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->''When life robs Colton White of all that matters, the only thing he can trust is his '''[[TitleDrop 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 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and {{PC}}. It also got an UpdatedRerelease on [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable 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.
* AffablyEvil: Despite looking like Rob Zombie's great grandfather returned from the dead and being a little AxeCrazy, Sergeant Hollister is a pretty accommodating host when he captures Colton and Soapy, offering them drinks and even some captured Indian women. Granted, [[FauxAffablyEvil 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.
* ActionGirl: Jenny makes good use of a rifle when the stagecoach between Dodge and Empire breaks down.
* AKA47: Averted. All the guns are given their actual names. Even the RareGuns.
* AnachronismStew: Texas Hold 'Em poker is at least twenty years early here. Its inclusion here seems to be due to its surge in popularity during the game's release in the noughties.
* 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 "six guns", 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.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted. [=MacGruder=] wears a cuirass that protects him from bullets, meaning that Cole is forced to use explosives and geysers to hurt him.
* ArmyScout: A flashback to the Civil War reveals that Ned was hired by [=MacGruder=] to guide his troops in native territory.
* ArtificialStupidity: Enemies don't react at all to their buddies being sniped just a few feet in front of them, as long as you use the silent bow. Gunfire causes everybody on the map to instantly aggro.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Clay Allison claims that Ned White apparently died during the American Civil War ten years prior to the events of the game. Cole explicitly states in his opening narration that the year is 1880, fifteen years after the war's end. A flashback to the scene in question occurs, showing Cole as a baby. Given the date, Cole can be no older than nineteen, yet is shown as an adult in a flashback to "a dozen years back" being mauled by a cougar.
* 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.
** Reed uses one to kill Sadie by throwing it at her head.
** Many Wounds has fashioned one from the Cross of Coronado.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Ned is actually not Colt's father, but has raised him in an attempt to atone for accidentally getting his real parents, along with an indian tribe, killed by leading Magruder to them.]]
* 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: Magruder lets one of these out [[spoiler:before being crushed to death by a boulder.]]
* 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]].
* BottomlessMagazines: On the lower difficulties, pistols come with infinite reserve ammunition.
* BountyHunter: Colt becomes one on some sidequests. In most missions you have the option to take them dead or alive and in some you must take them alive.
* BraggingRightsReward: After finishing the game 100%, you get the most powerful shotgun and an armored steed. Unless you manage to get the NewGamePlus, they are AwesomeButImpractical, as there's nobody to use them on barring townspeople and random bandit attacks.
* 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. [[BraggingRightsReward You get it as a bonus for finishing the game]].
** 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.
* CruelMercy: Cole decides to leave Magruder to it when he has him trapped under a rock while the lost city of gold is collapsing on him.
* DeadGuyOnDisplay: After [[spoiler:Hoodoo Brown]] is killed, his corpse is left on display in its casket in the town square.
* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:Hoodoo Brown's]] eventual fate. Cole shoots him, knocking him through the window of his office.
* DifficultButAwesome: The bow. Great for stealth kills and necessary for the hunting missions. Also comes [[TrickArrow with fire and explosive]] variants. However, it takes time to aim and has a slow rate of fire.
* DirtyCop: Hoodoo's deputies, who in fact are the rather famous outlaws J.J. Webb 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...
* 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.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad - Thomas Magruder
** TheDragon - Josiah Reed
** TheEvilGenius - Hoodoo Brown
** TheBrute - Dutchie
** or Alternately
*** BigBad - Magruder
*** TheDragon - Dutchie
*** TheEvilGenius - Josiah Reed
*** TheBrute - Sergeant Hollister
* 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: Campbell.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: [=MacGruder=] and Clay Allison were both members of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. [[ShownTheirWork Incidentally, the real Clay Allison did fight for the Confederacy]].
* GatlingGood: There are plenty of gatling guns.
* {{Gorn}}: This game does not scrimp on the violence.
* {{Greed}}: Magruder's motivation is to get his hands on an ancient goldmine.
%%* 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: Hoodoo's Peacemakers. After defeating Hoodoo, the player can make use of them as the most powerful pistols, effectively giving a twelve round capacity compared to the Volcanic Pistol's ten rounds or the six used by the Colt Navy and Schofield revolvers.
* TheGunslinger: Colton is a QuickDraw.
* GunPorn: There are plenty of different Old West era firearms available for use in the game that fall outside the standard Single Action Army/Winchester Rifle/Double Barreled Shotgun standard (though these are available), including a number of RareGuns to play with.
* HarderThanHard: The Insane difficulty is harder than an amorous bronco bull's balls. You die in 1-2 hits, enemies take more damage and you are just too underpowered to fight effectively without paying for upgrades. And you have scarce little money, too. Using cover is a must, [[FromBadToWorse before you reach the missions where there is no cover.]]
* HealingPotion: Colton's whiskey flask is effectively this.
* 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: Ned's last words to Colt is the revelation that he isn't Colt's real father. Colt, and the player, finds out much later that Colt's real father was a doctor named Campbell and was murdered by Magruder.]]
