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A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain
light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or when
playing video games may trigger epileptic seizures or blackouts in these individuals. These conditions may
trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures in persons who have no history of prior seizures
or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult
your physician before playing. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE use and consult your physician before resuming
gameplay if you or your child experience any of the following health problems or symptoms:
eye or muscle twitches
any involuntary movement
loss of awareness
or convulsion.
altered vision
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Use in a well-lit area and keep as far away as possible from the television screen.
Avoid large screen televisions. Use the smallest television screen available.
Avoid prolonged use of the PlayStation®3 system. Take a 15-minute break during each hour of play.
Avoid playing when you are tired or need sleep.
Stop using the system immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: lightheadedness, nausea,
or a sensation similar to motion sickness; discomfort or pain in the eyes, ears, hands, arms, or any other part of
the body. If the condition persists, consult a doctor.
Use caution when using the DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller motion sensor function. When using the
DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller motion sensor function, be cautious of the following points. If the controller
hits a person or object, this may cause accidental injury or damage. Before using, check that there is plenty of
space around you. When using the controller, grip it firmly to make sure it cannot slip out of your hand. If using
a controller that is connected to the PS3™ system with a USB cable, make sure there is enough space for the
cable so that the cable will not hit a person or object. Also, take care to avoid pulling the cable out of the PS3™
system while using the controller.
WarnInG to oWners oF proJectIon teleVIsIons:
Do not connect your PS3™ system to a projection TV without first consulting the user manual for your projection
TV, unless it is of the LCD type. Otherwise, it may permanently damage your TV screen.
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Fire weapon
Charge weapon
Swap weapon
Skillshot Database
left stick
right stick
B button
Q button
E button
W button
R button
D button/directional buttons
S button
F button
A button
S (double-tap)
SELECT button
START button
Do not bend it, crush it or submerge it in liquids.
Do not leave it in direct sunlight or near a radiator or other source of heat.
Be sure to take an occasional rest break during extended play.
Keep this disc clean. Always hold the disc by the edges and keep it in its protective case when not in use.
Clean the disc with a lint-free, soft, dry cloth, wiping in straight lines from center to outer edge. Never use
solvents or abrasive cleaners.
playInG tHe Game
Video output in HD requires cables and an HD- compatible display, both sold separately.
Voice chat requires a headset, sold separately. Compatible with most Bluetooth and USB wired headsets.
Some limitations apply.
Game screen
GettInG starteD
3 system
Starting a game: Before use, carefully read the instructions supplied with the PS3™ computer entertainment
system. The documentation contains information on setting up and using your system as well as important
safety information.
Check that the MAIN POWER switch (located on the system rear) is turned on. Insert the Bulletstorm™ disc with
the label facing up into the disc slot. Select the icon for the software title under [Game] in the PS3™ system’s
home menu, and then press the S button. Refer to this manual for information on using the software.
Quitting a game: During gameplay, press and hold down the PS button on the wireless controller for at least
2 seconds. Then select “Quit Game” from the screen that is displayed.
To remove a disc, touch the eject button after quitting the game.
tropHIes: Earn, compare and share trophies that you earn by making specific in-game
accomplishments. Trophies access requires a PlayStation®Network account.
Saved data for PS3™ format software
Saved data for PS3™ format software is saved on the system’s hard disk.
The data is displayed under “Saved Game Utility” in the Game menu.
# of Thumpers
remaining in
current weapon
# of rounds
in magazine
# of rounds
in reserves
# of charged
shots remaining in
current weapon
mIssIon InFormatIon
DeaD ecHo
DEAD ECHO was once the most elite squad in the confederation of colonies. Today, however, they’re a band
of feared space pirates. Stranded on a once-beatific vacation world full of deadly mutants and psychopathic
flesh-eating gangs, this battle-hardened crew must find a way off the planet to exact revenge on the man who
betrayed them.
Grayson Hunt
This headstrong leader of the surviving members of DEAD ECHO is like a pitbull on the prowl, willing to do
anything necessary to achieve his goals. This killing machine thrives on drunkenness and debauchery to
escape the haunting memories of the atrocities that he committed under the orders of General Sarrano. After
discovering the truth, Grayson Hunt and the members of DEAD ECHO—including his best friend Ishi Sato—went
AWOL and stole a confederation ship, The Spectre. The only means to survive as a hunted man meant
plundering the galaxy with his band of brothers and leading lives as space pirates.
