For a minute there, we were worried that Epic Games would be nothing more than the studio that headed up Gears of War. Not that there’s anything really wrong with that, but sometimes being limited to one franchise for so long can wear down on a team. (Just look what happened with Bungie and Halo.) Fortunately, the team does break out with the occasional side project, and this time around, it teamed up with People Can Fly for the hellaciously fun Bulletstorm. Seriously, this is just the kick in the pants the developer – and the genre in itself – needed. The game refuses to take itself too seriously, instead relying on an over-the-top storyline and utterly hilarious “bromance”-related dialogue to move things along. You play a drunken captain named Grayson hellbent on bringing down a corrupt army leader who’s been ordering his team to murder innocents. He manages to bring down the big dog’s ship, only to have it crash down on a nearby planet infested with plants and creeps. From there, all hell breaks loose, and it’s up to Grayson, his half-bionic cohort Ishi (who’s irritated that he’s been rebuilt with ship parts) and others to shut down the threat and get off the planet ASAP.