add some longevity to it. Even without them, though, it is definitely worth the asking price. If you like shooters, sci-fi, a good revenge story or giant robot dinosaurs, then Bulletstorm has something for you.
90
WindowsGameSpy
Bulletstorm isn't for everyone, but it's definitely one of the most unique shooters I've played in some time. The combination of its over-the-top story and inventive, addictive gameplay make it a memorable experience from start to finish. Most of all, it's downright fun -- something lacking in too many games these days.
90
WindowsWorth Playing
In a video game market that seems oversaturated with first-person shooters, it's remarkable that the folks at People Can Fly could create a new, unique property like Bulletstorm. When the game was announced last year, my initial reaction was that it was going to end up like Platinum Games' Madworld title on the Wii: a great concept that couldn't sustain itself past the five-hour mark. Having enjoyed Bulletstorm, I'm pleasantly surprised and definitely looking forward to the inevitable sequel.
90
Xbox 360Worth Playing
In a video game market that seems oversaturated with first-person shooters, it's remarkable that the folks at People Can Fly could create a new, unique property like Bulletstorm. When the game was announced last year, my initial reaction was that it was going to end up like Platinum Games' Madworld title on the Wii: a great concept that couldn't sustain itself past the five-hour mark. Having enjoyed Bulletstorm, I'm pleasantly surprised and definitely looking forward to the inevitable sequel.
90
Xbox 360Gamestyle
Bulletstorm is the Summer Movie Blockbuster of the videogame world. It is big, brash and bold. We would say it isn't clever, but that would be doing it a disservice. The thought and effort that has gone into producing such a fun experience deserves as much recognition as it can possibly get.
90
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Bulletstorm is, truly, a strange bird in the world of shooters. It doesn't offer the rich backstory and characters of a game like BioShock, but damned if I didn't laugh countless times during the many outbursts of colorful language from its cast. Like its innovative predecessors, Bulletstorm goes against the grain of the popular norm, often in exciting and hilarious ways, and though it's not perfect, it's still one hell of a ride.
90
Xbox 360videogamer.com
At a time when games are brimming with gritty realism, a single-minded approach to multiplayer and oh-so-serious plots characterised by a chorus of military buzz-words, Bulletstorm is a refreshing departure from the norm. Behind the f-bombs and dick-tits are some incredibly mature and well thought out mechanics. Not only does the Skillshot system invite a completely new approach to shooting in single-player, it uses scores and leaderboards to inspire competition in a completely different vein to the amalgamate of contemporary shooters. Given the current landscape of the genre, it's fair to say that Bulletstorm is not only a great game, but an important one, too.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Bulletstorm didn't necessarily invent all of the things it gets so much mileage from. Alongside blood relatives Gears of War and Painkiller, there are large chunks of everything from The Club and Time Crisis to Duke Nukem and Vanquish floating around in its genome. Its peculiar magic, however, lies in the way that it manages to coat its sharp arcade ideas with a comforting big-budget campaign to help lure players of all types in. This is a game that wants you to laugh so hard that you sneeze on yourself, but it's also a game that wants you to experiment as much as possible with the tools you've been given. Its cleverness is as lightly worn as it is unexpected. It's the best kind of guilty pleasure.
90
PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK)
Bulletstorm didn't necessarily invent all of the things it gets so much mileage from. Alongside blood relatives Gears of War and Painkiller, there are large chunks of everything from The Club and Time Crisis to Duke Nukem and Vanquish floating around in its genome. Its peculiar magic, however, lies in the way that it manages to coat its sharp arcade ideas with a comforting big-budget campaign to help lure players of all types in. This is a game that wants you to laugh so hard that you sneeze on yourself, but it's also a game that wants you to experiment as much as possible with the tools you've been given. Its cleverness is as lightly worn as it is unexpected. It's the best kind of guilty pleasure.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Bulletstorm didn't necessarily invent all of the things it gets so much mileage from. Alongside blood relatives Gears of War and Painkiller, there are large chunks of everything from The Club and Time Crisis to Duke Nukem and Vanquish floating around in its genome. Its peculiar magic, however, lies in the way that it manages to coat its sharp arcade ideas with a comforting big-budget campaign to help lure players of all types in. This is a game that wants you to laugh so hard that you sneeze on yourself, but it's also a game that wants you to experiment as much as possible with the tools you've been given. Its cleverness is as lightly worn as it is unexpected. It's the best kind of guilty pleasure.
90
WindowsGamer.no
Det er ikke alle utviklere som lykkes omtrent 100 prosent med det de prøver på, og at spillet samtidig fenger så utrolig bra som Bulletstorm. De mange utsettelsene til tross, People Can Fly (i samarbeid med Epic) skal ha all mulig honnør for det ferdige produktet. Dette er noe av det morsomste og mest friske innen skytespillsjangeren på årevis. Humoren sitter som et skudd, og kampene går kjapt fra statistrollen til å bli selve stjerna i showet. Konseptet «Skillshot» er det som definerer Bulletstorm, og du skal være kreativ med hvordan du kvitter deg med fiendene. De mange fantastiske angrepene gir igjen poeng, som kan brukes til å oppgradere både våpen og utstyr. Hele kampanjen igjennom dukker det stadig opp nye måter å få stadig mer poeng på, og gliset blir bare bredere og bredere. Vi vil bare ha mer Bulletstorm! Og det kommer. Stol på meg, dette blir stort!
90
PlayStation 3Gamer.no
Det er ikke alle utviklere som lykkes omtrent 100 prosent med det de prøver på, og at spillet samtidig fenger så utrolig bra som Bulletstorm. De mange utsettelsene til tross, People Can Fly (i samarbeid med Epic) skal ha all mulig honnør for det ferdige produktet. Dette er noe av det morsomste og mest friske innen skytespillsjangeren på årevis. Humoren sitter som et skudd, og kampene går kjapt fra statistrollen til å bli selve stjerna i showet. Konseptet «Skillshot» er det som definerer Bulletstorm, og du skal være kreativ med hvordan du kvitter deg med fiendene. De mange fantastiske angrepene gir igjen poeng, som kan brukes til å oppgradere både våpen og utstyr. Hele kampanjen igjennom dukker det stadig opp nye måter å få stadig mer poeng på, og gliset blir bare bredere og bredere. Vi vil bare ha mer Bulletstorm! Og det kommer. Stol på meg, dette blir stort!
90
Xbox 360Gamer.no
Det er ikke alle utviklere som lykkes omtrent 100 prosent med det de prøver på, og at spillet samtidig fenger så utrolig bra som Bulletstorm. De mange utsettelsene til tross, People Can Fly (i samarbeid med Epic) skal ha all mulig honnør for det ferdige produktet. Dette er noe av det morsomste og mest friske innen skytespillsjangeren på årevis. Humoren sitter som et skudd, og kampene går kjapt fra statistrollen til å bli selve stjerna i showet. Konseptet «Skillshot» er det som definerer Bulletstorm, og du skal være kreativ med hvordan du kvitter deg med fiendene. De mange fantastiske angrepene gir igjen poeng, som kan brukes til å oppgradere både våpen og utstyr. Hele kampanjen igjennom dukker det stadig opp nye måter å få stadig mer poeng på, og gliset blir bare bredere og bredere. Vi vil bare ha mer Bulletstorm! Og det kommer. Stol på meg, dette blir stort!
