Bulletstorm (NA)

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Description

"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™!

FEATURES

  • 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.

Customer reviews

92

Splat Pow Boom

yngdr | Aug. 14, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »

Action meets Style. skill kills gain points you use to buy upgrades. story driven action that plays out real well. minor bugs, but nothing that beer wont fix. Borderlands meets Pirates, bombs whips and bullets fly as you tear thru the planet hoping to escape. Very fun game with high replay

80

Great Voice Acting

Jericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »

Bulletstorm is a very bizarre shooter. You earn points by creatively slaughtering your foes, then use those points as currency. You're literally payed more to kick a guy in to a spiked fence than to shoot him in the face. Combat was pretty fun for a while, but it did get a bit stale after a few hours. The story was definitely good, but the voice acting won me over. Then again, I'm biased when it comes to Steven Blum. I was expecting this game to be short, but it was actually around 9 hours for me. As far as FPS games go, that's not that bad.

74

Wait did he just say that?!

taigatsu | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »

A bro-tastic shooter through and through, Bulletstorm is like a testosterone soaked roller coaster ride. It's a bit of a blur and a rush while it's happening, but afterwards you'll feel a little sick and not sure why you had so much fun. Muscle men with a gift for profanity have a vague reason for wanting to shoot other mean men, and what that means for the player is an opportunity to flex their homicidal tendencies. The skillshot system is an absurd delight to play around with, rewarding you for mixing up the basic kick and tether mechanics with environmental hazards littered about the levels and increasingly overpowered guns. You'll spend half your time trying to figure out inventive new ways to create kill combos, each of which rewards you with a clever little tagline and bonus points. The whole thing is about as mature as a fart joke, but if you turn your brain off for a while, Bulletstorm is a solid, if one-note shooter.

75

good and clever game design philosophy

gwynplaine | 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.

100

Fire In Your Hole

CoillyZ | 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.