BPM: Bullets Per Minute Review

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Posted: 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a shooting game where shots and attacks must be timed to the beat of the music. The gameplay is focused on motion and shooting, like the Doom games, only here you can only shoot, dodge and reload on the beat. It's repetitive and requires considerable practice - not unlike learning a real instrument.

You play the game through in a run at each series of levels. You progress by clearing areas of enemies and then taking on the boss creatures. It's designed to be difficult, but as you grow to understand the rhythm and weapon system, things become more achievable.

As you play, enemies perform a dance-like sequence of attacks in time with an epic rock opera. You can choose different characters with different stats, abilities and items. These combine with the weapons you find in the game to add another layer of variety. These characters can be upgraded by completing runs with them.

Like the motion-shooting game of the 90s you need to learn the movement as much as the shooting. Things are fast and frantic. You can double jump, dash, rocket jump and bunny hop to evade your opponents.

Where BPM comes into its own is as you become an expert at the levels and weapons. This enables you to work on perfecting scores, and creating character builds that suit your style of play. It takes the shooting genre in a new direction -- or maybe it's the rhythm-action genre it innovates.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 15/09/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: @PlaytonicGames


Duration: This game will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Not yet rated, but likely to be PEGI 16 and ESRB TEEN for the bodies of enemies and blood effects.


YOu can adjust the difficulty by turning off the need to perform actions in time with the music. This Auto Rhythm setting then gets the game records your presses then executes them on the next beat for you. You can also adjust how accurate Rhythm Detections is.
Our BPM: Bullets Per Minute Accessibility Report details 15 accessibility features:

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