Bulletstorm is a first-person sci-fi shooter set in the 26th century. It features a "skillshot" system that rewards players for executing enemies in creative ways. Players do so using a variety of guns, an energy-based leash that pulls enemies close to the player, and a powerful kick. Players take the role of Grayson Hunt, an ex-assassin who tries to take revenge on his former boss, General Sarrano, for lying to him about his victims. Hunt joins Ishi Sato and later Trishka to track down Sarrano. The marketing campaign for the game is known for its parodying of other first-person shooters, particularly in the free promotional game Duty Calls.