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"An incredibly welcome breath of fresh air. Never underestimate the simple need to let loose and cause some mayhem, and the skill shot system is exceptionally done." - StrategyInformer.com
"Taken out of the context of its fiction, People Can Fly would have something fun but forgettable on their hands, but the way Bulletstorm fits together results in something cool and memorable." - IGN.com
Set in a futuristic utopia, an elite peacekeeping force thwarts the rumblings of civil war. But deception within the ranks has caused two members of the most feared unit, Dead Echo, to strike out on their own.
Now washed-up mercenaries turned space pirates, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato’s latest quest for a quick buck goes south. Stumbling upon their ex-commander’s warship, the Ulysses, Grayson engages this behemoth head-on. Outmanned and outgunned, his only option is to ram the Ulysses in a suicidal bid at redemption.
Narrowly surviving a crash landing and now stranded on the abandoned paradise planet of Stygia, Grayson and Ishi find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh-eating gangs. They survive on two objectives: get off the planet alive and exact revenge on the man who sent them there.
Taking the role of Grayson Hunt, wield over-the-top combat moves and some of the most uniquely innovative weapons ever seen in a first person shooter that all feed into Bulletstorm’s™ distinct ‘skillshot’ system for unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay. Unleash the Bulletstorm™!
Incredible New “Skillshot” System: Combine outrageous gunplay with Bulletstorm’s™ unique kick, slide and leash mechanics as you Kill with Skill. Every enemy presents a new opportunity for stylish, over-the-top and ever increasingly bloody ways to take them down.
The Circle of Awesome: Kill with skill to rack up the points. Cash in these points for upgrades. Use these upgrades to pull off even bigger and better “skillshots” and earn even more points… Bulletstorm’s™ upgrade system truly is a circle of awesome that rewards players who kill in the most creative ways.
Badass Weaponry: From your trusty Peace Maker Carbine to the explosive Flail Gun, Bulletstorm™ delivers an arsenal of the most inventive, death-dealing weapons ever seen that truly put the fun back into the First Person Shooter.
A Pulp Sci-Fi Adventure: Featuring a script by the acclaimed Marvel Comics writer Rick Remender (The Punisher), Bulletstorm™ takes you on a journey filled with plot twists and turns from betrayal to revenge and ultimately redemption.
A Dangerous Planet of Forgotten Paradise: Travel from scorched deserts to tropical forests and an adult playground resort on a beautifully realized paradise defiled, delivered by the power of the Unreal Engine.
good and clever game design philosophygwynplaine | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
Bulletstorm has bare bones writing and characterization that's ok for a rare laugh. Parody is not a good excuse for poor writing but of course, nobody plays a shooter for a story, right?
It's a shooter but doesn't play a lot like one because the designers lay out very small bits of what they want you to do, and compels you to act out the bite sized objectives they thought of with the incentive of cool animations and a higher score. You are constantly aware of your surroundings, and you have to shoot and constantly readjust to get the most out of the game (all the skill kills).
It's not just cover and shoot or cover and dodge like most shooters. It gives you a lot of freedom and you can play it exactly like Call of Duty but then you might as well shut down the game. I thought the game was very cleverly designed at least and did something different in the shooter space.
The multiplayer co-op horde mode is pretty dead but I don't think you'd be missing much.
Fire In Your HoleCoillyZ | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all CoillyZ's reviews »
Bulletstorm was an unexpected hit for me. I loved it. It was made by the creators of the Painkiller series, which never impressed me. The game itself is great. It emphasizes an arcade-like feel with it's point system and co-op mode. Even with that feel, it still has a great story that actually put me in tears. It also has a lot of humor. Get this now.
One of a kind!Oblaque | July 23, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Bulletstorm is very fun to play. Kill with Skill, why nobody had done this before? Although pretty blunt and really fun, this is the true successor of the late Duke Nukem. As weapons are quite different and as you choose from a selection at start-up, the game has a good replay value so you can start by choosing different weapons such as for instance the head trap of the Saw movie (and make it explode). Or take fireworks to see the guys fly and explode into beautiful sparks. Each impact on the enemy is managed as well so you can shoot any parts of the body and have a different reactions (and various bonuses). The game is not too repetitive either in terms of worlds and different enemies, and there's a background story to discover. In short, a game very cool game to let loose!
Interesting Style of GameplayD3struction | July 8, 2013 | See all D3struction's reviews »
This game is pretty interesting in how it rewards you points, based on how cool your kill looks. So it challenges you by not allowing you to keep doing the same kind of shoot everyone mentality that you are used to in the every day shooter. You are awarded points for switching up your kills and doing crazy stuff. The dialog and story is pretty unimportant and not very interesting to follow with its constant sexual humor and dick jokes, but its a very fun game to play and you will have tons of fun using the leash to throw enemies into spikes, walls, and off of cliffs.
Interesting, but still a Shootercrazygrouptrio | May 28, 2013 | See all crazygrouptrio's reviews »
This has many interesting aspects that a lot of shooters don't have. A special grapple, slow motion move, walking on the sides of buildings, etc. It really changes up the genre, but everything else is fairly mediocre.
The characters are swear-happy men that swear so often that no matter who you are you'll get tired of hearing it. I understand that they're rebellious pirates, but still. It's a turn off and makes me not care about them at all.
But this doesn't stop the game from being blood splurting, gun shooting fun, and a lot of people will have fun with that and the new ideas the game sets forth. The setting is pretty interesting (like a more populated Borderlands setting) but still interesting. Personally, I would get this game on console or wait until it is on sale. I picked it up at a local resale store for $5, and it was worth that.