Bully

Also known by the title Canis Canem Edit, Bully is a controversial action game developed by Rockstar Games. Originally, it was released for PlayStation 2, it was soon followed by Scholarship Edition for the next generation of consoles and PCs. The story takes place at the fictional Bullworth Academy, which combines an elite education facility with re-socialization grounds for juvenile offenders. The player assumes the role of a teenager who is trying to survive in these unusual circumstances. The protagonist encounters both strict teachers and unfriendly peers. The game is played from the third-person perspective and the player completes different assignments requiring them both to make friends among the peers and play different pranks on the teaching staff. The protagonist can join a local gang as well, which is trying to maintain control over the area forcefully.

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Bully (PS2) Cover
Bully

Bully | PS2

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully release date for PS2:

game language:
English

17 October 2006 | Worldwide

27 October 2006 | Europe PAL

17 October 2006 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 862 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.  

Bully for PlayStation 2 is a controversial (especially in the US) action game developed by Rockstar Vancouver (Barking Dog Studios formerly) a team known mainly for Homeworld: Cataclysm and Global Operations.

Plot & Mechanics

Bully for PlayStation 2 takes the player to the fictitious Bullworth Academy, full of rich and spoilt kids who, along with simple muscles, are humiliating the weaker students. The game offers an extensive, multi-threaded scenario depicting a realistic, dark and corrupt Bullworth Academy.

The player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins a teenager trying to survive in those unusual circumstances. The protagonist faces both hostile teachers and crazy peers, including the bullies. As a result, the player is required to fight more than often, and their main goal is to avoid getting hit and frequently neutralize an entire group of enemies. However, the school life does not involve only fights, seeking revenge or threatening younger ones the protagonist plays different pranks on the teaching staff, flirts with girls, etc. Moreover, the player is capable of joining a local gang which is trying to establish their own rules in the area, by means of force. All these elements build up a non-linear gameplay together, theoretically without limits, resembling the Grand Theft Auto series in this aspect.

In Bully for PlayStation 2, the player visits the areas of a fictitious school complex containing locations such as the school court, the canteen, the sports hall or different classrooms. The game is played from the third person perspective, which constitutes another similarity between the newer installments in Rockstar's GTA series and this game. The visuals are good the game features realistic character models and movement animations. Additionally, the player encounters climatic environmental objects, such as a school monument for example.

Microsoft Xbox
Game Bully (XBOX) Cover
Bully

Bully | XBOX

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Expectations: 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 63 players' votes.  

Bully for Xbox is a controversial (especially in the US) action game developed by Rockstar Vancouver (Barking Dog Studios formerly) a team known mainly for Homeworld: Cataclysm and Global Operations.

Plot & Mechanics

Bully for Xbox takes the player to the fictitious Bullworth Academy, full of rich and spoilt kids who, along with simple muscles, are humiliating the weaker students. The game offers an extensive, multi-threaded scenario depicting a realistic, dark and corrupt Bullworth Academy.

The player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins a teenager trying to survive in those unusual circumstances. The protagonist faces both hostile teachers and crazy peers, including the bullies. As a result, the player is required to fight more than often, and their main goal is to avoid getting hit and frequently neutralize an entire group of enemies. However, the school life does not involve only fights, seeking revenge or threatening younger ones the protagonist plays different pranks on the teaching staff, flirts with girls, etc. Moreover, the player is capable of joining a local gang which is trying to establish their own rules in the area, by means of force. All these elements build up a non-linear gameplay together, theoretically without limits, resembling the Grand Theft Auto series in this aspect.

In Bully for Xbox, the player visits the areas of a fictitious school complex containing locations such as the school court, the canteen, the sports hall or different classrooms. The game is played from the third person perspective, which constitutes another similarity between the newer installments in Rockstar's GTA series and this game. The visuals are good the game features realistic character models and movement animations. Additionally, the player encounters climatic environmental objects, such as a school monument for example.

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Bully: Scholarship Edition (X360) Cover
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully: Scholarship Edition | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully: Scholarship Edition

Mad Doc Software | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully: Scholarship Edition release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

04 March 2008 | Worldwide

07 March 2008 | Europe PAL

04 March 2008 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 227 players' votes.  

Bully: Scholarship Edition for Xbox 360 is an action game featuring arcade elements. It is a remake of 2006's Bully (in Europe, known as Canis Canem Edit) released for PlayStation 2. The original game was awarded many prizes, including the title of the Best Game of 2006. Rockstar Vancouver is the studio behind the PC port of the game.

