Bully tells the story of mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he goes through the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence. Beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks on the preppies, save the nerds, kiss the girl and navigate the social hierarchy in the worst school around.
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Very Positive (222 reviews) - 81% of the 222 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (5,893 reviews) - 87% of the 5,893 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2008

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Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place at the fictional New England boarding school, Bullworth Academy, and tells the story of mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he goes through the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence. Beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks on the preppies, save the nerds, kiss the girl and ultimately navigate the social hierarchy in the worst school around.

Includes the complete soundtrack, featuring 26 original tracks.
After purchase and download you can locate the soundtrack in your Steam folder here:
[Steam\steamapps\common\bully scholarship edition\Bully Original Soundtrack].
The Steam folder is typically found under C:\Program Files\Steam

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (3+ GHZ) / AMD Athlon 3000+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Shader 3.0 supported, Nvidia 6800 or 7300 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4.7 GB free space
    • Sound Card: DX9-compatible
    • Input: Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox 360 Controller supported
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
188.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Ran over a little kid and a girl with a go-cart and I only got a detention.

10\10 would run over people again
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
What can i say,

'Old but Gold'

This game brings your awesome childhood memory back. It's like u play Gta, in a school,

Overall 8/10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
A timeless classic. The game world is not as big as most GTAs, but believe me, EVERYWHERE there is something interesting to do; long after you end the game and reached 100% completion, there are still tons of funny mini-games to do - besides the usual free roaming, which unlike GTA actually gets better when your wanted level arises.

Go buy it, now.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Bully, one of the most contraversal games of all time, but all round amazing game, the story line is great, there is plenty to do that will keep you entertained.

Great story
Great characters
Great Graphics for it's time
Easy controls

Slow movement rotation (Especially on Skateboard)
Not long enough, 8 hours of gameplay at maximum.

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Better than my high school life
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Ok. Bully. Where do I start with this game... particulary the Scholarship Edition.
Well for starters, Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit) was first released in October 17th 2006. Damn, the game is almost 10 years old... anyway, it was released on that date and at the time, only for the Playstation 2. It was published by Rockstar Games and developed by Rockstar Games Vancouver. 2 years later, an updated version of this game was released, in March 4th 2008, with the title "Bully: Scholarship Edition". It was an updated re-release that pretty much corrected a few bugs in the game and added new content and characters.
I'll start with the story, here. The game puts you in the shoes of a 15 year-old boy named Jimmy Hopkins, who has been expelled from a lot of other schools in the United States for many reasons. We're talking about stuff like foul language, disrespecting staff, violence, etc. And as a result, Jimmy's mother and his new stepfather (whom we never really learn much about in the game) drop him at Bullworth Academy, while they go away on their honeymoon. Now, Bullworth Academy is probably the toughest school in the US, as it is full of bullies. And not just the students. Being aware of this, Jimmy prepares himself for the worst as soon as he sets foot inside the academy's grounds. From that point, you start meeting the rest of the game's character who... honestly are pretty good characters. Whether they're relevant to the story or not, you can interact with everybody. From fellow students to prefects to teachers. How you approach every single character is entirely up to you. The first three story relevant characters Jimmy meets are two fellow students named Petey and Gary, which are like... the opposite of each other. Petey's a bit of a shy kid while Gary's pretty much a sociopathic bully who wants to take over the school. The third character, who is like the very first you meet is Dr. Crabblesnitch, who is the principal at Bullworth.
Like I said before, the academy's full of bullies and the students aren't the only bullies in there. So expect crap from everyone. Even from the nerds.
Now, onto the gameplay. It's nothing different from almost every other sandbox game. Although Bully has its own unique features. But it's pretty much a huge world to explore both inside and eventually outside school grounds. Like I said, Jimmy can interact with pretty much every other NPC in the game. How do you approach people is entirely up to you. You can either try to be nice or be straight up nasty and show people who's boss.
Since this is pretty much GTA inside a school, you obviously have classes to attend to. 4 of them are part of the Scolarship Edition. There's English, Chemistry, Biology, Music, Art, Photography, Math, Shop, Geography and Gym. And some of these classes are worth attending to, for some good upgrades. I don't recommend them all, unless you're trying to go for 100% completion.
You also have lots of different collectibles spread throughout the academy and Bullworth Town, which once again you can try getting for 100% completion. I believe some of these collectibles reward you with stuff, too.
The game is also long as there are plenty of missions and side activities to do. I did a mix of both story missions and a few side activities, which caused me to have like 29 hours put into the game. But you can probably register a lot more if you complete every single side activity, attend to every single class and pass and look for every single collectible.
Last but not least, the graphics. Safe to say they did improve with the Scholarship edition, compared to the original release, back on the PS2. I personally think they look good enough for a 2008 re-release. That's all I can really say. Unfortunately I can't play the game with everything maxed out. And I'll soon explain why.
Despite Bully being a great game, the PC port has a few flaws, which can make it a little unstable. First of all, I don't think it's possible for the game to run at 60 FPS in any computer. I've seen it on my computer and on a friend's. Both decent PCs. Second, the game constantly crashes on you, making you lose progress if you haven't saved in a while or if you're in the middle of a mission or a side activity. Third, I strongly recommend playing the game with a controller, if you have one at your disposal. The game... works well with mouse and keyboard, but the controls feel a little weird. So if you can, use a controller.
Now while I may have mentioned a lot of pros about this game, the few cons I pointed out make it difficult for me to recommend this game for the PC. Since the game runs a lot more smoothly on the Xbox 360 and probably on the Wii, too. It's also available on PS3 and PS4, but it's Bully, not Bully: Scholarship Edition. So if you can, get it on console. If you're not able to, go with the PC version and do your best to be patient with the game.
And with all of that pointed out, I say it's time for the final score. I personally give Bully: Scholarship Edition a 7/10. It's a great game with a great story, great characters, plenty of stuff for you to do and a big world for you to get lost in. But it doesn't get a higher score due to its problems on PC. If it wasn't for that, I would gladly give this game an 8 or a 9.
So with that, I say go look for Bully. Hell's it's right here on Steam and it's not too expensive of a game! So go look for it, buy it and enjoy it. And don't let yourself be fooled by the title. While the game's title may sound like it's a bullying simulator, it's totally the opposite!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Bully is an excellent game and the ways to have fun are endless. However, this port does not work well if your OS is Windows 10. On Windows 10, you have to run it using compatibility mode by using the options Windows XP or Vista, which is fine. But even with running with campatibility mode, the game still crashes frequently to the point where you have to save after every mission just to be extra cautious in case if your game crashes. I honestly wish that Rockstar would fix this issue to make it work better for the people who have Windows 10 because a lot of people (like myself) have been having the same problem.

