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.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (108 reviews) - 98% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (8,543 reviews) - 97% of the 8,543 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2013

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Includes the game, soundtrack, and special in-game developer commentary for every mission (optional)

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Includes the game, the soundtrack, in-game developer commentary, Making Of Gunpoint video feature, exclusive tracks by Gunpoint's composers, and the Prototype Pack (Windows only): 9 playable versions of the game from each stage of its development

 

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
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Epicjoker69
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is a brilliant game, has very unique and interesting gameplay mechanics, decent story and well written dialogue trees. Is a little short though and I would recommend picking it up during a sale.
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NepYep | skeletal.doot
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Stealth puzzle-solving at its finest. The side-scrolling Gunpoint has an excellent use of puzzle solving, that manages to be intuitive and pretty difficult at times as well, most of it which is done using the "crosslink", which gives players the ability to rewire electronics to turn off lights, open doors, and even fire enemy weapons. By combining puzzle solving with stealth action, the game manages to be very rewarding and just plain fun, while adding a ranking system for replayability. The ranking system manages to be intuitive and rewarding, giving the player more money if they manage to be silent, quick, and non-violent, which can be used to purchase upgrades for the player, that, while useful, never manages to make things too easy.

Also, finally a game that knows how to properly do achieventss. It only a single unavoidable achievement, yet manages to cram in 42 obtainable achievements.
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Gunlethal
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It breaks my display every time i play it other than that major flaw its good
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DropKikUrDangerZone #RIP_USA
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Gunpoint is one of the best indie games of all time. It's just superb how well all the gameplay mechanics go together. The art style is great, the gameplay is satisfying and it's a short (2 hours) but concise story. And to think this was made by one guy in GameMaker: Studio... 9.5/10
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Argothin
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
First off: Yes, the game is short. However, I still found it well worth buying.

The story is well-written enough to keep your attention and interest without taking up most of the game's playtime, about half the conversations qualify as quotable dialogue, and the levels offer sufficient challenge and entertainment (especially if you challenge yourself to do them quickly and cleanly).

I was sad that it was so short and has that puzzle game problem where you end up memorizing how to complete a level, but every now and then I still come back to it. Certainly worth keeping around for a good laugh and killing boredom once the solutions to the levels have grown a bit hazy in your memory.
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xinle12
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
Awesome game. 10/10. It's quite short but the achievements are worth replaying for. There aren't too many different storylines but they are well written. Fun puzzle levels and great music. I personally love the art style. I may have gotten it for free, but it's definitely a buy.
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Layné
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Worth the time.
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Nora Valkyrie
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Pew-pew!
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Francis J Underwood | Vote Trump
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Fantastic game for this price. The humor is also very good.
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Put your mask on first
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game let me roleplay an impetuous spy with a degree in sarcasm.

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
8/10- Funny, challenging, and great soundtrack.

I really liked this game; Cool art, balanced difficulty, great music, comedy, and short enough for me to casually play and finish.
The only problem I have is with the Police Sniper. The description of this guy says you're only probably boned, but I can think of no way to kill or punch him without him shooting you.
Basically, I think this is a really good game.
Buy it.
Play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Awesome narrative, soundtrack and puzzles.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
In my top 3 favorite games of all time. Just wonderful.

Music? Amazing
Gameplay? Amazing
Story? Decent
Art Style? Amazing
Buy it? YES

10/10

I can not recommend this enough.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I've beaten the game. The game was a blast and the achievements were also nice, and funny.

Was I satified with the game?

The graphics were really nice. And could run on pretty much any system (okay not any system)
The game itself was a bit too easy.
The ending came out of nowhere, I thought I was still in the first 6 levels thinking the game is teaching me the basics, because it was just so easy. But no, the game ended.
It had dialogue choices which you could make so that was nice

So what do I think? It's a bit short but it's an amazing game and I think everyone should give it a go
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I love music, so first for this review is the soundtrack: Incredible. It's got a great Noir-Jazz style which totally makes me want to shell out however much I must may to buy it. I hear the music and my wallet loosens in my pocket.

Last time I tried writing a review for this game, I was jaded by the fact that, for some incomprehensible reason, this game runs like trash on my computer even though it can install in less than thirty seconds. After uninstalling it in anger and leaving it aside for a time, I recently decided to load it up again for the heck of it, and, despite the game running badly sometimes, I remembered that I did actually like this game.

