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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. AaronP.
    Sep 28, 2008
    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
  2. Mark
    Jan 15, 2009
    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.
  3. 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. Expand
  4. DanC
    Jun 26, 2008
    Ardnas S., you obviously haven't played the game. In it you're encouraged to stick up for weaker kids, and get serious punishments if you hurt girls or younger children. About the game, it's generally very good. The graphics are lackluster, especially the people, but the scenery's quite good. It's great fun but a few annoying glitches can be frustrating. Expand
  5. 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 Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2012
    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
  7. JalexD.
    Mar 6, 2008
    Despite the additions to the content, and even multiplayer, this is a pathetic attempt to make the game more fun.

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