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Gunman Chronicles (Windows)

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Description

You are the leader of the Gunmen, the only few sources of law on the frontier. Five years ago the Xenome came, and the Gunmen only prevailed when the General sacrificed himself in a suicide attack.

The Xenome are back, bigger and deadlier than ever. Who is behind the Xenome infestation? Will you live long enough to find out?

Gunman Chronicles is a fully-fleshed out version of a Total Conversion what was for Quake, then Quake II, and finally Half-Life. It is a first-person shooter with lots of weapons and some rather creative level design and atmosphere.

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Gunman Chronicles Windows Ruins of the first planet.
Gunman Chronicles Windows A.I. bosses slug it out.
Gunman Chronicles Windows The General
Gunman Chronicles Windows The aliens are attacking a lone defense drone.

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User Reviews

Better than you think, but only at a certain price. Trixter (8739) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A total conversion of Half-Life gone retail. Radoslaw Koncewicz (7) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Quite fun, actually! Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Why does everybody hate this so much just because it has gone retail? Goteki45 (308) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpy Dec, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 11, 2000 8 out of 10 80
FiringSquad Dec 06, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Shooterplanet Aug 19, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 15, 2000 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Development

Gunman Chronicles was originally a Half-Life modification named Gunman, and a Quake II total conversion before that, and a Quake total conversion before that. The game's designers hail from all over the world. Most of them have never met each other before, but they still managed to make the game.

German version

In the German version there are a number of changes:
  • All humans were replaced with robots
  • All blood was coloured green
  • Killed civilians don't die but sit on the ground

Steam

The game is usually a standalone installation, but can also be played via Steam with a downloadable patch, which is around 59 megs in size. You have to use and own a legitimate copy of the game, of course.

Information also contributed by Foxhack and jeremy strope.

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DaHero (868) added Gunman Chronicles (Windows) on Nov 11, 2000