Bully is set in a fictional town called Bullworth where players control Jimmy as he struggles to rise through the social ranks of the school system; when Jimmy first arrives at the school he discovers that it's filled with bullies and decides to put an end to it all.
The game is also known as “Canis Canem Edit” is Europe. It was developed and published by Rockstar in 2006 when it was released for the PlayStation 2. The game was later released for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS devices.
The open world game is played in third-person and the player is able to explore the entire school as they complete a range of linear missions; there are various locations to visit and explore as the game progresses.
The player is expected to attend classes or risk being caught truanting, attending classes will reward the player with special abilities to help them progress through the game, cause mischief and avoid punishment. Items such as Stink Bombs and firecrackers can be crafted by the player and used at any point in the game. In addition to attending class, the player can also befriend NPC's and initiate romantic relationships by kissing them and gifting them items.
Combat also plays a role in the game where the player can use melee attacks and weapons to damage enemies; breaking rules in the game will raise the “Trouble Meter” and causing too much trouble will cause authority figures to look for the player until the meter lowers again.
The “Scholarship Edition” of the game includes a multiplayer where two players can compete for the highest score possible by completing different classes.
Attend Class – Go to lessons and earn useful skills such as making firecrackers
Form Relationships – Become friends with NPCs or engage in romantic relationships
Trouble Meter – Cause too much trouble and authority figues will start hunting Jimmy down
Various locations – Visit different locations to find useful items and cause mischief
 Players liked:
- Unique setting with a great atmosphere
- Good voice acting
- Fun story and missions
 Players didn't like:
- Limited multiplayer
- Combat feels sloppy