Excerpt: Bulletstorm is at once both a wildly original and enjoyable shooter, and a cliché ridden retread of just about every average shooter you've ever played. You play as Grayson Hunt, a mercenary working for The Confederation of Planets' General Sarrano. During an operation, Hunt comes to the realization that he's been the tool of an evil megalomaniac, something that Hunt took years to figure out but which you'll see coming minutes into the opening cinematic.
Conclusion: A good game that could have been great if not for a few small, but annoying problems. If online is your chief concern, I’d look elsewhere (or look into the 360 version) but there’s a lot of fun to be had in singleplayer. Just don’t expect this to be a candidate for game of the year.
Conclusion: It's a game everyone should experience. I'm excited to see where People Can Fly take the inevitable Bulletstorm 2 , but for now kick back, have a few laughs, and sling some guys into a giant man eating plant. You deserve it.
Excerpt: I’ve used many words and terms to describe Bulletstorm: ‘Raucous.’ ‘Insane.’ ‘Over-the-top.’ ‘Explosive.’ ‘Intense.’ All of these are accurate when discussing any single aspect of People Can Fly’s latest first-person shooter, from second-to-second enemy battles and the range of weaponry, to the available set of combat abilities, enormous set-piece action and far-reaching sense of adventure.
Excerpt: is uncouth. …there, I just began this review with the understatement of the millennium. In a game that urges you to “kill with skill,” that features not-so-subtle Skillkill titles like “Gag Reflex,” “Rear Entry,” and “Gang Bang,” that includes a record number of cuss words, that makes you laugh maniacally at horrific carnage, we emerge a little exhausted.
Excerpt: Sci-fi first-person shooter Bulletstorm is a celebration of adolescent crassness. It is neither artful nor sophisticated, proudly wearing strings of obscenities as a badge of dishonor. Subtle it isn't; entertaining, it is. Where the meatheaded characters and forced, childish dialogue fail, the gameplay mostly succeeds, pushing you through a variety of attractive environments and encouraging you to "kill with skill.
Pros: Energy leash spruces up the action, Skillshot system constantly rewards you for stylish kills, Cool arsenal of weapons and moves, Outdoor environments look fantastic
Cons: The excessive profanity stops being funny very quickly, A lot of predictable shooter cliches, Limited, buggy multiplayer
Summary: With their latest shooter Bulletstorm, People Can Fly and Epic Games have managed to construct a visually rapturous and mechanically flawless first-person shooter that challenges genre conventions and provides an interactive experience that ends up feeling like the most offensive amusement park ride you've ever ridden, and I mean that in the best way possible.
Pros: Glorious action on a massive scale, Constantly twists FPS conventions, Tons of replayability in Echo and Anarchy
Cons: Combo system can get repetitive, "Intentionally" weak enemy AI calls attention to gaminess, Over-the-top tone is inconsistent