50 Cent: Bulletproof PlayStation 2

Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 13 out of 21
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  1. This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
  2. 45
    There are so many holes in the story and design that 50 seems to be wearing a vest made of Swiss cheese instead of kevlar. Bulletproof it is not.
  3. Bulletproof reads revelations from the Bible of production but knows almost no game. It's superficially slick, with its bling'd up 50 Cent avatar and glitzy rap, but really it's a third-person shooter that stumbles well under the benchmarks set for the PS2.
  4. 40
    Destined only to be forgotten.
  5. PSM Magazine
    40
    You'll repeatedly find yourself emptying a full clip to kill a dude at point-blank range. [Feb 2006, p.81]
  6. 50 Cent: Bulletproof just isn’t any damn fun. Due to laggy controls and a horrible targeting system, death is imminent almost any time you go against an enemy, especially some of the bosses that have far better weapons and cheaper tactics than you.
  7. As a game, Bulletproof is a disaster. Your G-Unit allies are so dumb they had to be made invincible to keep them alive.
  8. This was a guilty pleasure just waiting to happen, but the developers just couldn't get the camera right, and the result is a product that is damn near unplayable. I spent more time running around in circles and shooting the ground than I did actually hitting anyone!
  9. 30
    You want 50's music? Buy a CD. Grab a DVD if you want to see the guy move. But if you want to pretend to be Curtis Jackson, take your fifty bucks out to a paintball range and let someone drill you nine times. It'll be a better experience than this.
  10. The gun battles that account for 99 percent of the game are extremely flawed. Bulletproof's aiming controls--no matter which configuration or sensitivity settings you choose--are as sloppy as they come.
  11. 25
    A below average game that feels like it has been developed to turn a quick buck.
  12. Edge Magazine
    20
    The calibre of game you might well produce having been shot three times and then stabbed. [Jan 2005, p.91]
  13. 20
    At the end of the day, what you’ll find in the box is a bunch of nice extras that are packaged with a horrible batch of code that barely qualifies as a game.

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#69 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 14 out of 36
  1. JeffreyH.
    May 24, 2006
    10
    This game is bad whoever said it isnt has been smoking crack during the game.
  2. Mar 19, 2017
    4
    Pretty poor in most departments. The only thing this game excels in is the music and even then you've probably heard it all before. Not 50Pretty poor in most departments. The only thing this game excels in is the music and even then you've probably heard it all before. Not 50 Cents finest hour. Full Review »
  3. Whiteteen
    Feb 26, 2009
    0
    Black teen: "If the game play was better the game would of been the real deal, and whats better than feeling like your in a true story. thanksBlack teen: "If the game play was better the game would of been the real deal, and whats better than feeling like your in a true story. thanks for listing."

    I've gathered that 50-cent supposedly was shot repeatedly while selling crack, i was not aware that he also lived through; " Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications."

    Real deal my shiny metal ass!
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