50 Cent: Blood on the Sand PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: After performing a sold-out concert in a fictional war-torn country, 50 Cent and the G-Unit are robbed of their cash and paid in kind with a priceless diamond encrusted skull, which is subsequently stolen by the local crime-lord’s gang. Determined to collect his payment and enact revenge onAfter performing a sold-out concert in a fictional war-torn country, 50 Cent and the G-Unit are robbed of their cash and paid in kind with a priceless diamond encrusted skull, which is subsequently stolen by the local crime-lord’s gang. Determined to collect his payment and enact revenge on the gangsters foolish enough to disrespect him, 50 Cent sets out to get rich or die trying. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand features intense third-person action/shooter gameplay, an intuitive cover system, drop in and drop out online multiplayer co-op, merciless melee counter-kills and a soundtrack that combines 50 Cent’s greatest hits with 18 exclusive new tracks. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand puts players in control of their own virtual action film by blending visuals from the Unreal 3 game engine technology with an over-the-top story and voiceover work by 50 Cent and the G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and DJ Whoo Kid. [THQ] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a fairly typical third-person shooter at its core.
  2. A huge improvement over the below-average Bulletproof.
  3. 76
    A near-perfect popcorn game. Its gunplay is solid and backed up by a plethora of neat ideas, its co-op is strong and there's an undercurrent of savvy humour that helps to negate the heavy posturing and more dubious elements of the paper thin plot.
  4. 50 Cent: Blood on the sand exceeds every early expectation; it's good action, with a good cover system and a funny arcade shooting experience. Replayability is allowed through lots of unlockables and weapons to buy, and of course the funny ccoperative mode. Not only for 50 Cent and G Unit fans, but every action lover will have fun with this Swordfish Studios' joint.
  5. 50 Cent fans are going to love every minute, and non-fans are likely to have a pretty good time too. Just don't expect a deep gameplay experience.
  6. 70
    Good looks and a combination of basic challenges and unlockables add to a colourful arcade experience. Longevity may be an issue, but Blood On The Sand is a hip-hop hoot while it lasts.
  7. No bad-art masterpiece, Blood only rates as an eyebrow-raising timewaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. kparks
    Feb 25, 2009
    10
    now i will be the first to tell you how bad the first 50 cent game was and we all know it sucked but the really worked hard on this game andnow i will be the first to tell you how bad the first 50 cent game was and we all know it sucked but the really worked hard on this game and it shows good graphics great guns top notch cover system and you got a game that puts army of two in the dirt! i would explane this game as a grand theft auto with out the cars and a dead to right army of two.. and the cub mix... all in all if you like shooting games this is a must buy Expand
  2. ChristoV.
    Feb 28, 2009
    9
    Having not played the previous 50 Cent game, I'm not taunted by memories of a terrible start to the franchise. Instead, my hopes for a Having not played the previous 50 Cent game, I'm not taunted by memories of a terrible start to the franchise. Instead, my hopes for a sequel are high, as BotS made for an enjoyable weekend of gaming. Sure, it's only around five or six hours long, the graphics aren't bleeding edge and the animation isn't silky smooth - but what it lacks in those things are two that make you overlook and ignore them: playability and pure fun. The writing is funny and best enjoyed with a pinch of salt. It's best not to take it seriously, since the writing and humour live up to the best stereotypes you might have of both rappers and gangsters. Action is solid, with the only low-lights being the vehicle sections. Baddies get progressively tougher, but even this is communicated beforehand, so you know you're going up against people who'll be taking more bullets to kill. The weapon choices are excellent, and more powerful guns can be bought using money you get from either killing enemies or smashing open crates. It's a non-stop fun-a-thon. Smash crates, shoot stuff, laugh at shit and sing along to the pimpin' soundtrack. 50 Cent Blood on the Sand isn't perfect, but its irreverence and instant likeability inject a fresh shot of whattuuuup into the arm of a gaming industry that's too afraid to let it all hang out every once in a while. It doesn't have to live up to the hype, there aren't tons of fanboys defending it and in that light it stands on its own two feet, doing what Killzone 2 couldn't manage to: draw me in, keep me laughing and being a god damn riot for five happy hours. Expand