90
Xbox 360Destructoid
The ink on the blueprints for the standard first-person shooter experience has dried. Developers seem to have mastered the art of delivering a solid and fun triple-A shooter experience, to the point where it almost seems effortless. It’s always about “bigger” and “more,” with little else to set games apart. With Bulletstorm, Epic and People Can Fly not only succeed at delivering the “bigger” and the “more,” but bring with it a gameplay slant that makes it a one-of-a-kind experience. Yes, it may be brazenly outrageous and juvenile; be prepared to check your “Serious Business Adult” card at the door. But lurking underneath is a seriously fun, novel take on the first-person shooter genre that shouldn't be ignored. Just make sure you don’t “play it wrong.”
90
WindowsHooked Gamers
If you are one for immature humour, stupid storylines, surprisingly deep characters, or just blowing shit up, Bulletstorm is the game for you. Essentially, Bulletstorm is a slightly more sophisticated Serious Sam with a big-budget campaign slapped on the top for good measure and a surprising cleverness under its simplistic arcade exterior. This is a game that can appeal to almost any type of player as its skillshot system can make for simple fun or give way to competitive matches based entirely on skill. So get your war face on and get ready to blow hordes of mutant convict scum back to the stone age.
90
Windowsvideogamer.com
At a time when games are brimming with gritty realism, a single-minded approach to multiplayer and oh-so-serious plots characterised by a chorus of military buzz-words, Bulletstorm is a refreshing departure from the norm. Behind the f-bombs and dick-tits are some incredibly mature and well thought out mechanics. Not only does the Skillshot system invite a completely new approach to shooting in single-player, it uses scores and leaderboards to inspire competition in a completely different vein to the amalgamate of contemporary shooters. Given the current landscape of the genre, it's fair to say that Bulletstorm is not only a great game, but an important one, too.
88
WindowsGame Over Online
A ridiculous arcade-ish FPS with a goofy sense of humor and a talent for amazing action sequences. It's not quite as good as I'd hoped, but it's still a lot of fun, and the inevitable sequel is likely to be damn near perfect.
88
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
While Bulletstorm could’ve used a little more balancing in the multiplayer department and maybe some more coding work on the AI, it’s an overall fun ride that’s been well worth the wait. What you get out of the game specifically depends on what you put into your kills – be as sick as you want to be, and you’ll reap the rewards. Despite the short single player mode, this one is definitely worth coming back to. So get on it, dicktits - Bulletstorm is a winner.
88
WindowsSpazio Games
Bulletstorm riesce con successo a rinnovare la formula degli sparatutto tradizionali, proponendo una meccanica di gameplay allo stesso tempo classica ed innovativa, basata sul puro accumulo di punti. Il tutto supportato da belle idee a livello di design ed offerta ludica, e da un umorismo irriverente e molto godibile. Il rovescio della medaglia è costituito da una longevità non eccezionale, supportata solo in parte da una cooperativa destinata a non durare per più di qualche sessione, e da una seconda metà della campagna singolo giocatore che tende a più riprese a rallentare il forsennato ritmo dell’inizio, perdendo di mordente poco prima di risollevarsi sul finale. Nonostante questi difetti non permettano al titolo di raggiungere la fascia di voto più alta, il lavoro di People Can Fly vi offrirà ore di puro e spensierato divertimento, proponendo una nuova filosofia per tutti gli appassionati di sparatutto, ai quali naturalmente il prodotto è consigliatissimo.
88
PlayStation 3Spazio Games
Bulletstorm riesce con successo a rinnovare la formula degli sparatutto tradizionali, proponendo una meccanica di gameplay allo stesso tempo classica ed innovativa, basata sul puro accumulo di punti. Il tutto supportato da belle idee a livello di design ed offerta ludica, e da un umorismo irriverente e molto godibile. Il rovescio della medaglia è costituito da una longevità non eccezionale, supportata solo in parte da una cooperativa destinata a non durare per più di qualche sessione, e da una seconda metà della campagna singolo giocatore che tende a più riprese a rallentare il forsennato ritmo dell’inizio, perdendo di mordente poco prima di risollevarsi sul finale. Nonostante questi difetti non permettano al titolo di raggiungere la fascia di voto più alta, il lavoro di People Can Fly vi offrirà ore di puro e spensierato divertimento, proponendo una nuova filosofia per tutti gli appassionati di sparatutto, ai quali naturalmente il prodotto è consigliatissimo.
88
Xbox 360Spazio Games
Bulletstorm riesce con successo a rinnovare la formula degli sparatutto tradizionali, proponendo una meccanica di gameplay allo stesso tempo classica ed innovativa, basata sul puro accumulo di punti. Il tutto supportato da belle idee a livello di design ed offerta ludica, e da un umorismo irriverente e molto godibile. Il rovescio della medaglia è costituito da una longevità non eccezionale, supportata solo in parte da una cooperativa destinata a non durare per più di qualche sessione, e da una seconda metà della campagna singolo giocatore che tende a più riprese a rallentare il forsennato ritmo dell’inizio, perdendo di mordente poco prima di risollevarsi sul finale. Nonostante questi difetti non permettano al titolo di raggiungere la fascia di voto più alta, il lavoro di People Can Fly vi offrirà ore di puro e spensierato divertimento, proponendo una nuova filosofia per tutti gli appassionati di sparatutto, ai quali naturalmente il prodotto è consigliatissimo.
88
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Галактический пират Грейсон Хант словно сошел со страниц дешевых фантастических книжек, в 90-е лежавших на развалах у площади трех вокзалов. В его приключениях есть все, за что народ обожает такое чтиво: заброшенные миры, жуткие чудища, мощное супероружие, роковая красотка и омерзительный злодей. И без разницы, кто стоит на пути — каннибалы, мутанты с оранжевыми наростами, гигантские ящеры или батальоны солдат, — любого ждет мучительная смерть. Нанизать на кактус, скормить хищному цветку, припечатать к арматуре, обмотать гранатной цепью и швырнуть в толпу, пальнуть в промежность и снести башку, пробурить насквозь дрелью… Фантазии польских дизайнеров позавидует иной «серьезный» шутер — Bulletstorm знает аж 131 способ убийства! Не дает зевать и яркий калейдоскоп антуражей.