But it wasn’t a life of rum and treasure. Grayson’s once proud profile faded quickly as he chose to become best
friends with booze and bloodshed.
Ishi Sato
An honorable man with a cool head and a focused demeanor in battle, Ishi is a born leader. From a wealthy
family, he chose to pledge his life to peace by enlisting in the Central Unit. Ishi was personally selected by the
General to serve in the Central Unit’s elite DEAD ECHO squad.
Ever loyal to Grayson, he and the other remaining members of DEAD ECHO chose to follow him into a life of
galactic looting and pillaging. Though disapproving of the group’s indulgent behavior as space pirates, Ishi’s
loyalty means he continues to be their voice of reason through thick and thin.
Not much is immediately known about Trishka Novak. Behind her steely and strong willed attitude, a warm and
intelligent woman is obvious.
With a take-no-prisoners resolve, Trishka is one woman you want on your side, as she’s one of the top
members of Sarrano’s newest squad: FINAL ECHO.
Dr. Whit Oliver
Acting as the resident father figure to the crew of the Spectre, this is the guy you want patching you up after
coming in from a storm of bullets. Hailing from Tennessee, Whit brims with southern charm and education,
having attained two masters degrees and a PhD. In addition to being the crew’s doctor, he loves to tinker and
has assumed the duty of the ship’s primary engineer. Having mastered both professions, Whit perfected his
“Hack and Weld” method of Field Limb Replacement, and can replace any arm, leg, finger, or toe in under
two minutes.
While not as aggressive as some of the crew, Whit often butts heads with Grayson and Rell, often siding with
Ishi on most issues. Like Ishi, the pirate lifestyle doesn’t suit Whit, but he doesn’t have much of a choice as a
wanted man.
Rell Julian
Rell never did well in school, but what he lacked academically, he made up for with his aptitude in developing
explosives. General Sarrano made a note of his performance on the battlefield and decided that he wanted Rell
for his Central Unit. While Rell proved an incredible talent in munitions development, he has been docked as
many paychecks as he’s earned under the General’s command.
After DEAD ECHO, Rell and Grayson formed a bond over the art of fighting, intoxication, and skirt chasing. In
battle, Rell is a mastermind when it comes to mines and other explosive traps.
General Victor Sarrano
With an appetite for war and power, this ruthless yet brilliant tactician yearns for an age of martial law
throughout the galaxy, and will stop at nothing to achieve it. As the mighty leader of the Central Confederate Unit
of Resolution (CCUR), he was once considered the most powerful man in the entire star system. Feared for his
ruthlessness in battle, the mere sight of one of his Battleliners causes potential adversaries to flee in terror.
His most trusted band of mercenaries were known as DEAD ECHO. Grayson Hunt led this elite team, and fulfilled
every command General Sarrano gave them. They were a band of ghosts at his loyal command who could make
entire colonial cities vanish. Sarrano’s wrath was tested during a mission, and now they are the most wanted
men in the galaxy.
Peacemaker Carbine
The PMC is a standard issue military assault rifle. Its high accuracy at mid range makes this weapon a
good choice for most combat situations. When charged, it fires a special purpose clip of 100 bullets in one
concentrated blast, which completely obliterates multiple enemies in a single shot.
The Screamer is a powerful and accurate high-caliber revolver that stops almost any enemy dead in their tracks.
The secondary fire option launches a rocket-propelled flare that slams into enemies and sends them flying into
the air before exploding. The explosion sets fire to any nearby enemies.
Entirely custom-built, the Flailgun is a lethal tool that fires two high impact grenades linked by a steel chain.
This flail chain wraps around a target, rendering them completely helpless. The user can then detonate the
explosives whenever they like. Enemies or objects can be wrapped then kicked towards groups of enemies and
detonated for mass destruction. Charging the weapon will superheat the flail chain, turning it into a razor that
will slice through any enemy in its path.
The Boneduster is a custom-built quad-barreled shotgun. That’s right: four barrels for quadruple the fun. At
medium range, it will send enemies flying. Up close, it’s more than capable of tearing enemies in half. Use the
Boneduster’s charge shot to fire a burst of super-heated air that can vaporize the flesh from multiple targets in
a single shot.
