Game details

Game:
Bulletstorm
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
February 22nd, 2011
Release Date (UK):
February 25th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
2-24
Developers:
People Can Fly
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action thanks to its signature 'kill with skill' gameplay. The game tells the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries: Dead Echo. When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato learn they've been working for the wrong side, they're betrayed by their commander and exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy. In Bulletstorm, Grayson and Ishi find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs in an abandoned paradise. They have two objectives: get off the planet alive, and exact revenge on the man who sent them there. Players step into the role of Grayson Hunt complete with an arsenal of over-the-top combat moves and outrageously large guns. Bulletstorm's array of distinct 'skillshots' produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay and yell-inducing satisfaction. The skillshot system rewards players for inciting mayhem in the most creative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collects to upgrade their character and unlock weapons, which then allows them to execute even more creative moves and exaggerated skillshots.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
7.0

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Summary

A creative and invigorating shooter that excels in expletives, over-the-top action and gratifying kills.

We like

  • The tremendous range of skill shots
  • Being rewarded well for getting creative with a great upgrade system
  • The co-op mode and Echo competitive play, which both add ample replay value

We dislike

  • The forgettable script and storyline
  • The screen-stuttering that occurs during some of the more frenetic sections
  • The lack of any traditional multiplayer modes.

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Contrary to what some politicians, news channels and other narrow-minded do-gooders would have you believe, violent videogames can actually be quite educational. Take Bulletstorm, for instance, Epic Games and People Can Fly’s controversial new first person shooter. You may have heard it mentioned on Fox News recently, where a panel of psychologists suggested that its violent theme and excessive use of sexual innuendo cou...

Bulletstorm News

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  • EA confirms Bulletstorm demo

    Electronic Arts has revealed that a demo of bloody blaster Bulletstorm will be unleashed on PlayStation Network on January 26. The playable teaser will also show up on Xbox LIVE on January 25, though no mention has been made of a PC release.   According to Eurogamer, the demo will provide...

  • Blezsinski: Bulletstorm will 'very much take advantage' of PS3

    Epic Games’ Cliff Blezsinski has moved to reassure gamers that the PlayStation 3 version of bloody blaster Bulletstorm won’t cut any corners in the visual department, taking full advantage of the console’s meaty innards. The design director’s comments come following concer...

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