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First Look – Bodycount – Guns, Explosions And Total Destruction

The demo of Bodycount went live on Xbox Live earlier today so we decided to give you a first look to see if it’s worth the download time. Check it out for an overview of what to expect in the game all to the backdrop of some of the most kick-ass action available. Bodycount might not be the prettiest or most revolutionary game to come out this year but bloody hell is it good fun.

To be totally honest I didn’t expect much going into Bodycount. After watching a wealth of trailers and mini-documentaries I was almost ready to write Bodycount off as being “yet another First-Person Shooter”. To be fair on myself their is some truth to that. Bodycount (well the demo at least) seems set to not deviate from the classic “shoot things until they are dead” formula to any large degree. It’s not the new game mechanics that impressed me, it was just how well polished and fun the old ones were. It’s hard to see in videos but once you get your hands on the controller, the feeling of playing the game fills you with a sense of power that is rarely experienced in gaming. Everything runs smoothly at a blistering speed and wielding the powerful feeling weapons and blasting through anything and everything in your way is something that will take a long time to get old.

After my fourth playthrough of the demo in which I kidded myself that I needed to play for research reasons everything fell into place and I perfectly understood everything that the game was about. I will need to see some decent footage of a solid multi-player to justify a day one purchase but this demo has done enough to get me excited about Bodycount for the first time. I strongly recommend that you try out the demo for yourself and why not let us know in the comments what you thought of the game. I’m going to head off and give it one final playthrough myself… for research.

Developer – Guildford Studios
Publisher – Codemasters
Platforms – Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Dates – NA August 30, 2011
EU September 2, 2011


  1. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 6:25 am

    yes…….. research.
    shame you have to be a gold subscriber to download it.
    i hope they release a PC demo first though, THQ and the PC dont exactly have a good relationship!
    there last game RFA has to be the WORST PC console port i have EVER played!

  2. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 6:31 am

    Nice first look. I’ll give it a go.

  3. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Man. I can’t believe Microsoft is making it available for only Gold Subscribers! I’m so tired of them milking gamers. Too bad there are more sheep than wolves paying for this crap. You even have to have a Gold membership for Netflix. What kind of BS is that?
    My brother played the Demo and didn’t like it. Said it played like Battlefield 1943. HAHA!
    Ernice.. let me know if it has aiming down sights of if it is just a shoulder fire that tightens up the cross-hairs.

  4. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Sure, I’ll let you know, bro!

  5. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 4:47 pm

    It’s tragic that my brother couldn’t answer the question. I facepalmed myself when he didn’t understand my explanation.

  6. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 4:57 pm


  7. Wed, 17th Aug 2011 at 4:57 pm

    He don’t play that kind of game too often or something?

  8. Thu, 18th Aug 2011 at 11:24 am

    He finally figured it out. I guess there is no aiming down sight.
    No wonder he is always hip firing my beretta cx4.

  9. Thu, 18th Aug 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Haha. Haha. For shame. I hope the game does well.

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