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Gun Metal is a futuristic action-packed experience where you take control of the fully transformable prototype combat vehicle known as the Havoc Suit. The Havoc Suit, a prototype combat vehicle, remains the only hope to save civilization from a tireless enemy.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
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Gun Metal is a futuristic action-packed experience where you take control of the fully transformable prototype combat vehicle known as the Havoc Suit.

The Havoc Suit, a prototype combat vehicle, remains the only hope to save civilization from a tireless enemy. Standing 10 meters tall, with an arsenal of devastating weaponry and the ability to transform instantly into an agile jet, only this formidable battle machine has the potential to halt the invaders!

Use the Havoc Suit to battle-ground-based enemies, or transform in the blink of an eye into an agile jet and take on aircraft in high-speed dogfights. Either way, get ready for mind-blowing action and out-of-this world graphics.

Key Features:
  • Fight hordes of enemies through 14 incredible missions
  • Scorch the earth, crush rocks under foot, fell trees
  • Tear chunks out of towering buildings and raze entire settlements to the ground!
  • Tool-up with an extensive armoury of devastating weaponry.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 900 MHz Intel
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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128 of 140 people (91%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
A decade after it's initial release, and Gun Metal is still awesome. For me, this game is a masterclass in focussed design. It doesn't try to be clever, with lots of gimmicks that are only there for their own sake. It just gives you good, solid, arcade-style action, and it does it extremely well. Your mech isn't loaded with three dozen special features that you completely forget about in the heat of the action. It does a limited number of things, but those are the only things you need it to do, and they all feel relevant. Running, strafing, transforming, boosting, barrel-rolling to dodge fire, and all the while firing, firing, firing on the enemy.

Yes, it does betray it's Xbox origins in the slightly awkward mouse control and limited graphics options, but honestly, once you dive in and get blasting, it all feels very natural. The barrel-rolling to dodge in jet mode feels particularly intuitive, as it's on the keys you use for strafing in mech mode (A and D by defaut as you'd expect). And you can always plug a control pad in if you find the mouse control a bit too hazy.

As far as I'm aware there's only one voice in the game, the guy who gives you orders, and he puts in a good performance. Maybe not award-winning, but solid, with simple dialogue, no ridiculous cringe-inducing histrionics, and status updates and encouragements as you progress through each mission. It's nice to actually be told you're doing well instead of being berated for something or other all the time! =P

In closing, if you want some simple, straightforward action with just enough depth to be engaging without being overwhelming, Gun Metal is for you.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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129 of 175 people (74%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
1 review
1.1 hrs on record
i missed this game so much. I'm glad they put it on steam.
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
3 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
As good as I remember it. Although I do play it with a logitech controller the controls work great. Just change some options for personal preference and you're off. I'm glad steam finally got it. Even with lower resolutions it's just a fun game. Blast away, and repeat.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
414 products in account
9 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Most people I know draw comparisons from this game to the Robotech series, and they would be fairly close, but no cigar. This game is far more action-heavy in it's content, and it's controls are far better than the Robotech games on the consoles by a long shot.

Piloting a morphing mech is always a trip, but doing it in such style is glorious. Yes, I know that this game was very poorly optimized for the timeframe (og. Xbox optimized), but there's no excuse not to pick this up and give it a whirl if you have a fairly modern system (eg. 2007 or newer, runs well on my laptop with integrated).

Combat is tight and well thought out, there's plenty of challenge, and the variety in the missions is fairly done. And it's graphics are quite nice for the age of the game, to say the least.

If you're a mecha fan, and have a love for this style of gameplay, drop the money on this, you won't be disappointed.
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,159 products in account
28 reviews
6.8 hrs on record
This is one of the cases when i wish Steam had an option for a neutral review beside positive and negative.

This game was awesomely fun 10 years ago when i picked it up on Xbox. Now, for 2014, when we have such a developed game industry, with so many choices - not quite...The missions are simply boring. So is the story. There is no difficulty options, and the missions are so easy...I've spent less than 7 hours to finish this game, and 4 of this hours i've spent just on 2 maps (from a total of 13 if i remember it right), the only ones challenging enough. The rest of them (11), i've finished from the very first attempt. They almost all revolve around protecting a city or a group of vehicles. Gun Metal also has no replayability value due to it being so easy to finish, and the lack of achievements or in-game challenges. Considering the release year - it has decent graphics and the maximum resolution is 1600x900.

With that being said - Gun Metal is still worth to try, especially if you own an old PC and dont have a big choice for the games to run on it, but only on a big sale. Overwise i would recommend to skip it. There are better options for $10 instead of a 7 hour lazy port game with no replayability value.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014
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