Head Hunter
The Head Hunter is a semi-automatic, high-powered rifle built for long-range sniping. Each round contains
a radio-controlled guidance device, allowing you to steer the bullet around obstacles to reach the target. A
charged shot fires a guided explosive round that can be used to grab the target and then steer them into other
enemies or environmental hazards before detonation.
This huge bazooka fires impact-resistant explosive rounds that can bounce off any surface, making even the
difficult to reach enemies into a potential target. The balls can be bounced along the ground, explode on impact,
or explode in mid-air. The Bouncer’s charge shot is a constantly bouncing explosive ball that can be kicked and
leashed around for maximum carnage.
The Penetrator is a heavy-duty industrial power tool modified into a deadly projectile weapon. It ejects a
high-velocity self-motorized drill bit that can impale enemies into any surface. Several targets can be impaled
with a single drill. In charged mode this weapon shoots a rocket-propelled drill that suspends an enemy in
mid-air, allowing them to be retargeted to any destination.
The Chaingun will shred almost any enemy to pieces in a fraction of a second. The huge rotating barrel provides
an extremely high rate of fire, but requires a lot of energy. Once the chaingun has been lifted from its stand, the
weapon’s in-built power source will only keep running a short time.
Bulletstorm is objective-based, and objectives briefly appear in the upper left-hand corner of the screen before
fading away. Use objectives to guide you as you progress through Bulletstorm.
Every kill earns points, but the more difficult or stylish the kill, the more you are rewarded. Skillshots give
you extra points on top of a standard kill, so skilled players can purchase weapons and upgrades at an
accelerated rate.
Skillshots are sorted based on how many points they award. Basic Skillshots are blue and are generally the easiest
to perform. Normal Skillshots are yellow. Finally, advanced Skillshots are red, and are often very difficult to master.
Skillshot Database
View information on Skillshots by looking at the Skillshot Database in the Skillshots menu. Skillshots are an
integral part of gameplay, and if you don’t know how to properly perform them, then your time in battle will be
short. Consult the database when in need.
Kicking and Sliding
Engaging in physical attacks with enemies is an effective way to set up Skillshots or knock them into the
environment. Kicking an enemy knocks them straight backwards in slow motion, setting them up for further
attacks. In addition, sliding can be used to quickly get within melee distance of an enemy when leashing
isn’t practical.
The leash allows you to grab a distant enemy and yank them toward you. Once the enemy is dragged up
close, they are suspended briefly in slow motion so you can utilize your weapons or melee attacks. The leash
can even be used to setup complicated Skillshots, pull levers, yank down debris, or pull enemies directly into
environmental hazards.
By earning Skillpoints, the leash can be upgraded with the Thumper functionality. Utilizing it smashes the
ground, launching standard enemies into the air with extreme force. Larger opponents will be slammed to
the ground and stunned.
Note: In Multiplayer mode, once you use the leash, the blue meter displays the recharge time.
In-game military supply boxes are known as Dropkits. These are scattered throughout the world. If you see a
Dropkit, leash it to gain access to the Dropshop, Skillshot Database, and player stats.
The Dropshop is where you go to spend your skillpoints to buy ammunition and upgrades or unlock earned
weapons. Every upgrade makes you more deadly. Gain more powerful weapons. Perform increasingly lethal
Skillshots. Earn more points and keep your kill count rising. Check here often for new available upgrades!
Skillshot Database
View information on Skillshots by looking at the Skillshot Database in the Skillshots menu.
Player Statistics
Go here to view your statistics for killing with skill!
pause menu
Restart Checkpoint
Restart Chapter
Change Difficulty
Exit to Main Menu
Return to the game in progress.
Restart the current level from the last checkpoint.
Restart the current level from the beginning.
Change in-game options.
Change your difficulty setting on the fly.
Leave the game.
maIn menu
sInGle player menu
New Game
Chapter Select
If you want the joy of the Bulletstorm experience in a pure competitive form, check out Echoes mode. Here, you
take a stab at getting the number one spot on the leaderboards, or beating a friend’s high score. Echoes give
you a chance to put your skills to the test in short gameplay segments where you start by choosing a custom
weapon loadout. Once started, kill with skill to rack up some major Skillpoints. As you complete stages in
Echoes, more stages unlock.
If you want to enjoy the Bulletstorm experience in co-operative form, check out the four-player Multiplayer
mode, Anarchy. Kill with skill to top the scoreboard, purchase weapon upgrades, and get Team Skillshots to
move through waves and dominate each map! The completionist in you will love the XP and ranking system,
which allows you to unlock custom skins for your character, and show off to your friends.