87
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Parallelen zwischen Bulletstorm und Gears of War sind nicht von der Hand zu weisen. Nicht nur die muskelbepackten Charaktere ähneln sich, sondern auch Maschinengewehre und einige Abschnitte tief unter der Erde erinnern teilweise an den großen Bruder. Die Geschichte ist sehr einfach gestrickt, hat nur wenige Überraschungen zu bieten und das Wort „Wichser“ fällt circa alle zwei Minuten. Leider haben es die Verantwortlichen nicht geschafft einen gelungenen Spannungsbogen zu stricken. Kein Wunder, denn das Spiel nimmt sich selbst nicht einmal richtig ernst. Allzu viel solltet ihr also von der Storyline nicht erwarten. Viele Dialoge laden hingegen zum Schmunzeln ein, einige Sprüche sind wirklich lustig und andere nur voller Schimpfwörter. Es hat selten so viel Freude gemacht den durchgeknallten Dialogen zu lauschen und die umwerfende Grafikpracht zu betrachten.
86
WindowsGameTrailers
Whether Bulletstorm is a parody of other action games, a celebration of gaming's collective macho stupidity or both, it works out pretty well. If you can make peace with the ridiculous vibe, it's almost a sure thing that you'll have fun with it. It doesn't have the legs to sustain it for months, so you might want to approach the game as one of its characters would approach a leather-clad Mad Max reject: Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.
86
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Whether Bulletstorm is a parody of other action games, a celebration of gaming's collective macho stupidity or both, it works out pretty well. If you can make peace with the ridiculous vibe, it's almost a sure thing that you'll have fun with it. It doesn't have the legs to sustain it for months, so you might want to approach the game as one of its characters would approach a leather-clad Mad Max reject: Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.
86
Xbox 360GameTrailers
Whether Bulletstorm is a parody of other action games, a celebration of gaming's collective macho stupidity or both, it works out pretty well. If you can make peace with the ridiculous vibe, it's almost a sure thing that you'll have fun with it. It doesn't have the legs to sustain it for months, so you might want to approach the game as one of its characters would approach a leather-clad Mad Max reject: Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.
86
WindowsCheat Code Central
There's a lot to love about Bulletstorm; it's funny and clever, doesn't take its implausible plot too seriously, and has some of the best weapons you'll ever have the pleasure of using. If you're a fan of shooters, enjoy showing off your mad skills to all your friends or are simply looking for a different type of shooter game in a genre filled with an excess of 'modern warfare' clones than Bulletstorm is waiting for you to give it a try.
85
Xbox 360Vandal Online
Bulletstorm no revoluciona la acción en primera persona ni será el juego del año, pero sí ofrece un muy bienvenido soplo de aire fresco en el género de la acción en primera persona. Sus ideas son muy originales y se llevan a cabo de forma muy acertada, contando además con una fantástica ambientación en un mundo muy imaginativo que se guarda muchas sorpresas. Su dinámica puede ser muy adictiva para algunos, aunque a otros puede llegar a cansarles. Lo bueno es que hay una demo con la que muchos pueden salir de dudas, aunque el único punto flojo del juego es su duración: la campaña dura alrededor de siete horas, y el modo multijugador no ofrecerá grandes incentivos a los que no se hayan enamorado de su mecánica. Aun así, es uno de esos juegos que todo el mundo debería, al menos, probar, ya que sus buenas ideas y su carácter macarra le dan una personalidad propia, algo poco común hoy en día en un género tan saturado como la acción en primera persona.
85
PlayStation 3Vandal Online
Bulletstorm no revoluciona la acción en primera persona ni será el juego del año, pero sí ofrece un muy bienvenido soplo de aire fresco en el género de la acción en primera persona. Sus ideas son muy originales y se llevan a cabo de forma muy acertada, contando además con una fantástica ambientación en un mundo muy imaginativo que se guarda muchas sorpresas. Su dinámica puede ser muy adictiva para algunos, aunque a otros puede llegar a cansarles. Lo bueno es que hay una demo con la que muchos pueden salir de dudas, aunque el único punto flojo del juego es su duración: la campaña dura alrededor de siete horas, y el modo multijugador no ofrecerá grandes incentivos a los que no se hayan enamorado de su mecánica. Aun así, es uno de esos juegos que todo el mundo debería, al menos, probar, ya que sus buenas ideas y su carácter macarra le dan una personalidad propia, algo poco común hoy en día en un género tan saturado como la acción en primera persona.
85
WindowsGameZ
Bulletstorm laat een frisse wind waaien door het shooter-genre. De game speelt heerlijk, is verslavend door het slimme skill shot-systeem en ziet er prima uit. De singleplayer is niet al te lang, maar deze kun je gerust nog een keer spelen om de gemiste skill shots te unlocken. Daarbij voegen de extra modi zeker wat toe aan het totaalplaatje. Het is wel jammer dat de gebieden niet al te veel variatie kennen en enkele bugs het spelplezier soms bederven. Ondanks dat is Bulletstorm een heerlijke fps, die weer eens wat anders is dan de zoveelste oorlogs-shooter.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Kennen Sie das Gefühl, sich in einem Ego-Shooter laufend fragen zu müssen, warum Sie eigentlich gerade auf Horden von austauschbaren Gegnern schießen? Genauso habe ich mir Bulletstorm vorgestellt … und damit lag ich gewaltig daneben. Die Handlung und die Entfaltung der Charaktere nehmen einen unglaublich hohen Stellenwert in diesem Abenteuer ein – und das ist auch gut so: Eine passable Story plus eine großartig funktionierende und sich ebenso frisch wie innovativ anfühlende Shooter-Mechanik – das Rezept Bulletstorm lässt mich fast wunschlos zurück. Fast, denn etwas mehr Trefferfeedback hätte es in der deutschen Version schon sein dürfen. Nicht weil ich Gewalt toll finde, sondern weil es mich stört, wenn Gegner einfach verschwinden oder ich Kopftreffer nur anhand einer Texteinblendung erkennen kann.
84
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Bulletstorm is a love letter to old shooters. The Duke Nukems, the Serious Sams, and the Painkillers. This game is crude, crass, and juvenile. It lacks subtlety and contains some of the most unlikeable protagonists I have ever played. It is everything that keeps video games from being considered a serious art form, and yet it's still a ton of fun to play. Bulletstorm isn't concerned with K/D ratios, customizing weapons, or $15 map packs. It's all about taking out enemies in the most creative way possible. It's pure visceral combat and pulls no punches for delivering it. Despite its vulgarity, I hope more games like this stay around a while.
84
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Bulletstorm is a love letter to old shooters. The Duke Nukems, the Serious Sams, and the Painkillers. This game is crude, crass, and juvenile. It lacks subtlety and contains some of the most unlikeable protagonists I have ever played. It is everything that keeps video games from being considered a serious art form, and yet it's still a ton of fun to play. Bulletstorm isn't concerned with K/D ratios, customizing weapons, or $15 map packs. It's all about taking out enemies in the most creative way possible. It's pure visceral combat and pulls no punches for delivering it. Despite its vulgarity, I hope more games like this stay around a while.
