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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory and profane sci-fi shooter definitely not for kids.

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age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+


This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a space pirate who must escape a planet populated by mutant cannibals. Players use futuristic machine guns, shotguns, magnum revolvers, assault rifles, and chain guns to perform over-the-top kills that dismember and decapitate foes. Injured enemies emit large sprays of blood that stain the ground and surrounding walls. Specialty kills (i.e., Skillshots) represent the most intense instances of violence: enemies can be dismembered with explosives; impaled on spikes; and drilled into walls, resulting in body parts breaking into pieces. During the course of the game, players can consume alcohol and kill enemies in order to receive an Intoxicated Skillshot; the screen turns blurry during these sequences. The dialogue contains numerous jokes and comments that reference sexual acts, venereal diseases, and having sex with one's mother (e.g., "Guess I know where the ol' gal got that limp."). The names of some Skillshots are infused with sexual innuendo (e.g., Gag Reflex, Rear Entry, Drilldo, Mile High Club); one Skillshot (i.e., Fire in the Hole) allows players to shoot at enemies' exposed buttocks. Language such as "f**k," "sh*t," "p*ssy," and "c*ck" can be heard in dialogue.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 12+


as you may have heard - bullet storm is a gory, swearword riddled game that can't get any worse. BUT, did you know that the developers went through the trouble to create an option that lets you play with no swearing in the script and no blood / gore. SO if you are a 12 year old kid, yearning to buy this game - it might just be okay! ALSO - if it is not then try GOLDEN EYE RELODED - an old shooter with new hd graphics ( great first shooter for teens who really want something like call of duty!

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (26):

Bulletstorm can be fun, but only for those who enjoy violent and irreverent first-person shooters (think Duke Nukem and Serious Sam). At the heart of the action is a "skillshot" system that rewards players for performing kills in a creative function. By stringing your moves together -- kicking, shooting, whipping, sliding, and running -- you can create unique skillshots for bonus points. You can even pause the game to see which skillshots you've performed and which ones haven't been attempted yet. Along with the single-player campaign, the game has online modes and downloadable content. While not likely to win any "Best of the Year" game awards, this shooter will appeal to those looking for exaggerated action with gory visuals.

Online interaction: The game is playable online for all three versions of the game: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Up to four players can play at the same time over the Internet in a number of multiplayer modes. A headset microphone is supported, which means players can talk to each other while fighting online. That means players may be exposed to foul language and inappropriate topics of conversation, and that they can share personal information.

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