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 (5,235 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 3, 2013

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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

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
Helpful customer reviews
94 of 102 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
+ 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.
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50 of 53 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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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.5 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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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Very different game but really fun. It took me a while to buy this game. It had been on sale before, but I looked at it and thought 'Nope, won't like it... probably waste of money'. Damn, I was so wrong. I wish I had bought it sooner. Gunpoint really surprised me. Never played a game like this one before. Very simple and easy to play but very difficult sometimes. You really have to think and pay attention in order to solve each stage. Really entertaining. You just can't stop playing it until the end. Found the game a little bit short. Finished it twice and got all achievements in about 10 hours. Wanted more. Hope they do Gunpoint 2. Bought it on sale but I believe it's worth the full price. I recommend! And I still want more...
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20 of 21 people (95%) 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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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Better than Watch_Dogs.
11/10
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Clever game that combines a cheesy detective story (think ♥♥♥♥ Tracy), with puzzles. The game isn’t difficult at face value, but each building gives you choices on how to complete your mission that can include violence, stealth, and “hacks”. I found myself making up my own challenges to make it through each building. In the end a very satisfying experience.

Cannot wait for Heat Signature!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
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.
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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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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Watch_Dogs 2D :3
Great storyline, bunch of cool custom levels, and easy to use level editor
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15 of 21 people (71%) 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 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Wow.

I got this game as part of a humble bundle a while ago and I had no idea what it was so naturally I went in fairly opinionless. As soon as I started the game there is a small cutscene that welcomes you to the game and I loved it imediatley from then. This game is one of the few games i can say that is nearly totally original being a weird platformer hack-them-up stealth game.

Gunpoint is a game about breaking into buildings with the aim of stealing data from computers, simple enough. But the way you must make your way through these levels is by rewireing circuits to activate doors, alarms and even enemy guns. The whole game can be made slghtly easier and arguably more fun by buying addons like the ability to use your own pistol or smash glass silently. Also... its 2D so like, platformerstalgia.

As you can probably tell I don't have many hours on gunpoint and thats probably because it isnt a very big game. The actual game took me about 2 hours to complete and I just needed to play more, thank god there is the workshop. I appologise that i can't comment on the storyline as I gave up following it after about mission 2, however from what I did read, the game gives you a lot of opportunities to choose your own path and it has a great sense of humour.

All in all the only downside I have about this game is the length of it, I do feel however that this can be overlooked with the addition of the workshop. The gameplay is original, the graphics are awesome, the soundtrack is seriously amazing and it has one of the best checkpoint systems in a game ever. Is it worth the £6 ($9.60ish)? Totally, I couldn't recommend this game more to any kind of gamer... seriously, get it now!

I would have to give this game a strong 9/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
To begin with, this game's story is actually pretty short. Even if you are going to spend quite a time analyzing each level you will probably spend 3-4 hours max. However, it got big replayability potential, because not only each level supports different solutions, but also ways of playing it. It allows you either rely on your planning and tactics or also just pure luck. One of the things that I really liked is that you can choose whatever equipment you want at any point of the game (If you have enough money) so If you buy pistol you can refund it anytime and grab something else instead. Few things that I think would be a nice addition are ability to create a noise or sound that would attract nearby guard and being able to remove Gatecrasher ability from custom levels would make them more harder.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Imagine Watch_Dogs was a good game. This is the game you just imagined, but they also gave you some boots that let you jump really high.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
It's a great game where you can choose to be an avenger, a justice-man, or a whatthe♥♥♥♥amIdoing-guy.

Really enjoyable, though, it's a really short story with multiple endings.
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6 of 6 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
I bought this game for $2.50 whilst I was at work and on hold with tech support. It's been totally worth every penny so far. The game plays really well, and is a lot of fun.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Good story and mechanics.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Pros:
-Hilarious dialogue
-Good soundtrack
-Can wire enemy guns so when they try to shoot they electrocute themselves.

Cons:
-Short.
-Level editor is kinda clunky. If it were better I would invest more time in the game.
-Cannot rewire stuff IRL after playing this game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
When i first saw this game i tought it looked like a Elevator Action clone, but its not. Its a real neat puzzle game. You have to Sneak,Hack,Clobber Guards and brake windows to steal info or items real neat !!!Has good controls and once you get the hang of all the hacking its a blast !! Give this one a go if you like Action Puzzle Games !!
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