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  • Summary: GUN Showdown puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger making his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where the lines between good and evil are blurred and greed, lust and brutality were a way of life. The game features all of the action contained in theGUN Showdown puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger making his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where the lines between good and evil are blurred and greed, lust and brutality were a way of life. The game features all of the action contained in the console versions, as well as all-new side missions, quick-play modes, multiplayer modes and gameplay features that are unique to the PSP system. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Gun Showdown manages to improve on the original in many ways. You get more content (and thus correcting one of the main faults against the game), multiplayer and portable-friendly minigames. The underlying gameplay is still top-notch and the presentation is as well.
  2. Despite its control issues and occasional frustrations Gun Showdown is an enjoyable game. It does a good job of creating a classic western lone gunman story and packing it with exciting missions with plenty of action.
  3. More than just a ho-hum straight port, GUN Showdown offers up a heaping of extras and multiplayer missions that fans of last year’s game would enjoy checking out, as well as those who missed it.
  4. 75
    I must admit I am a sucker for games that tap into my childhood in a positive way. Gun Showdown pointed its barrel at my long lost younger self and told me to reach for the skies. Being a veteran of many gunfights, I did exactly what I was told and haven't regretted a thing.
  5. Gun Showdown could have been a disastrous port of a so-so action game, but it ends up being a surprisingly solid game full of fun missions, crazy firefights and some cool extra goodies.
  6. Pure Magazine UK
    70
    Some more variation and a fuller landscape would have made it perfect. [Jan 2007, p.64]
  7. It’s so frustrating that we’re this far into the PSP’s life cycle and still we get watered down ports of good console games that are all but unplayable. Gun has a lot going for it, but when the interface is broken, the game is broken.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. RyanC.
    Dec 6, 2007
    8
    Gun showdown has a very good story line and very creative characters, which it uses to fantastic effect in its story clips. Its story mode is Gun showdown has a very good story line and very creative characters, which it uses to fantastic effect in its story clips. Its story mode is also very strong, but doesn't have that final push to make it that bit better. Some side missions can be very frustrating and impossible to complete and I was stuck on level 3 for about a week, however its ad hoc play is excellent where you can link up with another friend who has the game and play wirelessly. It has fantastic settings and scenery in its online play, which are levels from the story mode and more can be unlocked as you go through the game. You can also play without someone in a online atmosphere where characters are controlled by the system itself and this can bring much entertainment. I would recommend this game for its creativity, great graphics, characters and the story that flows through it and its multiplayer. Expand
  2. NickS.
    Nov 26, 2006
    8
    I waited to finish the game before rating it. I personally would recommend it, good graphics, great music, and generally good fun. The first I waited to finish the game before rating it. I personally would recommend it, good graphics, great music, and generally good fun. The first few hours of game play made me almost regret buying it, but once the story develops and missions become more interesting, you'll find yourself fairly captivated and the many side missions provide a healthy distraction. The best thing about the game is the vast terrain on which you can ride through with your horse, there is something therapeutic about it. Its not the perfect game however, the slo-motion gundraw option is faily poor, which made me doubt the psp can emulate the Matric / Max Payne Style gameplay. Also, there are only 4 or 5 kind of enemies, in a melee you'll find youreslf shooting at an army of twins/triplests. But all in all, its worth a buy especially if you like western style games. Expand
  3. JojP.
    May 28, 2007
    1
    An excellent western story completely ruined by the worst controls ever on a psp game!

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