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Gun (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Like the set for a western movie - great action on set, nothing much behind it koloboko (120) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
Good story, easy to play, fails to live up to full potential and too console-like Marko Poutiainen (1148) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 3.1

The Press Says

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Game Chronicles
If you love wild west movies, you will no doubt enjoy GUN which puts you in the role of a western movie hero. The gameplay is fresh and fun, and while the ride is short, it's very exciting while it lasts. Excellent production values in the graphics and sound department really add to the believability of the story and game world, and the side quests add some depth and longevity to a somewhat short but highly entertaining main story. The most important question to ask of any game is, was it fun? And GUN answers with a resounding yes. If you're into action game and especially if you like the wild west setting, you owe it to yourself to give this game a shot. Giddyup!
Game industry News (GiN)
Gun offers some variety in a packed genre, something anyone can appreciate. You can finish the game in about ten hours, and that is doing every single side mission available, so it might leave you wanting a bit more. But nobody should feel like they did not get their money's worth with this well-made title.
Gun gehört wirklich zu den positiveren Überraschungen des Jahres. Eine derartig stimmige Atmosphäre hat schon lange kein Spiel mehr über die gesamte Spielzeit aufrechterhalten können. Angefangen von der spannenden Geschichte über die abwechslungsreichen Aufträge, der glaubhaften Darstellung der Weite der Prärie bis hin zum furiosen Finale in einer Mine, Gun ist das bisher beste Spiel in dem unverbrauchten Szenario des Wilden Westens und eines der gelungensten Action-Adventures der letzten Zeit. Zu bemängeln gibt es lediglich die zuweilen texturarme Grafik und die etwas zu kurze Spielzeit, doch in den ca. 8-10 Spielstunden wird man dank Kneipenschlägereien, Zugüberfällen oder zünftigen Schießereien vom Pferd aus fantastisch unterhalten. Klare Kaufempfehlung!
PC Powerplay
Der Wilde Westen dient als Szenario für eines der spannendsten und abwechslungsreichsten Actionspiele der vergangenen Jahre.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Eindelijk nog eens een leuke Westernshooter. Alleen spijtig dat hij zo kort is en dat er geen multiplayer is voorzien. Waar blijft Gun 2?
PC Games (Germany)
Erst erfährt Colton White, dass sein Vater gar nicht sein Vater ist. Dann wird der alte Herr auch noch in die Luft gejagt. Ein mieser Tag, aber ein verdammt gutes Spiel. Gun versetzt das Spielprinzip der Grand Theft Auto-Serie in den Wilden Westen. Als Colton White rächen Sie den Tod Ihres Ziehvaters und klären das Mysterium Ihrer eigenen Herkunft. Gerade weil die Story so viel Gehalt hat, möchten wir in dieser Richtung nicht groß was ausplaudern, nur dies: Verrat, Gewalt und Spannung sind die Hauptbestandteile.
Mimo tych wszystkich wad, Gun nie jest grą złą! Otwartość świata, który nie jest podzielony odcinkami jak ten z chociażby Fable (ale i tak przy przejściu z Badlandów do miasta, czy gdziekolwiek indziej przez kilka sekund gra trochę zwalnia) robi wrażenie! Tak naprawdę jednak, to i tak wszystkie wady i tak są niczym wobec niezrównanego klimatu rodem z opowieści o dobrych kowbojach i złych bandytach. Polski Call of Juralez dorobił się naprawdę silnego konkurenta! Gun to murowany hit i jedna z najlepszych pozycji tegorocznej zimy. Daj się porwać przygodzie! Aa lecę na jeszcze jedną przejażdżkę po prerii!
If you want to try something different, depending on its price,this would be something you could feasibly add to your gaming library.That is if you plan on completing 100% of the game. If you just plan on running through it, than make it a rental.
UOL Jogos
Se você estiver ciente da curta durabilidade de "Gun" e de sua atmosfera pouco envolvente, tem boas chances de divertir. Mas é uma pena ver tanto potencial desperdiçado, uma vez que, com um pouco mais de tempo, capricho e trabalho, o jogo poderia alcançar um lugar de destaque nas prateleiras. Mas, fazer o quê? Não foi desta vez.
You'll love this game for about a day and a half, but the fun doesn't last much more than that. It's a great game if you are blinded by anything that says "Western," or if you are religious about your Neversoft games. Otherwise, it's a great rental that's worth your while, even if that while is a little short.
Finally, Gun offers quite few hours of playtime. Considering that there is no multiplayer mode to speak of, the fact that you can upgrade your hero (buy better equipment and beef up the stats with side missions) and that the main story is satisfyingly lengthy, makes Gun a pretty good purchase for PC owners. I don't think you'll go wrong if you shell out your cash for this one. Gun is a far better game than I had initially suspected, and was given less credit by the online press than it actually deserves.
