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A spinoff brand of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise, ''Gun Survivor'' is a series of {{light gun game}}s produced by Creator/{{Capcom}} between 2000 and 2003. Unlike traditional gun shooters, which are usually [[{{rail shooter}} on-rail shooters]] as well, the ''Gun Survivor'' titles allows the player to explore the game's environment freely, making them much closer to [[FirstPersonShooter first person shooters]].

A total of four entries in the ''Gun Survivor'' series were released:
# ''Resident Evil: Survivor'' (UsefulNotes/PlayStation) -- An investigator named Ark Thompson gets trapped on Sheena Island during a T-virus outbreak and must escape.
# ''Resident Evil: Survivor 2 Code: Veronica'' (Arcade, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}) -- A reinterpretation of the events of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'', except modeled as an arcade-style shooter, with co-op play enabled with players controlling either Claire Redfield or Steve Burnside. It's also known as ''Resident Evil: Fire Zone''.
# ''Dino Stalker'' ([=PlayStation 2=]) -- The only installment that is not related to ''Resident Evil'', ''Dino Stalker'' is actually a ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' spinoff. Mike Wired, an ace fighter pilot from World War II, is transported to hyperspace in order to fight against time-displaced dinosaurs.
# ''Resident Evil: Dead Aim'' ([=PlayStation 2=]) -- A government agent, Bruce [=McGivern=], boards a luxury liner called the ''Spencer Rain'', owned by Umbrella and itself another site of a T-virus outbreak. (Developed by Cavia.)

Due to the fact that ''Dead Aim'' supported [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]]'s [=GunCon=] light gun, Bruce and Fong Ling from ''Dead Aim'' both appear in ''[[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Namco x Capcom]]'' as representatives of the ''Resident Evil'' franchise.[[note]]They still qualify for UnexpectedCharacter.[[/note]]
!!This series provides examples of:
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: ''Dead Aim'' has [[spoiler:Morpheus Duvall]] transforming into a Tyrant.
* AllJustADream: The ending of ''Survivor 2'' reveals that the events of the game were part of a long dream Claire had while she was napping on her trip to Antarctica in ''Code: Veronica''.
* AmnesiacHero: Ark in the first game has no memory of who he is.
* AscendedExtra: For what it's worth, the giant alligator from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' (which was [[ZeroEffortBoss laughably easy to kill]] in its own game) becomes a proper boss in ''Survivor''. For bonus points, you have to fight ''two'' of them... ''at the same time''.
* BagOfHolding: ''Survivor'' is one of the few games in the franchise which gives you a limitless inventory.
* BladderOfSteel: The first Resident Evil Survivor has ''no in-game saving'' (saving is prompted in the end for NewGamePlus where you carry some of the collected items on previous playthrough). Somewhat downplayed that you still can pause the game, the inventory are unlimited allowing to stock a lot of healing items, and for new players the game took two hours to beat including reading all the important files without even rushing. It was also at this point that the series started giving you continues as a safety net in case you died, else you'd have to start all over again.
* TheBeautifulPeople: During his tenure at Umbrella, Morpheus became obsessed with beauty, spending inordinate amounts of cash on surgery and treatment, and after getting scapegoated by Umbrella for causing the Raccoon City outbreak, finally flew off the handle, used whatever resources left behind by Umbrella, and began plotting an absolutely insane scheme to rid the world of "ugly people" and create a haven for those he considered beautiful in Africa.
* BoomHeadshot: All three games avert this; shooting zombies anywhere on their body has the same effect regardless of weapon choice.
* BoringButPractical: Your handguns aren't as devastating to use, but [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]] covers a multitude of sins, and the sliding scale of speed vs. power on the different models makes them decent enough for situational use. Of these, each round out of the Nambu is close to the power of a shotgun blast, while the CZ-75 has a true semi-auto rate of fire to the point that a quick-thumbed (or turbo-using) player can employ it like a submachine gun.
* ChineseGirl: Fong Ling, a PLA agent investigating Morpheus' terrorist attacks.
* ContinuityNod: The events of Sheena Island from the original ''Survivor'' are mentioned alongside Raccoon City and Rockfort Island in the opening prologue of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 Resident Evil 0]]''.
* ColonCancer: The full Japanese title of ''Dead Aim'' is ''Gun Survivor 4: Biohazard: Heroes Never Die''.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: ''Survivor'' recycles a lot of enemy assets from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', and ''Survivor 2'' naturally takes liberally from ''Code: Veronica''.
* DirtyCommunists: While China is "somehow" one of the good guys, they promptly attempt to dispose Fong Ling as they finally have ceded to Morpheus' demands; this is a common practice especially in the Chinese Communist Party that disposes of "obsolete" members.
* EasyAmnesia[=/=]IdentityAmnesia[=/=]LaserGuidedAmnesia: Ark Thompson in ''Survivor''.
* EmergencyWeapon: ''Survivor'' and ''Survivor 2'' both give the basic handgun(s) infinite ammunition, though they still need to be reloaded.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Although they have no qualms with working with Umbrella for the money, the people of Sheena Island are visibly disgusted with the company's actions, and by extension, with Vincent's. Some decide to quit, while others decide to at least organize an attempt to get Vincent fired from his position in the company so the town could be peaceful again.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: Sort of. In ''Dead Aim'', everyone is understandable, but the subtitles have a habit of deviating from what anyone is saying, probably because of the different script. In fact the opening text scroll, which is in English in both the Japanese and English version, in the English version there are two script (the opening text scroll and the subtitle) with different wordings.
