Bulletstorm Arrives with Nvidia 3D Vision Support

Tuesday Nvidia announced that the PC version of the first-person shooter Bulletstorm from People Can Fly and Epic Games has arrived with support for Nvidia 3D Vision technology, offering gamers a blend of classic lip-biting first-person shooter action with stereoscopic 3D visuals.

"Bulletstorm shows how gaming can be transformed by state-of-the-art stereoscopic 3D into something truly breathtaking," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at Nvidia. "UE3 with 3D Vision support provides unlimited possibilities for developers to add awesome 3D effects to all types of games, and the folks at People Can Fly have really hit this one out of the ballpark."

For those who have yet to pick up a copy of Bulletstorm for the PC, the elusive system requirements are as follows:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent, running at 1.6 GHz or greater
  • Memory (RAM): 1.5 GB
  • HDD Space: 9 GB available
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM; Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB, or greater
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
  • Disc Drive: 16X CD/DVD Drive
  • Network: Internet (TCP/IP) connection

Recommended Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory (RAM): 2 GB
  • HDD Space: 9 GB available
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512 MB of VRAM; Nvidia GeForce GTX260, or ATI Radeon 4870
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
  • Disc Drive: 16X CD/DVD Drive
  • Network: Broadband Internet (TCP/IP) connection

PC gamers wanting to take the Nvidia 3D Vision plunge will need the company's kit, a 3D Vision-ready display, a compatible Nvidia graphics card, and a capable PC with Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed. To learn more, check out Nvidia's 3D Vision requirements here.

"You cannot imagine how incredible it is to play Bulletstorm using 3D Vision," said Lukasz Migas, lead programmer for People Can Fly. "It brings the Bulletstorm world so close that you really feel immersed in the carnage and mayhem of the Skillshot system. You have to experience it. I did and I want more!"

Bulletstorm is also now available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.

  • Another Epic Games release, I want it.
  • 11796pcs
    Anybody here not like 3D because I can't stand it- I would much rather have bigger monitors.
  • mc1r
    I rather wait for comment & review for this game before getting one.
  • mohjong
    Just bought the Alienware 120Hz monitor to begin my quest for 3D. But so far, the 2010 panel picture quality wise is much inferior than my other old 2405FPW.
    If this screen is one of better 3D gaming monitor, then I recommend that everyone put their hard earned $350 toward a 3DS if you really want 3D gaming.
  • Here is my thoughts after finishing the campaign on normal in 5 hours (yes it is short)

    Pros -
    Stunning graphics and world detail
    characters are funny and the voice acting is top notch
    frame rate is smooth with no tearing or lag
    combat system with the leash is fun but has cons
    main character is a bad arse and very enjoyable to play
    the kill system is unique

    cons -
    5 hours to complete campaign
    didn't die once
    can leash through cover or edges of walls
    AI is ok, nothing special, but usually like to hide behind cover a lot (leash fixes this)
    weapon upgrades are basic (ammo ammount and alt fire ammo ammounts get increased)
    a few graphic glitches on projectiles
    more like concept demo than a game

    It's a fun game, I played it until finished but coming in at 5 hours for the campaign left me wanting more, I wont spoil anything but I enjoyed the story and the main character commenting through the missions with funny banter and insults to the enemies :)

    they need to work on upgrades for the weapons and giving more selection, some vehicles would be great too, the world is stunning and requires more exploring, it's a one path only kinda game, so it's not hard to know where you go, sniping is probably the most fun I had, besides leashing bad dudes into fans :D DLC will add to the game and probably keep it on my hard drive but if they charge for it then no, considering the game on steam is $69.95 I believe it's not worth that much and DLC should be free to actually make this game longer and a little less repetitive.

    I am crap at writing reviews, I am sure there are things I missed, It doesn't require much skill to play and is more like a action movie, it's face paced and requires about as much reflexes and hand eye as a drunk junkie. give it a go, if there is a demo play that first.
  • aaron88_7
    mc1rI rather wait for comment & review for this game before getting one.If you like the Gears of War franchise you will probably like this game. I actually got it because People can Fly produced Painkiller, an epic classic that I still think had pretty insane graphics at the time.

    However this feels more like Gears - over the top and highly unrealistic violence, almost to the point of looking cartoonish, and a story that while might be entertaining for the average thickheaded FPS retard is a bore to myself. I didn't find the character banter amusing, I find it incredibly annoying.

    The over all feel is this is a shock game with very little depth. I was hoping for something really fun, but the game is so linear that sometimes I feel like I'm just watching the game progress rather than actually being part of the game. That is also what I hated about Gears. I doubt a $500 3D monitor would help with the lack of game immersion.

    The graphics are pretty good though, except the character models are horrible - especially when they interact with each other. It's almost like watching a puppet show. But to be honest I've never played a game where I actually thought the character models were anything other than creepy and awkward looking. Seriously....can we get some better modeling? I don't even care if it's pre-rendered, I just want at least their god dam lips to match up with what they are saying. Is that really too much to ask???

  • rantoc
    Good game but sadly very short (5-6 hrs tops in campaign), bet there will be a zillion DLC's to pay for rather than the dev release them for free (like in the old days when they proved they really cared about the customers not only they hard earned money)

    Sum it up,
    Pro - Good game with fun action
    Bad = It will run out very quickly, 5-6 hrs tops in the campaign and for the price paid, its simply not worth it
  • starryman
    Snore another shooter with the same old same old.
  • Bulletstorm is awesome in 3D! Something to keep me busy until BF3, sweet!
  • What a load of garbage. I have been playing all my games in 3D via a samsung 120 Hz LCD and the nVidia 3D vision glasses for over two years. This is the first time I have turned 3D off entirely because it looks terrible even after tireless tweaks video card driver updates etc. I'm a PC Technician with over Twelve years self employed. PCF games like Painkiller work perfectly in 3D but not this POS.