- Platform: Windows 95 / 98
- Media: Video Game
Based, therefore, on the Half Life engine, this game has all the intensity of Aliens vs Predator, the storyline of Half Life and the AI of Soldier of Fortune, showing them that Gunman Chronicles is how a game should be don.
With the introduction of some new weapons, the ability to drive vehicles and dinosaurs roaming the countryside, you've got a game that takes the mantle forward for Valve.
The storyline, like Half Life, is very consuming and you can easily get sucked in to the realm that is The Gunman Chronicles. Although the game has some great niceties, like dinosaurs that attack you or the bad guys while you are in the middle of a fire fight--very handy if they eat them rather than you--the games weapon system can be at times slightly awkward to the unfamiliar player.
While most games offer a secondary fire to weapons, Gunman Chronicles tries to take this a step further by offering three of four. Options-wise, this is great, but you can't help but feel that an extra hand would come in handy sometimes to access the additional weapons.
Putting this minor point aside, if you are a fan of Half Life or the first-person shooter--and lets face it, who isn't?--then Gunman Chronicles is going to be right up your street for the next big challenge.
If, though, the genre is slightly unfamiliar to you, although a great place to start, a better option would be to try something a little less complicated, like Half Life and work your way up. --Stuart Miles
Yes this is a modded Half-life,Hell! even whilst I was exploring the disc for info it said Half-Life in the (minimised)window!! Read morePublished on 12 July 2008 by Mr. M. L. Hanford
The half life similarity was what persuaded me to buy this game, and it turned out to be amazing. So many weapons, 4 worlds. This is a 5 star game, no doubt about it. Read morePublished on 13 Mar. 2002
Gunman is a classic first-person shooter with everything you could possibly want. The graphics can sometimes be a bit disturbing but apart from that it is a great game. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2002 by firstname.lastname@example.org
The HL engine was wasted on this. It lacks the suspense and bite of HL, it is much too short (despite the advertising there are only two playable planets) and I noticed several... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2001
I bought this game because I thought that it would be just like half-life. Unfortunatly it is not the graphics are dodgy, the enemies are not life like at all and the story is just... Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2001
What a massive step backwards this is...as we all know - based on the Half Life Engine and Originally a mod - Gun Man Chronicals shows it's non-proffesional roots here. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2001 by Marc
Poor graphics and the same old (corridor type) gameplay, keep your money in your pocket for something better. Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2001