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Bulletstorm

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Puts the Fun Back Into the FPS

| | See all drlowdon's reviews (468)

After a dull opening twenty minutes, most of which is filled with cut-scenes explaining the frankly unnecessary 'plot', BulletStorm kicks into first gear and remains there for virtually the entire playing time as the creators put the fun back into the FPS genre.

Having crashed onto an unknown planet the player finds that a once seemingly normal settlement has been taken over by a bunch of crazed psychopaths. As expected all manner of guns are available to dispatch your foes but the biggest aspect that separates BulletStorm from many of the more generic shooters is the energy leash, a sort of electronic whip that you can flick out a considerable distance and grab hold of bad guys with. They are then set hurtling towards you in slow motion allowing you time to put a few bullets in them if you wish. Alternatively, and more interestingly, you can manoeuvre them towards any number of death dealing implements such as explosive barrels, electric gates or even a cactus or two. The game actively encourages you to experiment with different methods of killing in the form of challenges called 'skillshots', each of which awards you experience to spend upgrading weapons etc. Although the gameplay doesn't really evolve from start to finish trying to find new ways to defeat your enemies never gets old.

In terms of multi-player there isn't really much to recommend. There is a four-player Horde co-op mode called Anarchy that's as boring as Horde mode always is and that's about it. Those interested in high school leaderboards can replay unlocked stages in a score attack mode named Echoes but this only really offers a short term distraction. Since BulletStorms gameplay doesn't really lend itself to deathmatches or anything of that ilk it's not really much of a loss though.

It may not reinvent the wheel but I find it hard to believe that anyone who enjoys First Person Shooters could fail to enjoy BulletStorm.

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  Puts the Fun Back Into the FPS

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

After a dull opening twenty minutes, most of which is filled with cut-scenes explaining the frankly unnecessary 'plot', BulletStorm kicks into first gear and remains there for virtually the entire playing time as the creators put the fun back into the FPS genre.

Having crashed onto an unknown planet the player finds that a once seemingly normal settlement has been taken over by a bunch of crazed psychopaths. As expected all manner of guns are available to dispatch your foes but the biggest aspect that separates BulletStorm from many of the more generic shooters is the energy leash, a sort of electronic whip that you can flick out a considerable distance and grab hold of bad guys with. They are then set hurtling towards you in slow motion allowing you time to put a few bullets in them if you wish. Alternatively, and more interestingly, you can manoeuvre them towards any number of death dealing implements such as explosive barrels, electric gates or even a cactus or two. The game actively encourages you to experiment with different methods of killing in the form of challenges called 'skillshots', each of which awards you experience to spend upgrading weapons etc. Although the gameplay doesn't really evolve from start to finish trying to find new ways to defeat your enemies never gets old.

In terms of multi-player there isn't really much to recommend. There is a four-player Horde co-op mode called Anarchy that's as boring as Horde mode always is and that's about it. Those interested in high school leaderboards can replay unlocked stages in a score attack mode named Echoes but this only really offers a short term distraction. Since BulletStorms gameplay doesn't really lend itself to deathmatches or anything of that ilk it's not really much of a loss though.

It may not reinvent the wheel but I find it hard to believe that anyone who enjoys First Person Shooters could fail to enjoy BulletStorm.

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  WHAT A GAME

| | See all SmallThor's reviews (2)

This game is one of the best first person shooters that I have played for a while. The graphics are AWESOME and the skillshots complete the game. All in all if you are considering buying this you should definetely buy this game.

  Outstanding shoot em up!!

| | See all Baldrick309's reviews (1)

I bought this game and have recently completed it. The price of 9.99 is absolutely fantastic. If you like Call of Duty and Gears of war, you are in for a real treat with this game!! Loads of different weapons and upgrades to collect, the levels seem to go on and on, this is not a game that you will finish in an hour!! The graphics and game play are superb. I can't tell you enough how much I have enjoyed this game. You acquire a 'Leash' which enables you to bring enemies to you and also weapons which are out of reach. Definitely one of the best shooters I have ever played!! Miss out on it at your peril.

  BULLETSTORM "What a blast" BUY IT!!!!!!!!

| | See all STEVEYG's reviews (9)

Being a great Gears Of War fan i thought I would give this Epic Games title a go, I'm glad I did, This game is one of the most enjoyable titles I have played Since Gears 3. Great story, graphics and game play leaves you begging for more, Well done Epic, a true gem I overlooked at launch but at this price it's even better.I would have paid 40 quid and still loved it. If you love gears you'll love this first person version in many ways. Buy it!

  Bioshock on Steriods!!

| | See all jaggy1984's reviews (2)

I found this game similar to Bioshock but not in such an abvious way! Before any of u dudes think I don't know what I am talking about let me just say that YES I KNOW that the characters are more agile, faster, have alot more moves, is more gory and not set in a underground city built in an ocean but to me it just felt like Bioshock on Steriods!!

The best part is that I picked this game up for 6.99!!

  Good looking and great fun!

| | See all khisanth's reviews (5)

A typical Unreal engine shooter that looks gorgeous and plays really well. Good difficulty level on normal, with an interesting "leash" mechanic. Grab things or people with your electric leash and hurl them at enemies, off cliffs or into spikes. Lots of creative ways to kill and maim! Really enjoyed this

  I would of been 5 stars, however...

| | See all MBeasley's reviews (3)

I'm playing through the game at the moment, and have had to restart two of the chapters so far due to glitches, and have had to re start those chapters more than once in the hope that the glitch would repair itself (which it did after about 5 attempts). If only this game had been tested better! I cannot fault any other element of this game. The Killshots are hilarious and inventive, I love the way new weapons and opponents are introduced. Visually the game is stunning, I'd liken it to Gears of War on hallucinagenics! Shame its not two player! But I'd highly recommend anyone who likes this genre of game to add it to their collection, highly entertaining, you won't get bored!

  Good fun

| | See all stevenfall's reviews (24)

This game is a very fast paced first person shooter with a unique combat system which largely includes the use of 'skill shots' to get more points per kill. There are a huge variety of different skill shots scattered throughout the game which will both challenge and entertain the user. The environments are lush, varied and well designed however there is a limitation to how much free roaming the user can do, like most FPS games. There are also additional missions to complete once you have finished the main storyline called 'echoes', and there is an online mode too. One thing to mention about the online mode at this point in time however is that there aren't many people still playing it, therefore users will likely suffer connection issues and usually lagg. Overall i would recommend this game to any first person shooter fan, and it will definitely keep you going for 20+ hours, especially with the edge of the skillshot system and separate echo missions on top of the storyline.