84
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Bulletstorm is a love letter to old shooters. The Duke Nukems, the Serious Sams, and the Painkillers. This game is crude, crass, and juvenile. It lacks subtlety and contains some of the most unlikeable protagonists I have ever played. It is everything that keeps video games from being considered a serious art form, and yet it's still a ton of fun to play. Bulletstorm isn't concerned with K/D ratios, customizing weapons, or $15 map packs. It's all about taking out enemies in the most creative way possible. It's pure visceral combat and pulls no punches for delivering it. Despite its vulgarity, I hope more games like this stay around a while.
84
Xbox 3603D Juegos
Bulletstorm es, ante todo, un muy buen comienzo para una franquicia que comienza desde cero. Muy buenas ideas a nivel jugable que, con algo más de apoyo de manos de una campaña más larga y trabajada y de un multijugador a la altura, podrían hablarnos de uno de los mejores shooters de la primera mitad del año. Es por ello que para unos el juego de People Can Fly será una oportunidad perdida, mientras que para otros será un muy buen comienzo... Nosotros nos contamos entre los segundos.
84
PlayStation 33D Juegos
Bulletstorm es, ante todo, un muy buen comienzo para una franquicia que comienza desde cero. Muy buenas ideas a nivel jugable que, con algo más de apoyo de manos de una campaña más larga y trabajada y de un multijugador a la altura, podrían hablarnos de uno de los mejores shooters de la primera mitad del año. Es por ello que para unos el juego de People Can Fly será una oportunidad perdida, mientras que para otros será un muy buen comienzo... Nosotros nos contamos entre los segundos.
84
Windows3D Juegos
Bulletstorm es, ante todo, un muy buen comienzo para una franquicia que comienza desde cero. Muy buenas ideas a nivel jugable que, con algo más de apoyo de manos de una campaña más larga y trabajada y de un multijugador a la altura, podrían hablarnos de uno de los mejores shooters de la primera mitad del año. Es por ello que para unos el juego de People Can Fly será una oportunidad perdida, mientras que para otros será un muy buen comienzo... Nosotros nos contamos entre los segundos.
83
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Bulletstorm introduceert met succes nieuwe elementen in de over-the-top shooter. Enkel wat kleine foutjes en een beperkt multiplayer luik weerhouden Bulletstorm ervan om tot de top door te stoten.
83
Xbox 360Gaming Age
Bulletstorm, in short, looks good, plays great, and is fun as f**k to play. So put that in your pipe and smoke it Call of Duty fans...I come from the old school, and my friends of frag fest...this game is old school with a new coat of paint. Enjoy!
82
WindowsComputerGames.ro
In the end, Bulletstorm will make you smile and also grin with an almost maniacal satisfaction. It’s true that the colorful language gets annoying, the action is in the end repetitive and only the wish to unlock new Skillshots keeps you playing through the story, but you mustn’t expect anything other than a first-person Gears of War with a touch of Serious Sam’s humor and a little of Duke Nukem’s personality. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more moves to practice, involving the boot, leash and a drill.
81
WindowsYouGamers
Reasonably pretty scripted cover-based shooter that does break the mold with the skillshot system, offering good fun for about eight hours. Very limited multiplayer and little replay value, offering dubious value at full retail price.
80
PlayStation 3Eurogamer.se
Det är ett spel med ren spelglädje, färg och en rejäl dos humor, och det är precis den variation som genren behövde. Du kommer inte att finna en medryckande handling eller det mest innovativa spelet någonsin, men ibland behövs inte det för att ha riktigt roligt.
80
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Siamo di fronte al capolavoro al quale ci ha preparato tanto hype? Secondo me no. Siamo di fronte ad un gioco nel quale tutto è pensato in funzione dell’azione adrenalinica e della comicità del protagonista, creando una storia ad-hoc e delle location piene di trappole mortali per farci sbizzarrire con centinaia di kill diverse. Non siamo di fronte ad un buco nell’acqua ma credo solo che la rivoluzione del genere sia ancora là da venire. Credo che il vero concorrente di un titolo come Bulletstorm possa essere solamente il ritorno del Duca, col suo humor sadico e irriverente.
80
Xbox 360Xboxygen
Je pense que vous l’aurez compris, Bulletstorm, c’est du fun politiquement incorrect, un délire de 7H d’action, un vrai kiff original, gore, marrant, et surtout 100% décomplexé. Rien que pour tout ça, ce jeu mérite d’être joué, car c’est une bouffée d’air frais (ou fétide, comme vous voulez) au milieu de ces suites sans imagination. Il y a bien des défauts qui nuisent au titre. Quelques petits soucis de bugs (ce qu’un patch pourra arranger), mais surtout l’étonnante absence d’une campagne en coopératif qui aurait pourtant été sans aucun doute plébiscitée. Dommage, Bulletstorm aurait pu accéder au rang de classique instantané. A la place, il est « seulement » excellent.
80
Xbox 360Canadian Online Gamers Network
Bulletstorm is the equivalent of a summer time big-screen Hollywood blockbuster. Sure it is fun and features plenty of eye candy which pushes the limits of the Xbox 360’s hardware but it lacks in depth and substance. The lack of multiplayer options, short single player mode and lack of a cooperative mode where I can play through the entire campaign from beginning to end with a friend were all significant issues for me. There is no question, Bulletstorm has all the ingredients to be considered a ‘Triple A’ title. Yet at the end of the day, Bulletstorm will likely only wet the appetite of Gears of War fans until the next instalment arrives later this year.
80
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Bulletstorm is the banana cream pie the genre needs thrown in its face. It doesn’t have a gripping plot and doesn’t concern itself with trying to construct one. Bulletstorm is much more concerned about providing insane amounts of options for the player to dish out pain on enemies in a colorful environment. Its drawbacks are that there’s no multiplayer to speak of and there’s not much supplementary content after beating the (admittedly very fun) campaign. It’s hard to tell if Bulletstorm’s silly demeanor and in depth combat mechanics are going to catch on, but despite the problems that keep it several rungs away from the gold it’s a very entertaining and unique take on the genre.
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
While I would prefer to do my shooting in a well-written comedy or a dark drama, the opinion that Bulletstorm fails at both doesn’t invalidate the fact that its creative gameplay is new, refreshing, and a total blast to play.
80
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
Bulletstorm is one of the more entertaining throwback first-person shooter games that I can recall playing in the last few years. Having more similarity to the cartoony antics of Duke Nukem 3D than the polished style of the Crysis franchise, many casual gamers will be drawn into the quick escapism of the game.
