Gunman Chronicles (Windows)

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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.


Gunman Chronicles Windows Fending off a wave of attackers with a turret.
Gunman Chronicles Windows Danger Will Robinson!
Gunman Chronicles Windows The rogue A.I. takes over the facility.
Gunman Chronicles Windows A raygun similar to the one in Half-Life

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User Reviews

Better than you think, but only at a certain price. Trixter (8713) 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 (4353) 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

Critic Reviews

PC Action Mar 22, 2001 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 29, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer's Pulse Dec 06, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 08, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Dec 07, 2000 66 out of 100 66


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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


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 (863) added Gunman Chronicles (Windows) on Nov 11, 2000