* ILikeSwords: A calvalry sword is the last and best melee weapon you can get.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ned's unloaded rifle makes a good club until he is finally taken out in an explosion.
* InjunCountry: There are two tribes of natives in the game and their camps can be visited during the storyline.
* 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]].
* LastStand: When Ned runs dry after pushing Colton off the steamship, he turns to using his rifle as a club and takes down a few renegades with it before the ship finally explodes and sinks.
* LoadBearingBoss: Once Macgruder is defeated Quivira begins to collapse in. Justified in that Colton has blasted a large portion of the cave on top of him and combined with Macgruder's mining operation weakening the structural integrity of the caves.
* LovableCoward: Soapy isn't much for confrontation and even though he gives away key information it's easy to forgive him considering the [[ColdBloodedTorture duress he was under]].
* MightyWhitey: When Colton joins the Apache tribe, He wields a bow and goes shirtless for a level. [[spoiler:Although, the trope is ultimately averted, Colton is later revealed to have MixedAncestry, see below]]
* MixedAncestry: [[spoiler:Colton, who is revealed to have a White father and an Apache mother]].
* 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 is a gravelly voiced, buck skin wearing, well-bearded example of this trope.
* 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]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Reverend Josiah Reed. Lampshaded by Colton.
-->'''Colton''': If he's a man of the cloth, then I'm the King of Siam.
* OneWordTitle: All caps, too.
* 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. Deconstructed at the end of the very last Pony Express job, where you have to deliver parts to workers along the railroad under construction. Upon completing the job, you're informed that the completion of the railroad has left the Pony Express obsolete.
* PowerCopying: A large number of the game's weapons, including pretty much all of the top tier guns, are obtained by defeating bosses.
* 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 but that is not enough for his greed.
* {{Rancher}}: One of your side jobs.
* RareGuns: The Ferguson Rifle, Volcanic pistol, and the Nock Gun.
* RecycledInSpace: This game is essentially ''Franchse/GrandTheftAuto'' IN THE OLD WEST!
* LaResistance: Clay runs a rebel group from the mountains against Empire. Colton joins them after Hoodoo betrays him.
* TheRemnant: Sergeant Hollister and his army of Renegades seems to be this, an entire army platoon that has deserted and become an army of outlaws. Also, Thomas Magruder's army of EliteMooks appear to be the Confederate soldiers that served under him in the Civil War.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: You fight against the Apache in the first few missions, where they kill lots of civilians in attacks on railway workers, stagecoaches, and settlements. You learn fairly early on that they're actually LaResistance against Macgruder, a mass-murdering tyrant, and switch over to their side. This doesn't change the fact that they themselves have been slaughtering civilians by the wagonload to achieve their ends, however.
* TheRustler: One of the enemy types you get to fight.
* SavageWolves: Wolves are common enemies in the side missions.
* SceneryPorn: The game world may be small but it sure looks beautiful.
* 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''.
** One of the bounties goes by the name [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Bob Booth]].
* 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. Whether or not he actually IS a reverend or not is never fully established, but he dresses like one.
* SlashedThroat: Reed slits [[spoiler:Jenny's]] throat in front of Colton. Colt can do this to enemies he grabs hold of too.
* SNKBoss: Magruder. He can't be defeated by shooting him directly, but by shooting the geysers under him with the dynamite bow, then dropping a boulder on top of him.
* SpaceCompression: Especially noticeable at one point, when Honest Tom states that Dodge City is a day's ride from where he meets Cole... even though it in fact only takes five minutes of riding on horseback and ferrying to get there.
** The game takes place in ''five'' separate states: Montana, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Yet all these locales can be reached within minutes of each other.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Sits somewhere in between ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' and ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Even if you so much as wade knee-deep into a river you will have "drowned".
* TakeMyHand: Many Wounds grabs Cole by the hand to help him out of Quivira when it starts collapsing.
* TakingYouWithMe: When defeated, Sgt. Hollister puts a few dynamite sticks into his wounds and attempts to blow you up.
* ATasteOfPower: The fight against the bear in the tutorial gives you access to the [[AncestralWeapon Ferguson Rifle]], a powerful gun that's not available until late into the game.
* TimedMission: The Pony Express missions all have time limits to get from A to B.
* 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 and a few seconds later, [[StuffBlowingUp *BOOM*]]. Prostitutes, will run ''towards'' you [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment in an attempt to knife you]].
** You can also harm and kill horses that aren't a danger to you.
** You can scalp enemies that have been downed. Originally you could have cashed in the scalps with an Indian trader, but that aspect was removed from the game so there's no reason to scalping other than to hear the screams.
* 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: Naturally.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Apache tribe kills lots of civilians in attacks on railway workers, stagecoaches, and settlements. but later turns out to be LaResistance against Macgruder, a mass-murdering tyrant and the BigBad, and switch over to their side. However, they themselves have been slaughtering civilians by the wagonload to achieve their ends
* YouKilledMyFather: The plot kicks off when Ned is killed by Hollister's men during the attack on the steamboat. [[spoiler:Cole's biological father, Doctor Campbell, is killed by [=MacGruder=]'s troops in a flashback as well.]]
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