Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Welcome to Bullworth Academy, a melting pot of high school stereotypes. Outsiders are making plans to rule the world, teachers terrorize their pupils, sports aces and rock 'n rollers try to impress the girls while the posh students wrinkle their nose. While the GTA-style game itself is well done, the technical conversion to the PC is a bit sloppy. Should you ever be asked why video games are a cultural asset, show them Bully.
  2. This game isn’t just for gamers who were (or still are) playing truant – it’s an all-round enjoyable romp through satirical American high school-life, barring the many errors in portation from console to PC. [Issue#17]
  3. While Rockstar keep adding features to their GTA clones, the team decided to cut back on key elements, put the action into the surprising high school setting and created an immensely playable game. [Dec 2008]
  4. Undeniably a fantastic sandbox game. [Jan 2009, p.70]
  5. 78
    Uninspired classroom minigames and PC-specific porting and performance problems continue to frustrate our experience with the game, but never so much that we weren't willing to load it back up again to uncover the next chapter of the story.
  6. A great game, badly ported. [Christmas 2008, p.88]
  7. There's nothing new to see here and given the effort that Rockstar seems to have put into this title it seems that it knows it.
  8. Bully offers a wide and open world in which you can roam freely. Ad some freaky characters and a one of a kind feel and you'll get bully. Too bad the game lost some of its powers over the last two years and that the overal look and gameplay of Bully feels a little outdated. If you've never played Bully you'll probably will have a blast, otherwise it's best to save some of that money for one of the other hundred or so titles that will be released this winter.
  9. Despite the negative campaign, Bully is an entertaining game even with all its school clichés. If you are tired of grown-up violence in GTA why not try some brute force on “grounds of education”. [Dec 2008]
  10. A lazy porting job hinders Bully's classic classroom hijinks.
  11. 42
    Bully's biggest problem is that it's a shoddy port job, rife with technical missteps that wouldn't warrant comment if they weren't so profoundly damaging to the game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 159 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
  1. Mar 6, 2012

    I just dont get how can people dislike this game.. It AMAZING! The story is really, the characters are
    really likeable, and the game is FUN,, i recommend this game to EVERYONE! Full Review »
  2. Feb 22, 2013
    It's a really fun game, The keyboard controls are a bit awkward but you can change them I really had fun with this one. although the classroom mini games are a bit repetitive same with some of the missions but it is still a wonderful game. Full Review »
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    Bully for PC is similar to the Wii port in many ways. It has a terrible control scheme and has no graphical upgrade to speak of, hell it even looks worse. The game retains the tongue in cheek story and excellent...well everything but is hampered yet again by poor keyboard & mouse support and awful visuals. Full Review »