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  • Summary: Bulletstorm's array of distinct skillshots produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay. The skillshot system rewards players for laying waste to enemies in the most imaginative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collect to upgrade and unlock weapons,Bulletstorm's array of distinct skillshots produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay. The skillshot system rewards players for laying waste to enemies in the most imaginative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collect to upgrade and unlock weapons, which in turn allows them to execute even more inventive moves and exaggerated skillshots. Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Feb 22, 2011
    100
    Forget your preconceptions of Bulletstorm as a foul-mouthed big dumb action game. It's an intelligent, nuanced design with fathoms of depth, which marks a return to the importance of player creativity in shooters and simultaneously evolves the concept of interactivity in an FPS world. And with two cleverly complimentary secondary modes, it will have serious legs for a good long while to come.
  2. Mar 6, 2011
    90
    It's a very fresh FPS in a genre that feels more stale every year. It's certainly one of the better new IPs that I've seen this year, and I'm very curious to see what People Can Fly do with the sequel.
  3. Feb 22, 2011
    88
    It's a lot of fun and fast as hell, at least in the first half. The pace sometimes slows down as you get to the end, and the Skillshot system dowsn't work smoothly all the way through. It's still an original and funny take on first person shooting: it won't last too long, but you'll enjoy a lot out of it.
  4. Feb 24, 2011
    84
    Bulletstorm is a game that achieves a unique feel despite being pieced together from other shooters. May be not a AAA stunner, but People Can Fly has proven themselves as a developer to follow.
  5. 80
    Bulletstorm promised fun and fulfilled that in an exemplary manner.
  6. Feb 23, 2011
    80
    After being really down on Bulletstorm for the first couple of hours, I was pleasantly shocked to see how well it started coming together once I started getting better at using the different weapons and once the story started moving at a faster pace.
  7. Mar 16, 2011
    58
    An otherwise thoroughly enjoyable experience is riddled with technical problems and hiccups throughout a majority of the single player campaign. Thankfully, you will only be spending a couple of hours in that made; the other modes provide great spurts of intense and enjoyable gameplay with a new gameplay mechanic that is a whole lot of fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 78
  2. Negative: 5 out of 78
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    10
    This unique entry into the FPS genre is one you should check out the demo first... I loved the demo and eagerly waited for the game to gameThis unique entry into the FPS genre is one you should check out the demo first... I loved the demo and eagerly waited for the game to game out. The wait was worth it and it holds plenty of action, many brutal weapons, and very interesting ways to kill off all the enemies. The story works well and the character acting and the cut scenes are very well done. There is a ton of blood,gore, and plenty of cursing,but the odd thing is the cursing brings out more of the characters mood and feelings. One more thing, the multi player I thought was pretty good, but needs more maps and gameplay modes. I like it but many wont care for the multi player since the single player is what every ones looking for. Overall get the demo and if you like it you should probably pick up the full game that I think is well worth the $60 Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    My favorite FPS of all time! A bloody and fun shooter. I love every aspect of this game. If you like FPS, you should check this on out!My favorite FPS of all time! A bloody and fun shooter. I love every aspect of this game. If you like FPS, you should check this on out! Killing enemies in different ways just never gets old for me. My only complaint is that this game ends too soon and that EA pulled the pluck on a sequel!
    PS: If you are from Germany, DON´T get the German version, censorship killed all the fun...
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  3. Mar 25, 2011
    10
    This game is good not great.It will give you some laughs but thats about it.The game lacks a good story and multiplayer.Single player is okayThis game is good not great.It will give you some laughs but thats about it.The game lacks a good story and multiplayer.Single player is okay but not anything amazing here.Dispite great graphics this game never takes itself serously.Storyline is pretty much horrible.Only a few characters are likeable which means not alot.Overall game lacks good multiplayer a solid story or likeable chracters.Also tends to get really repetative. If you want to play you might as well save your money and rent it. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2011
    9
    One of the most fun FPS I've played since the first bioshock. I absolutely enjoyed the creativity and added RPG elements of this gameOne of the most fun FPS I've played since the first bioshock. I absolutely enjoyed the creativity and added RPG elements of this game something more developers should take note of when making fps-type games. I'm not a huge fan of the cheesy dialogue, mainly taking note when Grayson and Ishi are on the elevator during the 3rd chapter.. Everything else about the game is just amazing. Visuals are nice, detailed and vivid, character models maybe not so much. In conclusion bulletstorm is probably one of the more unique and notable fps games in recent times, I would definitely like to see more shooters with this much interactivity. Expand
  5. May 18, 2011
    8
    Far from Perfect but strangely while playing through the singleplayer i found i was having fun which is something i haven't experienced in anFar from Perfect but strangely while playing through the singleplayer i found i was having fun which is something i haven't experienced in an FPS in a long time far to many FPS games take them selves so seriously it almost feels like a chore- yes this game is crass and little buggy as it crashed on me several times .is it game of the year or Fps of the year No... but sometimes its fun just to play a FPS that doesn't have its head stuck up its uber serious military ass Expand
  6. May 14, 2017
    7
    We do need these games from time to time to quickly get through with some fun packed action. The game offers a good concept of earning xp forWe do need these games from time to time to quickly get through with some fun packed action. The game offers a good concept of earning xp for kills and using them to upgrade weapons and buy ammo. Makes the kills a desirable earning. Overall a decent story line with some good dialogues and cut scenes. Finished the game easily on normal mode and in quick time. Once you start, you wont want to put the controller down Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2011
    0
    Yet more proof of how much of a stale cash grab FPS games are. This game reminds me of Dr. Rockso the Rock n' Roll Clown.

    Bulletstorm is just
    Yet more proof of how much of a stale cash grab FPS games are. This game reminds me of Dr. Rockso the Rock n' Roll Clown.

    Bulletstorm is just another shooter trying to differentiate itself by trying to seem edgy. Instead, it ends up being corny and kind of embarrassing. The question is never about graphics. The real question is how does this game differentiate itself from other shooters? What features does it offer that haven't couldn't just be a clever mod for Quake 2?
    The answer: Nothing really. Story doesn't make up for putting a month of modelling effort into some new guns and terrain. This stuff is cheap to produce. It's the complex and innovative rules and game mechanics that push the envelope. Something Bulletstorm doesn't even come close to doing with it's messy hair and only-big-boys-can-act-bad (for kids) attitude.

    This game isn't very good, I feel weird listening to the dialogue and the action is over the top in such a way that it's bad.
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