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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: BPM is a rhythm-action FPS rogue-like where you must shoot, jump and dodge to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack. Delve into a randomly generated dungeon where one missed note can lead to your death. Gain game-changing abilities and loot powerful weaponry to defeat your ancient enemy: Nidhogg.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Sep 20, 2020
    90
    The biggest complaints with the game are not that the concept and execution aren't good enough, the issue is that the game deserves more content, more attention, and more development of its great ideas.
  2. Sep 14, 2020
    90
    The bastard child of DOOM, Devil Daggers and Tetris Effect, BPM: Bullets Per Minute is one of the most pleasant surprises of the year and a game I’d thoroughly recommend to anyone with a hankering for something different in the FPS genre. Just don’t expect an easy ride. Even on Easy.
  3. Oct 28, 2020
    80
    BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE is an extremely fun-yet-punishing game to play, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. The improvements are present, though far less noticeable than the leap taken between the betas and pre-releases. Concepts have been refined, and the controls are better, but the steep adjustment and lack of level variety remains a thorn in the side of an otherwise ambitious title. If you had a stab at the pre-release and enjoyed it, there’s absolutely no need not to get it now.
  4. Edge Magazine
    Sep 10, 2020
    70
    This is a fine calling card for the Derbyshire developer: far from flawless, but clear proof that this new hybrid has a bright future ahead. [Issue#350, p.102]
  5. Oct 8, 2020
    70
    The game lacks information and suffers from repetitiveness. It might be better down the line or if a sequel comes out. For now it's an interesting idea still worth picking up.
  6. Oct 20, 2020
    65
    As it stands, BPM is a solid idea that's well executed, but it's wrapped in some mediocre game design that ultimately drags down the experience. This may sound like a harsh deconstruction of the title, but I would still recommend it to the right person. If you're very much into rhythm games or intrigued by the title, give it a shot. Its gameplay is promisingly solid, but the rest of the experience feels either underwhelming or too repetitive to appreciate over time. I would have loved to see some more drastic gameplay variations, skill-based additions, or maybe a change of pace or music to mix things up.
  7. Sep 14, 2020
    30
    The few times that the RNG in BPM: Bullets Per Minute actually managed to put together a set of weapons and abilities that allowed for significant progress, the game shined, but it's just not worth the hours of suffering failed runs and mistimed shots. To borrow the game's own 90s shooter comparisons, playing BPM is like diving into Doom on Ultra Nightmare before learning how to play an FPS. The fun is still there, but it's buried under so many roadblocks and complications. The frustrating end result is a game with a great idea that bungles just about every part of the execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Oct 1, 2020
    10
    I can't get enough of it. Amazing replayability!! AAA games as always out of the game))
  2. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Хороший ритм-шутер с элементами рогалика и крутой музыкой . Всем рекомендую к ознакомлению.Хороший ритм-шутер с элементами рогалика и крутой музыкой . Всем рекомендую к ознакомлению.
  3. wdk
    Sep 19, 2020
    10
    Can't stop playing it. Good rogue-like system with very satifsying rhytm shooting on metal tunes. Pure awesomness.
  4. Sep 16, 2020
    9
    I absolutely loathe the graphical style. OMG it is so bad. But, you know what? That is totally irrelevant right now. This game is so much funI absolutely loathe the graphical style. OMG it is so bad. But, you know what? That is totally irrelevant right now. This game is so much fun and so addictive. Slap on some good headphones and get immersed! Two caveats: if you don't enjoy hard rock music then you may struggle to enjoy this experience (I wouldn't listen to the soundtrack outside of playing the game but I can enjoy it enough while playing), and it is a particularly difficult shooter even on "easy" mode. But oh so much fun. Just watch, musicians of all stripes, shapes and sizes are going to want on this bandwagon for interactive music entertainment. The best element of this game? Without a question, it is the ability to regenerate in a new level each time you die. Don’t get me wrong. You don’t want to die. Ever. But at least you don't do the same enemies time and time again, whenever you die. Another smart feature they implemented is to play really, really annoying sounds after you die. The best way to avoid that sound is to quickly launch into another game before you have time to think about whether you want another round of mayhem. And it works beautifully. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2020
    8
    The game isn't perfect, it's still very much finding where it stands but it's a fantastic concept and it executes it well, stick with thisThe game isn't perfect, it's still very much finding where it stands but it's a fantastic concept and it executes it well, stick with this game and support the developer, it deserves to be worked on further. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2020
    8
    It is really good shooter version of "Crypt of the Necrodancer". Highly recommended!
  7. Nov 18, 2020
    0
    This is quite possibly the worst shooter experience I had in my life. Even Bodycount was better.

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