Bully: Scholarship Edition
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"And what's the best way to gain power and prestige at a new school? Pranks and violence, of course!" - ign.com
"Bully is one of the better gameplay experiences in recent years, letting you break a drunken schoolteacher out of an asylum, help the lunch lady drug her date, steal panties from the girls' dorm, and take pictures of snotty kids sitting on the lap of a homeless Santa." - gamespot.com
Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place at the fictional New England boarding school, Bullworth Academy and tells the story of mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he goes through the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence. Beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks on the preppies, save the nerds, kiss the girl and ultimately navigate the social hierarchy in the worst school around.
Story – Scholarship Edition brings together all of the clichés surrounding school, the cliques, the teachers, the pranks and creates an environment which is hilarious to play and interesting to explore.
Variety – With 82 missions, 45 lessons, loads of mini games and collectibles, Bully provides over 30 hours of entertainment.
Pranks – Spread the mischief. Use your slingshot to annoy the school mascot, give the preppies wedgies, leave a stink bomb in the cheerleader’s locker, trip the prefects on well placed marbles, drop firecrackers in the toilets and own the school.
Characters – Over 100 voiced characters to socially interact with among several social groups; jocks, nerds, preppies, greasers, teachers, townies, carnies and of course girls.
Choice – You’re in charge. Decide whether you have a positive or negative effect when interacting or accepting missions; you can say hello to fellow classmates or deliver mean wedgies. Even decide which girls you want to kiss or what classes to skip.
Music – Original score creates a dynamic atmosphere that compliments the schoolyard experience seamlessly.
Boarding School Simulatormrgreen9705 | June 17, 2015 | See all mrgreen9705's reviews »
Jimmy's trouble making has seen him kicked out of several schools, thus he ends up at Bullworth Academy boarding school. It is up to you to climb the hierarchy of the school while maintaining your grades. The game is an open world sandbox with similar mechanics to the GTA-series with missions and side activities. There is plenty of pranks and fun activities to be done and the story is compelling and humorous.
Great Game!JacobDucote328 | May 1, 2015 | See all JacobDucote328's reviews »
Rockstar delivers yet another classic game. The game is basically Grand Theft Auto at a private school. You play as Jimmy Hopkins doing acts of violence around school. What's interesting is that you actually have to go to class! It is much more hilarious and entertaining than Grand Theft Auto, I must say. The controls are weird for a mouse and a keyboard. I would recommend using a controller. The gameplay is great on the computer. If you had this game on a console, I would recommend getting it for PC. The game produced hours of fun and laughter, and will be a keeper in anyone’s book!
GTA: Kids Editionemptyhaven | March 21, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
This game is the equally as violent, but less gruesome version of another of Rockstar's franchises, GTA. But while the violence seems a bit toned down (Q: how could you ever get away with a kid holding a gun?), the brutality is still strong here (A: make it a BB gun!), with pretty much the same mechanics of beating people up, stealing their stuff, later, rinse, repeat. The story isn't a slouch either, holding the gameplay together, tighter than a wedgied nerd. Playing the factions for their alliance is a lot of fun, and sometimes it's interesting watching the dynamics of each clique interact with each other, with or without your influence. The game itself is a progression of open world mechanics. I like that it was open world, but introduced as a piece meal. We only get parts at a time, but once it's unlocked, it's unlocked for good (unless the plot calls for otherwise). This is a great game for GTA fans like myself. It has the same feel as GTA, but it's a whole different ride itself.
Worth every penny.JiinCarlo | Jan. 2, 2015 | See all JiinCarlo's reviews »
I bought this game around the time when it first came out on PS2 and as a kid I had no idea what I was getting into. I played the hell out of it for years and then I found out they were making an HD version for the Xbox 360 and I just had to buy it again. The game is really fun, there are so many things to do and so many places to explore, a lot of collectibles, I honestly don't know what to write because the game is just overall good and in my opinion far better than GTA only because there's not much to do in GTA when compared to Bully. If you have the money to spare buy it! If you're looking for a game and not sure what to get then get this without doubt.
Schoolyard Mayhembibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
Bully is an open world sandbox game where you play as Jimmy Hopkins, a 15-year-old troublemaker with a silver heart who has been expelled from multiple schools and is coming from a somewhat broken family. The game begins with Jimmy's mother and her new husband dropping him off at Bullworth Academy, where a struggle for power immediately surfaces. Jimmy would strive to be the king of a peaceful campus with no bullies and every student from multiple factions all getting along in beautiful harmony. It's your standard open-world game set in a high school setting. Remove the guns and replace it with bottle rockets. Take away the grenades and bring in the itching powder. Get rid of the SWAT team and welcome the prefects. It's a very refreshing take on a very standard formula, and the execution is well-done. You wouldn't expect anything less, though, as the title has been developed by Rockstar Games. The environment in Bully is well-constructed, and there are quite a few enjoyable distractions and side missions that you can interact with. Being an open-world game, you can of course race using bikes and even a go-kart inside the fairgrounds. You can also ride rides and play carnival games in the circus. Being set in a school, you can also attend classes, which actually tests your knowledge and/or patience in subjects such as English, Biology, Gym and even Shop class. It's hard to find fault in a game as well-constructed game as this. The only criticism I have is the game's lack of auto-save or even checkpoints. You don't realize how badly those systems are needed in games until they have been blatantly and shamelessly taken away.