Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 91
    Among the deluge of E-rated minigame collections targeted at the casual market, Bully provides a welcome breath of fresh air for a more hardcore Wii audience.
  2. Just like that girl you somehow really liked back in school: Ugly and sometimes shallow yet always great company. Get this in your 2008 yearbook. You won’t regret it.
  3. 90
    It takes the GTA formula and condenses it into a game that requires a quarter of the time commitment.
  4. The motion controls might be a bit gimmicky, and just about gave me a case of tennis elbow – but the storyline and characters make Bully one of the best games on the market.
  5. The polished graphics, new missions and classes, and multiplayer mode are all icing on the cake for a game that is genuinely funny and provides a rather unique experience.
  6. A classy cinematic adventure with bite-sized, mission-based gameplay and the most viciously funny script we've ever heard. It's a real gem, and excellent on Wii. [Apr 2008, p.48]
  7. The extra content in the Scholarship Edition don’t really justify another purchase, however everyone else should spend some time schooling some Bullies at Bullworth
  8. 90
    One of Bully's most incredible achievements is in the realm of sound.
  9. Fun, charming, and completely entertaining. This is sandbox gaming without the gangsters. [Apr 2008, p.54]
  10. This is a top class game that deserves the credit and respect it has been getting.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. williaml
    Jun 23, 2009
    This was a game that i really enjoyed playing when you can people wedgies and Chinese burns on the arm.The game is like your in a real school that you have to attend class on time and you get holidays to play on the streets.You can also get jobs to earn money to get stuff.The problem with this game is it is too short and very easy to complete. Full Review »
  2. BernardM.
    Mar 16, 2008
    Fabulous, funny and brilliantly integrated with the Wii controls. Bully:Scolarship Edition is a comedy satire on school life, with a perfect balance of gameplay. Edgy teen themes absorb just like in real life! Thematic scuffles sometimes spoiled with over the top props like a baseball bat but otherwise this is sensational. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2013
    this was my first bully game ive have never heard or played bully before in my lfe i played for the first this year 2013 so lets begin my review:I'll begin with my positive thoughts the bad thoughts about the game,first off i liked how the story beagan and it keeps gettin better,through out the story you'll meet many characters some annoying,some funny,some likeable and the protagonist jimmy is a suprisingly likeable character.,The free roaming is great its very fun to travel around the school with also lots of hidden content,Going to classes is fun,interacting with any person in the game makes the game feel alive,the fighting controls work great on the wii jimmy equips diffrent items the dialouge great but the graphics and the motion controls annoy me(like pointing at the sensor bar) but those are just minor flaws of the game but mann is it fun i dunno about the 360 version but bully scholarship edition is a truly unique game worth your money and thats why my review ends with a 8/10 Full Review »