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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-oldBoth 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] Collapse
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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. 90
    It takes the GTA formula and condenses it into a game that requires a quarter of the time commitment.
  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. For those who missed out first time around, this is a great opportunity to catch up, and the extra additions and the nicely-done Wii controls make for an even better package.
  5. Bully's still a captivating, cartoonish adventure that packs a ton of activity into its deceptively small world, and it's still a lot of fun to run around dodging prefects and thwacking preppies with a slingshot.
  6. 80
    It's not exactly Grand Theft Auto caliber, but Bully: Scholarship Edition is still an entertaining open-world romp through Bullworth Academy.
  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: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. williaml
    Jun 23, 2009
    10
    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 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. Expand
  2. AaronP.
    Sep 28, 2008
    10
    People don't understand the game you are not the bully you are a new kid at a boarding school in bullworth and you try to get friends People don't understand the game you are not the bully you are a new kid at a boarding school in bullworth and you try to get friends but one of your friends Gary turns on you and will try to run the school and get the preps bully's jocks nerds and greasers to hate you. then you do missions in each chapter to get one of these classes to have up to 100% of respect for you. you try to stop bullying of other classes with bullying. this is a great game recommended to anyone 13 or older a great free roaming world this is a wii game for sure. Expand
  3. Mark
    Jan 15, 2009
    10
    This is the best game I ever played. It is never boring. The tasks are challenging and I like that. It is the only game I ever play.
  4. StefanB.
    Mar 12, 2008
    9
    I love this game! A must buy for Wii!
  5. JamesD
    Jan 22, 2010
    9
    Though there is not very much that is new for those that have playd the PS2 version, those who haven't really owe it to themselves to Though there is not very much that is new for those that have playd the PS2 version, those who haven't really owe it to themselves to get on board. There are a few new missions and subtle co-op elements not to mention 4 new classes to attend. This game is still worth it because of these add ons Expand
  6. AndrewC.
    Sep 11, 2008
    8
    First of all, this was one of my favorite PS2 games, so keep in mind, this review might be a little bias. I thought this game was great. It First of all, this was one of my favorite PS2 games, so keep in mind, this review might be a little bias. I thought this game was great. It was not perfect but very good. There is not much of a visual update from the previous version but the added content is there(primarily in the classes). Alot of the added content seems to be unlockable items, kind of disappointed about that., but this is still a game most should play. Yes, it is very easy but the missons are alot of fun and plenty of interesting things to do in between times. Even though I have 100% this game on the PS2 I am still having a blast playing through this classic again and finding "new" things and reliving good memories. This may not be for everyone but everyone should give it a try. I am sure if you are unfarmiliar with the PS2 version this game will be a very fresh/new/fun experience for you. Expand
  7. JalexD.
    Mar 6, 2008
    0
    Despite the additions to the content, and even multiplayer, this is a pathetic attempt to make the game more fun.

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