80
Xbox 360Calm Down Tom
So just to sum up *ahem*. Bullestorm is no Son of a Dick. Some scenes were so impressive they scared the dick off me. If you criticize the basic gameplay I WILL kill your dick. But enough talk of dick killing. This is a game that’s over faster than an assplosion. You’ll love it, but probably won’t play through it again unless it gave you a real murder-boner. Even then, it’s over in about six hours and it’s easier to beat than pussy-zilla. While the game may be sweeter than teenage poontang, we’ll need to wait for a sequel and hope for a story with less dick tits as characters. Until then, Bulletstorm will be a remembered as a very good game, but not a great one. *sorry*
80
PlayStation 3Brash Games
Bulletstorm is a hugely enjoyable game, and if you can get past the unfunny jokes and the constant scatological references, there’s a whole heap of fun to be had. It tries something different, and that should be championed – if only the characters had kept their mouths shut, Bulletstorm would have been a classic.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I had a blast with Bulletstorm, despite its linearity and its graphics glitches. The game looks great, the pace is fast and the voice actors make the most of the very entertaining dialogue. I even had fun with the co-op multiplayer, which is unusual for me, considering that multiplayer gaming has never been my strong suit. I would’ve liked a bit more freedom to wander and to problem-solve, and the ability to switch the MP maps would’ve been a plus. And after a 10-hour campaign, the final battle with Gen. Sarrano should’ve been more than a few quick-time events. But Bulletstorm is a game that all shooter fans should take out for a spin, especially if you’re looking for new and creative entries in your profanity lexicon.
80
WindowsIronhammers
Bulletstorm is quite possibly my favourite shooter that’s released in the last twelve months. The characters are great, there’s a few surprises that await in the storyline and any game where I can take command of a remote-controlled, machine gun mounted, robot dinosaur is a winner in my eyes. Here we have a game that takes the over-the-top ideas from classics like Duke Nukem and mixes in the high production values we’ve seen in teh campaigns of titles like Call of Duty. If, like me, you’ve lost a little of your love for the stagnating first-person shooter scene we’ve seen recently, Bulletstorm will see you feeling refreshed. Grab your guns, leash your enemies and enter a game in which you’ll be grinning, smirking and simply feeling awesome from start to finish. If it wasn’t for the issues in the PC version, there’s every chance I would have awarded Bulletstorm a 5/5 rating; as it stands, I’ll give it a very strong 4.
80
Xbox 360God is a Geek
Apart from a couple of brief lapses, Bulletstorm is a game that knows precisely who and what it is: a glorious throwback dressed in all of our modern finery. An obsession with points and leaderboards certainly, but also with experimentation and refining of a craft. The biggest surprise is perhaps the best. Once you peel back the layers of the swearing and bravado you find that this a game that gets better and more involving the more you play. So maybe the 80’s and Bulletstorm aren’t so similar. That decade gets more embarassing and distant as time passes, People Can Fly’s new game gets better with age. Who would have thought it?!
80
Xbox 360Gametactics
Overall I really enjoyed Bulletstorm because of its solid and extremely fun gameplay. I didn’t play through the singleplayer because of the characters, the story or the colorful dialogue, I played through it in spite of those things just because I was having so much finding different ways to kill people. The game really doesn’t have much replay value other than going back and trying to get all the different skillshots and some limited multiplayer. In the end I would highly recommend playing Bulletstorm if creatively killing enemies sounds like your kind of thing.
80
PlayStation 3Gametactics
While it isn’t really necessary to take advantage of it to get through the game, there’s a lot of replay value in attempting to get every unique skillshot on the list. Even though there were a lot of little problems in Bulletstorm, I have to say that there is a lot of fun to be had in the game, at least in singleplayer.
80
Xbox 360Power Unlimited
Simpeler dan Bulletstorm ga je ze niet snel meer krijgen. Het is enkel killen met skills. Maar ik hou daar wel van en ik denk velen met mij.
80
PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Sweden)
När Bulletstorms eftertexter rullat känner jag mig lättad, av olika anledningar. Först och främst känner jag mig inte ett dugg lockad att begå vålds- eller sexualbrott. Det andra handlar om vad Cliffy B sa till oss, att actiongenren faktiskt behöver den här typen av spel. Även om jag har hundratals Black Ops-timmar i bagaget är det en lättnad att spel som detta utvecklas. Allt behöver inte vara gravallvarligt och brungrått för att vara underhållande. Det räcker så bra med en välriktad spark och några muterade kaktusar.
80
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
När Bulletstorms eftertexter rullat känner jag mig lättad, av olika anledningar. Först och främst känner jag mig inte ett dugg lockad att begå vålds- eller sexualbrott. Det andra handlar om vad Cliffy B sa till oss, att actiongenren faktiskt behöver den här typen av spel. Även om jag har hundratals Black Ops-timmar i bagaget är det en lättnad att spel som detta utvecklas. Allt behöver inte vara gravallvarligt och brungrått för att vara underhållande. Det räcker så bra med en välriktad spark och några muterade kaktusar.
80
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
När Bulletstorms eftertexter rullat känner jag mig lättad, av olika anledningar. Först och främst känner jag mig inte ett dugg lockad att begå vålds- eller sexualbrott. Det andra handlar om vad Cliffy B sa till oss, att actiongenren faktiskt behöver den här typen av spel. Även om jag har hundratals Black Ops-timmar i bagaget är det en lättnad att spel som detta utvecklas. Allt behöver inte vara gravallvarligt och brungrått för att vara underhållande. Det räcker så bra med en välriktad spark och några muterade kaktusar.
80
WindowsTen Ton Hammer
It becomes obvious in the final act of Bulletstorm that the game is intended to develop into yet another franchise under the Epic Games umbrella. But at the end of the day, for all of Bulletstorm’s over-the-top chaotic combat the game still falls short of being truly epic, and feels a bit more like a tech demo for the next Gears of War release rather than a fully realized concept. The overly abundant and vulgar use of profanity will be a turnoff for most players who aren’t space pirates themselves, and the laughably shallow plot certainly doesn’t help matters. However, the overall gameplay experience is a breath of fresh air for the genre, even if its potential is never fully realized. This is doubly true when it comes to Bulletstorm’s multiplayer. Being a Games for Windows Live title certainly doesn’t help matters in that department either. Still, Bulletstorm is worth checking out despite its many blatant flaws as a complete package.
80
Xbox 360Darkstation
For all that I have said about Bulletstorm thus far I can wrap it up by saying that Bulletstorm is flat out good game. Although not the cream of the crop Bulletstorm has enough going for it that if you’re a fan of the genre its definitely worth a look.
80
Xbox 360GameSpot
Bulletstorm is a fun, breezy, and puerile romp. If you play games for the fun of it all, this shooter delivers, giving you some neat weapons and mechanics, and rewarding you for your topflight technique. Unspectacular online play, an abundance of shooter cliches, and forced vulgarity keep it from joining the shooter elite. But the creativity of the skillshot system paired with the engrossing nature of moving up the Echoes leaderboards gives Bulletstorm some muscle and will inspire a dedicated following of talented players eager to show off their incredible mastery of its gratifying mechanics.
80
WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG)
Bulletstorm kerb-stomps the dominant FPS orthodoxy, replacing tired old conventions with fresh new mechanics. Its gorgeous sci-fi aesthetic and fluid ultraviolent action make the game almost as fun to watch as it is to play and, although it lacks adversarial deathmatches, Bulletstorm's Echoes and Anarchy modes significantly extend its appeal.
