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->''When life robs Colton White of all that matters, the only thing he can trust is his '''GUN'''.''

A WideOpenSandbox {{Western}} ThirdPersonShooter.

Colton "Cole" White lives a life of a MountainMan with his father Ned. However, after a routine hunting mission, he encounters a SinisterMinister named Reed at a river steamboat where he and Ned sell their game. Reed leads an attack on the ship with help of the local Renegades and just before Colton falls overboard, Ned tells him a startling truth: He isn't Colton's father, and there's a small treasure waiting for him.

After recovering, Colton sets out to find Reed for some good ol' {{revenge}}. He ends up crossing paths with Magruder, Reed's boss, who has closer ties to Colton's past than he knows.

''GUN'' was a MultiPlatform release for {{Playstation 2}}, {{Gamecube}}, {{Xbox}}, {{Xbox 360}} and {{PC}}. It also got an UpdatedRerelease on {{PSP}} as ''Gun: Showdown''.

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!!Has the examples of:

* HundredPercentCompletion: Easier to get than a lot of games of this type, thanks to the small exploration area.
%%* ActionGirl: Jenny.
* AKA47: Averted. All the guns are given their actual names. Even the RareGuns.
* AncestralWeapon:
** Ned's Ferguson Rifle.
** The Schofield Revolver is a downplayed example. Jenny gives Cole Ned's old revolver that Sadie had been keeping for him. Cole notes that Ned never really cared for revolvers, preferring rifles and tomahawks.
* AndThisIsFor: Said by Cole before he kills Reed: "[[spoiler:This... is for Jenny]]!"
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Your clothes change as you progress through the game. You get your final set by completing all the hunting missions.
* TheAtoner: Ned.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Nock Gun and the Cannon Nock Gun. Sure, they're ridiculously powerful weapons, but the only way to get them is to beat the main missions (for the Nock Gun) and all the side missions (for the Cannon Nock Gun), at which point, the only use for them is to wipe out towns or take out random bandit attacks which occur from time to time. There is an easter egg that lets you replay earlier levels with your advanced weapons and skills once you've finished the game.
* AnAxeToGrind: An axe is one of your melee weapons.
* BaldOfEvil: Sported by Dutchie, Magruder's muscle.
* BarBrawl: One breaks out when you visit Alhambra saloon for the first time.
* BeardOfEvil: Magruder.
* BearsAreBadNews: The tutorial ends with a fight against a bear.
* BigBad: Magruder
%%* BigNo
* BlingBlingBang: Hoodoo Brown's engraved Colt Peacemaker revolvers. You get them once you defeat him.
* BoardingParty: You get your first taste of gunfight action when the Renegades attack the Steamboat you're on.
* BondOneLiner: Colton ''loves'' this trope.
--> [[spoiler:'''Hoodoo Brown''': [[LargeHam I'M HOOOOODOOOOO BRRRROOOOOOOWWWWNNN!]]]]
--> [[spoiler:''(BANG)'']]
--> [[spoiler:'''Colton White''': You ''were''.]]
* BoringYetPractical: The Winchester rifle, available to you from the very beginning, is a good weapon to use for most of the game until you acquire the [[AncestralWeapon Ferguson rifle]].
* BountyHunter: Colt becomes one on some sidequests.
* BraggingRightsReward: After finishing the game 100%, you get the most powerful shotgun and an armored steed.
* BulletTime: The Quickdraw mechanic.
* CattleDrive: One of the side missions.
* ChineseLaborer: Cole has to protect them while they complete the bridge out of Dodge.
* ColdBloodedTorture:
** Done to Clay when Hoodoo's men capture him.
** Soapy Jennings also got his share of torture.
* CoolHorse:
** "Reverend" Josiah Reed has one badass-looking horse. Which you can get, by the way.
** In the PSP version, you get your own horse, named Rogue.
* CoverDrop: The picture on the cover is actually Magruder's logo of some sort.
* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:Hoodoo Brown's]] eventual fate. Cole shoots him, knocking him through the window of his office.
* DirtyCop: Hoodoo's deputies, who in fact are the rather famous outlaws J.J. Webbs and Dave Rudabaugh.
* DisposableSexWorker: [[spoiler:Jenny.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Averted for Magruder. Crunch!]]