The main character is Richard Conway, a spy-for-hire. I had a joke here that had to do with the nickname "D i c k" (which Steam tried to censor, hence the spacing), but it ♥♥♥♥ing sucked so I got rid of it. He happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up a prime suspect for a murder he didn't commit. He then gets dragged into a tale of intrigue, corporate espionage, and potentially corrupt police officers. I don't want to spoil anymore, but the story is very well written, with loads of snappy dialogue options and interesting characters and separate story arcs and such. The story also has some branching storylines that allow you to side with different characters.

The gameplay is very smooth (when it doesn't lag like hell, which is a me problem I think), in which you control Conway and run about throughout buildings avoiding (or beating up) guards who stand in your way. There are some neat and really novel gadgets that Conway uses to traverse the level, like his Bullfrog Hypertrousers, which let him jump long distances, up walls, and close distances to things quickly. You can tackle guards and punch them many more times than is probably necessary and certainly illegal. If you noticed in the trailer, there's also plenty of opportunities to tackle a guards straight out a window. Conway also has a Crosslink, which allows him to rewire the electronics in a building. You can wire a light switch to a door, so clicking the switch opens, it, or wire the arrival of an elevator to turn off the lights on that floor. Here's a ringer for you: You can wire pressing a button to call an elevator, which will ding and trigger a sound sensor, which will turn off the lights and draw a guard to the switch, which he presses and opens a trap door for the player.

Okay, so not too many situations call for anything nearly so complicated, but it is possible to create such Rube Goldberg machines out of the building's electronics, though usually there's probably a simpler solution. There are many great ways to manipuate your surroundings, turning off lights to distract and blind guards, smashing glass panes to draw attention, making guards shoot each other accidentally, and so much more. It's amazing how this little 10 dollar game managed to make hacking your environment so much more satisfying and effective than some big game like Watch Dogs or whatever. It really is perfectly done. Not to mention you have so many more other gadgets and gizmos besides the Crosslink which can do many other things or add onto your preexisting abilities.

Overall, between rewiring electronics to pass through a building with ease and the ability to neutralize and bypass guards, doing missions stealthily in Gunpoint is both fairly simple and always satisfying. I went through the game thr first time kncking out guard usually to get them out of the way and doing a fine job, but on my last playthrough, I tried to be as unseen as possible, and I felt that I had so much more fun. I felt like a true ninja sometimes, and a genius at others. There's a sort of glee to finding a novel solution to a tricky electrical puzzle.

I did have a huge issue with one thing: The game is just too short. I think it was maybe 3-4 hours on my first playthrough, and while it has workshop support and is DEFINITELY worth the price, I just wish there was more of it. It was super fun to expeience the story and levels, and I think there could've been lots of other cool situations, like maybe you have to infiltrate a place without power, so you have to rely on tricking guards and using them to reach your goals, or one where there's automated security, or a time trial of sorts. I'm sure stuff like that could be made in the editor, or something like it, but I feel that there's always something more special about the developer levels. High on my list of hopes and dreams is a sequel to this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Great game but i never got a hat
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
really good and fun game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
This was pretty damn good. Satisfying ending satisfying story, actual choices that actually matter, pretty OK comedy, the stealth felt good, going non-lethal felt good, going lethal felt good, it was pretty nice all way around.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
Awesome game. 10/10. It's quite short but the achievements are worth replaying for. There aren't too many different storylines but they are well written. Fun puzzle levels and great music. I personally love the art style. I may have gotten it for free, but it's definitely a buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
A Most Excellent Game:
I bought Gunpoint during the Summer Sale and I loved it. I had a hard time putting it down, I buzzed through it the story in 6 hours ( however the game is workshop compatiable so theres always new maps being made). I love the visuals, the music, the witty dialogue and the clever gameplay. After each level your given a rating on your level of violence, stealth, time, and completion of side objectives. It's incrediby rewarding to try and be as sneaky as possible.

I love the noir feel of the game. The developer really nailed it. I love the jazzy soundtrack and the trenchcoat toting protagonist.

10/10 Would knock-out guards with door again.
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