Gun (Xbox 360) by Activision

Gun (Xbox 360) by Activision Box Art

Release Date
November 15, 2005.

Average Overall Score:
9.05 / 10

Back in 1997, Lucasarts came out with a title called ?Outlaws?, it gave us one of the first (from memory) old west action/adventure first person shooter on the PC!"

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005


The Hunt Complete
Progress through 'The Hunt' level on any difficulty.
Steamboat Massacre Complete
Progress through the 'Steamboat Massacre' level on any difficulty.
Honest Tom Complete
Progress through the 'Honest Tom' level on any difficulty.
The Red Hand Gang Complete
Progress through the 'The Red Hand Gang' level on any difficulty.
Quick Killer Complete
Progress through the 'Quick Killer' level on any difficulty.
Stage Coach Complete
Progress through the 'Stage Coach' level on any difficulty.
Law and Order Complete
Progress through the 'Law and Order' level on any difficulty.
Escape From Jail Complete
Progress through the 'Escape From Jail' level on any difficulty.
Ambush the Train Complete
Progress through the 'Ambush the Train' level on any difficulty.
Defend the Hideout Complete
Progress through the 'Defend the Hideout' level on any difficulty.
Take Down Hoodoo Complete
Progress through the 'Take Down Hoodoo' level on any difficulty.
Save Soapy Complete
Progress through the 'Save Soapy' level on any difficulty.
Hollister's Fort Complete
Progress through the 'Hollister's Fort' level on any difficulty.
Attack the Fort Complete
Progress through the 'Attack the Fort' level on any difficulty.
Battle at the Steamboat Complete
Progress through the 'Battle at the Steamboat' level on any difficulty.
Across The Badlands Complete
Progress through the 'Across The Badlands' level on any difficulty.
Escape the Ambush Complete
Progress through the 'Escape the Ambush' level on any difficulty.
Magruder's Mine Complete
Progress through the 'Magruder's Mine' level on any difficulty.
Keeper of the Peace
Find and complete the 'Keep the Peace' side mission.
Card Shark
Win the Texas Holdem Tournament side mission.
Professional Postman
Find and complete all of the Pony Express side missions.
The Unrivaled Horseman
Find and complete all of the Horse Challenges.
Professional Prospector
Mine every gold ingot in the West.
The Greatest Hunter
Find and complete all of the Hunting side missions.
Bounty Hunter
Find and complete all of the Bounty Hunter side missions.
Every upgrade collected
Collect every upgrade in the game.
Every weapon collected
Collect every weapon in the game.
Easy Difficulty Complete
Complete the game on the Easy difficulty.
Normal Difficulty Complete
Complete the game on the Normal difficulty.
Hard Difficulty Complete
Complete the game on the Hard difficulty.
Insane Difficulty Complete
Complete the game on the Insane difficulty.

User Reviews

Score: 90
Overall User Average: 9.00 / 10 (90.5%)
Gameplay User Average: 10.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.67 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.67 / 10
Date reviewed: June 9, 2006.

Overall: This was a good game. I had never really played a game based in the old west. The only thing I didn't like about the game is that it was short and easy.
Gameplay: Gameplay was great, generally I am not the biggest fan of third person shooters, but this was an exception (next to the GTA series). It had some great elements like being able to scalp people. Scalping people has absolutely no effect on the game but it is just fun to watch the enemy suffer and squirm around. The game altogether was pretty easy and very fast paced but look on the bright side, it was the easiest 1000 gamer score I have ever gotten.
Graphics: I had no problem with the graphics, they had some really great natural visuals in this game and the people look awesome. However there was room for improvment in the graphics more than anything else.
Sound: The sound as far as music went was suited perfectly for this kind of game. The dialogue in this game is the best though. It gives every character their own personality. They had some great voices in the game too. However I think they could add things like people talking on the side of the road and things like that.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: December 1, 2005.