* TheDragon: Josiah Reed appears to be Magruder's Dragon in the beginning, but the title belongs to Dutchie.
* EarAche: Magruder orders his [[TheDragon Dragon]] to cut Reed's ear off as a punishment when he fails to bring [[spoiler:the missing piece from the cross of Coronado]] to him.
* EscortMission: All the time...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite looking like Rob Zombie's great grandfather returned from the dead, and being a little Axe Crazy, Sergeant Hollister is a pretty accommodating host when he captures Colton and Soapy, offering them drinks and even some captured Indian women. Granted, he's doing this while he tries to figure out whether or not to KILL them and gut their corpses. But still, can't say he's not a gracious host.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: There are guns, and you get to shoot with them too!
* ExplodingBarrels: Justified in that they're filled with black powder.
* {{Expy}}: Hoodoo is based on [[Film/GangsOfNewYork Butcher Bill]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Magruder, received from a case of MoeGreeneSpecial in the past.
* FacialMarkings: Both Indians and Renegades use them.
* FakeOutOpening: First thing you see when you start the game are Conquistadores wandering in a desert.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Hollister, a gracious host who is well spoken to his guests -- despite planning to gut them.
* {{Fingore}}: Magruder shoots two of Soapy's fingers off when he is interrogating him.
* FlayingAlive: After buying a certain item, you'll be able to scalp your downed opponents if they are still alive. It doesn't net you anything, [[RuleOfCool it's just cool]].
* FrontierDoctor: Cambpell.
* GatlingGood: There are plenty of gatling guns.
* {{Gorn}}: This game does not scrimp on the violence.
* {{Greed}}: Magruder's motivation.
%%* GrievousBottleyHarm
* GroinAttack: One of the wanted outlaws is a chick who castrated someone.
** This gets a CallBack when the victim of said GroinAttack goes AxeCrazy and tries to burn down a town.
%%* GunsAkimbo
* TheGunslinger: Colton.
* HarderThanHard: The Insane difficulty is harder than an amorous bronco bull's balls. You die in 1-2 hits, enemies take more, and you are just too underpowered and cannot fight effectively without paying for upgrades, with scarce little money. Using cover is a must, [[FromBadToWorse before you reach the missions where there is no cover.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Clay Allison, Chavey Y Chavez, Dave Rudabaugh, J.J. Webb, and Hoodoo Brown all existed in reality.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Jenny and Sadie.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Drinking Whiskey fixes all injuries.
* [[spoiler:IAmNotYourFather: The last thing Ned tells Colt before he gets killed on the steamboat.]]
* ILikeSwords: A calvalry sword is one of the melee weapons you can get.
** The best one, in fact.
%%* InjunCountry
* IronicNickname: "Honest" Tom.
* KnifeNut: A knife is your starter melee weapon.
* LargeHam: What Reed transforms into when he gets angry. Also [[spoiler:Hoodoo Brown once he suffers his VillainousBreakdown]].
%%* LovableCoward: Soapy
%%* MixedAncestry: Colton.
* MolotovCocktail: Here they are known as Whiskey Bombs.
* MoneyForNothing: Cash is scarce early in the game, but after a few discoveries of gold, there is not much need for it anymore.
%%* MountainMan: Ned.
* NewGamePlus: Available as a cheat when you have finished the game.
* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Ned's reaction [[spoiler:when he witnessed the Apache village massacre by Major Magruder]].
* OneWordTitle
* PistolWhipping: Ned is shown whacking Renegades with his rifle when he runs out of bullets at the end of the steamboat battle.
* PlotHole: Clay's information about when he believed Ned to have been killed, combined with [[spoiler:Colt being an infant that Ned found during this incident]] means that Colt cannot possibly be older than 12 years old.
** Made even worse by the fact that Colt mentions via a flashback that around a dozen years prior to the game, he was attacked and almost killed by a cougar.
* PonyExpressRider: One of your side jobs.