* {{Expy}}: ''Dead Aim'' was based on a rejected proposal for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', with Bruce [=McGivern=] and Fong Ling being obvious stand-ins for Leon S. Kennedy and Ada Wong.
* ForWantOfANail: ''Survivor'' zigzags this. The second time the game branches into three possible routes, you receive a personal ArchEnemy in the form of Vincent Goldman, Andy Holland, or the UT Commander. Vincent's route, however, has him talk about the Cleaners appearing on the island, meaning all three are effectively happening simultaneously, but only the character whose route you've selected will become an antagonist in your current playthru [[spoiler:and will later be killed by the Hypnos-T]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: The Charged Particle Rifle in ''Dead Aim'', the only weapon that can damage Tyrant Morpheus.
* GasMaskMooks: The Umbrella Trashsweeper unit and their leader, the UT Commander. Notably, the Trashsweepers appear to be regular humans... until you encounter them, in which they have longer than normal human arms, they hoot, shriek, and move in a gorilla-like fashion with far lower intelligence than what a trained commando, let alone normal human act (although they are used numerously to ambush the protagonist), and upon being killed, they inflate, releasing what appears to be (harmless) gas.
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:Morpheus Duvall]] after he becomes a Tyrant ''seriously'' looks like a female, to the point of growing breasts. This is most likely the virus responding to [[spoiler:Morpheus']] narcissistic personality.
* GhostShip: The ''Spencer Rain''.
* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Overlooking that it was only ever chambered in a smaller 8mm round to start with, even if someone did go to the bother of rechambering a Nambu Type 14 to fire 9x19 Parabellum, the pistol was not built to handle the higher-pressured cartridge, and in reality it would blow apart on the first shot.
* HideYourChildren: Averted with Lott and Lily Klein, although both survived in the end.
* ImmuneToBullets: Tyrant Morpheus from ''Dead Aim'', due to generating an electromagnetic [[DeflectorShields deflector shield]]. You can only damage him with an experimental railgun.
* ImplacableMan: The Nemesis and Tyrant Morpheus.
* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: Sheena Island is set to self-destruct to contain the infection and destroy the evidence.
* KillSat: Used to try and kill Fong Ling in ''Dead Aim'' after China pays off Duvall to try and not turn their country into a radioactive zombie wasteland. Pretty strange considering the game is set in 2002 and the Chinese managed to obtain orbital bombardment weapons well before the United States in this game!
* KlingonPromotion: Vincent apparently did this to get up the corporate ladder.
* LightGunGame: The [=GunCon=] support was removed in the North American version of the first game due to a backlash against light gun games and first person shooters by {{moral guardians}} as a result of the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} shooting at the time (it was still featured in the Japanese and European versions). Played straight with the rest of the series.
* LongTitle: ''Dead Aim'''s full Japanese title is ''Gun Survivor 4: Biohazard - Heroes Never Die''.
* PinPullingTeeth: Fong Ling does this at the beginning of ''Dead Aim'', inadvertently saving Bruce from Morpheus.
* PromotionToParent: Lott, after his and Lily's parents are zombified.
* QuestForIdentity: Ark, again.
* TheScapegoat: After Raccoon City, the blame publicly was laid on Morpheus' shoulders. This being Resident Evil, Morpheus didn't take it well at all and went completely bonkers.
* ThisCannotBe: Pretty much uttered verbatim ("This... can't... beeeeeee!") by the UT Commander when the Tyrant kills him.
* TooDumbToLive: The people of Sheena Island decide to brag to Vincent about how they have evidence against him that they'll use to get him fired, this results in him unleashing the T-Virus as revenge.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight:
** Despite Fong Ling being marked "obsolete" and almost disposed by the Chinese government, she is determined to continue her mission as she believe Morpheus will not stick up to the end of his deal. She is right all along.
** Bruce Mcgivern saving Fong Ling despite losing a significant amount of time to disarm the T-virus warheads.
* StalkedByTheBell: ''Survivor 2'', due to its arcade nature, gives each level a time limit. Let it run out, and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Nemesis]] comes for your blood.
* ThirdPersonShooter: ''Dead Aim'' was sort of a hybrid between this and an FPS. The player could move in the third person perspective, but would have to switch to first person whenever aiming.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Morpheus is holding both major cities in China and the United States at hostage with T-virus loaded warheads if they do not pay him a sum of $1 Billion. Both countries clandestinely insert their best agents, Fong Ling and Bruce Mcgivern respectively to eliminate Morpheus. However, the two countries did not rule out cooperating with each other, possibly due to "conflicting interests." This is even Lampshaded by Fong Ling when she first faces off with Bruce. However, once Ling was almost killed by a Chinese orbital weapon, she and Bruce finally worked together to foil Morpheus's plans.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Once China has given in to Morpheus' demands, they attempt to eliminate Fong Ling with a KillSat as her presence is now obsolete.