Bulletstorm reviews round-up: crass, fun, over-the-top

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 17:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Reviews have gone live for Bulletstorm, which releases in the US today, and the general consensus is that it is a very fun, over-the-top shooter – as expected.


Production began in 2007.

Officially announced in May 2010.

Demo released on 360 and PS3 in January 2011.

Epic Edition includes access to Gears 3 multiplayer beta.

Released in the US today; UK February 25.

Gun Sonata DLC to release in the spring.

Bulletstorm Launch Trailer

Here’s a list of reviews we’ve found so far. More are popping up by the minute, so expect the list to grow larger.

There’s also plenty of gameplay videos for the game out today. We’ve posted them below courtesy of Gamespot.



  1. ManuOtaku

    Well is getting good reviews the ones i look the most Eurogamer – 9 and VideoGamer – 9, therefore for me is a first day buy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Loved the demo but it’s behind kz3 in the queue.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Got this and KZ3 headed my way. Good times. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Razor

    Didn’t really like the demo.

    But then again I don’t like shooters, so I guess that stands to reason :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hcw87

    5 hour campaign according to IGN. Yawn. Just like Vanquish indeed then.

    Can’t believe people rate this so high when it’s so damn short.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Still buying it. This and Killzone 3 a bit later

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Sorry but Killzone 3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bulletstorm

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    I don’t get this…CVG says 9 hour campaign, IGN 5?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Joe Anderson

    Looks like Gears of War with an electric whip attached.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 Just five hours?????? Now, is that blasting through it, or playing it like a normal non-blitzkrieg type person?

    If it is a leisurely play through and only five hours, I think I am going to cry.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982


    But the link you put there says it’s 7-8 hours.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Suikoden Fan

    and yet how well would this have scored without epic being associated with it?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Joe Anderson

    @12 exactly. Don’t believe the hype.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. jaylee

    JVN gave 16/20

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    either way its much longer then killzone3

    #15 4 years ago
  16. spiderLAW

    @15, no

    @13. Couldnt agree more. My cuzin brought over his copy last night (had it early) and i played passed the first 3 missions and fell asleep from boredom.
    I was really into it at first, thought it was a blast, but that quickly changed.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Suikoden Fan

    being honest i just thin this game tries too hard, and yet not hard enough, whenever i want to play a take the piss shooter without it being serious i’ll play Armed and Dangerous

    #17 4 years ago
  18. psybass

    i wonder if i should buy the game, because ign said that the game is short and i don’t like pay for short game, just like star wars the force unleashed 2.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Hunam

    It’s GFWL on the PC though, which should take about 2 points off the review scores.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @Hunam, STEAM also

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Lord Gremlin

    Well, I was going to buy both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm day 1. But after Cliff Brzezinski’s shit talk about Killzone 3 I’ve canceled Bulletstorm pre-order: I don’t support arrogant bastards. This is unfair towards guys at People Can Fly though, so I’m still getting Bulletstorm when it’s cheap.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. sony_sucks

    Better metacritic rating then shitty kz3

    #22 4 years ago
  23. MushroomStamp

    I beat the game of this weekend (3 day holiday). I loved it. There is no way someone beat it in 5 hours unless they just completely missed the point of game and ran through it.

    For me this game was a breath of fresh air. I’m sooooo tired of realistic military shooters I don’t think I can ever play another one. This game seriously had me laughing at things they were saying and was having a blast dismembering and trying to shoot people in the balls then bolo’ing them with an explosive neck-tie.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DSB

    Games for Windows Live? I’ll pass :P

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Michal Przyszlak

    Who cares how long it is when it’s an arcade experience? Vanquish was amazing, and wasn’t 4 h like some idiots said. It was around 7h of normal playtime with cut-scenes and even more if you count all the dying. And then, it was awesome to just play it all over again, cause that’s the way it was made.

    Look at GTA games – they prolong those with retarded fetch-quests, that’s what you want?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. threadzilla

    @ #3 Same here gunna be awesome

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    killzone 2 is meant to be 3-4 hours long so SPIDERLAW suck my dick you spunk nugget

    #27 4 years ago
  28. LOLshock94


    #28 4 years ago
  29. spiderLAW

    and No

    You are very creative with your choice of words. Kudos!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Dannybuoy

    I’ve speed run them both back to back in 2.27 hours so suck my lozenge

    #30 4 years ago
  31. szu

    And you payed 60 bucks to finish game in 2.30h?? Good job!!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Zana

    Not many reviews mention the atrocious character design.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Xzeth

    GameTrailers Video Review – 8.6:

    #33 4 years ago
  34. loki

    7,5 perfect score for this 2-day stupid action
    Killzone is much better

    #34 4 years ago
  35. B.E.S.O

    GameSpot 8/10

    #35 4 years ago

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