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50 Cent: Bulletproof

01 Dec 2005

Chart-topping rapper 50 Cent is caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York’s drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth. Many people will be rolling their eyes at this stage – but the fact is, despite the egotistical and ridiculous nature of the plot – this game is actually looking to be very promising indeed.

Bulletproof starts off soon after 50 Cent is shot and left for dead (this part is actually true to life) as he sets out to reek revenge on his wanna-be-murderers. Cue a whole lot of other famous rappers as he rosters up a crew to aid his quest, including the members of G-Unit (Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and Tony Yayo) and appearances from Enimem, Dr. Dre and more. The game’s story plays out in a surprisingly sophisticated fashion, thanks to the contribution of Terry Winter, the game’s scribe, who is no stranger to intrigue and murder, given his role as executive producer and Emmy-Award winner with The Sopranos. The game also delivers hours and hours of authentic voice acting, a huge soundtrack by famous artists, unlockable music videos and intense 3rd-person ghetto-action.