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Video Game: Gun
When life robs Colton White of all that matters, the only thing he can trust is his GUN.

A Wide Open Sandbox Western Third-Person Shooter.

Colton "Cole" White lives a life of a Mountain Man with his father Ned. However, after a routine hunting mission, he encounters a Sinister Minister 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 Multi-Platform release for Playstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC. It also got an Updated Re-release on PSP as Gun: Showdown.


Has the examples of:

  • 100% Completion: Easier to get than a lot of games of this type, thanks to the small exploration area.
  • A.K.A.-47: Averted. All the guns are given their actual names. Even the Rare Guns.
  • Ancestral Weapon:
    • Ned's Ferguson Rifle, reclaimed from .
    • 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.
  • And This Is for...: Said by Cole before he kills Reed: " This... is for Jenny!"
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Your clothes change as you progress through the game. You get your final set by completing all the hunting missions.
  • The Atoner: Ned.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: 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.
  • An Axe to Grind: An axe is one of your melee weapons.
  • Bald of Evil: Sported by Dutchie, Magruder's muscle.
  • Bar Brawl: One breaks out when you visit Alhambra saloon for the first time.
  • Beard of Evil: Magruder.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The tutorial ends with a fight against a bear.
  • Big Bad: Magruder
  • Bling Bling Bang: Hoodoo Brown's engraved Colt Peacemaker revolvers. You get them once you defeat him.
  • Boarding Party: You get your first taste of gunfight action when the Renegades attack the Steamboat you're on.
  • Bond One-Liner: Colton loves this trope.
    (BANG)
    Colton White: You were.
  • Boring Yet Practical: 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 Ferguson rifle.
  • Bounty Hunter: Colt becomes one on some sidequests.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: After finishing the game 100%, you get the most powerful shotgun and an armored steed.
  • Bullet Time: The Quickdraw mechanic.
  • Cattle Drive: One of the side missions.
  • Chinese Laborer: Cole has to protect them while they complete the bridge out of Dodge.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture:
    • Done to Clay when Hoodoo's men capture him.
    • Soapy Jennings also got his share of torture.
  • Cool Horse:
    • "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.
  • Cover Drop: The picture on the cover is actually Magruder's logo of some sort.
  • Destination Defenestration: Hoodoo Brown's eventual fate. Cole shoots him, knocking him through the window of his office.
  • Dirty Cop: Hoodoo's deputies who in fact are the rather famous outlaws J.J. Webbs and Dave Rudabaugh.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: Jenny.
  • Disney Villain Death: Averted for Magruder. Crunch!
  • The Dragon: Josiah Reed appears to be Magruder's Dragon in the beginning but the title belongs to Dutchie.
  • Ear Ache: Magruder orders his Dragon to cut Reed's ear off as a punishment when he fails to bring the missing piece from the cross of Coronado to him.
  • Escort Mission: All the time...
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: There are guns and you get to shoot with them too!
  • Exploding Barrels: Justified in that they're filled with black powder.
  • Expy: Hoodoo is based on Butcher Bill.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Magruder, received from a case of Moe Greene Special in the past.
  • Facial Markings: Both Indians and Renegades use them.
  • Fake-Out Opening: First thing you see when you start the game are Conquistadores wandering in a desert.
  • Faux Affably Evil: 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.
  • Flaying Alive: 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, it's just cool.
  • Frontier Doctor: Cambpell.
  • Gatling Good: There are plenty gatling guns.
  • Gorn: This game does not scrimp on the violence.
  • Greed: Magruder's motivation.
  • Molotov Cocktail: Here they are known as Whiskey Bombs.
  • Money for Nothing: Cash is scarce early in the game, but after few discoveries of gold and there is not much need for it anymore.
  • New Game+: Available as a cheat when you have finished the game.
  • Not What I Signed On For: Ned's reaction when he witnessed the Apache village massacre by Major Magruder.
  • One-Word Title
  • Pistol-Whipping: Ned is shown whacking Renegades with his rifle when he runs out of bullets at the end of the steamboat battle.
  • Plot Hole: Clay's information about when he believed Ned to have been killed, combined with 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.
  • Pony Express Rider: One of your side jobs.
  • Prison Episode: This game has two of them.
  • Pyro Maniac: Toby "The Torch", the former mayor of Dodge City.
  • Quick Nip: You carry a flask of whiskey which can recover some of your health whenever you drink from it.
  • Railroad Baron: Magruder.
  • Rancher: One of your side jobs.
  • Rare Guns: The Ferguson Rifle, Volcanic pistol and the Nock Gun.
  • The Remnant : Colonel Hollister and his army can be considered this.
  • The Rustler: One of the enemy types you get to fight.
  • Savage Wolves: Wolves are common enemies in the side missions.
  • The Sheriff: Both Dodge City and Empire City have one, and both give you deputy missions where you have to clean the town yourself.
  • Shoot the Rope: You must rescue Soapy this way.
  • Shout-Out:
    • 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 Mad Dog McCree 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 Apocalypse Now.
  • Showgirl Skirt: A lot of the prostitutes' dresses have this.
  • Simple Yet Opulent: The rich ladies wear long, black dresses that have a little bit of lace.
  • Sinister Minister: Josiah Reed, one mean bastard who fancies himself a man of god... while ruthlessly murdering innocent people.

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alternative title(s): GUN Showdown
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