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 (4,649 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."
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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
57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
+ Can be as merciful or as deadly as you want. Sneak past the guard or knock him out a 3rd story window.
+ The Gatecrashers are helluva fun.
+ Interesting dialog

- Didn't want it to end.
- Better half didn't like me knocking guards out of windows in front of the baby.
Posted: September 26
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 3
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 9
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Well-written and clever story. Creative gameplay with a retro art style that fits rights in. And, as is always a big plus to me, it doesn't go on longer than it needs to.
Posted: September 25
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
+ 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
Posted: October 24
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 23
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Watch_Dogs 2D :3
Great storyline, bunch of cool custom levels, and easy to use level editor
Posted: September 27
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
AWESOME puzzle in neo-noir setting with great plot, humour and music. Levels require some thinking but are not mind♥♥♥♥ing. You can finish any level almost easily, but you'll feel the need in replaying it to master your skill and get an A+ mark (which happens to me very seldom, I usually play just to beat the game). After completing the story for the first time (which takes 3 hours max) you'll want to replay it at least one more time, because apart from finishing levels in different way there are several twists in plot as well. By the way, cute surprise awaits you in the end of the game. 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone who likes puzzles and noir/detective atmosphere.
Posted: September 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 19
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 3
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
I punched a guy in the face several times
but did i give up? ... nop.
Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.4 hrs on record
Wow first off I'm glade I found this game ans gave it a try as it's really good it's a bit of a mix of a puzzle game (e.g portal) and a stealth game. It's really fun and don't cost loads so i would recommend picking this one up and adding it to our libary over all I would give it a 9/10 theres not much wrong with this game apart from that theres like no replay value apart from trying to get acheivments.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Liked - Very smooth, complex yet addictive gameplay makes the game just a joy to play and although the game only takes about 2-3 hours to complete, it is well worth the money!

Disliked - The game is quite short but apart from that, there is nothing else bad about this game!

Overall 8/10
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
A short but very sweet experience, with intellectually crafted levels, an atmospheric soundtrack, expressive art and witty meta-humour making for a great experience!
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
a really fun game that will keep you thinking. great story
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
really fun puzzle stealth/action game.
-the puzzles aren't incredibly hard so it gets points for not making me feel too stupid
-the pixel art is decent
-the story is ok and it can be pretty funny
-you can be a ♥♥♥♥. shoot ,shock ,punch ,kick people out the window before they know what hit them
-the rewiring is really fun, feels like good pixel watch dogs. the whole game is just really fun.
the only thing is it's kinda short but has some good replay value plus level editing so
8.5/10
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Woah, this game is.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Great game with a mix of stealth and puzzle solving in the guise of hacking.

Definitely recommended.
Posted: September 24
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