Excerpt: There have been numerous game concepts over the years that have left us scratching our heads, with none guiltier than the dismal 50 Cent: Bulletproof back in 2005. The game revolved around the rap superstar and his posse G-Unit, and it was universally panned by critics and consumers alike. After the poor performance, Fiddy returns for an encore in Blood on the Sand. Does this run-and-gun shooter drop it like it's hot, or is it just another buster?
Excerpt: Once in a while, it’s nice to play a game that you have no prior knowledge of, with no preset expectations for the experience to come, and are open to the idea that that experience may just happen to be quite good. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is such a game, and what at first seems like a blatant Gears of War rip-off (complete with cover mechanics and an off-set third-person camera, only set in a war-torn modern-day city featuring real world weapons), soon comes into its...
Summary: " 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand " is big dumb, and a lot of fun. It doesn’t care that it’s ripped off 'Gears of War' and 'The Club' and mashed them together. It doesn’t care that every other word of dialogue is an f-bomb. It’s insanely mad to the point of being trippy- you really have to wonder what goes on in the mind of 50.
Excerpt: Name: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Genre: Third-Person Shooter, Action Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Check out the Video Review. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a good game. Please, don’t stop reading. Over the past few months, gamers have lied to themselves and each other, trying to make up excuses for not enjoying the trailers for 50’s newest foray into gaming.
Summary: In this X-Play Review, we take a look at the new multiplatform game '50 Cent: Blood on the Sand' and find out if this game parties like it's your birthday...or just a regular, boring Tuesday night.
Pros: Foul-mouthed rappers on a rampage, Quest for badges add replay incentive, Challenging and smart enemy AI, Fun and simple co-op mode
Cons: Slightly derivative, Too much running, At times, suffers from clunky controls
Excerpt: I never there would come a day when I sit down and write about a good 50 Cent game. Generally, hip-hop games have never turned out that great, with the exception of Def Jam, and Wu-Tang Clan: Shaolin Style. But those were fighting games, which are completely different than the run-and-gun flavor that is 50's latest outing, Blood on the Sand.
Excerpt: Did any of you play Mr. Cent’s first foray into the world of video games – 2005’s Bulletproof? I did, and still have a few things to say about it even to this day. Take one multi-million selling rapper and pandering his gangster fantasy to the masses was an awful idea for a video game to begin with, so the patchier controls were the final nail in the coffin for most gamers. The question is, why did I play it?
Excerpt: His previous foray into videogames left the self professed P.I.M.P. more than a little L.I.M.P. But Swordfish Studios have pumped the lead back into 50 Cent’s pencil with the very respectable Blood on the Sand.
Pros: It’s a polished 3rd person shooter with unabashed, snappy dialogue and some brutal weapon and melee combat. The co-op and scoring system will bring you back for more.
Cons: Generic setting and essentially no storyline. The ability to successfully run & gun renders the nice cover system useless.