Plot

In Bully: Scholarship Edition for Xbox 360, the player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins - a fifteen-year-old disobedient boy who had been thrown out of many schools already. This time, he ends up in Bullworth Academy, where his goals are to survive and gain some popularity in the new community. The player is required to overcome traditional difficulties experienced by regular teenagers. Completing the main storyline takes about twenty hours, but in order to achieve a hundred per cent completion, twenty more are required.

Mechanics

Bully: Scholarship Edition for Xbox 360 is played from the third person perspective. The protagonist attends classes, the number of which was increased in the Scholarship Edition - four new subjects were added, including maths, biology, music and geography. Each subject is represented by a different mini-game. For instance, the player is required to mix different ingredients together to produce a given compound during the chemistry classes; when it comes to biology, the player performs vivisections of animals with a scalpel and tweezers. On the other hand, during gym classes, the protagonist learns new combat moves. Between lessons, the player explores the school grounds and a neighboring town, completing very diversified assignments. By passing numerous bonus missions, the protagonist earns money. Furthermore, the player's actions combined with progression in the story unlock new clothes for Jimmy to wear and different items and weapons he can use.

The Scholarship Edition was enriched mainly with eight new missions interwoven with the original story. In one of them, Jimmy has to help a miserable fake Santa Claus while small elves are trying to interrupt.

The virtual school is a living place. The player encounters both typical nerds and bullies. The player can talk to other students in order to make them like the protagonist, or conversely, the player can express their disapproval and terrorize others. The player's actions influence the way certain groups of students approach the protagonist. Making friends among the losers will not inspire the respect of the muscles, which works the other way around as well. Fighting is common here, but the player is required to do so in order to defend the weaker ones. The player unlocks more and more combat moves along the progression in the story. Obviously, fighting is never deadly here. At the end of a fight, the player performs a finishing move, which serves the role of a punishment and humiliation of the opponent defeated. Winning fights earns reputation in the school grounds, but one should remember that the place is a subject to certain rules. School corridors are patrolled by prefects and teachers who have to be avoided in case of being a truant.

Technical aspects

The game offers fully three-dimensional environments and character models. The creators placed a great emphasis on recreating the school life within a video game. When walking around the school, the player will not see duplicated faces and the students are similar to one another only because they wear school uniforms.

Nintendo Wii
Game Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii) Cover
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully: Scholarship Edition | Wii

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully: Scholarship Edition

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully: Scholarship Edition release date for Wii:

game language:
English

04 March 2008 | Worldwide

07 March 2008 | Europe PAL

04 March 2008 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen

Bully: Scholarship Edition for Nintendo Wii is an action game featuring arcade elements. It is a remake of 2006's Bully (in Europe, known as Canis Canem Edit) released for PlayStation 2. The original game was awarded many prizes, including the title of the Best Game of 2006. Rockstar Vancouver is the studio behind the PC port of the game.

Plot

In Bully: Scholarship Edition for Nintendo Wii, the player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins - a fifteen-year-old disobedient boy who had been thrown out of many schools already. This time, he ends up in Bullworth Academy, where his goals are to survive and gain some popularity in the new community. The player is required to overcome traditional difficulties experienced by regular teenagers. Completing the main storyline takes about twenty hours, but in order to achieve a hundred per cent completion, twenty more are required.

Mechanics

Bully: Scholarship Edition for Nintendo Wii is played from the third person perspective. The protagonist attends classes, the number of which was increased in the Scholarship Edition - four new subjects were added, including maths, biology, music and geography. Each subject is represented by a different mini-game. For instance, the player is required to mix different ingredients together to produce a given compound during the chemistry classes; when it comes to biology, the player performs vivisections of animals with a scalpel and tweezers. On the other hand, during gym classes, the protagonist learns new combat moves. Between lessons, the player explores the school grounds and a neighboring town, completing very diversified assignments. By passing numerous bonus missions, the protagonist earns money. Furthermore, the player's actions combined with progression in the story unlock new clothes for Jimmy to wear and different items and weapons he can use.

The Scholarship Edition was enriched mainly with eight new missions interwoven with the original story. In one of them, Jimmy has to help a miserable fake Santa Claus while small elves are trying to interrupt.

