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  • Summary: Both the Wii and Xbox 360 versions retain the wit and deep gameplay of the previously released PS2 title "Bully" and boasts additional new content. Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place in the fictional New England boarding school of Bullworth Academy and tells the story of 15-year-oldBoth the Wii and Xbox 360 versions retain the wit and deep gameplay of the previously released PS2 title "Bully" and boasts additional new content. Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place in the fictional New England boarding school of Bullworth Academy and tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Capturing the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence perfectly, Bully: Scholarship Edition pulls the player into its cinematic and engrossing world. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 91
    Among the deluge of E-rated minigame collections targeted at the casual market, Bully provides a welcome breath of fresh air for a more hardcore Wii audience.
  2. 90
    It takes the GTA formula and condenses it into a game that requires a quarter of the time commitment.
  3. The extra content in the Scholarship Edition don’t really justify another purchase, however everyone else should spend some time schooling some Bullies at Bullworth
  4. For those who missed out first time around, this is a great opportunity to catch up, and the extra additions and the nicely-done Wii controls make for an even better package.
  5. Bully's still a captivating, cartoonish adventure that packs a ton of activity into its deceptively small world, and it's still a lot of fun to run around dodging prefects and thwacking preppies with a slingshot.
  6. 80
    It's not exactly Grand Theft Auto caliber, but Bully: Scholarship Edition is still an entertaining open-world romp through Bullworth Academy.
  7. While some of the missions are entertaining enough for a quick diversion, the game's overall quality is lacking, with uncharismatic and unengaging characters everywhere you turn, tired clichés, and sloppy gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. R.L.
    May 8, 2008
    10
    The only flaws: too short and to easy! But otherwise a great game.
  2. Sophie
    Nov 28, 2008
    10
    unfortunately on metacritic you can't give a game 20 out of 10! Bully is honestly the best game I have ever played. I very rarely unfortunately on metacritic you can't give a game 20 out of 10! Bully is honestly the best game I have ever played. I very rarely actually stick at a game, but I spent every second I could on Bully, and actually finished it! It is an excellent game, a great story, challenging in parts but ALWAYS a hell of a lot of fun. Expand
  3. williaml
    Jun 23, 2009
    10
    This was a game that i really enjoyed playing when you can people wedgies and Chinese burns on the arm.The game is like your in a real school This was a game that i really enjoyed playing when you can people wedgies and Chinese burns on the arm.The game is like your in a real school that you have to attend class on time and you get holidays to play on the streets.You can also get jobs to earn money to get stuff.The problem with this game is it is too short and very easy to complete. Expand
  4. DanC
    Jun 26, 2008
    9
    Ardnas S., you obviously haven't played the game. In it you're encouraged to stick up for weaker kids, and get serious punishments Ardnas S., you obviously haven't played the game. In it you're encouraged to stick up for weaker kids, and get serious punishments if you hurt girls or younger children. About the game, it's generally very good. The graphics are lackluster, especially the people, but the scenery's quite good. It's great fun but a few annoying glitches can be frustrating. Expand
  5. AndrewC.
    Sep 11, 2008
    8
    First of all, this was one of my favorite PS2 games, so keep in mind, this review might be a little bias. I thought this game was great. It First of all, this was one of my favorite PS2 games, so keep in mind, this review might be a little bias. I thought this game was great. It was not perfect but very good. There is not much of a visual update from the previous version but the added content is there(primarily in the classes). Alot of the added content seems to be unlockable items, kind of disappointed about that., but this is still a game most should play. Yes, it is very easy but the missons are alot of fun and plenty of interesting things to do in between times. Even though I have 100% this game on the PS2 I am still having a blast playing through this classic again and finding "new" things and reliving good memories. This may not be for everyone but everyone should give it a try. I am sure if you are unfarmiliar with the PS2 version this game will be a very fresh/new/fun experience for you. Expand
  6. RobertoR.
    Jun 11, 2008
    7
    Though the missions can be a tad too easy and repetitive, the strength of the game is its witty and brutally honest satire of high school Though the missions can be a tad too easy and repetitive, the strength of the game is its witty and brutally honest satire of high school life and teenage drama. Expand
  7. JalexD.
    Mar 6, 2008
    0
    Despite the additions to the content, and even multiplayer, this is a pathetic attempt to make the game more fun.

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