This game is amazing.Gun has a short,yet gripping old-west based storyline.Wether your playing poker,buying a drink,playing piano,hunting down bandits,mining gold,or just exploring the western frontier,you will have fun.You can chase outlaws,or be one.If you rent this game,prepare for adventure.
posted by Neuralsplyce (ESCONDIDO, CA) May 13, 2011
Member since May 2011
This game pre-dates Red Dead Redemption so you could say RDR rippped it off (or Gun ripped off the first Red Dead game). Anyway, if you liked RDR, then you'll like Gun. Most of the gameplay elements and side quests in RDR are in Gun (or vice versa).
The only downsides to this game are since it's small, you revisit some of the same places quite a bit. There are also some Achievements that are easy to miss or not unlock for petty reasons.
Spoiler Alert. The final boss battle is far more difficult than the rest of the game so can be frustrating.
Please take into consideration this game is from 2005, so you'll have to anticipate extremely outdated graphics, sound, and gameplay. With that said, my review is based off it being from 2005.
Gun is a good (but short) western third person shooter/action adventurer, and it reminds me of Red Dead if it were released in 05. The wild west is just being civilized, and everything you'd expect in a WW game is here, such as: Native Americans and white men killing each other, territory disputes, gunfights, showdowns, scalping people, mastering the 6 shooter revolver, rifles, cheating at poker tables, saloons, wwhore houses, hunting, and horseback riding/fighting.
Just like Red Dead, Gun contains some RPG elements like upgrading your character and completing various side quests. You'll travel to different towns by horseback and basically complete missions with each town. You may need to be the sheriff for a day and keep peace, or recover a package, or travel to the next town for a mission. You'll get money and stat builds for completing these.
Gameplay is nothing new. You can aim down some sights, you have a pistol, knife & hatchet, rifle, shotty, and cocktail molotovs. You can enter slow mo (quick sights mode) by pressing RB and this allows you to flick the LS in a direction to easily pick off guys. Master this and you'll take down an army by yourself. It was fun for a few days but Red Dead did it all and did it 100 times better.
To wrap up, Gun is an excellent rental for a few reasons. It's a decent game, but has no replay value since there is no co-op or any online play. Once you beat it you'll be done trust me. And it's also extremely easy to get 75% of the achievements if you want those.