Bite the Bullet

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Bite the Bullet is a great game in theory, but framerate issues, loose controls, and oversized maps make it hard to recommend.

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85 / 100
Aug 13, 2020

Bite the Bullet is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with an interesting eating mechanic. Choosing your food preferences and acquiring skills based on them is neat and clever, as is managing calorie, fat, and protein intake while devouring foes. Levels and enemies can get repetitive, but it's not that big of a deal.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

Bite the Bullet is a game of great ideas that are hamstrung by terrible controls, performance issues, and a flow of combat that's at odds with the very gimmick that makes it stand out from the pack. All of that makes for an experience that bits off far more than it's capable of chewing.

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6 / 10
Aug 24, 2020

Despite its flaws, Bite the Bullet is a fun experience that we’d recommend if you’re a fan of franchises like Metal Slug.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2020

Bite the Bullet is a decent run-and-gun game; the eating mechanic was a fun addition to the style. While long levels may seem like a good idea, it often felt a bit overwhelming. The level goals were also a decent addition to the genre; however, the length of the levels had me struggling to complete them. Fans of run-and-gun games may want to consider Bite the Bullet. Players who are not run-and-gun enthusiasts might want to steer away from this title.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

Bite the Bullet is an aesthetically unappealing mess of ideas. Its shooting has some nutritional value, but it's bogged down by terrible presentation and lackluster execution.

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Aug 31, 2020

Bite the Bullet is a solid action game but not everyone will enjoy watching their character eat and barf their way through the journey.

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Nintendo Times
Pancho Rojas
7 / 10
Aug 24, 2020

GOOD - Bite The Bullet is a fun game to play and offers some new dynamics to the classic run-and-gun genre. It introduces some new features, such as eating enemies, walls, etc., to level up and unlock skills. Couch co-op is where it’s at if you’re in the mood for a unique take on Contra.

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Aug 13, 2020

Bite the Bullet is mostly worth what they’re asking for it. It’s an unfocused gem, relying on a lot of mechanics, systems, and subsystems that gets in its own way. The traditional run and gun gameplay is amplified by being able to eat almost everything in sight, and the artful precision one must employ keeps you always thinking when other games wouldn’t. Bite the Bullet is a clever, but flawed game drenched in nostalgia that never existed, while also reminding you to be careful what you eat.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 13, 2020

Appetizing gameplay and hilarious themes make for a tasty meal.

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