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Steam Information | My Experience | Game Review

Released (on Steam): 3 Jun, 2013

Genres: Action, Indie, Strategy

Developer: Suspicious Developments

Publisher: Suspicious Developments

Steam Price: £6.00

Gunpoint

Steam Description

Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people. You play a freelance spy who takes jobs from his clients to break into high security buildings and steal sensitive data.

To get past security, you'll need to make creative use of your main gadget: the Crosslink. It lets you see how all the security devices in a level are wired up, and then you can just click and drag with the mouse to wire them differently. So you can connect a lightswitch to a trapdoor, then flick it when a guard walks across to make him fall through.

Key Features

  • Rewire levels to work however you want
  • Trick guards into trapping themselves or shooting each other
  • Throw yourself - and others - through plate glass windows
  • Investigate a noir-inspired story of murder and espionage over 20 missions
  • Choose what to tell your clients, including lying to trick them
  • Choose your own playstyle: quick, quiet, non-violent, no living witnesses, or any combination
  • Discover new solutions to levels that no-one else has thought of
  • Buy specialist gadgets to suit how you want to play
  • All story stuff is skippable
  • Hardest puzzles are optional
  • No bosses - everyone dies in one shot, including you

My Experience

Completion: Game completed once

Playtime at Review: 2.8 hours

Total Playtime: 2.8 hours

Achievements at Review: 20/42 (48%)

My rating: 8.9/10

Likes

Works the brain a bit, but not so much that it hurts (which doesn't take much with me)

Variety of ways to complete missions

Story is great and well thought out

Some replayability aspects with different ways of completing missions and different conversation choices, along with a level editor

Dialogue is full of humour and witty comments

Dislikes

Not long enough (only because it was so awesome, and I want more!)

Gunpoint - Review

I wasn't too sure what to expect when I was installing Gunpoint, but from the very start of the story, I was hooked! The dialogue and conversations you have throughout the game are packed full of humour, and you generally get to choose from two or three different replies to suit your twisted mind.

The missions are designed really well, and progress in difficulty as you work your way through the story. You can buy different gadgets to assist with keeping quiet or giving different means of killing, so you can play stealthily, or less stealthily. I loved leaping on a police officer and punching him over and over and over! There's something satisfying about it, in the least psychotic way possible.

You get rated for different aspects of missions, such as how brutal you were (very, of course), how quick you were, how quiet, etc, and receive an overall grade based on this, which will effect how much cash you earn for the job. You can also upgrade certain aspects of your abilities/gadgets with skill points earned after completing missions.

It's a very quick game, but one you could easily play through a few times with different conversation choices, which I'm hoping will give different, but equally witty replies as my first play-through did.

If you enjoy an entertaining story, a good laugh, a little thinking, and repeatedly punching people in the face, then this is the game for you!

Posted on 01-05-2019

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