DoWnloaDable content
Select DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT to view or purchase further content for Bulletstorm.
Select OPTIONS from the main menu to change settings within the game and view the controls.
optIons menu
Continue Bulletstorm from your previously saved progress.
Begin a new game.
Select a mission.
Toggle subtitles, aim assist, and other options.
Toggle crouch and look inversion, adjust controller sensitivity, or view controller layouts.
Adjust visual options.
Adjust the SFX, music, and voice volume.
View the staff roll.
play onlIne
A PlayStation®Network account is required to play Bulletstorm online. You can set up a PlayStation®Network account in the System Software that appears when your PS3™
system is turned on without a disc inserted.
Game screen
# of charged shots
# of enemies
# of Thumpers
Team progress
to wave score
# of rounds
in magazine
playInG onlIne
# of rounds
in reserves
In order to play Bulletstorm online, you must create a PlayStation®Network account by following the
on-screen instructions. If you already have a PlayStation®Network account, you are able to access online
features automatically.
recharge bar
playInG beHInD a FIreWall or router
This game uses the following network ports for playing online. If you are running a firewall, ensure it is set to
allow the game to communicate on these ports both inbound and outbound:
TCP Ports: 80, 443, 8675-8676
UDP Ports: 3659, 6000
If you are having difficulty connecting to other players online and your Internet connection is behind a router
using NAT (Network Address Translation), you may need to enable port forwarding on your router by forwarding
all data on ports UDP 3659 and UDP 6000 to the IP address of your PlayStation®3 system. Alternatively, you can
add the IP address of your PlayStation®3 system into the DMZ section of your router—please consult your router
help files for details on how to do this. For more information on firewalls, port forwarding, and DMZs, please visit
our online Support Center at:
multIplayer lobby
Quick Match
Private Match
Friends List
Jump into a new or ongoing match of Anarchy.
Create a private game of Anarchy.
See what your friends are up to, invite them to join your party, or join them in a match
in progress.
View the leaderboards and your customizations.
Current score on the
wave/Current Skillpoints
between waves
Blood Symphony
Blood Symphony
Bulletstorm’s online cooperative multiplayer mode is called Anarchy. Anarchy is all about killing waves of
enemies in cool ways, while working as a team with your friends. Utilize both individual and team Skillshots to
gain enough Skillpoints to progress to the next wave.
There are tons of ways to kill enemies, and almost every one of them is a Skillshot. Certain enemies award extra
points if you perform a certain Team Skillshot on them. Up to four players can partake of the carnage, and you
are always rewarded more for working together to take down your foes than working alone.
The points you earn in each round are based on the difficulty of the Skillshots you and your teammates perform.
In addition to enabling you to progress to the next wave by hitting the point goal, Skillpoints can also be used
between rounds to upgrade your character or weapons and replenish your charged shot and secondary weapon
ammo before going back into the fray. Anarchy lasts for up to 20 rounds, but the real question is whether or not
you’ve got the chops to get the highest score.
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blooD sympHony
Skillpoints aren’t your only reward for creating unprecedented levels of carnage on the battlefield. As you
play Anarchy, a red meter in the lower right hand corner of the screen builds up. When it’s full, activate Blood
Symphony. Leashing or kicking enemies results in fountains of blood and massive points. Build your meter and
activate Blood Symphony at the right time to maximize your score.
team cHallenGe
You survive in Anarchy on your own, but if you want to rack up the highest possible Skillpoints, you need a
teammate. Team Challenges give you a chance to work together with your teammates to kill one enemy in a
specific way. Pull it off and you complete the challenge and gain a ton of points. Fail and you just get to kill
another enemy. Look for the blue shine around your target and pay attention to the descriptor floating over
the enemy’s head to know what to do. When you’re ready to do the deed, synchronize your efforts with your
teammates and rake in the Skillpoints.
Check out your rank on the leaderboards, view your statistics, and adjust your customizations in the Barracks. You
can also view your multiplayer progress, current level, experience, and experience needed to gain a level. Feel
free to adjust your player’s animation, helmet, skins, leash color, and boots in the Customizations menu, as well.
pause menu
Return to Lobby
Return to the game in progress.
See where you and your friends rank online.
Adjust the volume of in-game audio and change other options.
Leave the match.
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