80
PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Bulletstorm kerb-stomps the dominant FPS orthodoxy, replacing tired old conventions with fresh new mechanics. Its gorgeous sci-fi aesthetic and fluid ultraviolent action make the game almost as fun to watch as it is to play and, although it lacks adversarial deathmatches, Bulletstorm's Echoes and Anarchy modes significantly extend its appeal.
80
Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Bulletstorm kerb-stomps the dominant FPS orthodoxy, replacing tired old conventions with fresh new mechanics. Its gorgeous sci-fi aesthetic and fluid ultraviolent action make the game almost as fun to watch as it is to play and, although it lacks adversarial deathmatches, Bulletstorm's Echoes and Anarchy modes significantly extend its appeal.
80
Xbox 360Digital Chumps
Under a limited dosage Bulletstorm's might come off as crass and pandering, but when swallowed whole it starts to feel indispensible and, of all things, endearing. People Can Fly and Epic Games, seemingly bored with the state of first person shooters, have cranked out one of the most objectively offensive titles in recent memory, but pulled a fast one by backing it up with clever, fresh and addicting mechanics wholly absent in every one of its peers. I'm not sure who the joke is on, but everyone wins.
80
WindowsG4 TV: X-Play
Bulletstorm is about as close to an M-rated Disney ride of a game as you’re likely to ever play. Everything about it is designed to make you cheer and yell and laugh with visceral delight, making it relatively impossible to not have an absolute blast while playing it, regardless of what type of gamer you are. The combo system can lose its novelty after a bit, but there’s always a bigger and more insane sequence around the corner to keep things fresh. For fans of sky high thrills and action on a mountainous scale, Bulletstorm is an absolutely must play, and is one of the hands-down nuttiest experiences you’ll have in a game all year.
80
PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
Bulletstorm is about as close to an M-rated Disney ride of a game as you’re likely to ever play. Everything about it is designed to make you cheer and yell and laugh with visceral delight, making it relatively impossible to not have an absolute blast while playing it, regardless of what type of gamer you are. The combo system can lose its novelty after a bit, but there’s always a bigger and more insane sequence around the corner to keep things fresh. For fans of sky high thrills and action on a mountainous scale, Bulletstorm is an absolutely must play, and is one of the hands-down nuttiest experiences you’ll have in a game all year.
80
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Bulletstorm is about as close to an M-rated Disney ride of a game as you’re likely to ever play. Everything about it is designed to make you cheer and yell and laugh with visceral delight, making it relatively impossible to not have an absolute blast while playing it, regardless of what type of gamer you are. The combo system can lose its novelty after a bit, but there’s always a bigger and more insane sequence around the corner to keep things fresh. For fans of sky high thrills and action on a mountainous scale, Bulletstorm is an absolutely must play, and is one of the hands-down nuttiest experiences you’ll have in a game all year.
80
WindowsGamer.nl
Het is haast onmogelijk om Bulletstorm geen warm hart toe te dragen. People Can Fly had wellicht meer energie moeten steken in een degelijke multiplayer, maar de singleplayer- en Echoes-modi maken een hoop, zo niet alles, goed. De unieke gameplay, baldadige humor en kleurrijke wereld zorgen ervoor dat we de weinige minpunten graag voor lief nemen. Kopen dus, dicktits!
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Attention à ne pas voir un messie du FPS dans Bulletstorm qui se "contente" de remettre au goût du jour et avec humour le FPS bourrin au possible. Abordable comme un vaste défouloir ou comme un titre dans lequel vous pourrez vous creuser la tête pour dénicher la meilleure façon de dévisser celle des autres, Bulletstorm aurait sans doute mérité un mode multi plus étoffé mais saura vous faire jubiler bêtement pendant des heures.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Attention à ne pas voir un messie du FPS dans Bulletstorm qui se "contente" de remettre au goût du jour et avec humour le FPS bourrin au possible. Abordable comme un vaste défouloir ou comme un titre dans lequel vous pourrez vous creuser la tête pour dénicher la meilleure façon de dévisser celle des autres, Bulletstorm aurait sans doute mérité un mode multi plus étoffé mais saura vous faire jubiler bêtement pendant des heures.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Attention à ne pas voir un messie du FPS dans Bulletstorm qui se "contente" de remettre au goût du jour et avec humour le FPS bourrin au possible. Abordable comme un vaste défouloir ou comme un titre dans lequel vous pourrez vous creuser la tête pour dénicher la meilleure façon de dévisser celle des autres, Bulletstorm aurait sans doute mérité un mode multi plus étoffé mais saura vous faire jubiler bêtement pendant des heures.
80
Xbox 360IGN
Bulletstorm demonstrates the value of "why" for action games. Taken out of the context of its fiction, People Can Fly would have something fun but forgettable on their hands, but the way Bulletstorm fits together results in something cool and memorable. Multiplayer failings notwithstanding, Bulletstorm shines as a single-player shooter. Despite its crass humor and wang-flinging bravado, it's got some real character and heart to it. I'm not happy about the story's sequel-bait belly flop of an ending, but I'm excited to see where Grayson and Bulletstorm go next.
80
PlayStation 3IGN
Bulletstorm demonstrates the value of "why" for action games. Taken out of the context of its fiction, People Can Fly would have something fun but forgettable on their hands, but the way Bulletstorm fits together results in something cool and memorable. Multiplayer failings notwithstanding, Bulletstorm shines as a single-player shooter. Despite its crass humor and wang-flinging bravado, it's got some real character and heart to it. I'm not happy about the story's sequel-bait belly flop of an ending, but I'm excited to see where Grayson and Bulletstorm go next.
80
WindowsGamers Daily News
Surprisingly enough (or maybe not for those that know me), I ended up enjoying the plotline, and found the amount of potty mouthed jokes to be entertaining despite being almost crude at times, which in truth probably made me laugh even harder at the shock of some it. My only real dislike of the game was some of the clipping into objects that hindered movement sometimes and the radius that keyed the action of climbing over objects. Overall BulletStorm was a well-designed game, a fun and addictive experience that I’m glad I played, and would recommend for any wanting to have a good thrill in kicking some ass and laughing while you do so.
80
WindowsGiant Bomb
After being really down on Bulletstorm for the first couple of hours, I was pleasantly shocked to see how well it started coming together once I started getting better at using the different weapons and once the story started moving at a faster pace. While it's easy to see spots where the game could have been more fully featured or offered more unique areas instead of repurposing campaign spots, it's a solid new entry that truly offers an alternative to the standard sci-fi or military-themed first-person shooter.
80
WindowsPC Gamer
Bulletstorm is not art by any metric. It’s difficult to defend, like a friend you take to a party who ends up pissing in a vase. You don’t want to be associated with him, but shit, he provides an evening of excitement. It’s a game that’s very proud of the f-words it’s learnt, and it uses them a lot. Fast. Frantic. Fatuous. Full-on. And yes, that other one: fun.
