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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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  • Developer: Mad Doc Software, Rockstar Vancouver
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Modern, Modern, Open-World
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. There are a lot more good lessons to be learned in Bully than bad ones, especially the importance of time management, actually attending classes, and even getting an after school job.
  2. If you're a fan of GTA, then Bully: Scholarship Edition is a game that you should at least check and give a chance, it will surprise you.
  3. The missions are amusing and fun and so are exploring your surroundings. This new edition also includes some new classes and co-op mini-games that make this game a real gem.
  4. Put all this together, and Bully: Scholarship Edition is a great game.
  5. If you never got a chance to play the original Bully, you are really missing out and should pick up a copy of the superior Scholarship Edition as soon as possible. However, if you have already played Bully on the PS2, there really aren't a lot of compelling reasons to play through this version.
  6. Its clever writing, nuanced characters, and well-developed system of virtual hijinks and interaction have really stood the test of time.
  7. It can be funny and disturbing while being challenging and clever. It's just too bad more care wasn't taken in making it available on a new platform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Aug 29, 2012
    10
    The perfect HD upgrade to the perfect Rockstar game. You play as Jimmy Hopkins, a 15 year old delinquent sent to Bullworth Academy in gloriousThe perfect HD upgrade to the perfect Rockstar game. You play as Jimmy Hopkins, a 15 year old delinquent sent to Bullworth Academy in glorious New England. As the new kid you must earn respect, make friends and decide which ones to keep, experience love and betrayal and cause havoc to bring Bullworth to its knees. A must play for any open-world action game fan. Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2012
    10
    Bully is by FAR.. The BEST game on xbox 360, its sooooooooooooo underrated... The story is AMAZING!!! Ø
  3. May 2, 2011
    10
    This was one of my most favorite games when i used to play PS2 and i got the new adittion of it and it added to what already was a great game.This was one of my most favorite games when i used to play PS2 and i got the new adittion of it and it added to what already was a great game. GREAT story and missions. You can easily fall in love with characters and their personality's, but i feel like the combat system is sloppy but thats how it is for ever rockstar made game but this was still a great game to have. Expand
  4. Brian
    Apr 12, 2008
    9
    First time I've played this, and I have to say it is a fantastic and fun adventure. Although it has some technical faults, none have First time I've played this, and I have to say it is a fantastic and fun adventure. Although it has some technical faults, none have gotten in the way of it being an incredibly enjoyable experience. Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2020
    8
    Bully is probably my favorite Rockstar game and the only one I ever fully finished. The characters and story are great, including the voiceBully is probably my favorite Rockstar game and the only one I ever fully finished. The characters and story are great, including the voice acting performances. It's just a really enjoyable GTA-like game set around a boarding school with tons of fun **** to do. It isn't the most visually breathtaking game by any means but it definitely looks better than the original and has lots of added content too. Expand
  6. JohnM.
    Mar 26, 2008
    8
    While more could have been done to improve the graphics, (they really should have just ported it to the RAGE engine) its a very long and While more could have been done to improve the graphics, (they really should have just ported it to the RAGE engine) its a very long and engrossing plot with a multitude of missions that are usually fresh and changing, I get the feeling the mini games would be more fun wii i think the only thing that bugs me about it is....no downloadable content, games like this NEED dlc nowwa days! but still, definitely worth buying, just probably not if you've already beaten the ps2 version. Expand
  7. JalexD.
    Mar 6, 2008
    0
    All in all, a rather lazy rehashing of what was a mediocre game at best. It doesn't fix any of the problems that were present on the PS2 All in all, a rather lazy rehashing of what was a mediocre game at best. It doesn't fix any of the problems that were present on the PS2 version, it just gives you more to do. And, these tasks are no more entertaining than the original tasks. Expand

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