Bulletstorm is a futuristic first-person shooter with larger-than-life weaponry and arcade-paced combat. Encouraging risky maneuvers and highly chaotic battles, the game's "Skillshot" feature rewards exceptionally precise, destructive, and creative hits with experience points, which are used to purchase character upgrades and unlock powerful weapons. The single-player storyline develops through high-adventure missions set in a dangerous, abandoned paradise. "Echo" mode tracks players' performances in sequences from the single-player campaign. Multiplayer combat is available in "Anarchy" mode.
The game's story involves an exclusive confederation of the wealthy and influential, fiercely protected by a troop of elite mercenaries known as Dead Echo. When two of the squad's most distinguished members exhibit unease regarding the ethical implications of their mission, they're betrayed by their commanders and exiled to a forsaken resort planet on the edge of the galaxy, pitting them against the grave dangers of alien space and, ultimately, their former comrades. Bulletstorm was co-developed by 3D shooter veterans at People Can Fly (Painkiller) and Epic Games (Gears of War, Unreal). The Limited Edition includes additional armor and weapons, visual customizations, and bonus experience points for use in online play.