Attack of the Fanboy

Bulletstorm is Getting Great Reviews

by William Schwartz


Bulletstorm released a mere 20 hours ago, and since then reviews have begun to pour in from around the web.  The game has proved to be a critical success and is currently holding an overall metascore of 86 as of this time on metacritic.   Bulletstorm released today alongside another first person shooter, Killzone 3.  At this time, Bulletstorm holds a marginal lead against the PlayStation 3 exclusive.

There are likely many more reviews to come in before all is said and done, so these scores are all but finalized. Here are some of the scores from the higher end of the spectrum with GamesRadar issuing the game a perfect 10/10.

Games Radar – Forget your preconceptions of Bulletstorm as a foul-mouthed big dumb action game. It’s an intelligent, nuanced design with fathoms of depth, which marks a return to the importance of player creativity in shooters and simultaneously evolves the concept of interactivity in an FPS world. And with two cleverly complimentary secondary modes, it will have serious legs for a good long while to come.  10/10

Strategy Informer – 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. 9.5/10

Game Informer – An exceptional shooter brimming with personality and originality, but the concept is spread too thin in the later levels. New homicidal toys are constantly introduced in the first three-quarters of the game, which makes the final few hours a little stale. Mix in a ho-hum ending and the stellar experience goes out on a bit of a low note.  9.25/10

It hasn’t been all roses for Bulletstorm, 1up rated the game a B minus, which is still pretty darn respectable.

1up – A game unsure of what it wants to achieve. When it lets itself, it’s a fantastic adrenaline rush through well-constructed set-pieces and gloriously fun-to-watch violence. But it too often drags itself down with overly structured situations and restrictive, strategy-heavy gameplay. B-

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