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  • Summary: Both the Wii and Xbox 360 versions retain the wit and deep gameplay of the previously released PS2 title "Bully" and boasts additional new content. Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place in the fictional New England boarding school of Bullworth Academy and tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Capturing the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence perfectly, Bully: Scholarship Edition pulls the player into its cinematic and engrossing world. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 80
    It's not exactly Grand Theft Auto caliber, but Bully: Scholarship Edition is still an entertaining open-world romp through Bullworth Academy.
  5. It's far removed from everything else on the system, and still just as mischievous and entertaining as it was a year ago. The dialogue is full of life, the missions make you laugh out loud and the whole thing is infused with wayward, playful charm.
  6. What Bully doesn't do perfectly it makes up for by doing so much all at once and connecting it all cohesively into an entertaining world that rewards players for almost everything they decide to take the time to do.
  7. While some of the missions are entertaining enough for a quick diversion, the game's overall quality is lacking, with uncharismatic and unengaging characters everywhere you turn, tired clichés, and sloppy gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    I don't find it as deep and interactable as some previous Rockstar games, but it still is a fun game with a great sense of humor. One thing I can say is that this game is unforgettable. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2013
    8
    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 Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    7
    Bully for the Wii brings out all the good bits from its PS2 predecessor making it one of the best games available for the console. However due to poor controls and no graphical upgrade to speak of, Bully for Wii is just a badly made port rather than an upgrade. Still worth the buy for the amazing story but it is hampered by last gen visuals and poor control mechanics. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2011
    1
    A rockstar game on the wii? Oh no. Horrible 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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