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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,849 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 3, 2013

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June 17

Gunpoint patch adds Steam Workshop support, new game engine, other things

Our big Gunpoint patch has just gone live for everyone! It converts Gunpoint to a whole new engine and adds Steam Workshop, so you can see all the awesome new missions people have been making in the level editor. They are nuts. Here are the major changes:

  • New engine, implemented by Abstraction Games. Should fix many technical issues and make the game run faster for everyone, and it'll enable us to develop Mac and Linux versions next.

  • Steam Workshop added, for browsing and sharing user-made levels. Yes, we listened to the 1,779 post petition you guys started even after we'd already announced we would do it.

  • Option to turn off swearing. Up to you whether this makes "Grow a ####ing #### and shove it up your ###" kid-safe.

  • Reconfigurable keyboard controls.

  • Vertical sync option. I didn't know we needed this, but the folks at Abstraction added it and now the animation is at least 23% more beautiful.

  • Level editor. The level editor has been in there since launch, but some people still ask for one so I'm just going to keep announcing I've added it until everyone knows it's there.

  • You can now place multiple elevators in a level without it crashing. That's more than I could do when I was making the game, so I expect your levels to be at least twice as good as mine.

  • If you have any technical troubles with the new version, you can still use the old one by going to Properties > Betas and selecting 'oldversion'. Post your issue on the forums too, so we can fix it.

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Reviews

"Every aspect of its clever design, laugh-out-loud noir story, tiny but expressive art, and moody music work harmoniously with one another."
9.0 - IGN

"The joy of Gunpoint comes from the clever ways you can make all the obstacles work to your advantage."
9.5 - Destructoid

"Gunpoint is a bracing reminder of how lovely simplicity, when exquisitely executed, can be."
9.0 - Polygon

"Good ideas, brilliantly executed, this is one of the year's best games."
9.0 - VideoGamer

"Simple but challenging, easily learned but deep and rewarding."
90% - GameFront

"An outstanding puzzle game with sharp writing, beautiful music and clever mechanics."
Joystiq

"Gunpoint is smart, creative, responsive, surprising, and possessed of an uncommon respect for the player."
Kotaku

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Special Edition

The Special Edition of Gunpoint includes:

  • The Soundtrack: Includes all of the game's noir-inspired spy music in high quality MP3 format.
  • Developer Commentary: When enabled, you'll find little sprites of Gunpoint's developers on every mission. Talk to us to hear a little about our thinking behind the design (Tom), the art (John), and the music (Ryan).
Caution: shooting a developer while he's talking ends his current commentary track. This kills the developer.

Exclusive Edition

The Exclusive Edition includes all of the items in the Special Edition plus:

  • The Making Of Gunpoint: a 40-minute video feature taking you through how Gunpoint developed from a one-room test game to what you play today. Featuring Gunpoint's designer playing his earliest prototypes for the first time since they were made, to great personal embarrassment and shame.
  • The Prototype Pack (Windows only): Play snapshots of Gunpoint's development at 9 different stages, including cartoony programmer art, the first conception of the hacking system, many scrapped levels, and overpowered gadgets we later cut. For hopefully obvious reasons, we can't give technical support for these.
  • Exclusive Tracks: Bonus pieces produced specially by Gunpoint's composers for this edition, mixing the game's noir style with electronic influences. Since they're not used as background music in the game, our composers took the chance to be more adventurous with these tracks.
  • The Secret Beta Access List (betas may be Windows only): adds an option in the game menu to sign up to our Secret Beta Access List. If and when future Suspicious Developments games are developed, we'll sometimes give secret beta versions only to the members of this list.

About This Game

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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Visa, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Video card: 512MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 700MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Video card: 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 700MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Video card: 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 700MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Fun, funny, great soundtrack, and fantastic plot.
Overall, an amazing gem of a game.



I tackled a guard out of a three story building and punched him until I got an achievment.
11/10 Would break windows again
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
If you like platform, you'll love Gunpoint.
If you like humor, you'll love Gunpoint.
If you like puzzles, you'll love Gunpoint.
If you like Noir movies and atmospheres, you'll love Gunpoint.
If you like pixelated vintage games, you'll love Gunpoint.
If you like Jazz, you'll love Gunpoint and its wonderful soundtrack (do spend a little more and get the edition with the soundtrack included, it's definitely worth it).

