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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 5, 2021
    90
    Those seeking a hardcore shooting challenge and something a bit different from the usual will find both in BPM: Bullets Per Minute.
  2. Nov 17, 2021
    90
    If you like insane difficulty, oddness, and prog rock, this game is for you.
  3. Oct 5, 2021
    80
    Needless to say, if first-person shooters, roguelikes or rhythm games are your thing, you might want to check BPM: Bullets Per Minute out. Especially if you also like heavy metal music. And if you like all of those things, well, BPM: Bullets Per Minute might well just be your dream game. With addictive gameplay, bucket-loads of content and numerous settings to make it a little more forgiving if you need it to be, this is one of the most unique and rewarding games available right now.
  4. 80
    BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a fast-paced and intense shooter stripped down to only the very basics, all of which is meant to focus you in on the core mechanic of staying on beat. Fortunately, it works beautifully well and creates a fun and addicting gameplay experience that stands above some minor flaws.
  5. Oct 5, 2021
    77
    BPM: Bullets per Minute responds to that nostalgia that all lovers of rhythmic games have long cherished, placing itself - with an exuberant, but thoughtful combination of solutions - halfway between a first-person shooter and a roguelike.
  6. Oct 5, 2021
    70
    The difficulty without much progression and lack of any kind of guidance can make BPM feel a bit unwelcoming, which is a shame when its mechanics feel so great to learn. It's worth diving into for the core premise alone, but don't expect to have anyone hold your hand through hell.
  7. 70
    As with most roguelikes, BPM: Bullets Per Minute is one of those games that you will either love over time or hate immediately and shelve for other things. The variable is within the random generation and contending with whether the game wants to throw you a bone or not. Aside from this, BPM is a solid meld of the rhythm action and FPS genres, combining an excellent metal soundtrack with solid gunplay that has a lot to offer, if you can break the stubbornly difficult surface.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 12, 2022
    10
    Kick ass game, delightful core gameplay loop, excellent music, whole heartedly recommend .
  2. Oct 10, 2021
    9
    Bullets per minute has an insanely fun gameplay loop that will never get old. The whole premise is that anything you do in the game (dodging,Bullets per minute has an insanely fun gameplay loop that will never get old. The whole premise is that anything you do in the game (dodging, using abilities, and shooting), has to be on the beat with the song, which is indicated by a triangle which acts as a crosshair.
    All the gun's are very weighty and sound amazing paired with a fantastic heavy metal sound track.
    It's a great rouge like with a bunch of different abilities, guns, and other traditional rouge like elements, and a new bank system which I thought was a neat idea.
    The soundtrack in bpm by far has one of the best sound tracks I have ever heard with 11 different songs, each area and boss having its own song.
    My biggest problem was how some enemies can blend in with the environment due to the styled graphics, which is not the most appealing but I got used to it after some time.
    I played this on a ps5 and it ran very smoothly, but there were few times where the game would crash and it would reset my progress to the starting area of the level. (It would not reset the entire run, just the level you are on).
    The game has no need for a story, the only reason I am spending so many hours on this game is it's fast paced game play and a 10/10 soundtrack.
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  3. Nov 8, 2021
    9
    BPM is probably the most mechanically satisfying game you will ever play. Originally seeps through every aspect of this unique experience.BPM is probably the most mechanically satisfying game you will ever play. Originally seeps through every aspect of this unique experience. Even its most basic core mechanic redefines the way the player approaches first person shooter gameplay, as every shot, dodge and reload must be in time with the music. To complement this innovative touch is the incredible soundtrack, an epic heavy rock masterpiece, brought to life by the dynamic composing duo, Sam Houghton and Joe Collison. If you are seeking a unique experience, this is among the best you can find. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2021
    9
    Great idea, pretty nice visual style (especially Asgard Crypts), and of course very cool soundtrack.
    Sometimes because of style
    Great idea, pretty nice visual style (especially Asgard Crypts), and of course very cool soundtrack.
    Sometimes because of style (Svartalfheim), eyes are getting tired. But still, this game is amazing
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  5. Oct 11, 2021
    7
    Great music, awesome concept, but kinda ruined by visual style, mediocre at best shooting and boring enemies (spiders, flies, maggots - that'sGreat music, awesome concept, but kinda ruined by visual style, mediocre at best shooting and boring enemies (spiders, flies, maggots - that's what you fight 90 of the time).
    Still very fun to play, but could be better
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