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:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (230 reviews) - 95% of the 230 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (8,460 reviews) - 97% of the 8,460 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2013

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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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Overwhelmingly Positive (230 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (8,460 reviews)
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MetalGearSalad
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Beat this game in four hours, but it is specTACular. This is in the top five of my favorite games. Stealthily approach guards, knock them out to get by, hack into the lights and electronics. You can re-program electronics to function in other ways, such as re-programming the lightswitch that turns on the light to open a door. Smash through windows, Boobytrap guns, hold guards at Gunpoint (hence the name), and much more! This game is amazing. My Rating: 10/10
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[JEST] Weezer
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Simple and fun mechanics. Dat music!
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Geesi
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Pretty short, but incredibly fun.
The mechanics all fit together perfectly and the story is amazingly great.
Would absolutely recommend.
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Rocky
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
A very fun stealth game wrapped up nicely in pixel graphics and X-Treme jump skills!
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I Still Wanna Be A Box Wizard
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I dont really like stealth games. I like this one.
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
"Conway, hat enthusiast."

I really REALLY like this game. It's got a good story, fun gameplay, and a great art style.
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Dorito Gremlin
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
great game! would be awesome if you could play in first person mode
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Pathkiller
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssss
buy this game
dont even look at the game just buy it
but the dlc is -_-
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dirigibalistic
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
(This review was copied from my blog, Random Words)



62 dead. 46 injured. 20 jobs. $13,000.

The week echoed in my mind like something that happened in the last week.

They don’t let me name names on this blog, but the person behind the hit I was investigating is dead now.

In fact, I may have killed more people than I actually avenged here.

The trigger man’s going down. That would have felt good if I hadn’t just taken a seven story body slam.

I don’t know.

Sometimes I think I picked the wrong side.

Maybe that doesn’t matter.

Maybe all that matters…

Is that I now have the ability to kick down doors.

Either way, I need a drink.


So ends Gunpoint, a future-noir (is that a thing?) action-puzzle game “about rewiring things and punching people,” as described by its creator Tom Francis. You play as “freelance spy” Richard Conway, as he takes on various jobs and tries to solve the murder of Selena Delgado, for which he was framed.


Thanks to his high-tech pair of trousers, Conway has the ability to jump very far and fall long distances without being hurt, which he uses to sneak past people or beat them up, depending on how you play. A few missions in, he gets a device called a Crosslink, which allows you to rewire devices in the level, so, say, a lightswitch might open a door instead of turning on a light, or a motion detector could cause a nearby guard’s gun to go off. All this plus the fact that Conway can only take one hit before he goes down makes for some interesting, and often entertaining, puzzle-solving, whether you decide to sneak past the guards or just murder them all. At the end, you get to customize your own personal epilogue based on the choices you’ve made in the game (with options ranging from serious and contemplative to fourth-wall-breaking snark) and then publish it on Conway’s blog (mine can be seen above.)


Why should you buy Gunpoint?
•Dialogue is well-written and tells a serious detective story while still being lighthearted an humorous most of the time
•Humor is great, whether it’s Conway being sarcastic to everyone or the developer making fun of himself and games in general
•It has a really great jazz soundtrack
•The graphics look retro and cool
•Gameplay, from solving puzzles to knocking people through windows, is simple but still fun and satisfying

Why shouldn’t you buy Gunpoint?
•It’s very short; according to Steam, I’ve beat the game twice in about 7 hours – probably less, since I’ve replayed certain missions, left the game running to get lunch, etc. If you think a 2-3 hour game is not worth $10, this game is not for you
•It contains quite a lot of language, which can be censored but not entirely removed, so if you’re offended by that kind of stuff, this game is not for you
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Polyester™
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It's a fun game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Witty writing lifts this ordinary looking stealth game above most of the others. Tom Francis, the one man dev team, is amazing. A mix of puzzle, strategy, stealth, action, this is a really enjoyable experience. Once you get the hang of how to solve the puzzles, it's satisfying to beat the levels in different ways.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
PROS::::::::::::::
+ Everything, asides that it's...

COnS;
-Too short.
-Repetitive after the first playthrough.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
i'm at gunpoint writing this review
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
DISCLAIMER: I do not play many puzzel games so i cant compare to other games.

Ok let me officailly start the review by saying this game is ♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING
The game is only a couple hours long but its extremly engaging, my only real complant is that there wasnt more to play.
I did get this on sale for 5$ and i reccomend you do the same, this game is so fun for any gamer, even if you never play puzzel games like me. The story is ok and it gets more interesting at the end but in the great words of someone who review Just Cause 3: "Its like porn you see... You come expecting a story but it dosnt matter in the end"


Obama Out *Drops Mic
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
One of the best games I've ever played. Worth way more than what they are asking.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I realy like this game but it is not very long i played through the game twice in under 4 hours so just keep that in mind when buying this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A stealth puzzle game about jumping far distances and punching people until the game itself tells you to stop. Great concept, amazing execution. Well done developers. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Superb little game. I loved the story, and the hacking mechanics were very clever. My only complaint was that it was over before I knew it! I would have loved more levels, they were very fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Good game with the amazing mechanic of the crosslink, and very fun...or it would be if it actually worked.
Let me rewind a bit. I played the demo of this game and loved it to bits. I saw gunpoint was on sale and snapped it up instantly. I tried to play it but it wouldn't work for some reason. I took all the advice of the developers and did everything they said. Nothing happened. Finally I got it to work by deleteing my music file. I played for a good 40 minutes and had a blast. Then it broke again. And would not fix. Now I'm sad. Buy this game because it's great, but buy it at your own risk because it does break occasionally.
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