Gun review

How the Wild West was wonderful

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Gunfights done to perfection

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    cinematic story

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    Enjoyable side quests


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    It's short and none too replayable

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    Difficult quests unlock too soon

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    Feels too last-gen for $60

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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.

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DescriptionGun perfectly bottles classic Old West ingredients in videogame form, and the label doesn't read "snake oil."
Platform"Xbox","Xbox 360","GameCube","PC","PS2"
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"18","18","18","18","18"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)