Design: Randall Montanari
As soon as it was announced, Rockstar’s Bully was instantly branded as one of the most controversial games of all-time based solely on the company’s Grand Theft Auto reputation. A Rockstar game set in high school? Advocates had a new target. However, pundits expecting Bully’s fictional high school Bullworth Academy to be littered with guns and knives instead found the Academy’s kids using itching powder, stink bombs, bags of marbles, and slingshots...hardly Grand Theft Auto-esque. In the end, the teen-rated Bully is a sharp, well-written satire of high school cliques set within Rockstar’s typical open-ended gameplay.
As 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, you begin a new school year at Bullworth Academy trying to fit English, Chemistry, and Art classes into a daily routine of exploring nearby towns, pulling pranks, and befriending and bothering the school’s hierarchy of cliques. Bully’s leisurely, open-ended mission structure allows you to advance the story at your own pace while discovering numerous mini-games, races, and other extras.
GameSpot’s Game Guide to Bully offers a complete walk-through of the game’s hilarious story mode (including optional tasks), solutions to scoring a passing grade in all classes, and a collection of tips on completing Bully’s extra challenges.
- Walk-through: This is a complete walk-through of all Bully story tasks, including optional missions.
- Classes and Upgrades: Bring a cheat sheet to class with these solutions and strategies for all subjects.
- Extras: There’s a ton to complete in Bully. Check here for tips on arcade machines, carnival games, boxing, jobs, races, errands, yearbook, and finding collectibles.