TA Playlist game for January 2021 announced

By The TA Playlist Team,
As we festively end the year covered in demon blood, guts, and gore in our December 2020 TA Playlist game, DOOM Eternal, we’re here to announce the game that we’ll all be playing together in the new year.

We wanted to celebrate some of the great games that appeared on Xbox 360 but haven’t seen another further love or future instalments since then. Nearly 2,500 of you voted, and the winner is: Bully: Scholarship Edition

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First released way back in 2006 before making its way to the 360 two years later, Bully: Scholarship Edition took some of the core elements of Rockstar’s wildly successful GTA franchise (great writing with a satirical bite, quirky and memorable characters, a large open world full of things to do, and a laissez-faire approach to casual violence) and applied them to a fresh new setting, a boarding school in New England.

You play as 15-year-old delinquent Jimmy Hopkins as he explores the school and the rest of Bullworth, making friends and enemies of the various cliques, attending different classes to improve your grades (and skills), and collecting rubber bands. Despite being very popular and often requested by fans to get the sequel treatment (including by this very community), no more Bully action has been forthcoming for 14 years now.

Bully has a 3.97 out of 5.00 rating here on TA. It’s been started by over 108,000 users 19,500 (18%) of which have completed it, which should take around 20-25 hours.

Here are how the full results of the poll shook out:

TA Playlist January 2021 poll results

Join us in the New Year as we dominate the boarding school and relive a classic that is in great need of a sequel.
The TA Playlist Team
Written by The TA Playlist Team
The TA Playlist is a monthly community event. Everyone votes on which of four games to play, and then we all play through it in the following month. There's a dedicated hub to discuss everything about the game, from story beats to gameplay tips – and of course, you can track your achievement progress during the month as well. TA Playlist was created by Mark Delaney and is now run by Miles, Nici and Chewie.