Overall: This is what the Xbox and 360 need; more duster-shooters. They always seem to get the short end of the developing stick. This game was very impressive and addictive in-game. They nailed horse-riding, my buddy's girl said she thought that it was a real horse Colton was riding. I played it all day and night, and still was only 64% completed. I'm fighting MacGruder and fear I need to start over for lack of side-missions done. I like how every cutscene ends with you in a GUNFight. "Whistler" is immortal man,the voice is unmistakable.He is supposedly your father in the beginning but,Nothing's What It Seems...This game has many similarities to DarkWatch.Great game by Activision/NeverSoft hope to see GUN II for the 360 soon...+FyreBorn+
Gameplay: Very responsive GUNFighting. Sexcellent smooth GamePlay. Nice touch with the "Powerful Herb" for your focus QuickDraw mode. Horseback is perfect. Love how the horse jumps higher and clears almost anything. The area name appears just like San Andreas...(SWikKed)
Graphics: The horse just shines in the hot Desert Sun. The GUN's are just as detailed as they are powerful. Visuals for cutscenes could have been better.(Stiff faces) Landscapes is beautiful and wide open. Headshots are bloody as hell. The water is a nice display of sim-living graphix...
Sound: There should have been way more guitar in the gameplay trax. And during GUNFights, it should have been switched up to the electric/metal distorted guitars with a beat. And when you're mounted cruisin' the wild west on horseback, the music should be like a dramatic frenzy orchestra with some rattlesnakes and !&%$@#* that would've been cool...
Suggestions: Too much like DarkWatch. Story was good. Two towns? wtf is that? At least have an Indian village or something with a marketplace where you can buy horses. Another missing element was you can't purchase land or houses or stables and have a ranch on the go. Do you get a prostitute for Colton? Transportation would have been useful To and from Towns. s,Steamboats?) GUN II!? GUN II!!?? GUN I

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: November 29, 2005.

Overall: Welcome to my First EVER Xbox 360 game Review!

I'm a published writer so I'm going to at least try to make this article professional. I've decided to give my xbox 360 the respect it deserves and review every 360 game I have and will buy.

Welcome to the Review of Gun.

In 1990, a small company by the name of American Laser Games created a western style arcade game called Mad Dog Mcree. It was later released on PC and became one of the first, if not the first Western game on the computer market. It didn't do very well, hence began the slow decline in sales of Western Games, probably due to lack of interest.

Its obvious that if the Industry releases a game, there is always a chance it will fail in the market.

Even in the film industry, there is always a chance of poor box office profits. Even George Lucas took a huge chance with "The Empire Strikes Back". He put his house, his health, and every dime of his money on the success of the film.

Western Games specificly have not done well, but its my belief this title will not fail, but perhaps may not succeed expertly.

Gameplay: Table of Contents:

1.0 - Basic Gameplay
1.1 - Weapons


1.0 - Basic Gameplay

From walking, to running, to ducking... The actions of your character are smooth and realistic. Absolutely no "moon walking" buggy walking actions. Horseback riding is also smooth and VERY realistic.

1.1 - Weapons

Each gun in crafted perfectly. The details in gold or silver glisten and shine. The handling is realistic, as is the reloading features.
Graphics: 1.0 - Basic Graphics
1.1 - Visual Effects
1.2 - Extreme effects


1.0 - Basic Graphics

The Basic graphics include the enviroment, trees, grass..ect.. These are done well, however you'll get the feel its an xbox game, as opposed to the xbox 360 freedom of movement and graphics.

1.1 - Visual Effects

Compared to Call of Duty 2, the smoke, fire...ect... Is quite poor, but the smoke and such have their moments of splendor, such as when you burn ot; casino.

1.2 - Extreme effects

Compared to the cut scenes, the graphics are fairly good. I believe there are improvements from the actual xbox version.
Sound: The sound is realistic and completely awesome!

The sounds of galloping horses, animals, guns firing, voices...Their all done perfectly.

There are some annoyances in this game, but sound is not one of them.
Suggestions: Alright, so there are annoyances and "could have beens", so here they are.

Firstly, there SHOULD have been more than 2 towns. There should have been more vast areas. I mean come on, its the xbox 360, there are very few limits for size.

Secondly, there should have been trains you can use, board, or drive. It would have been a great function. Trains are limited to basic gameplay and cut scenes only.

Thirdly, the company should have not been so lazy in converting the xbox title to a 360 title. There could have been more stuff to do, such as talking to people outside of the side missions.

When you use all of the towns "patience", a bunch of citizens come after you. Several times, I noticed three of the same guy attacking me, right next to eachother TOO!


I mean, come on. A little variety please!

A note to developers, don't skim the surface and make a basic transfer and expect the 360's hardware to fix your lazyness. Do a little extra work to fix any bugs, add content or effects, and fix the constant annoyance of very little to do after the game is over.

This game was fun, entertaining, and worth the fifty bucks I paid for it, but Its my view that with this console, you should get more than your moneys worth with EVERY game. Am I right?

Feel free to send me a PM or e-mail me with comments about this Review or your experience with this game.


Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Gun News

Activision Is Ready For Xbox 360 Launch
GUN, Call of Duty, and Tony Hawk will be in a retail store nearest you by the end of this week.

New GUN Screens and Video!
Check out the "Towns" in the newest GUN video, along with some new screens!!

Activision Lands Hollywood Talent For
Activision has rounded up some of Hollywood’s top talent to lend their voices to its upcoming action adventure game GUN

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