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Bully: Scholarship Edition

Canis Canem Edit

Also known by the title Canis Canem Edit, Bully is a controversial action game developed by Rockstar Games. Originally, it was released for PlayStation 2, it was soon followed by Scholarship Edition for the next generation of consoles and PCs.

Action | TPP | sandbox | arcade elements

Bully: Scholarship Edition cover

developer: Rockstar Games

publisher: Rockstar Games

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

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Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC, AND and etc. is an action game featuring arcade elements. It is a remake of 2006's Bully (in Europe, known as Canis Canem Edit) released for PlayStation 2. The original game was awarded many prizes, including the title of the Best Game of 2006.


In Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC, AND and etc., the player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins - a fifteen-year-old disobedient boy who had been thrown out of many schools already. This time, he ends up in Bullworth Academy, where his goals are to survive and gain some popularity in the new community. The player is required to overcome traditional difficulties experienced by regular teenagers. Completing the main storyline takes about twenty hours, but in order to achieve a hundred per cent completion, twenty more are required.


Bully: Scholarship Edition for PC, AND and etc. is played from the third person perspective. The protagonist attends classes, the number of which was increased in the Scholarship Edition - four new subjects were added, including maths, biology, music and geography. Each subject is represented by a different mini-game. For instance, the player is required to mix different ingredients together to produce a given compound during the chemistry classes; when it comes to biology, the player performs vivisections of animals with a scalpel and tweezers. On the other hand, during gym classes, the protagonist learns new combat moves. Between lessons, the player explores the school grounds and a neighboring town, completing very diversified assignments. By passing numerous bonus missions, the protagonist earns money. Furthermore, the player's actions combined with progression in the story unlock new clothes for Jimmy to wear and different items and weapons he can use.

The Scholarship Edition was enriched mainly with eight new missions interwoven with the original story. In one of them, Jimmy has to help a miserable fake Santa Claus while small elves are trying to interrupt.

The virtual school is a living place. The player encounters both typical nerds and bullies. The player can talk to other students in order to make them like the protagonist, or conversely, the player can express their disapproval and terrorize others. The player's actions influence the way certain groups of students approach the protagonist. Making friends among the losers will not inspire the respect of the muscles, which works the other way around as well. Fighting is common here, but the player is required to do so in order to defend the weaker ones. The player unlocks more and more combat moves along the progression in the story. Obviously, fighting is never deadly here. At the end of a fight, the player performs a finishing move, which serves the role of a punishment and humiliation of the opponent defeated. Winning fights earns reputation in the school grounds, but one should remember that the place is a subject to certain rules. School corridors are patrolled by prefects and teachers who have to be avoided in case of being a truant.

Technical aspects

The game offers fully three-dimensional environments and character models. The creators placed a great emphasis on recreating the school life within a video game. When walking around the school, the player will not see duplicated faces and the students are similar to one another only because they wear school uniforms.

System requirements

Sony PlayStation 2

Sony PlayStation 2

  • Uses:
  • memory card 8 MB
PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 7800 or better)
  • 4.7 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista
Sony PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Store
Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Store
Bully 2 reportedly in works, coming up next after Red Dead Redemption 2
Bully 2 reportedly in works, coming up next after Red Dead Redemption 2

news 27 April 2017 09:45

Rumor has it that Bully 2 is the next game Rockstar is going to release after Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel to the "high-school GTA" has been much anticipated by fans.

Game Informer leaks Bully 2: Kevin's Back Jack
Game Informer leaks Bully 2: Kevin's Back Jack

news 08 June 2017 12:50

Bully 2: Kevin's Back Jack may be the title of the much-anticipated sequel of Rockstar's "high-school GTA". That information appeared on Game Informer, but has since been removed from the website.

A Bully-related Easter Egg Appeared in GTA Online
A Bully-related Easter Egg Appeared in GTA Online

news 29 July 2019 14:25

Rockstar Games has hidden a reference to its earlier production - Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit in Europe) - in the latest update for Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rockstar's Working on Bully 2? Coming to Current and Next-gen Consoles
Rockstar's Working on Bully 2? Coming to Current and Next-gen Consoles

news 07 August 2019 12:09

Youtuber known as SWETGA suggests that Rockstar Games is working on a continuation of Bully. The game would be released at the end of 2020 on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as next-gen consoles.

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