50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Xbox 360

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  • Summary: After performing a sold-out concert in a fictional war-torn country, 50 Cent and the G-Unit are robbed of their cash and paid in kind with a priceless diamond encrusted skull, which is subsequently stolen by the local crime-lord’s gang. Determined to collect his payment and enact revenge onAfter performing a sold-out concert in a fictional war-torn country, 50 Cent and the G-Unit are robbed of their cash and paid in kind with a priceless diamond encrusted skull, which is subsequently stolen by the local crime-lord’s gang. Determined to collect his payment and enact revenge on the gangsters foolish enough to disrespect him, 50 Cent sets out to get rich or die trying. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand features intense third-person action/shooter gameplay, an intuitive cover system, drop in and drop out online multiplayer co-op, merciless melee counter-kills and a soundtrack that combines 50 Cent’s greatest hits with 18 exclusive new tracks. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand puts players in control of their own virtual action film by blending visuals from the Unreal 3 game engine technology with an over-the-top story and voiceover work by 50 Cent and the G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and DJ Whoo Kid. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a fairly typical third-person shooter at its core.
  2. 80
    Is it derivative? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No. Have I spent the last week of my life beating this game 6 times over and STILL going back for more? Um, what I do in my spare time is between my consoles and me.
  3. Seriously, it’s a good game! The graphics are all right, the gameplay is addicting, and story is good, stupid fun.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    A likeable shooter and a solid weekend's entertainment. [Apr 2009, p.78]
  5. Light, silly and undemanding but also surprisingly fun, Blood On The Sand will never compete with the big boys of the shooting genre but it’ll keep you amused more than you may think. It’s worth a look.
  6. 50 Cent's second game is an enjoyable slice of dumb fun that has plenty to teach more serious shooters.
  7. Although I got a few good laughs out of the first hour or so, the appeal of calling men in turbans "bitches" while plowing through repetitive environments ran out long before the credits rolled. I walked away from the game bored and left it unfinished, having no regrets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. ColeH
    Aug 30, 2009
    10
    I for one thought it was one of the more entertaining games I have played in a while. Don't get me wrong its cheese and crap on manyI for one thought it was one of the more entertaining games I have played in a while. Don't get me wrong its cheese and crap on many levels, but the game play(especially with a friend) is just ridiculous. I mean what other game can I shoot up a room with explosive rounds while increasing my score for swearing only to end up counterkilling a guy to death with knife swipes and a final stab.
    Blood on the Sand is a masterpiece of over the top ridiculousness. People really just need to calm down and let games entertain instead of criticizing it for not being something to push limits graphically with a story that rivals the best authors.
    This game is a perfect way to unwind.
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  2. JosephS.
    Feb 24, 2009
    10
    Games are supposed to be fun, and this game delivers that in spades. Explosions? Check. Over-the-top story? Check. Hilarious dialogue? Check. Games are supposed to be fun, and this game delivers that in spades. Explosions? Check. Over-the-top story? Check. Hilarious dialogue? Check. Nearly non-stop action? Check. Seems like a lot of folks just need to lighten up and remember that if something is entertaining, then it's worth its weight in crystal skulls. Expand
  3. NeoJubeiTheOne
    May 14, 2009
    10
    When a game is fun, you have to recognize it. I don't get what people are saying about a game being dull and/or repetitive. MostWhen a game is fun, you have to recognize it. I don't get what people are saying about a game being dull and/or repetitive. Most shooters are like that to some extent. This game has a lot of replay value, even without an online multiplayer mode, the coop experience is neat, although a split screen mode would have been the icing on the cake. As someone already said, if you want your games to be realistic, this is not your game. This is an Arcade 3rd Person Shooter, and the fun lies in that fact alone :) Expand
  4. nickreese
    Apr 19, 2009
    8
    this is a good solid 3rd person shooter and has all the charactoristics of a good one. it plays like a gears of war with its own finishingthis is a good solid 3rd person shooter and has all the charactoristics of a good one. it plays like a gears of war with its own finishing move systems called counterkills, these are very fun. its a ludachris storyline but the gamplay is great, there are no bugs or glitches and the graphics are ausome. the story is a little short but that doesnt ruin the game. this is a fun game that you should consider, it brings its own flavor to the table Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    i remember playing bulletproof and how bad that games was...but this game is so awesome..i love the coop in this game but i hate it because isi remember playing bulletproof and how bad that games was...but this game is so awesome..i love the coop in this game but i hate it because is no splitscreen or because is just 2 coop players and not 4...the graphics is good, voice acting ok, soundtrack well good...you should try it it's a really good game Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2016
    5
    50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    The dumbest game ive ever played.
    In Blood on the Sand you play as 50 Cent.. And no.. I don’t mean 50 cent
    50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    The dumbest game ive ever played.
    In Blood on the Sand you play as 50 Cent..
    And no.. I don’t mean 50 cent playing a character..
    You literally play as 50 cent after his last concert on tour with g unit…
    You get off stage to collect some owed money and youre paid with a skull embedded with diamonds..
    Youre ambushed and this skull is taken from you and you spend the rest of the game trying to get it back..
    And you do this with the sidekick of your choice.. I chose Lloyd banks.. cause hes Lloyd banks.. of course im going to choose him…
    Your partner is controlled by ai as the online co op feature no longer works…
    This is a super linear 3rd person shooter…
    But its insanely boring….
    This game is from 2009 and feels very much from that time being just a bunch of ugly greys and browns throughout…
    The entire 3 hr and 40 min long campaign looks and feels the same leading it to get boring quickly though initially its quite the joy taunting your enemies as you kill them, and blasting through levels listening to actual music by 50 cent…
    But the gameplay is very unengaging..
    You can take cover.. shoot enemies… run up to them to intiate a counter kill quick time event..collect cash.. get collectables to rack up your points in a level, and throw out some sick fire with your gangsta fire meter that slows down time allowing you to pull off mad sick head shots…
    The only thing that could make this game more ridiculous is every enemy charcter having ja rules face and young buck crying on the other line every time you stop at a pyphone to spend your collected cash on new weapons, taunts, and counterkills…
    I laughed a handful of times because of how ridiculous this game and its concept is…
    50 Cent speaks to everyone like a rapper.. and not a hero…
    That was really the only redeemable quality this game has…
    Its massively repetitive…
    3 and half hours feels like 3 and a half years.
    I give 50 Cent Blood on the Sand
    a 5/10
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  7. Sep 28, 2011
    1
    This is by far the worst game that I posses. It is pointless, boring and just altogether so bad. I really enjoyed playing bulletproof butThis is by far the worst game that I posses. It is pointless, boring and just altogether so bad. I really enjoyed playing bulletproof but blood on the sand doesn't compare it self to almost any of my other games. Expand

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