BPM: Bullets Per Minute

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

53%

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Based on 35 critic reviews
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GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Mar 28, 2021

Developers at team Awe Interactive managed to catch rhythm-shooter hype with a real finesse, and showing others how to make games in this new subgenre.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

Where does this leave BPM: Bullets Per Minute? As it stands, BPM is a solid idea that's well executed, but it's wrapped in some mediocre game design that ultimately drags down the experience. This may sound like a harsh deconstruction of the title, but I would still recommend it to the right person. If you're very much into rhythm games or intrigued by the title, give it a shot. Its gameplay is promisingly solid, but the rest of the experience feels either underwhelming or too repetitive to appreciate over time. I would have loved to see some more drastic gameplay variations, skill-based additions, or maybe a change of pace or music to mix things up.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2020

Mashing the FPS, rhythm and roguelike genres was a tough undertaking to create BPM: Bullets Per Minute, which also turned out to be tough with its steep learning curve and unforgiving nature.

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75 / 100
Oct 2, 2020
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Squashpickle
Sep 28, 2020

If an Asgardian-set game inspired by 90’s shooters mixed with an awesome rock soundtrack sounds the slightest bit appealing then I’m sure, like me, BPM will probably spark your interest. The fundamentals of BPM are simple, a crosshair pulses in time with the beat. By using the on-screen signals and by quite literally playing it by ear, shots, reloads, dashes and more must all be conducted on the beat. I played the drums a fair bit when I was younger and (at least attempt to) dance every week so I know how to move in time to the beat.

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Sep 26, 2020

BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a fun take on an old genre. It’s definitely challenging and takes some time to get used to, but it’s fun. The levels are procedurally-generated, which means that the rooms can get old fast. Despite that, it’s still fun to experience all the different weapons and characters. There is not a lot of content, but it feels fresh and I can’t wait to see where they go from here.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2020

BPS is a perfect choice to spend an evening. But that's all the game got breath for.

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Cevdet Emre Kızılcan

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

If I was stranded on a deserted island, I'd bring some roguelike games with me and BPM: Bullets Per Minute would definitely be one of my choices. But if I could pick only one game, then I'd think long and hard before choosing BPM.

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64 / 100
Sep 25, 2020

BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a fun shooter with some interesting ideas but with a difficulty curve more akin to trying to ram yourself through a brick wall. If you're a fan of the roguelike genre and rhythm games, provided you can get past the annoyances, then this could be a fun time killer.

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6.7 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

There is no middle ground for BPM: either you love it, or you hate it. Personally, I feel this game crosses the line between challenge and frustration, offering a learning curve that is almost impossible to climb if you are not a true FPS lover. The soundtrack is excellent and the bundle with it is worth your money, but if you're not a very, very patient person with lightning-fast reflexes and an excellent sense of rhythm, you better look somewhere else.

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