I highly doubt the developer is going to make a patch though because this game has been out for years and they are too busy with GTA V. This review is not about the game, but it is about the PC port itself. Once you get past the crashes, Bully is very enjoyable and one of my favorite games. I highly recommend playing the original version on the PS2 or getting the Wii version of the Scholarship Edition. Those two releases run the best, in my opinion and I had very little issues with them.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Bully is as a horribly underated classic from Rockstar and deserves a better port than it got. Even with Windows compatablity settings adjusted it crashes seemingly at random. It has crashed for me in the middle of missions and after restarting the game let me complete them only to crash again on my way to class or to the dorm to save.

It's hard to beat for the price so I recomend taking a gamble on it if you game on a older system but keep your distance if you're gaming on a Win10 rig.

My setup
Win 10 64-bit
Intel i7-6700 @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 960

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I played Bully before scholarship edition was released back on PS2. One of my favorite rockstar games of all time, no GTA will ever have this much personality. Doesn't work on my windows 10 PC but runs fine on my old windows 7 tower.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Great game, crashes abit. The audio can get abit ♥♥♥♥ed after a while
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Bully is one of rockstar best games, i have played since it came out 10 years ago (10 year anniversary few days ago) this is a game that i never get bored of, i like so much i used to pretend to be to sick so could stay home and not go school, so i could play this game and go school in game and put people in bins and get detention.. i own 3 copys of this game, ps2, xbox 360 and pc, and still not bored.. i highly recommed this game, its worth your money, for me 3 times. must buy.. 9/10... but i will also say if you buy this on pc, have a xbox controller coz the pc controls are not well done at all, thats really the only problem but that is fixed with a controller
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Ever wanted to be a bully in school, but got beat up by real bullies?
Then this is the game for you
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Posted: October 18
Felt dated at release and even more so now. Doesn't do enough to differ itself from GTA. No reason to play this.
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Posted: October 17
Played it a lot as a kid, returning to it as...an older kid with a moving company job :v still love it. Now with extra time to kill!
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