50 Cent: Bulletproof

2005 - Vivendi Universal Games - Genuine Games

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50 Cent: Bulletproof is a poor example of a 3rd Person shooter &  prime example of why celebrities (and I use that term lightly) shouldn't be allowed to make games. It's a self indulgent mess with a cliche story based on himself & his 'G-Unit' mates taking on everybody and winning. His character model is over exaggerated as to inflate his ego even more & it only loosely resembles the actual 50 Cent anyway.

The game is a bog standard run & gun shooter and this actually works quite well, lacking a few key things like being able to aim down the sights, but the combat is fast & fluid. Genuine Games did a good job here. The downside is that the combat is kind of pointless most of the time, and you can just run through the level avoiding combat til you reach the objective or exit to the next area.

You earn money through the game so you can buy new counter kills or weapons but this is just padding and is really not essential as you never really run out of ammo or guns because every enemy you kill drops them.

All in all, it's not the worst shooter out there, but the weak, linear story (Supposedly written by a guy that worked on 'The Sopranos') and the boring repetitive missions just let the game down. One thing this game does have though, is that they were nice enough to tell you in the title how much you can resell this garbage for, so thanks Fiddy, at least I know how much to stick it on eBay for.

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