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  • Summary: Set in the untamed West of the late-1800s, GUN is a free-roaming action-adventure game that takes players to a world without laws where greed, lust and murder are rampant. As Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger, players must straddle the line between good and evil as they showdown against corrupt lawmen, a murderous preacher, renegade army psychopaths, merciless outlaws and unforgiving Native Americans, while waging war on horseback, collecting bounties, and commandeering trains. Players travel through an action-packed landscape of high mountain wilderness, deserts and bustling territorial towns in an epic story of betrayal, greed, and revenge. Multiple gameplay styles include: strategic gunplay and precision shooting, stealth tactics, and use of explosives. Embark on numerous side missions to master gun slinging and horse riding. Players can unlock secret weapons and upgrade skills and abilities to improve their weapon and equipment performance. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. The graphics, sound, and gameplay all add up to an amazing gaming experience that is fueled by a well crafted story. The missions are varied, the characters are well developed, and the title comes together as *the best* western game ever to be made.
  2. If you love a good western then GUN has all those clich├ęd moments with Indians, stagecoaches, trains, gunfights, jailbreaks, and everything else that has become a staple in western lore.
  3. The gameplay's neither terribly exciting nor really unique in the world of action games, and what uniqueness we get from the setting is about all it really has (other than the core story which happens to be pretty damn good).
  4. Fast paced action, with a fast-paced storyline that ends much too soon. The game feels like an unbalanced mix of realistic combat and shooting gallery mechanics.
  5. 74
    Graphics are not top notch, not even close to it. Make no mistake, this game is a port of a PS2 game brought to Xbox 360 and it looks even less impressive than the Xbox version.
  6. On its own merits, it is hard to justify paying $60 to buy Gun. It is a solid game, but when you can have essentially the same experience on Xbox for less money, I do not see the point in buying it for the Xbox 360.
  7. 40
    A quick and dirty port of a current generation game is a nasty move on behalf of Activision, especially when the Xbox 360 offers much more compelling software for a similar price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Mr.Fly
    May 30, 2007
    Easily one of the most fun games on the console. Not at all attractive but very entertaining. A definite pre-owned / budget purchase.
  2. IanC.
    Jan 20, 2006
    I'm really enjoying this game. They totally captured the feel of a western, the difficulty level/balance is very good, so is the voice acting, and I love the quick-draw mode. Recommended. Expand
  3. Kai-ErikJensen
    Jul 30, 2008
    Many of the complaints I hear about this game are about the graphics the game has. However I think that regardless of the graphics this game ought to be high on everybody's lists. It has been a long time since any console has had a good western game. Gun's exellent gunplay fun chase scenes and interesting side missions make it a classic game that anybody ought to play. And at $20 it's a great deal. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2010
    GUN is GTA 200 hundred years ago. It was one of the earlier games released for the 360 but it was also available for the ps2 and PC, It was a very fun game with a great story and a great campaign and even after you beat the campaign there were side missions like hunting down animals or helping farmers or taking out some one who has a bounty on their head. Although GUN did not have a multiplayer it was a great game and igive it a 8.5 out of 10 Expand
  5. BobR.
    Jul 16, 2007
    This game may not show off the power of the Xbox 360, but it still has better graphics than the WII will ever have. Concerning the game I found the gamplay area to be small and not enough opportunities to make money(more side missions). My opinion is this game should be bought but of coarse I like gun game, so it portrayes the title very well. Expand
  6. May 17, 2012
    I bought this a few years after it came out for just $20. It's a great game, other than the dated graphics. It's nonstop fun, thankfully it allows you to switch to first person when you're using your guns. Oh and it lets you scalp people before you kill them, how cool is that? Expand
  7. 360bob
    Dec 22, 2005
    £50 for this?. but its no diffrent to the ps2 xbox or pc version except £30 more. just a plain rip off. and the graphics are a real step backwards. gameplay is far to akward as well. Expand

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