You'll love Gunpoint and you'll wish there was more to play.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It took me a while to get around to this game, and by the time I did I'd heard many good things but not a lot of specifics. I wasn't disappointed.

Brief but often dense building-infiltration missions are punctuated by well-written and often funny dialogue sequences, and upgrades increase the number of ways you can approach situations. It feels like a more stealth-based, zoomed-out, 2D version of infiltrating an open-ended area in the original Deus Ex, in that the level has a goal, but it's set up as a playground to allow you to explore your abilities and exploit opportunistic, er, opportunities.

It doesn't take long to get through this, but I enjoyed every moment of it, and some significant branching decision points in the game and in the dialogue make me wonder how things would change around in a second play.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
+ Unique gameplay
+ Nice Soundtrack
+ Fun to play
+ Challenging yet easy. i.e the perfect difficulty a game should have to be both fun and non-grinding.
+ Can play it in different ways
+ Multiple choices

- Quite short (but that's okay because I got it for cheap too)

Rating: 8/10
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Better than Watch_Dogs.
11/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
One of the most creative concepts for a game that I have ever seen, and it was very fun. The sound is great, the graphics are cool retro but not too retro, and the gameplay is fun. Whoever created this is quite smart to come up with such a cool unique idea. But there is one major downfall to the game that makes it so that you should only get it while it is on a heavy discount: it is very short. I beat it in a little over 4 hours. That is basically its only flaw but it is a double strike against it because once you beat the game, there is no replayability because you already know how to solve the puzzles. Like Portal 2, great game with zero replayability.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I love Indie-Games like this. Creative, very fun and cool options at a resonable price! Awesome developer!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I punched a guy in the face several times
but did i give up? ... nop.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
First of all; WOW. This is such an awesome game on so many levels. The artwork is so beautiful and the music fits really well and the cleverness, like omg the cleverness of this game and the overall feeling you get from playing this game, it´s all amazing. I got it in a humble bundle for like 1 dollar but i could easily have payed 29.99 for this little piece of geniusness, even though it's a short game, and yeah it is short, for me it took a little over 3 hours to finish it, but maybe that´s just because i suck, my friend did it in 2 hours. But it´s that type of game you wanna re-play as soon as you finished it, so that´s also what makes it worth alot more money than it´s sold for, atleast to me. This is now one of my all time favourite games, and i normally don´t even like puzzles!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I got this game semi-recently from the humble bundle, and this is a great game. From the instance new game mechanics were being introduced though, I got an unpleasant feeling that the game would become unfairly difficult, because I could see that it had the potential too. Fortunately it never became so difficult that it was not fun to play. All the levels can be completed in a variety of ways that adds replayablity to the game. There are also user-made levels that can be extremely challenging. Also the plot of this game is very intriguing and convoluted. I enjoyed playing each mission to find out a bit more abou the events unfolding in the plot. Definitely one of my favorite games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
9/10 and that's amazing for an indie game.
- Amazing gameplay
- Cool but short story
- Comic relief
- Funny dialogue
- Awesome upgrades
Overall, you'll have an amazing experience with the game. Must have, trust me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Gunpoint takes sneaking around to an interesting new extreme by redefining what normally distinguishes one stealthy action game from another (this being the tools you use to make not being seen easier) and gives you the wiring of the entire building to play with. Fundamentally, Gunpoint is fun for the same reason the first two Thief games were fun; the levels are extremely non-linear, and your goal typically consists of "get the room being pointed out, then get out as un-harassed as possible."
The store page hype claims that you can rewire electrical sockets and enemy pistols, but these functions are only unlocked by limited use gadgets which become available after several missions are played. The majority of the gameplay experience consists of figuring out what daisy-chain of lightswitches, doors, and elevator call buttons will clear a path through the building and keep you out of the security guards' sight. This can become tedious and a little formulaic after a while, though it isn't enough to make me stop playing.
The story is fairly good if you enjoy sarcastic comedy, but wouldn't be quite enough to give the game a shining recommendation on its own. Gunpoint's gameplay is more than enough fun to overcome any of these fairly minor shortcomings, though, and this is a double recommendation for anyone who played a great deal of Splinter Cell, Tenchu, and/or Thief in the early parts of these respective series.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
9 dead. 30 injured. 20 jobs. $13,000. The week echoed in my mind like a gunshot in an empty street..
They don't let me name names on this blog, but the person behind the hit I was investigating is probably being picked up by the East Point police about now.
I, er, may have killed more people than I actually avenged here.
The trigger man's going down. I thought that would feel good. It did.
I don't know.
I think I picked the right side.
Maybe that doesn't matter. Maybe all that matters is justice.
Either way, I need a drink.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I love this game. Puzzles are fun to solve and levels are enjoyable to play. Everything seems so simple, but adds the extra punch to it when you do it all for the first time. It's also got great charm with some ideals taken from everyday society. The dialogue is rather enjoyable to read and makes for a fun experience throughout the whole game.