80
WindowsGameSpot
Bulletstorm is a fun, breezy, and puerile romp. If you play games for the fun of it all, this shooter delivers, giving you some neat weapons and mechanics, and rewarding you for your topflight technique. Unspectacular online play, an abundance of shooter cliches, and forced vulgarity keep it from joining the shooter elite. But the creativity of the skillshot system paired with the engrossing nature of moving up the Echoes leaderboards gives Bulletstorm some muscle and will inspire a dedicated following of talented players eager to show off their incredible mastery of its gratifying mechanics.
80
WindowsIGN
Bulletstorm demonstrates the value of "why" for action games. Taken out of the context of its fiction, People Can Fly would have something fun but forgettable on their hands, but the way Bulletstorm fits together results in something cool and memorable. Multiplayer failings notwithstanding, Bulletstorm shines as a single-player shooter. Despite its crass humor and wang-flinging bravado, it's got some real character and heart to it. I'm not happy about the story's sequel-bait belly flop of an ending, but I'm excited to see where Grayson and Bulletstorm go next.
79
Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
While I am hard on the plot in Bulletstorm, it's an experience that'll long stay with me because what it is, is unique. In a world where we're up to our necks in war games, it's refreshing when something like this comes along and steals focus – if only for a little while. Grayson Hunt has no chance of being the Duke Nukem of this generation, but kudos to him for trying.
77
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Das ist mal wieder ein harter Brocken. Klar, Bulletstorm ist sehr extrem. Viele Effekte der ungeschnittenen Version sind absolut übertrieben. Aber für die deutsche Fassung wurde die Schere zu stark angesetzt. Sämtliches Blut, Leichen und andere Elemente zu entfernen sorgt letztendlich dafür, dass Bulletstorm viel seiner bizarren Atmosphäre einbüßt. Dabei gehört dieses Spiel ohnehin nur in die Hände von Erwachsenen. Immerhin: Zumindest am Spielprinzip und dem meiner Meinung nach großartigen Humor ändert sich in der hiesigen Fassung nichts. Wenn man also über die Zensur hinwegsehen kann, bleibt immer noch eine amüsante und actiongeladene Achterbahnfahrt übrig. Wer sich nach den ganzen Call of Dutys und dessen Klonen einen simplen und trotzdem spaßigen Shooter wünscht, der zudem viel Witz und eine dicht erzählte Geschichte bietet, für den könnte Bulletstorm das Richtige sein.
75
WindowsCPU Gamer
With a name like Bulletstorm, you kind of build up certain expectations even if you have no idea what the game is about. There will be bullets, so guns. There will be a storm of bullets, so a lot of guns and a lot other guys shooting you with guns. So, a shooter, but way crazy.
75
Xbox 360MMGN
It's nice to see something different step out of the drab monotoned generic shooter genre. To see environments with colour and life as opposed to the grey warn torn settings we are bombarded with is enough to warrant Bulletstorm praise. If you can get past the vulgarity of the characters you will find an engaging shooter that is a lot of fun and has a decent story that is well worth your time.
75
Xbox 360AusGamers
It was really hard to score this bad boy. There were parts that I absolutely loved and parts I bitterly despised at the same time and that’s the crux of Bulletstorm. It has a bunch of really neat ideas, but they just don’t seem fully fleshed out. Grayson doesn’t move nearly as fluidly as you’d expect and a lot of the sexiest charged attacks aren’t available until very late in the piece, while the over-the-top friendship between bromigos Grayson and Ishi gets all touchy-feely, taking with it a generous portion of the B-Grade shine. It makes it so close, yet so far in so many categories, which is surprising for a title that supposedly revels in its balls-to-the-wall attitude. I feel the best way to score it, is to embrace its “three quarters of the way there” mentality and mark it accordingly. Bulletstorm is by no means a bad game, but somehow still leaves you disappointed by the time you reach the final act.
75
Xbox 360Jolt (UK)
Bulletstorm may be a sick, filthy game that you may not want to show to everyone, but at least it knows it is and simply doesn't care. It's much more interested in whether or not you can slam three shotgun shots into that guy you just flung into the air.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
There's a point when Gray tells his mouthy companion, "You're trying too hard. Just relax and let the overcompensating come natural-like." Bulletstorm is violence distilled into a bombshell of unbridled mayhem that tries to be so over the top and brutal that it often struggles to live up to its own posturing. Setting a guy on fire, blowing out his esophagus, and impaling him on a wall of spikes is morbidly entertaining, but violence for the sake of violence is also a short-lived novelty.
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Xbox 360Gameswelt
Gleich vorweg: Entscheidet euch, wenn möglich, für die ungeschnittene Version, für die ihr gut und gerne noch mal fünf bis zehn Prozent auf die Wertung draufschlagen dürft. Im Umkehrschluss heißt das aber nicht, dass die deutsche Version gar keinen Spaß macht. Trotz aller Schnitte steckt im Kern dasselbe von vorne bis hinten sehr cool orchestrierte Action-Spektakel, das sich in der grundsätzlichen Spielmechanik nicht geändert hat. Aber zum Ende hin geht dem Spiel - egal ob geschnitten oder ungeschnitten - die kreative Puste dabei aus, nochmals etwas Abwechslung in den Shooter zu bringen. Erschwerend kommt hinzu, dass der Schwierigkeitsgrad gleichzeitig dermaßen anzieht, dass das Spiel unnötig in die Länge gezogen wird. Frust ist da programmiert. Unterm Strich bleibt ein gelungener Auftritt des Gemeinschaftswerks von People Can Fly und Epic, bei dem es dank des offenen Endes wohl nicht bleiben wird.
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PlayStation 3Gameswelt
Gleich vorweg: Entscheidet euch, wenn möglich, für die ungeschnittene Version, für die ihr gut und gerne noch mal fünf bis zehn Prozent auf die Wertung draufschlagen dürft. Im Umkehrschluss heißt das aber nicht, dass die deutsche Version gar keinen Spaß macht. Trotz aller Schnitte steckt im Kern dasselbe von vorne bis hinten sehr cool orchestrierte Action-Spektakel, das sich in der grundsätzlichen Spielmechanik nicht geändert hat. Aber zum Ende hin geht dem Spiel - egal ob geschnitten oder ungeschnitten - die kreative Puste dabei aus, nochmals etwas Abwechslung in den Shooter zu bringen. Erschwerend kommt hinzu, dass der Schwierigkeitsgrad gleichzeitig dermaßen anzieht, dass das Spiel unnötig in die Länge gezogen wird. Frust ist da programmiert. Unterm Strich bleibt ein gelungener Auftritt des Gemeinschaftswerks von People Can Fly und Epic, bei dem es dank des offenen Endes wohl nicht bleiben wird.
