A really cool take on the Western, Gun is a
pretty close look at life in the wild west! You star as gunman Colton
White who is on a mission to discover what is going on when Ned, a
likeable hunter who Colt thinks is his father, is killed by a group of
zealots. Given a token and a cryptic clue, Colt embarks on his journey
to discover the truth.
Free-Roaming Interactive World – Players traverse on horseback or
foot through a living, populated environment that stretches from the
snowy mountains of Montana, to the plains of Dodge City, Kansas and
the deserts of New Mexico where danger is at every turn.
Extensive Variety of
Missions – Experience an extensive variety of missions such as: wage
war on horseback, hunt for bounties, play poker, protect ladies of
the night, hunt buffalo, assault a frontier fort.
Broad Range of
Gameplay – 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.
Epic Storyline –
Written by Hollywood scriptwriter Randall Jahnson (Mask of Zoro, The
Doors), GUN’s engrossing storyline and plot progression will
transport players back in time to the lawless West where they
encounter ladies of the night, a murderous preacher, and many other
Brutality and Gritty Lawlessness of The West – Players battle their
way through a harsh, visceral and unforgiving landscape that
portrays the West as it really was. They can act as a gunslinger
protecting righteousness or seek retribution as they face resistance
fighters, local lawmen, renegade soldiers and vengeful Native
Authentic Weapons –
Encounter authentic gunslingers of the time and utilize a multitude
of authentic weapons such as: six shooters, shotguns, Gatling guns,
flaming arrows, hatchets, and dynamite.
The objectives present
in GUN are rather fascinating. There are several side missions sprinkled
throughout the environments in addition to the main quests you’ll have
to complete. Here’s where things begin to get interesting. In order to
have a fighting chance in the main ordeals, you’ll need to build up your
stats via these amusing side missions prior to attempting to tackle
One of the first things
that you are going to notice with this game is that its over Really
Really early. Gun had the chance to be a real player or contender of
sorts with a compelling storyline, brilliant voice acting and a nice
looking game to boot. However, with the shortness of the game you never
have enough time to get into the title as much as you would like despite
the multitudes of side missions that populate the game.
One of the things that I
enjoyed about Gun was the chance to ride a horse in the game. It was a
highly enjoyable experience and the team at Neversoft has done a great
job. The title follows a logical enough system of progression and all
runs smoothly and in a fairly convincing manner.
Gun is gory for all you fans of shooters and there are a number of
rewards for those who learn quickly how to take advantage of Colt’s
Quickdraw Ability which allows him to snipe. Possibly reward is the
wrong word but you do get to get in there and line up multiple targets
when in Quickdraw and headshots will always do that job a lot quicker.
There is plenty of claret for all and Colt is not afraid to assist in
For an Xbox 360 game,
this game looks rather mediocre, especially in certain areas such as its
textures. It is extremely reminiscent of the XBox version with only
higher resolutions and there is quite a bit of popup in this game.
Fortunately the soundtrack of gun is quite entertaining, containing that
true western genre with a plethora of foul language.
Whilst overall Gun is a good game, there simply is not that much to talk
about. The breakneck pace of the title kills the storyline’s potential
and I’m not sure how many of you will like the fact that the game is
over so quickly. It’s a game that I have no problems recommending, its
fun, looks great, sounds good and is pretty tight. The side missions
help to fill it out somewhat but all the missions and boss battles don’t
present much of a challenge. Unfortunately as with the XBox version,
this current incarnation of Gun is also missing multiplayer which is a
shame because it would of made a damn good multiplayer title.
In conclusion, it was a shame Gun didn't receive an XBox 360 overhaul
and this current incarnation looks like an XBox game, heart, body and soul.
Might be worth a rent during a long weekend but otherwise, keep on