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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,010 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
What can I say, I like kneeing children in the balls.
Posted: October 3
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Best game ever! One of the best games you will ever find. Where's the sequel of it, Rockstar Games? From the moment I saw it on consoles, till I played it on 2008 on PC, I got in love with this game. I've even bought it on steam, even though I've already played it in the past. Rockstar Games, this game got a lot of fans and it would be very sad not to see a sequel of it. Please, make us happy soon. Just inform us that you will be soon starting to make its sequel. Please, we would all become very happy. I will even try to be the first one to buy the sequel. You can even make a prequel of it. Anyway, thank you for this great game.
Posted: October 12
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Sleeping dogs but your a child and not asian
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
This Game Is Super Fun And Is Just Like Grand Theft Auto, Just With Students, And The Way You Beat People Up Is Brutal, But Fun To Do, And The Carnival Is Fun To Play In, The Tickets Are Easy To Earn There, The Missions Are A Little Hard, And The Classes Are Fun With Minigames (Except For Shop And English) To Play.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
The most normal person at this school is you "The BULLY!"
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Wow. When I finally got around to playing through this game, I can say that this is once again another amazing title from Rockstar Games.

Bully is a game where it is very similar to Grand Theft Auto, from the missions to the side activities. Once you finish the opening cutscene, you are able to do anything you please. And as you progress through the story, you try and become ruler of each of the cliques: Nerds, Jocks, Preps, etc. and make a name for yourself in the Bullworth Acedemy. The city of Bullworth is very fleshed out with a slew of activities and collectibles to find and complete.

One thing I want to say is that this has the best hand-tohand combat i've ever seen. There is a lot of moves you can learn and pull off that become very useful, and all of these moves are pulled off from a single button, not 3 different buttons, which is a huge plus for me. This also means that the moves can be memorized and pulled easily and quickly. One thing that I have a divided opinion about is the lock on system. Rockstar has always had a problem with this (at least not until GTA 5) and Bully is no exception. If you want to fight back when you are running away, you have to do a full 180, which gives them the chance to make the first blow to the face. This goes for all of the weapons as well, which are also very handy. And of course they can be inaccurate and target the wrong person. But the inaccuracy is rare to happen, and likely won't happen at all when fighting a whole group.

The game is also full of collectibles to find and secrets to discover. The major collectibles are shown on the map however, and while that saves a lot of headache, it also removes that feeling of discovery without help, but we'd probably pull up Google anyways. The side activities are also very fun. They are from simple carnival games, to bike races and lawn mowing. They are all fun to do and have been executed well. This brings us to the classes, which besides the guessing classes: Geography, Math, and English. The rest are either minigames or on-screen prompts. These classes are the most fun, and passing a class grants some really cool unlockables or very useful features, like doubling the amount of tickets you win at the carnival. Also, the handling and driving mechanics or bikes, scooters, lawnmowers, are also something to note. They are all super satisfying and you wont be running into everything much.

However, no game is perfect, and Bully isn't an exception, it has issues that definitely are immersion-breaking, frustraiting, or overall annoying.

One obvious issue is the PC port. Rockstar is not known for making very good PC ports. You can only access the video options through the main menu, the game is capped at 30FPS (but you can unlock it through .exe replacing), the keyboard controls are HORRIFYING (Seriously, I highly using a controller instead), there is pop-in everywhere, there are awful audio issues that might be very difficuly or even impossible to fix. So be cautious of that. However I can say that you can play for HOURS until freezing or crashing happens. I played for 5-6 hours straight without pausing the game for a period of time and it eventually crashed at the 6th hour.

Another thing is the difficulty. It is mostly very easy, especially if you have played through a GTA game. A lot of the enemies are very easy to knock out, and some of the bosses are extremely easy to defeat. When you ♥♥♥♥ off the police in the game, they will ocnstantly chase you in their bikes and can go through EVERY shortcut. When they catch you, you have the option to try and escape through a QTE, but sometimes it doesn't show at all, and you get automatically Busted.

But with all of these problems, it is still a game I highly recommend to anyone who needs a fresh change from GTA or Saints Row.

8/10
Posted: October 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
AHH Rockstar you realeased this version nearly 5 years ago and i played the original on ps2 but after 5 years this is game is still fun to play especially the modding community,such as BullyMods.net. Anyway i digress this game in my opinion is pretty much GTA for kids just toned down and also has the most creative and arttactive plot, people who like running around in a sandbox world in a school enviroment.. then this is for you also i recommened this to GTA FANS just be aware this is nothing like gta but contains most elements..EXAMPLES: GTA has guns, Bully has the spudgun,potato launcher and slingshot.....GTA has wanted levels, Bully has a trouble meter so go ahead and purchase this if you'd like also prepare for a few game crashes here and there so save like a MOFO XD.........Bye!
Posted: October 14
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
I didn't get a scholarship.
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Despite it's lack of lasting appeal, this game isn't bad at all. The gameplay and freedom to do whatever is what makes this game enjoyable.
Posted: September 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
der'mo
Posted: October 19
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
if u have an azerty keybord u can"t play some things i want my money back realy.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Doesn't start, crashes everytime.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
It is at times laggy, the audio at times doesn't work well and even some cutscenes just take forever due to how laggy it is.
But if you ignore all those faults, it's still a good game. The missions still work but it might not work on your computer (It doesn't work on my laptop so I have to play it on the desktop)
Though to be honest if you have an Xbox 360, just grab it on that.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Like GTA3 with kids
Posted: September 27
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Mal ein etwas anderes Setting für ein Rockstar Spiel, jedoch gibt es hier sehr viele Minigames und die Story hat mich jetzt nicht so sonderlich überzeugt. Daher ging der Spielspaß auch dementsprechend schnell wieder flöten.

3,5/10
Posted: September 29
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
This game is awesome realy awesome
Posted: October 11
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Best skateboard simulator 2014
Posted: October 12
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
THIS GAME SUCKS
Posted: September 27
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Cringey from beginning to end. The school, the 'manipulations', the pranks, the alpha-male boneheaded decisions, the prepubescent writing, the inconsistencies of characters, the unrelatability and lack of empathy for the protagonist... There's really nothing to like here. I was going to play this game as a kid on PS2, but never got to it, and finally did on PC, and I wish I had never heard of it. Rockstar would have been better off making a childish game about prison, because at least they could get more into the issues of sex, violence, and guns. The overall plot is poorly stitched together and makes no sense. Characters go from being livid over betrayal to gullibly innocent or humbly reclusive to recklessly ambitious in the same cutscene.

This game in a nutshell: be a king of school by beating up everyone in the way (because that's all it'll ever take) and tonguekissing literally any and every girl available to you. I'm astonished you aren't shanked or shot by the end of the game.

If you want to know about port issues: 1. There are no camera control options. And it sucks. You'll have the camera flip between 180 changes midfight causing you to miss all the time. 2. You can't access even audio options until you start the game and watch through the first cutscene. 3. All other options are super barebones. 4. 6 save slots. Because you know, memory card limitations. 5. It does crash, just rarely. But save often.
Posted: October 8
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27.6 hrs on record
One of the most enjoyable games I Have played.
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Posted: September 30
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