Gun review

  • Gunfights done to perfection
  • Impressive, cinematic story
  • Enjoyable side quests
  • It's short and none too replayable
  • Difficult quests unlock too soon
  • Feels too last-gen for $60

Sizzling gunfights, white-knuckle horseback riding, lots of unflinching stares, slutty barmaids, and whisky - not the kind of stuff that usually works well with a gamepad attached, but the action/adventure Gun perfectly bottles all those classic Old West ingredients in videogame form, and the label doesn't read "snake oil."

Gun nails a compelling balance between great story and great gameplay. As hunter Colton White, your world is upended when your father is killed in an ambush - right after he reveals that he isn't actually your father. Your quest for truth and revenge takes you down a twisted path through brothels, outlaw hideouts, the sheriff's jail, and into Indian territory. Without spoiling anything, Gun's gradually unfolding yarn is grade-A stuff that commands your attention. Stellar voice acting by a cast ranging from Kris Kristofferson (Blade) to Thomas Jane (The Punisher ) prevents the story from ever degenerating into standard videogame cliches.

More Info

Release date: Nov 08 2005 - Xbox
Nov 15 2005 - Xbox 360
Nov 08 2005 - GameCube, PC, PS2 (US)
Nov 25 2005 - Xbox
Dec 02 2005 - Xbox 360
Nov 25 2005 - GameCube
Nov 18 2005 - PC
Nov 11 2005 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube, PC, PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Neversoft, Treyarch
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
PEGI Rating:


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