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  • Summary: (Known as "Canis Canem Edit" in the UK/EU) Bully, the brutally funny debut title from Rockstar Vancouver, takes the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking, innovative, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. As a troublesome(Known as "Canis Canem Edit" in the UK/EU) Bully, the brutally funny debut title from Rockstar Vancouver, takes the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking, innovative, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 100
    Years from now, Bully will stand up on any ‘best of PS2 list’, Jimmy Hopkins will still reign as the coolest kid in school, and hopefully one day soon I will finally find all 76 hidden rubber bands.
  2. Definitely deserving of every accolade it gets, but many of the complaints against its content seem absurd after playing it. There’s no graphic violence, and much of the fighting is done out of either self defense or in defense of someone weaker than their attacker.
  3. Sure, there’s some slowdown in places, and graphically everything looks as current-gen as it possibly could, but the gameplay mechanic and the sheer fun you’ll be having reliving your school days will make you completely oblivious to any of these problems.
  4. 89
    A great, well-crafted action game that has one of the best senses of humor around and dozens and dozens of hours of fun.
  5. Play UK
    87
    A damn enjoyable game. The characters grow on you after a while and it's not long before you feel as though you're starting to fit in at Bullworth Academy. [Issue # 146, p.72]
  6. I think most high-school kids would get a kick out of this game, regardless of whether they can play GTA or not.
  7. Bully is the same product I’ve already consumed four-plus times before, and an interesting thematic twist isn’t enough reason to sing its praises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 143
  1. AkramA.
    Dec 30, 2007
    10
    One of the most enjoyable original PS2 games ever... Excellent soundtrack... and a game worth playing for years!
  2. Jan 19, 2021
    10
    When I bought this game I was expecting an immersive game that takes me to a world that everything is possible for a bully guy, so-so likeWhen I bought this game I was expecting an immersive game that takes me to a world that everything is possible for a bully guy, so-so like gta. Instead, what I received it's a million times better, a trully masterpiece, where the bully is aiming to the bullies. I love this game and makes me sad to see how Rockstar forgot how to make fun games without a slot machine massive multiplayer. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2011
    10
    This game is between GTA and a school that has different cliques that are different from everyone else. I love it!!!! Also, Jimmy Hopkins isThis game is between GTA and a school that has different cliques that are different from everyone else. I love it!!!! Also, Jimmy Hopkins is one of the best characters ever made and I love the way you attack cops and adults and trying to get away from being caught by them. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    A school-version of Grand Theft Auto, nothing more to say, just buy it period. Even if it's an old game, it's better than half the new gamesA school-version of Grand Theft Auto, nothing more to say, just buy it period. Even if it's an old game, it's better than half the new games there are. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    9
    Bully é um otimo jogo misturando escola com mundo aberto, nao tendo sequencia ate agora, somente com uma expansão para PC, wii e xbox 360.Bully é um otimo jogo misturando escola com mundo aberto, nao tendo sequencia ate agora, somente com uma expansão para PC, wii e xbox 360.
    Bully é um jogo que se passa em uma escola chamada bullworth academy aonde o protagonista jimmy precisa sobreviver aos valentões , alem de conseguir amigos e conhecer mais sobre os grupos da escola, assim como os nerds, valentões, atletas e por ai vai, o gameplay do game é fluido , para um jogo de 2006 ele tem ótimos gráficos, uma historia rica em personagens carismáticos, alem de ser possivel zoar a escola, bater em outros alunos, ajudar outros alunos e causar o caos, mas com pessoas indo atras de você para te pegar, lembra muito policia em gta, aqui temos os monitores e depois a policia mesmo, se voce curte essa pegada mais gta é bom dar uma chance para ele.
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  6. Sep 12, 2022
    9
    A charming and unique game that still stands out, because there's really nothing that similar available even today. It's fantastic!
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    0
    Horrible graphics, lacking plot line, bad character developement is what makes this horrible game an outcast of all Rockstars products. AndHorrible graphics, lacking plot line, bad character developement is what makes this horrible game an outcast of all Rockstars products. And whats sad, is i heard number 2 is coming. OH GOD NO! Please do not buy this trash of a game. Use the money on obscure 1 or 2, gta IV, or something decent. Expand

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#3 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#5 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006