The virtual school is a living place. The player encounters both typical nerds and bullies. The player can talk to other students in order to make them like the protagonist, or conversely, the player can express their disapproval and terrorize others. The player's actions influence the way certain groups of students approach the protagonist. Making friends among the losers will not inspire the respect of the muscles, which works the other way around as well. Fighting is common here, but the player is required to do so in order to defend the weaker ones. The player unlocks more and more combat moves along the progression in the story. Obviously, fighting is never deadly here. At the end of a fight, the player performs a finishing move, which serves the role of a punishment and humiliation of the opponent defeated. Winning fights earns reputation in the school grounds, but one should remember that the place is a subject to certain rules. School corridors are patrolled by prefects and teachers who have to be avoided in case of being a truant.

Technical aspects

The game offers fully three-dimensional environments and character models. The creators placed a great emphasis on recreating the school life within a video game. When walking around the school, the player will not see duplicated faces and the students are similar to one another only because they wear school uniforms.

PC / Windows
Game Bully: Scholarship Edition (PC) Cover
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully: Scholarship Edition | PC

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully: Scholarship Edition

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully: Scholarship Edition release date for PC:

game language:
English

21 October 2008 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 845 players' votes.  

Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC / Windows is an action game featuring arcade elements. It is a remake of 2006's Bully (in Europe, known as Canis Canem Edit) released for PlayStation 2. The original game was awarded many prizes, including the title of the Best Game of 2006. Rockstar Vancouver is the studio behind the PC port of the game.

Plot

In Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC / Windows, the player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins - a fifteen-year-old disobedient boy who had been thrown out of many schools already. This time, he ends up in Bullworth Academy, where his goals are to survive and gain some popularity in the new community. The player is required to overcome traditional difficulties experienced by regular teenagers. Completing the main storyline takes about twenty hours, but in order to achieve a hundred per cent completion, twenty more are required.

Mechanics

Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC / Windows is played from the third person perspective. The protagonist attends classes, the number of which was increased in the Scholarship Edition - four new subjects were added, including maths, biology, music and geography. Each subject is represented by a different mini-game. For instance, the player is required to mix different ingredients together to produce a given compound during the chemistry classes; when it comes to biology, the player performs vivisections of animals with a scalpel and tweezers. On the other hand, during gym classes, the protagonist learns new combat moves. Between lessons, the player explores the school grounds and a neighboring town, completing very diversified assignments. By passing numerous bonus missions, the protagonist earns money. Furthermore, the player's actions combined with progression in the story unlock new clothes for Jimmy to wear and different items and weapons he can use.

The Scholarship Edition was enriched mainly with eight new missions interwoven with the original story. In one of them, Jimmy has to help a miserable fake Santa Claus while small elves are trying to interrupt.

The virtual school is a living place. The player encounters both typical nerds and bullies. The player can talk to other students in order to make them like the protagonist, or conversely, the player can express their disapproval and terrorize others. The player's actions influence the way certain groups of students approach the protagonist. Making friends among the losers will not inspire the respect of the muscles, which works the other way around as well. Fighting is common here, but the player is required to do so in order to defend the weaker ones. The player unlocks more and more combat moves along the progression in the story. Obviously, fighting is never deadly here. At the end of a fight, the player performs a finishing move, which serves the role of a punishment and humiliation of the opponent defeated. Winning fights earns reputation in the school grounds, but one should remember that the place is a subject to certain rules. School corridors are patrolled by prefects and teachers who have to be avoided in case of being a truant.

Technical aspects

The game offers fully three-dimensional environments and character models. The creators placed a great emphasis on recreating the school life within a video game. When walking around the school, the player will not see duplicated faces and the students are similar to one another only because they wear school uniforms.

Android OS
Game Bully: Scholarship Edition (AND) Cover
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully: Scholarship Edition | Android

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully: Scholarship Edition

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully: Scholarship Edition release date for Android:

game language:
English

08 December 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , size:

Apple iOS
Game Bully: Scholarship Edition (iOS) Cover
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Bully: Scholarship Edition | iOS

Action, TPP, sandbox

Companies responsible for Bully: Scholarship Edition

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Bully: Scholarship Edition release date for iOS:

game language:
English

08 December 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , size:

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Bully (PS4) Cover
Bully

Bully | PS4

Bully release date for PS4:

game language:
English

22 March 2016 | Worldwide

22 March 2016 | Europe PAL

22 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Bully (PS3) Cover
Bully

Bully | PS3

Bully release date for PS3:

game language:
English

19 December 2012 | Worldwide

19 December 2012 | Europe PAL

19 December 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

Uses: PlayStation Store