* PrisonEpisode: This game has two of them.
* PyroManiac: Toby "The Torch", the former mayor of Dodge City.
* QuickNip: You carry a flask of whiskey which can recover some of your health whenever you drink from it.
* RailroadBaron: Magruder.
* {{Rancher}}: One of your side jobs.
* RareGuns: The Ferguson Rifle, Volcanic pistol, and the Nock Gun.
%%* LaResistance
* TheRemnant: Colonel Hollister and his army can be considered this.
* TheRustler: One of the enemy types you get to fight.
* SavageWolves: Wolves are common enemies in the side missions.
* TheSheriff: Both Dodge City and Empire City have one, and both give you deputy missions where you have to clean the town yourself.
* ShootTheRope: You must rescue Soapy this way.
* ShoutOut:
** Possible shout-out comes in the form of one of the Bounty missions you can take on, which asks you to track down and subdue a man called "Mad Dog" [=MacGrady=], which could be a possible shout-out to the classic live-action interactive Cowboy game ''VideoGame/MadDogMcCree'' from the early 90's.
** The Renegade fort's location up a river, along with it's population consisting of absolutely batshit insane U.S Army soldiers is very ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
* ShowgirlSkirt: A lot of the prostitutes' dresses have this.
* SimpleYetOpulent: The rich ladies wear long, black dresses that have a little bit of lace.
* SinisterMinister: Josiah Reed, one mean bastard who fancies himself a man of god... while ruthlessly murdering innocent people.
%%* SlashedThroat
%%* SNKBoss: Magruder.
%%* SpaceCompression
* SpiritualSuccessor: Sits somewhere in between ''RedDeadRevolver'' and ''RedDeadRedemption''.
%%* SuperDrowningSkills
%%* TakeMyHand
* TakingYouWithMe: When defeated, Colonel Hollister puts a few dynamite sticks into his wounds and attempts to blow you up.
* TokenRomance: Subverted. Though Colt sleeps with Jenny early on and there seems to be chemistry between them, [[spoiler:Reed slits her throat less than halfway into the game.]]
* TrickArrow: Standard, fire, and explosive arrows are all available to the player.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: After Jenny is taken hostage at the Alhambra Saloon, the bartender unlocks a cabinet behind the bar and pulls out what appears to be a rifle. However, after the cutscene ends, he actually uses a pistol instead.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The Dynamite Arrows have this in spades. Hit a civilian with one and they'll run away (the standard reaction to being attacked); a few seconds later, [[StuffBlowingUp *BOOM*]]. Except for prostitutes, who will run ''towards'' you in an attempt to knife you, so only attack them from a safe distance.
** You can also harm and kill horses that aren't a danger to you.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Go around murdering civilians, and a "Town Patience" meter will pop up. If that meter drops to zero, then the town's militia will start coming after you.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Hoodoo.]]
* WalkingArmory: Not as big an offender as some examples, but by the final mission Colton is carrying: [[GunsAkimbo 2 Colt .45 Peacemakers]], [[{{BFG}} Ned's .69 caliber Ferguson]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter a Double-Barrel Colt Shotgun]], [[ColdSniper a Remington Sharpshooter]], an Apache bow (with [[TrickArrow Dynamite Arrows!]]), a [[CoolSword Calvary Sword]], and six [[KillItWithFire Whiskey Bombs]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Dynamite sticks]] each.
* WantedPoster: You can start {{bounty hunter}} missions by examining these.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Literally every single challenge and obstacle in this game is overcome by shooting it.
* WritersCannotDoMath: According to Clay, Ned was nearly killed in an incident during the Civil War, during which Ned found Colt, as a baby, ten years prior to the start of the game. [[FridgeLogic No more than a few seconds of thinking about this]] should make it clear what is wrong with that statement.
** Though, it does explain why everyone refers to Colt as "kid".
%%* TheWildWest
%%* YouKilledMyFather
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