50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition PSP

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    Like the PS2 and Xbox game from last year, 50 Cent: Bulletproof G-Unit Edition still has some snags in its design, but in the process of completely revamping the gameplay structure with the PSP in mind, Vivendi and High Voltage have more than capitalized on the 50 Cent/G-Unit license to create an enjoyable gameplay experience.
  2. Definitely a must-have for any Fiddy fan but if you’re just concerned with the quality of the gameplay then I would recommend renting this one.
  3. The multiplayer modes deserve some credit, as fans will no doubt get off on the prospect of playing Deathmatches and truncated Capture The Flag sessions while in the guise of 50 or Slim Shady, but the maps are unlikely to inspire anyone with real multiplayer experience.
  4. After playing this game I came to the sad realization that being a gangsta isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe I don’t want to be a gangsta anymore. It looks like I have to come up with another dream.
  5. Game Informer
    63
    You run around, you shoot people, and that's about it. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
  6. There's no character progression to speak of, nor is there anything to the combat beyond a festival of irritating button mashing. Toss in the lack of a decent world map, grainy visuals, a lousy use of the 50 Cent and G Unit licenses, and a completely perfunctory multiplayer, and what you've got is a game that, while marginally better than last year's console game, is a brand of unpleasant all its own.
  7. It's impossible to understand how the developers came so close to making a good game and then failed so thoroughly.
  8. It could be a raw and visceral action game, but it’s merely another way to distribute his music and generate interest in his clothing. If you like 50’s tracks but don’t own any of his CDs….then buy the CDs.
  9. Fans of 50 Cent will find a lot to like about the loads of extra content available in Bulletproof but gamers will be disappointed by the repetitive and uninspiring action presented in this PSP game.
  10. 50
    The new top-down view and play system has a number of flaws. The camera is too close, making navigation a big problem, and the combat is simply a matter of locking on and tapping X a number of times.
  11. This type of game has been done so much better in the past and we just can’t think of anything that makes it stand out – not even the tacked on multiplayer which feels like exactly that.
  12. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    It's simple and often satisfying, but 50's world just isn't exciting enough to sustain a whole game's worth of action-RPG-style combat. [Nov 2006, p.94]
  13. PSM Magazine
    55
    Oh, it's a fun game for a while, but it quickly becomes monotonous. [Nov. 2006, p.82]
  14. The story is unchanged and the notion of unlocking tracks and videos also returns, yet even though his first outing on PS2 saw him get flamed by all but his most loyal fans, G Unit Edition is a surprisingly decent 50 Cent game. Westwood would be proud.
  15. The top-down perspective tries to make it seem like Gauntlet for the gangsta generation, but moronic gameplay, insipid level design and tacked on multiplayer work together to cripple the experience.

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#7 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    4
    Oh come on. This game wasn't that bad guys. OK not really good but it's a PSP game- and how many GOOD games are there on handhelds? ButOh come on. This game wasn't that bad guys. OK not really good but it's a PSP game- and how many GOOD games are there on handhelds? But definitely could've been better. Full Review »
  2. SeanMoran
    Feb 24, 2007
    0
    I was disappointed, not the best game, not even a good game, I didn't enjoy this, actually I couldn't wait for it to be over, I I was disappointed, not the best game, not even a good game, I didn't enjoy this, actually I couldn't wait for it to be over, I played it, didn't like it! The only reason to play this would be to burn time! I think I'd rather be watching the t.v guide for 10 hours, not the game for people who like action/shooting games, this game seemed rushed and in-complete, don't waste your money, if you like action/shooting games, shoot for grand theft auto san andreas, much better highly addictive game, with a good story, this game totally the opposite, if there was a -100 rating available I would give this game that rating. Full Review »
  3. Leo
    Oct 2, 2006
    0
    I think that violence should be allowed in video games, but it is wrong when a REAL person is shown shooting people. It just provides the I think that violence should be allowed in video games, but it is wrong when a REAL person is shown shooting people. It just provides the media more ammunition in their arguement against violent games. Full Review »