Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Impressions: Wrecking Havoc with a Whip Won’t Get Any Better


Back in 2011, People Can Fly and Epic Games teamed up with Electronic Arts to develop an over-the-top and entertaining shooter game, titled Bulletstorm. The game received positive reviews overall from various outlets, praising its dark humour and creative killing methods. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition includes everything from the original game, as well as various graphical and performance improvements and exclusive additional content developed by People Can Fly.

For those who played the game when it originally released, once you launch Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, you can instantly sense the massive graphical and visual improvement done by the development team. The game also supports 4K resolution for those who own a PS4 Pro or a PC that can handle it. This massive upgrade immerses the player even more in the present action-packed cutscenes and adds sharper details to your crazy kills. The improved textures allows for much more entertaining and satisfying kills, such as pulling your enemies onto barriers with sharp spikes. Bulletstorm’s lighting system received a significant overhaul, with darker areas being noticeably brighter and more detailed than before.

However, this doesn’t change the fact that some of the game’s memorable moments doesn’t have the same impact on you as they did back in 2011. Lines and dialogue that was once seen as offensive or over-the-top can now be seen as mild and tamed. This doesn’t mean that you won’t chuckle every now and then at the occasional genitalia jokes or at a couple of interesting and creative curse words. The storyline remains intact, putting you in the shoes of Grayson Hunt and Ishi. Both of you are left on the planet Stygia after Hunt decided to attack Sarrano’s ship, The Ulysses, in a moment of rage and drunkenness. To cut it short, Ishi got injured and as you set out to help Doc Oliver fix him, the entire crew dies except you and Ishi, motivating you to search for and kill Sarrano.

Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition features the iconic leash, allowing you to sling and pull enemies into the air. These are called “skillshots,” and the more you execute, the more points you gain to spend on various upgrades including weapon upgrades, armour enhancements, leash upgrades and much more.

Considering the numerous improvements made to the game in various aspects, there is not much extra content for older players to sink their teeth into. If you already played the game when it originally launched, you won’t be missing out on much extra except if you want to have a little nostalgia trip and experience Bulletstorm’s craziness in 4K then I assure you that you will have fun. However, if you never played the original, then by all means make sure to put Bulletstorm on your buying list as it offers a unique take on the first-person shooter, focusing more on fun than realism.