Bully PlayStation 2

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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 291 Ratings

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  • Summary: (Known as "Canis Canem Edit" in the UK/EU) Bully, the brutally funny debut title from Rockstar Vancouver, takes the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking, innovative, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. As a troublesome(Known as "Canis Canem Edit" in the UK/EU) Bully, the brutally funny debut title from Rockstar Vancouver, takes the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking, innovative, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 100
    Years from now, Bully will stand up on any ‘best of PS2 list’, Jimmy Hopkins will still reign as the coolest kid in school, and hopefully one day soon I will finally find all 76 hidden rubber bands.
  2. Definitely deserving of every accolade it gets, but many of the complaints against its content seem absurd after playing it. There’s no graphic violence, and much of the fighting is done out of either self defense or in defense of someone weaker than their attacker.
  3. Sure, there’s some slowdown in places, and graphically everything looks as current-gen as it possibly could, but the gameplay mechanic and the sheer fun you’ll be having reliving your school days will make you completely oblivious to any of these problems.
  4. 89
    A great, well-crafted action game that has one of the best senses of humor around and dozens and dozens of hours of fun.
  5. Play UK
    87
    A damn enjoyable game. The characters grow on you after a while and it's not long before you feel as though you're starting to fit in at Bullworth Academy. [Issue # 146, p.72]
  6. I think most high-school kids would get a kick out of this game, regardless of whether they can play GTA or not.
  7. Bully is the same product I’ve already consumed four-plus times before, and an interesting thematic twist isn’t enough reason to sing its praises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 63
  2. Negative: 1 out of 63
  1. MikeG.
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    All I have to say is wow. Don't rent, buy this game. It is amazing. It might keep me off my 360 for a while. Rockstar you guys know how All I have to say is wow. Don't rent, buy this game. It is amazing. It might keep me off my 360 for a while. Rockstar you guys know how to make a good game. Keep it up. Expand
  2. AkramA.
    Dec 30, 2007
    10
    One of the most enjoyable original PS2 games ever... Excellent soundtrack... and a game worth playing for years!
  3. AlexO.
    Mar 11, 2007
    10
    I thought this game was revolutionary the story line was the best school pranking pranks I ever saw.
  4. Jun 12, 2016
    10
    one of the best games ive ever played, great story, excellent soundtrack, memorable missions and character, fun minigames and gameplay as wellone of the best games ive ever played, great story, excellent soundtrack, memorable missions and character, fun minigames and gameplay as well as a great artstyle, seriously addictive. best game on ps2! Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    A school-version of Grand Theft Auto, nothing more to say, just buy it period. Even if it's an old game, it's better than half the new gamesA school-version of Grand Theft Auto, nothing more to say, just buy it period. Even if it's an old game, it's better than half the new games there are. Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2014
    9
    Still an incredible game as we wait for a possible sequel. There's nothing I can write that hasn't already been written. If you haven't playedStill an incredible game as we wait for a possible sequel. There's nothing I can write that hasn't already been written. If you haven't played Bully yet, what are you doing with your life? Expand
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    0
    Horrible graphics, lacking plot line, bad character developement is what makes this horrible game an outcast of all Rockstars products. AndHorrible graphics, lacking plot line, bad character developement is what makes this horrible game an outcast of all Rockstars products. And whats sad, is i heard number 2 is coming. OH GOD NO! Please do not buy this trash of a game. Use the money on obscure 1 or 2, gta IV, or something decent. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#5 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006