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50 Cent: Bulletproof

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Developer(s) Genuine Games
High Voltage Software (PSP)
Publisher(s) Sierra Entertainment
Vivendi Games (PSP)
Designer(s) Haydn Dalton
Writer(s) Terry Winter
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA November 17, 2005
  • EU November 25, 2005


  • NA August 29, 2006
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

50 Cent: Bulletproof is a video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. 50 Cent: Bulletproof was reworked into a PlayStation Portable version and titled 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition, with a top-down perspective. A sequel, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, was released on February 24, 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The story revolves around protagonist hip hop musician 50 Cent's search for vengeance against the hitmen who attempted to murder him. The game features members of the G-Unit rap crew as a gang. Dr. Dre plays an arms dealer, Eminem plays a corrupt police officer, and DJ Whoo Kid plays himself as a person selling "bootlegged" music (of the G-Unit camp) out of his trunk. A soundtrack album titled, Bulletproof, was released by DJ Red Heat's Shadyville Entertainment. It won "Best Original Song" in the 2005 Spike TV Video Game Awards.


  • G-Unit edition 1
  • Plot 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

G-Unit edition

On August 29, 2006, Vivendi Games released a G-Unit edition for the PlayStation Portable. While the story and cut-scenes are the same as the console counterpart, the game eschews the third-person perspective game-play for a top-down, isometric viewpoint. Also added is multiplayer game-play through ad hoc wireless connectivity. The PlayStation Portable version featured a "Vitamin Water" mini-game in which you play as 50-Cent at the apex of his business endeavors.


50 Cent, a New York gangster, receives a page from his old cell mate, K-Dog, begging him for help. When he agrees to help him, he walks into an ambush, is shot 9 times by an unknown assailant and left for dead.

After rehabilitation, 50 Cent rounds up fellow G-Unit gangsters; Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and Tony Yayo to exact revenge. He quickly finds himself being dragged back into the criminal underworld, taking on the most dangerous crime organizations in New York City, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications.

Fellow Rappers including Eminem (as Detective McVicar) and Dr.Dre (as street-wise war veteran 'Grizz') will aid 50 Cent in this action-packed adventure.[1]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 47.38% (PS2)[2]
51.75% (Xbox)[3]
53.56% (PSP)[4]
Metacritic 47/100 (PS2)[5]
50/100 (Xbox)[6]
52/100 (PSP)[7]
Review scores
Publication Score D+ (PSP)[8]
AllGame (PS2, Xbox)[9]
CVG 7/10 (PS2, PSP)[11][12]
Edge 2/10 (PS2, Xbox)[13]
EGM 3.3/10 (PS2, Xbox)[5][6]
4.5/10 (PSP)[14]
Eurogamer 4/10 (PS2)[15]
5/10 (PSP)[16]
Game Informer 6/10 (PS2, Xbox)[17]
6.25/10 (PSP)[18]
GamePro (PS2)[19]
GameSpot 4.8/10 (PS2, Xbox)[20]
5.1/10 (PSP)[21]
GameSpy (PS2, Xbox)[22]
GamesRadar (PS2, Xbox)[23]
GameTrailers 5.2/10 (PSP)[25]
GameZone 5/10 (PSP)[26]
IGN 6.5/10 (PS2, Xbox)[27]
5/10 (PSP)[28]
OPM (US) 3/10 (PS2)[5]
OXM 5/10 (Xbox)[29]
OXM (UK) 4/10 (Xbox)[30]
PSM 4/10 (PS2)[31]
5.5/10 (PSP)[32]
PSM3 4.8/10 (PS2)[33] 4.7/10 (PSP)[34]
TeamXbox 6.8/10 (Xbox)[35]
X-Play (PS2, Xbox)[36]
USA Today (PS2, Xbox)[38]

50 Cent: Bulletproof received generally mixed reviews due to poor game-play mechanics, but it was praised for its solid story line. It received 1 out of 5 and a Golden Mullet from X-Play.[36] In spite of this, it received a positive rating of 8/10 from Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine.

The PlayStation Portable G-Unit Edition was also received by mostly mixed reviews from critics. GameSpot's Alex Navarro did, however, say that it was a better game than the PS2 or Xbox versions."[21]

50 Cent: Bulletproof sold nearly 1.2 million copies.[39]


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  39. ^ Hinkle, David (9 May 2009). "50 Cent: Blood on the Sand sales pale to Bulletproof".  

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