Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 59
  2. Negative: 13 out of 59
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  1. It is buggy, ill tested, and not much better than draft material. With that said genre fans may find a little something to admire with Bullet Witch; whether it is Alicia's magical powers or some of the lively boss encounters.
  2. Hardcore Gamer
    45
    Had Bullet Witch been a launch title, this bitter pill could've been swallowed, but with so many other great choices out there like "Gears of War" or "Lost Planet," there's simply no reason to play this. [Apr 2007, p.54]
  3. While the effects look fantastic, your spells are always a few button-clicks away, and setting them up breaks the flow of the battle.
  4. Bullet Witch is a game that could have been great, but instead fell flat on its face.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    40
    With its occult themes and flying ammo, Bullet Witch aspires to be a gritty action epic in the "Devil May Cry" vein, but it lacks the design chops to pull off the job. [Apr 2007, p.89]
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    40
    The gameplay is riddled with bug-induced frustration, uninspiring combat and a sluggish control system that lacks any kind of invention. [Mar 2007, p.88]
  7. 40
    In a time when gamers are constantly looking for a "next-gen" experience, Cavia has put together a game that feels like it was made for the original PlayStation.
  8. 40
    Typically, poor graphic performance is just a sideline to how a game performs, but here the lousy shadows and contrasty scenes detract from the action just as much as the dreadful AI and thin premise. As a result, Bullet Witch should be completely avoided.
  9. To get an idea of what exactly Bullet Witch is all about, try to imagine a game in which Devil May Cry, Chaos Legion, and Resident Evil are all rolled into one...except that game turned out to be complete trash.
  10. 30
    The game's biggest defect lies in its terrible early-gen PS2-grade graphics. I haven't seen anything this blocky since the last time I played with my Legos!
  11. And Alicia is hot, though not sexy as one might expect. Whoever they hired to do her voice work sounds hot, in that she sounds stupid. All of her lines are read woodenly, like a teenager reading aloud in class.
  12. The Xbox 360 certainly needs more titles from the Japanese development community, but Bullet Witch is far from a show of support.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43
  1. PatrickW.
    Apr 3, 2008
    8
    I really enjoyed the combination of fast gunplay, unlimited ammo (and no dumb pickups or chests placed about to replenish health or ammo), I really enjoyed the combination of fast gunplay, unlimited ammo (and no dumb pickups or chests placed about to replenish health or ammo), and magic spells with very different effects. The graphics, with the sense of huge expanse, and the camera perspective, were very appealing as well. Most appealing of all was Alicia, who has to rate as one of the prettiest game heroines around (and sexy too, as anyone who has downloaded the pixie and secretary costumes will attest). All in all, a very fun game with much replay value--there are literally dozens of missions for download--that has been unfairly rated by far too many. Full Review »
  2. Winduck7
    Apr 9, 2007
    1
    Sucks. I've played through it. The start-up movie is decent until some slow japanese song kicks in and crappy voice overs are added. Sucks. I've played through it. The start-up movie is decent until some slow japanese song kicks in and crappy voice overs are added. Graphics wise, its okay. Controller layout sucks but takes a while to get use to. Alicia "looks stylish" in the few moves that she has. These zombie army guys, floating brains repeat each encounter and each level. There isn't really a direction or goal. I didn't even know I beat the game until end credits started rolling, I was like "finished already?" Rent. Full Review »
  3. DanG.
    Mar 7, 2007
    4
    God, this game sucks. The controls are lousy, the framerate is terrible. The AI is the stupidest I've ever come across, invisible walls God, this game sucks. The controls are lousy, the framerate is terrible. The AI is the stupidest I've ever come across, invisible walls everwhere and I have NO idea what's going on in this story. Full Review »