Gun GameCube
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The experience just doesn't last long enough to be savored. Gun's main story missions are exciting, but the main plot is over so quickly that the whole thing just ends up feeling rushed, and the various side missions aren't compelling enough to hold your interest after the end credits roll.
  2. Gun, overall, isn't terribly fun to play. But the story is definitely entertaining, the game looks fine, it sounds great, and the Wild West feel is pretty authentic.
  3. The majority of the game is one long gunfight, shifting between a traditional free-looking aim to lock-on, slow-mo shooting. It's good stuff, if you don't mind your foes acting like targets in a carnival game. [Jan 2006, p.119]
  4. It has interesting features and plenty of action and intense shootouts to keep you entertained (especially when you get your grubby hands on the gatling gun) but between these parts you're left wandering around a dull environment with very little to keep you occupied.
  5. Many of its gameplay mechanics are clearly inspired by the ones found in "GTA: SA," but sadly, Gun doesn't reach that game's overall level of quality, especially in terms of longevity. Even though Gun is very challenging on the harder difficulty settings, it can be beaten in less than ten hours.
  6. Gun is a violent, interestingly fulfilling shooter, albeit so brief it doesn't quite do its fantastic premise justice.
  7. Average at best. The great voice acting and the solid graphics are just not enough to keep the game afloat. Somewhat shoddy controls and the lack of depth just drag this title down too much.
  8. Why roam freely (when the game lets you, which is by no means always) when all that's out there to find is an empty trek between jarring episodes of production-line gaming? [Christmas 2005, p.105]
  9. Far too generic to be considered anything other than average. [Christmas 2005, p.114]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    8
    Gun is an excellent title and provides more captivating gameplay than its rival Red Dead Revolver. This game would easily be a 9/10 if onlyGun is an excellent title and provides more captivating gameplay than its rival Red Dead Revolver. This game would easily be a 9/10 if only the story wasn't so short. Full Review »
  2. TomK.
    Dec 27, 2005
    9
    Excellent. Very absorbing story line, side quests add a lot. Great control, graphics, and music. 'Zelda like' in the wild west. Excellent. Very absorbing story line, side quests add a lot. Great control, graphics, and music. 'Zelda like' in the wild west. Excellent voice acting. Full Review »
  3. KendalV.
    Dec 23, 2005
    10
    it is awesome just needs 2 be very longer