GameStar (Germany)
Sehr gut hat Neversoft die spielerische Abwechslung hinbekommen und Ballern, Schleichen und Reiten im richtigen Verhältnis gemischt. Gun ist kein Wild-West-GTA, aber ein brauchbares Actionspiel.
Ha, le Far-West, genre complètement sous-exploité du jeu vidéo qui mériterait d’être une source d’inspiration un peu plus fréquente que le terrorisme ou les Elfes niaiseux. De quand datent les derniers titres ayant eu pour thème le Far-West ? Outlaws ? Ca fait un peu loin quand même... Desperados ? Oui, 2001 : c’est de cette année que date le dernier (vrai) jeu ayant eu pour thème le Far-West sur nos machines. Alors, qu’en est-il du petit dernier du genre, que les développeurs de Neversoft ont essayé de faire passer pour le GTA du XIXème siècle ?
Strategy Informer
Gun is audibly and visually an expert game with excellent characters and some great fighting. Cut scenes, which have a tendency to be uninteresting, are one of the best things about this game. The gameplay is good and will have you paying close attention, until it’s over as soon as it started. Don’t blink, you may miss something!
Adventure Lantern
All in all, I’d have to classify this game in the “must rent” category. There’s no replay value whatsoever; therefore, don’t shell out the cash to buy it. Still, there is little opportunity to play anything else quite like this, and it can be finished during a routine rental period. I have high hopes for GUN 2, if there ever is one.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
De knappe verhaallijn, fantastisch stemmenwerk en een indrukwekkende grafische prestatie geven je een geweldige eerste indruk van Gun. Helaas is het allemaal te snel voorbij. Het is allemaal heel mooi, maar het had zeker wat groter, dieper en langer gekund.
Despite a great presentation that'll likely give a very positive first impression, Gun ultimately offers too little content for it to be a truly satisfying game. Most all of the right ingredients are here in some quantity. But the hastily delivered storyline (which, fittingly, concludes with an incredibly abrupt ending) and the lack of any real depth to the gameworld make Gun much better suited for some quick, fleeting thrills instead of for the long haul.
2404.org PC Gaming
Gun is a great idea, a cinematic shooter that takes place in an under-represented genre: the Wild West. The execution, however, is just a notch above bad, and some of the game's elements are just silly. The game puts you in the third-person shoes of Colton White, a mild-mannered frontiersman whose father's recent death starts him off on a misadventure in the old west. Colton must face off against an evil railroad tycoon who rides around the countryside in a locomotive with a gigantic skull on the front.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Gun certainly tries hard, but its console roots will kill it for some PC gamers. Controls are fuzzy, and the overforgiving targeting, combined with week enemy A.I., makes it nearly impossible to miss. The game is also extremely easy. Even if you do all the side missions (the ranching missions get particularly fun), you can still breeze through this entire game in something like 10 hours. The graphics, too, suffer from console-itis, with blocky characters often “skating” on the surface or getting stupidly trapped in bad collision detection. But still...the last good cowboy game was LucasArts’ Outlaws, way back in 1997. So who’s griping? You get to do plenty of horseback riding, the “quick draw” shooting nurtures your inner Clint Eastwood, and there ain’t one danged alien or Nazi in sight Yee-haw.
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Несмотря на обещания и множество рекламы, Gun не стала лучшим вестерном всех времен и народов. И ей будет нелегко выделиться из толпы экшенов нынешнего года. Но Neversoft любит развивать свои творения постепенно, поэтому через пару сиквелов у игровой индустрии может появиться и собственный Серджио Леоне.
Maximum PC
Had Neversoft put as much time and care into developing Gun’s game world as it did with its story, this title would be up there with the likes of GTA. As it stands, it’s an entertaining game that fills a void—but only for a few hours.
Neversoft delivers a solid shooter with a fresh theme, open-ended gameplay, and an uncanny ability to sidestep just about every typical shooter shortcoming.
Immoral Gamers
The second Gun desperately needs a revised formula. Give us Clint Eastwood as a protagonist, not John Wayne. Or better yet, Lee Van Cleef. Make horses more than a faster, safer means of travel. Let us pull off stunts with them like diving out of the saddle or jumping across rooftops; reward us for our accomplishments with a big lavish message flashing across the screen. I know this is a desert we’re talking about, but add some color and variety to it. Make the side missions more interesting – I emphasize, these are some of the worst side missions I’ve ever played. Overhaul the workings of boss fights so I don’t feel like I’m back in the ’80s. And if it’s not too much to ask, develop the fucking characters.
Attendu de pied ferme par les inconditionnels de westerns que nous sommes, Gun nous aura finalement déçus. Le titre se repose sur son background accrocheur et sa violence gratuite sans chercher à creuser le gameplay qui se révèle aussi bancal que peu varié. Accusant par ailleurs une durée de vie très limitée, Gun ne parvient pas à trouver les armes pour nous impressionner.