  3. JeneralL.
    Feb 26, 2009
    8
    Not bad, not worth full price but it's fun, dumb, blow-stuff-up kinda fun. 50 fans will love it, everyone else rent it with a friend and Not bad, not worth full price but it's fun, dumb, blow-stuff-up kinda fun. 50 fans will love it, everyone else rent it with a friend and online co-op it. drinks sold separately. Expand
  4. May 12, 2013
    6
    50 cent Blood on the sand is the second game in the 50 Cent video game series excluding 50 cent bulletproof: G unit edition). The game plays50 cent Blood on the sand is the second game in the 50 Cent video game series excluding 50 cent bulletproof: G unit edition). The game plays like any other 3rd person shooter on the market, and even has it's own form of pullet time called Gangsta Fire." While the story is different from other shooters it gets very stale after a while. While the first mission is fun the rest is just rinse and repeat. You fight your way to a room, and in there waits a boss, who WILL jump in to a helicopter and now you have to fight a helicopter.
    The games is short in presentation, gameplay, and the length of the game itself. While it doesn't deserve to be bought, a rental wouldn't hurt. After all you get to enjoy hearing his music, over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.
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  5. Dec 23, 2016
    5
    50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    The dumbest game ive ever played.
    In Blood on the Sand you play as 50 Cent.. And no.. I don’t mean 50 cent
    50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    The dumbest game ive ever played.
    In Blood on the Sand you play as 50 Cent..
    And no.. I don’t mean 50 cent playing a character..
    You literally play as 50 cent after his last concert on tour with g unit…
    You get off stage to collect some owed money and youre paid with a skull embedded with diamonds..
    Youre ambushed and this skull is taken from you and you spend the rest of the game trying to get it back..
    And you do this with the sidekick of your choice.. I chose Lloyd banks.. cause hes Lloyd banks.. of course im going to choose him…
    Your partner is controlled by ai as the online co op feature no longer works…
    This is a super linear 3rd person shooter…
    But its insanely boring….
    This game is from 2009 and feels very much from that time being just a bunch of ugly greys and browns throughout…
    The entire 3 hr and 40 min long campaign looks and feels the same leading it to get boring quickly though initially its quite the joy taunting your enemies as you kill them, and blasting through levels listening to actual music by 50 cent…
    But the gameplay is very unengaging..
    You can take cover.. shoot enemies… run up to them to intiate a counter kill quick time event..collect cash.. get collectables to rack up your points in a level, and throw out some sick fire with your gangsta fire meter that slows down time allowing you to pull off mad sick head shots…
    The only thing that could make this game more ridiculous is every enemy charcter having ja rules face and young buck crying on the other line every time you stop at a pyphone to spend your collected cash on new weapons, taunts, and counterkills…
    I laughed a handful of times because of how ridiculous this game and its concept is…
    50 Cent speaks to everyone like a rapper.. and not a hero…
    That was really the only redeemable quality this game has…
    Its massively repetitive…
    3 and half hours feels like 3 and a half years.
    I give 50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    a 5/10
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  6. Dec 21, 2010
    5
    Has the makings of an excellent third person shooter but it's way too short and the only challenge stems from trying to get a better highHas the makings of an excellent third person shooter but it's way too short and the only challenge stems from trying to get a better high score. Probably great, lightweight, silly fun on co-op with a good buddy after a few beers, but as a single player experience, most average. Expand
  7. DavidL
    Mar 1, 2009
    2
    Good thing I rented this, cuz this game blows. Blowing stuff up is fun, but the graphics are nothing special, the story is absolutely stupid, Good thing I rented this, cuz this game blows. Blowing stuff up is fun, but the graphics are nothing special, the story is absolutely stupid, and I couldn't find myself wanting to play this game anymore than the few hours I did. Expand

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