- Skillshots can be gratifying
- Some sizable and appealing environments
- A few fun guns.
When a game is released, it enters into competition for the time and money of its target audience. The latest entry into the first-person shooter fray is Bodycount, a game that tries to gain a foothold by putting you on semi-destructible battlefields where skillful kills are rewarded with powerful abilities. As you shred your way through the often-spacious environments, you can take careful aim and strive for a higher skillshot multiplier or just shoot up the joint and let the enemies fall where they may. Bodycount does a solid job of creating a nice-looking world with decent gunplay mechanics, but these elements fail to coalesce into exciting gameplay. Playing Bodycount isn't an unpleasant experience, but neither is it an engaging one. With a short campaign, bare-bones multiplayer, and uninspired cooperative play, Bodycount is a lightweight competitor in a heavyweight division.