(PS2 and Xbox; Vivendi Universal Games; $49.99)

Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Cent: Bulletproof

THE BACKSTORY In this first-person shooter game, you control rapper 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) as he travels through the streets of New York City’s gritty drug underworld. Already sounds more exciting than his disappointing movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

GIVE IT TO… Adults only! Features like the bloody-great ”bullet time,” which follows the trajectory of a round as it blows apart the enemy’s head, helped secure the game’s ”M for Mature” rating (meaning it should be played by gamers over 17).

FINAL SCORE ”Bulletproof” is an absolute riot, at least partly because of the G-Unit crew — Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck — hanging around to help Fiddy against his foes (sample threat: “Yo, son, for real, don’t be pointing that s— at me. Serious”). Added bonus: If you get bored playing the game, you can access exclusive tracks or watch the rapper’s videos. B+