Bully: Anniversary Edition now available for smartphones


The open-world game, released to the PlayStation 2 in 2006, has always been overshadowed by Rockstar's wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series, but it seems to be enjoying a small resurgence on iOS and Android devices. The game is played much like Grand Theft Auto, where players can openly explore the town of Bullworth, complete missions and side missions, and fight off bullies. There is also an available support for high-resolution displays, enhanced graphics, and an improved texture and lightings.

Rockstar's Bully is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and as a gift to itself and fans alike an Anniversary Edition is now available on the App Store and Google Play. I've yet to find a console-quality game that doesn't suffer massively from the fact that you have to use finicky touch controls to play.

According to Kotaku, the Android version of "Bully" sports haptic feedback while on iOS it supports 3D touch. Multiplayer ought to be interesting with the addition of new Friend Challenges.

"Bully" has been described as somewhat similar to GTA. When you load Bully: Anniversary Edition, you will be transported into school all over again, playing the role of the protagonist 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins. Here was a game where you could choose to be cruel on objective - and wreak havoc on a world that looks just like ours. Late to come in class means trouble because they will accuse you of skipping classes. Here you can race to dissect a frog, try word problems or kick back with the in-game arcade title ConSumo. Planning and good strategy is the key to avoid being detected for lateness. This release contains all of the extra features from the Wii, Xbox 360, and PC release of the game, so players who have only ever played the original should be in for a treat.