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.
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Mostly Positive (441 reviews) - 75% of the 441 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (441 reviews)
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B a l l a g e
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 14
The game is good.
The controls were bad for me. The music is good and the effects too. Unfortunately the doesn't have achievements.
And you can get trading cards.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 12
I remember playing the demo for this game over and over on Xbox and really enjoying it, but I just can't get into it on PC. The controls, particularly the aiming, are very uncomfortable on both Steam Controller and keyboard/mouse, so much so that it's not enjoyable. Glad I only paid $0.99 for it.
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Obey the Fist!
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 10
Warning: This is a very old game (2002, now 14 years old) and has aspect ratio issues.

Normally when a game has dated too much I find it difficult to provide a thumbs up. Gun Metal is a cautious exception.

The developers have done well enough with the game that it runs with no showstopping issues under Windows 10. It's somewhat simplistic for todays standard, but the game is distinctive because it's the almost the only PC game that allows you to operate a tranforming mecha/fighter (think Macross).

It lacks a lot of the cool eastern aesthetic of the Macross series, but the gameplay is very fun once you get into it, although it's almost arcadelike in the simplicity. The developers did an exceptional job of allowing you to upgrade your mecha with different weapons as you progress, as well as providing an action environment where it makes sense for you to switch in and out of vehicle mode to exploit the various strengths and weaknesses of your fighting machine.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
This game is REALLY cool.
But REALLY hard,
and the gameplay is amazing.
It's like Transformers and Pacific rim at the same time.
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Grox
1.7 hrs
Posted: July 28
Very simple mechanics: start mission, transform, shoot everybody, complete the objective; but quite entertaining for a couple of hours.
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diamondmedic01
10.9 hrs
Posted: July 18
I played this one on the xbox and it's just as fun as I remember. Though if you want to buy it wait for a sale, as it's not quite worth the 10$ it costs. Very fast paced but rather short missions (13 total, I think) and no multiplayer. Loads of special weapons to wreak utter destructuion upon hordes of enemies.


DO NOT FORGET TO USE MISSILES!
Also, do yourself a favor when you pick this one up, set your compatiblity mode to XP service pack 2 or 3 to prevent the "Unsupported Graphics card" error
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KiiN
3.8 hrs
Posted: July 18
Played many years ago, but still like it because this game is still fun:

RECOMMENDATION:
*Yes, if you are casual gamer & enjoy speedrun air-combat challenges.
*No, if you looking for professional flight, customization, competitive.

+Mission briefing / story telling in the loading
+Well-designed enemies
+Beautiful & large enviroments
+Each mission stated a completed time, made for player to beat
+Each mission each weapon unlock
+Many weapon choices
+Very fun to destory enemy captial ships
+90% discount in steam sale

-Need to set Win XP SP3 compatibility (only win8, win10 no problem)
-Maximum screen resolution is 1366 x 768
-Each mission is very short (Doesnt bother me)
-Few slow & some dumb enemy
-No leaderboard
-No multiplayer

GAME DIFFICULTY:
*Average (Not adjustable)
*Extremely easy in the beginning, later then...

COMPLETION TIME:
*Expert gamer: Around 2 hours
*Casual gamer: Around 3 hours+
*Noob gamer: Around 4 hours++

ENJOYMENT:
*8/10 graphic quality (2002 tech)
*9/10 gunship design
*9/10 enemy variety
*5/10 storyline
*8/10 area encounter
*9/10 combat system
*8/10 sound system
*8/10 music efficient
*6/10 lively animated
*6/10 replayability
*8/10 Overall for offline gameplay
*-/10 Overall for online gameplay

MORE INFORMATION:
*Random video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3RFHPbc1f0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=fo3Fjlf5luw

FILE SIZE:
753 MB

http://store.steampowered.com/app/267920/
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Light_MK ^v^
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
Good game :)
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eXcruciate
5.0 hrs
Posted: July 11
It was okay then on like the third mission the escort mission it is impossible to get all four convoys there so you end up only saving two then you fly to a big battle and get your ♥♥♥ handed to you and there are no checkpoints so you get to redo a very long mission. That alone, no checkpoints, made me uninstall and begin the process of forgetting I wasted any time on this.

Even if the game had checkpoints, the controls are still garbage and there are two horrible problems. The first is that a lot of times you have to be going in the direction of the sun because enemies are right directly in front of it so you have to stare into a god damn supernova sun while you fight and it will burn your ♥♥♥♥ing eyes out. I had to play with my eyes nearly closed half the time. That and your crosshair is barely noticable during heavy action which is always. I CONSTANTLY in all the action and confusion lost my crosshair so most of the time I had no idea where I was shooting. Another problem is that the big ships shoot a constant stream of green lasers that are not dodge-able no matter where you are, and you have to be within range to shoot them so it makes no sense and you get ripped apart fast.

NOT a old classic at all, just a old pain. But hey it got 75% positive reviews so it has to be good right? I just need to get good right?
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Ookami-kun
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 7
If you don't mind playing a transformers kind of game from 2000, then this is the game for you. On sale, at least.

I like the game (bugs put aside) as it have it's own charm, so to speak, but I won't be playing this for days... Nice if you have a slow internet connection, the download isn't big.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The game is good.
The controls were bad for me. The music is good and the effects too. Unfortunately the doesn't have achievements.
And you can get trading cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Warning: This is a very old game (2002, now 14 years old) and has aspect ratio issues.

Normally when a game has dated too much I find it difficult to provide a thumbs up. Gun Metal is a cautious exception.

The developers have done well enough with the game that it runs with no showstopping issues under Windows 10. It's somewhat simplistic for todays standard, but the game is distinctive because it's the almost the only PC game that allows you to operate a tranforming mecha/fighter (think Macross).

It lacks a lot of the cool eastern aesthetic of the Macross series, but the gameplay is very fun once you get into it, although it's almost arcadelike in the simplicity. The developers did an exceptional job of allowing you to upgrade your mecha with different weapons as you progress, as well as providing an action environment where it makes sense for you to switch in and out of vehicle mode to exploit the various strengths and weaknesses of your fighting machine.
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180 of 195 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
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.
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161 of 226 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
i missed this game so much. I'm glad they put it on steam.
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50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Whoo! Robots! Explosions! Gun Metal is best summed up as Micheal Bay: The Video Game. Explosions, guns, robots, and a lot of ridiculous fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt5aVsUI1Ik&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z12azvqh2tmaid1be04cezwjypa3ytvb3eo
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
In my local currency this game goes for 1.70 on a 90% discount. Bought it on the premise of being a mech and fighter jet. Not disappointed, at all.

It's short, with about 4 hours of gameplay but it delivers solid fun. It's not overly complicated and does not try to be so and it's honesty is laudable.

Trust me, get it. Good arcady action that you'll lose yourself into and now it has Steam cards, for all those Steam aficionados like me.



Addendum: For those other reviews mentioning the control scheme, it's better to use mouse and keyboard than controller plug-in. With M+KB you can aim with more precision, they aiming reticule is not locked to nose only (you can shoot in 30-45 degress to the sides, up and down while flying forward).
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Simple, short, sweet, and easy.

An old game that does a simple concept well with fast, to-the-point missions and a reasonable difficulty curve. Gun Metal doesn't do anything particularly special, but that may well be its strongest trait.
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
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.
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56 of 78 people (72%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
This game helped me fulfill my lifelong dream of being a giant robot that was also a fighter jet.
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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
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.
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