Strongly recommended, give this guy your money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Gunpoint is a stealth and puzzle game with minimal platforming. It follows the story of a freelance spy who gets caught up in some dirty dealings. One of the main mechanics of the game is that you have this trenchcoat that grants you the ability to perform incredibly high jumps and fall from great distances. You can use it to your advantage at any time. On the main menu of the game, you can choose what missions you do, it's not super straight forward but it kind of ends up going along one path as far as I can tell. And during each mission briefing you can choose what your character says back, this creates some interesting conversations. Along with mission choice, there are several upgrades that you can take which can help you throughout the levels.

The level design is pretty well thought out. Some took me a few tries to get the path down and figure out appropriate timing. If things don't go the way you want them to, you have the option to rewind time in small intervals to try again.
This game also includes steam workshop, so there are custom maps to download and some to make for yourself. While the story is roughly 2 - 3 hours long, the custom levels should keep you going if you just want to keep playing.

All in all, I'd say it's a fairly fun game. I played it while watching some streams. It doesn't require a huge amount of focus but it is still fun and engaging.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Gunpoint is a fun puzzle/strategy game.The story of Gunpoint is ok if you pay attention to it.
9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Very fun game. Kicking down doors is more useful than guns in this game...
CAREFUL: THE SNIPER AT THE END OF MISSIONS IS AIMBOT HACK AND ONLY APPEARS IF YOU USE YOUR GUN AND DON'T COMPLETE MISSION IN THE COUNTER. 15% TO DEFEAT SNIPER, BEWARE, VERY RAGE INDUCING.

+You get a snazzy, GENUINE, spy hat in TF2

Spent an hour of gameplay beating the last level. Word of advice,
POTENTIAL SPOILER
Felt so good to pop the boss...RIGHT IN THE NOGGIN
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Who knows, maybe breaking glass silently and pouncing on a guard isn't so bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Gunpoint is a side-scrolling action puzzle game with smart gameplay and fun controls. The dialogue is hilarious (though very harsh language at times...) and the story light and amusing. Running through the levels as a hit man or spy is essentially where the gameplay is at. Beating each round in new ways is what keeps you coming back for more.

Sometimes you want to break in a building without being noticed at all, hiding in the shadows like a ghost.

Other times, you want to leap out of a ten story building with a rival spy in hand and smash him into the ground, using his body to cushion your fall and miraculously survive without a scratch.

Unfortunately it's a really short game, took me a maybe an hour or two to beat. I would have loved for there to have just been more to it. If you can get the game on sale I recommend it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game took my breath from the start to the begin, I would really recommend this game to people that enjoy solving puzzles as in swiching things as normal as a light switch to a armed gun on a police officer. also if your like "eh i dunno if i should get this or some other game" well im for sure as heck that you would not regret getting this game and i got some reasons why, 1. when you start you have nothing but the power to jump really, REALLY high (story will explain why so no spoilers) 2. The humor in this game is just strait up fantastic, it will have its serios moments and it will have its HAHA moments. 3. In the game you have a cellphone that you can text to the people in the story once you finish a level and you get to chose what to say like "alright,got it" or "sure whatever" theres just to many things to do in this game both stealthy and amazing...
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