50 Cent: Bulletproof Xbox

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
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  1. More style than substance. This package is little more than a collection of his tunes, a reprisal of the movie and some generic gaming fodder that we've all seen and played in other games such as "Max Payne," "Dead To Rights," "True Crime" - that do it much better.
  2. 65
    The core gameplay here is nothing that hasn't been seen before and done better a million times.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    There's enough killing to satiate even the sickest soul and the baddest gangster, and there's hours' worth of high quality music to listen to while you do it.
  4. Edge Magazine
    20
    The calibre of game you might well produce having been shot three times and then stabbed. [Jan 2005, p.91]
  5. The core gameplay isn't balanced or rewarding enough to warrant a purchase, but it will more than suffice for a weekend of mindless action.
  6. Game Informer
    60
    Basic combat just isn't very fun. [Feb 2006, p.104]
  7. Pelit (Finland)
    58
    A bland-looking, sub-par action game with a wide variety of problems. The bonus materials are otherwise good, but the censored music videos make little sense. [Jan 2006]
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    Fiddy moves so slowly that you want to reach into the TV to pull up his pants so he can break into a run once in a while. [Feb 2006, p.80]
  9. 50
    The actual gameplay mechanics blow. The's game's targeting and camera system is about as skittish as the Howells' from Gilligan's Island would be at the Vibe Awards.
  10. This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
  11. 50 Cent: Bulletproof just isn't any damn fun. Due to laggy controls and a horrible targeting system, death is imminent almost any time you go against an enemy, especially some of the bosses that have far better weapons and cheaper tactics than you.
  12. The targeting system is useless, the levels are bland and filled with countless invisible barriers, and the camera is so hard to manipulate in tight spaces that you'll often end up staring right at 50's face as he gets ventilated by the dozen enemies he just can't see.
  13. 30
    You want 50's music? Buy a CD. Grab a DVD if you want to see the guy move. But if you want to pretend to be Curtis Jackson, take your fifty bucks out to a paintball range and let someone drill you nine times. It'll be a better experience than this.
  14. 20
    At the end of the day, what you'll find in the box is a bunch of nice extras that are packaged with a horrible batch of code that barely qualifies as a game.

Awards & Rankings

80
#80 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
11
#11 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Sep 11, 2017
    2
    This game had so much potential but ultimately was a failure.

    The graphics were decent for the game but were a bit grainy and dark. The
    This game had so much potential but ultimately was a failure.

    The graphics were decent for the game but were a bit grainy and dark. The soundtrack was pretty good. The sound and voice acting was also great.

    The game all fell apart after starting to play it. The friendly and enemy AI was a joke. They would constantly run around the area, stand in front of you and not use cover. The camera was awful. It was always locked behind you. The angles were atrocious. There is no lock on in this game so you have to shoot by hip fire and most bullets don't hit which got very annoying. The controls were abysmal. The bonuses were just songs and music videos from 50 Cent's soundtrack which was lackluster.

    I played as far as the 2nd level and then stopped playing.

    Do not play this game.
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  2. Jul 14, 2011
    4
    What in the world is this thing? is like saying that Michael Jackson goes to boxing. I know 50 cents flow is about all this stuff because he'sWhat in the world is this thing? is like saying that Michael Jackson goes to boxing. I know 50 cents flow is about all this stuff because he's a rapper , and all of that, but this is one of the worst games in the history. Idiotic story and crappy graphics makes the 50 reputation fall flat. Do not buy it even if it has good music. buy the sequel Full Review »
  3. MichaelR.
    Nov 10, 2007
    0
    Bad graphics,controls, and flat out bad gameplay.it was mad wack.