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WindowsGameswelt
Gleich vorweg: Entscheidet euch, wenn möglich, für die ungeschnittene Version, für die ihr gut und gerne noch mal fünf bis zehn Prozent auf die Wertung draufschlagen dürft. Im Umkehrschluss heißt das aber nicht, dass die deutsche Version gar keinen Spaß macht. Trotz aller Schnitte steckt im Kern dasselbe von vorne bis hinten sehr cool orchestrierte Action-Spektakel, das sich in der grundsätzlichen Spielmechanik nicht geändert hat. Aber zum Ende hin geht dem Spiel - egal ob geschnitten oder ungeschnitten - die kreative Puste dabei aus, nochmals etwas Abwechslung in den Shooter zu bringen. Erschwerend kommt hinzu, dass der Schwierigkeitsgrad gleichzeitig dermaßen anzieht, dass das Spiel unnötig in die Länge gezogen wird. Frust ist da programmiert. Unterm Strich bleibt ein gelungener Auftritt des Gemeinschaftswerks von People Can Fly und Epic, bei dem es dank des offenen Endes wohl nicht bleiben wird.
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WindowsGameZone
From all of the pre-release hype you would think that Bulletstorm is the next triple-A franchise from Epic. Hyped to hell and back by one Mr. Cliff Bleszinski and developed by People Can Fly, the team behind Painkiller, Bulletstorm definitely feels like it should be the “next big thing.” It is certainly unique, rewarding players for smartly performing creative kills in a cartoonishly violent world. It’s childish and immature, and there is a sense of pride in that. Downright fun, gleeful and self-aware, yet some serious flaws keep Buletstorm from reaching its full potential.
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WindowsGame Revolution
Sadly, Bulletstorm's multiplayer features make it a mixed bag, but there is a solid and enjoyable single-player campaign mode in there. The only question is whether that's enough to justify a purchase over a rental. I must admit that I do find myself wanting to go back for more to satisfy my lust for insanely over-the-top blood, guts, and carnage, but others will find themselves perfectly fine with their single run-through fix. No matter which side of the fence you're sitting on though, you will get a decent amount of enjoyment out of Bulletstorm.
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WindowsFiringSquad
As it is, Bulletstorm isn’t a bad game per se, but there’s no way it’s worth the $59.99 they’re asking. Based on the length of time you’ll spend playing, it’s comparable to being charged double- or triple-price for a movie ticket, when you may already be hesitant to pay the regular amount as it is! If you want to play it, rent it for 360 or PS3. Otherwise, I recommend you put this on your Steam wishlist and wait for a major sale or price cut.
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Xbox 360Brash Games
Bulletstorm, as the name suggests, is just noise. You’ll kill stuff for six to eight hours, turn off your machine, and you probably won’t put it on again. With that in mind, it’s difficult to see it as a complete game. I have nothing against shorter games, but when they’re this base, it’s hard to justify it. It’s a fun game for what its worth, but Bulletstorm should have been more than just a joke of an FPS that gets it’s knob out when it gets drunk.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
You are looking at about 5 to 6 hours to complete the main campaign that comes with an cliffhanger ending that feels like a middle finger in your face from People Can Fly. Add in the level ending bugs, brain-dead AI as well as the barrage of terrible humor and you are left with a game that doesn't live up to the hype. However, the story can be entertaining and the level of strategy that can be applied to each enemy encounter is surprisingly fresh for a first person shooter. Plus if you enjoyed the co-op modes in Gears, you are likely to dig the Anarchy and Echo modes. I am shocked that a co-op campaign mode didn't make it into the game though. The ideal market for this game would probably be shooter fanatics that have a low-brow sense of humor. Those easily offended or prefer more team based shooters need not apply.
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Xbox 3601UP
Bulletstorm is a game unsure of what it wants to achieve. When it lets itself, it's a fantastic adrenaline rush through well-constructed set-pieces and gloriously fun-to-watch violence. But it too often drags itself down with overly structured situations and restrictive, strategy-heavy gameplay. It feels like if chaos had been allowed to take the design process over, this could have had one of the most fun shooters of our generation, but as it stands, Bulletstorm is a mechanically enjoyable game that's missing what it needed to be great.
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WindowsPCActu
Bulletstorm est un FPS bourrin destiné à ceux qui ne veulent pas se prendre la tête à chercher des solutions. Par conséquent, le côté hardcore promis pendant la campagne marketing du soft est aux abonnés absents et on est malheureusement très proche de ce qui se fait chez la concurrence. Heureusement que son scénario est très correct et que son système de Skills Shots est original, mais sous exploités. En sus, le soft est rapidement rattrapé par son côté linéaire, sa répétitivité outrancière, et plus simplement par ses scripts que l'on sent arriver à 10 kilomètres et qui pèsent de surcroît assez lourd sur la fluidité de l'action. Au final, Bulletstorm n'apporte pas grand chose au genre, si ce n'est sa patte graphique et sa manière bien à lui de faire grimper les scores. On en attendait plus...
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Xbox 360GameGavel.com
Bulletstorm is lucky. It’s lucky that the core gameplay, action, and design is so good, because the rest of the elements of the game are absolute drivel. This game could have been much better if it had retained the linear focus of greater Epic titles like Unreal Tournament, or in People Can Fly’s case, Painkiller. It’s weird to have a pedigree of such greatness, and create such a middling title. This game gets a C, and in this case that should stand for “Could have gotten a B”.
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PlayStation 3GameGavel.com
Bulletstorm is lucky. It’s lucky that the core gameplay, action, and design is so good, because the rest of the elements of the game are absolute drivel. This game could have been much better if it had retained the linear focus of greater Epic titles like Unreal Tournament, or in People Can Fly’s case, Painkiller. It’s weird to have a pedigree of such greatness, and create such a middling title. This game gets a C, and in this case that should stand for “Could have gotten a B”.
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WindowsGameGavel.com
Bulletstorm is lucky. It’s lucky that the core gameplay, action, and design is so good, because the rest of the elements of the game are absolute drivel. This game could have been much better if it had retained the linear focus of greater Epic titles like Unreal Tournament, or in People Can Fly’s case, Painkiller. It’s weird to have a pedigree of such greatness, and create such a middling title. This game gets a C, and in this case that should stand for “Could have gotten a B”.
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Xbox 360Gaming since 198x
Malgré l'irrévérence affichée par les développeurs, Bulletstorm tombe quelque peu à plat. L'humour plus gras que drôle, le level design paresseux à base de couloirs et les skill shots gadgets font de la campagne solo une expérience pas forcément ennuyeuse, mais pas passionnante non plus. Plus intéressant, le mode multi réservera de bonnes heures de plaisir aux plus acharnés même s'il se révèle au final trop limité pour subsister sur la durée. N'est pas Duke Nukem qui veut.
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WindowsGaming since 198x
Malgré l'irrévérence affichée par les développeurs, Bulletstorm tombe quelque peu à plat. L'humour plus gras que drôle, le level design paresseux à base de couloirs et les skill shots gadgets font de la campagne solo une expérience pas forcément ennuyeuse, mais pas passionnante non plus. Plus intéressant, le mode multi réservera de bonnes heures de plaisir aux plus acharnés même s'il se révèle au final trop limité pour subsister sur la durée. N'est pas Duke Nukem qui veut.