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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (106 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
This game is cool because nostalgy. If you never played it before - don't bother doing it now. The controls are clumsy and the missions are short. The fun comes from transforming I guess - kinda hard to point out the main fun source.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
The game is fun but it seems like the port was ♥♥♥♥ing up the controlls.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
This is like transformers: you can switch between standard robotic mech and flying mech (more like a fighter jet). But awkward mouse control makes this old game mostly unplayable on a PC, even after setting it to run in Win XP, SP3 compat mode. Cannot move and aim precisely, as it feels like you're constantly panning in one direction or another. And there is too much glare when trying to move or aim toward the sun. But, on other platforms maybe it works ok.

Music's not too bad, tho...

(Note: Acquired via a bundle)
Posted: October 11
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6.7 hrs on record
An uncomplicated, arcade-y mech shooter with a lot of flight thrown in, too. It's not the best implementation of either, and it might only have been worth a rental on its console release, but there's a solid 3-6 hours of fun here.
Posted: October 19
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3.2 hrs on record
A short, but very entertaining game. It took round three hours to complete Gun Metal, but during these I had a lot of fun. The only thing that you do in Gun Metal is destroying your enemies with more and more powerfull weapons. From dual machine pistols to rocket launchers about a variety of energy based weapons and air to ground missiles you have a very big veariety of weaponsto choose from. Although you can pretty clearly see that Havoc Suit focusses more on "classic" weapons like the machine pistols or grenade launcher the Jet mode has more missiles and air to ground weapons at his disposal. Sometimes I felt that there even are to less weapons suited for air combat, but then again you can also use air to ground weapons to bomb bigger enemy ships in mid air, which is pretty effective. Alternatively you can land on them as well. The missions in the agme are not very hard, just at the end they became a bit tricky, because you have multiple things happening at once. But even so when this sounds negative the game is pretty fun. Easy but fun. I wouldn't buy it for 10 euro though. But during a sale for 5€/$ it's pretty nice.
Posted: October 16
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1.5 hrs on record
A good game if you are bored or you got nothing to do!
Posted: October 17
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2.5 hrs on record
Awesome old game.
Posted: October 20
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1.2 hrs on record
Awesome game. Yes it's old but it's soo FUN !!!
Posted: October 14
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVoJjeSDq3E

The third person shooter genre is one of the most overused game genres these days,
it seems like every other movie adaption that isn't a first person shooter is a third person. Not many of these games have been enjoyable due to tight time restraints or lazy developers, but Gun Metal is one of the rare examples where it's done right. It's kind of like a spirtual successor to Slave Zero. You're in a mech, you blow things up, you look cool, and things start looking like a micheal bay movie set.

The story is one of the simpliest I've seen. The government has created a mech called "Gun Metal", you pilot it, aliens are invading earth, you blow those aliens up. There's nothing complex to it, and it doesn't try to tell a gripping narative about a hardened military soldier who lost everything and now just seeks revenge over some guy with a different skin colour because america.

Gameplay revolves around using a wide assortment of weapons to blow aliens and their buildings up, to defend a base and get rewarded more weapons, to blow more aliens up with. The gimmick of this game is that you can transform from a land mech to an airplane, so maybe you can pretend this is a good transformers game.

Land mode, while slower, and can take more damage thanks to a regenerating shield. Airplane mode doesn't have a regenerating shield, but it has blazingly fast speed and you can't make it stay still so it's possible to run into a lot of enemies. Each mode has multiple weapons that can be changed before each mission, though you can only carry 4 of these at once.

You have one unlimited weapon, two explosives, and a slot for a special weapon. Weapons range from generic machine pistols, to guass cannons, to triple rocket launchers that destroys all. I cannot think of a single thing in third person shooters that is as cool as blowing entire armies up with triple rocket launchers and guass cannons. The enemies you get to fight are varied, too. Ground soldiers that can be easily killed, tanks, aircraft, and even motherships.

Levels in the game are either really good or somewhat annoying. Most of the time, I was having a blast, watching everything explode like some sort of deadly fireworks show, and then on a rare occasion, I was about ready to smack someone. There's a mission where you have to defend your base from two motherships, and then a gigantic ship with a one hit death ray. It took me quite a few tries to know what to do there. The missions should last you about four hours total, which isn't terrible considering the game doesn't go for much money, but another hour wouldn't have hurt.

Sound-wise, the weapons sound powerful and awesome. Even shooting something as simple as a machine pistol is made awesome. Music is pretty generic "get you pumped for the action) stuff though, but it's not bad. Graphics, however, are surprisingly good. A few things are outdated, but other than that, it's pretty appealing.

Though, one weird issue, and this probably comes from the game being an Xbox title ported over to PC, it's capped at a weird psuedo-30-FPS. I was running the game at about 500 FPS when not recording, and even trying to cap the game at 60, it still looked like 30 FPS. There's not really an excuse for that other than laziness.

Overall, Gun Metal stands out as one of the best third person shooters. It doesn't try to have any super amazing gimmicks that get shoved in your face. Everything here works great and it's just a blast to play. If you want to pick it up, it's 10 dollars on Steam and works with no issues on Windows 7.
Posted: July 4
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
An early example of mechas in video games that only asks that you destoy other robots while keeping yours alive. It's very arcade-y where you can destroy anything in your path and it is relatively quick. The mouse + keyboard aim scheme isn't hard to learn but can be a challenge to use at times especially when you're flying around extremely fast. It's a decent game if you're into the style. (Check some gameplay videos online).

Obligatory score: It's a decade old so... 7/10?
Posted: May 26
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Simply awesome arcade-action game, 11 years old and still none of the transformers game give me the same feel of joy of piloting transforming mech.
Posted: June 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Not bad for a time killer, plus the price is worth what you get. If they jazzed up the interface and pointed out controls while playig the tutorial it would help the learning curve. Also, as a suggestion I'd like to see a free roam mission of something of that nature added in the future. Great game otherwise!
Posted: June 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
This is my favorite game from my childhood. For that, it's 10/10.
Also, you can enter in codes to make the narrator sassy.

And you can walk through cows. Through. Cows.

Must buy.
Posted: June 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This is one of those games that your friend dares you to buy, so you do to spite him, but end up regretting the purchase and eventually uninstalling it after the second mission.

10/10
Posted: August 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This game seemed bad at first but it grew on me doe
Hella good
Posted: June 17
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
I really loved this game as a kid. I remember playing it on a friend's PC back in the day (personally didn't have anything that I could play GunMetal on). When I saw it on a Steam sale for about 5€ I bought it, installed it and was happy as a kid again... for the whole 106min it took me to get through the game. No multiplayer, no higher difficulty settings, no bonus missions. Sad really, because I had a lot of fun. The controls work well, the gameplay is solid, and the missions are packed full of actions (except maybe one or two trying to be more 'covert' operations). But still, only get this game on a sale. For 5€ You can have some fun with it... the whole 2h of the campaign.
Posted: June 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Best Game I Ever Played
Posted: June 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I used to play this game in and just after college. At the time it was a fatastic game with well above average visuals. The gameplay is still there but the visuals are somewhat lacking these days, but no matter its still well worth the few bucks it costs on steam.
Posted: June 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Quite good, casual game. Not a timewaster.
Posted: June 18
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Don't get me wrong, this is a good game, I just don't feel it's worth $10. Maybe half that. It's fun, and fast paced, but it's short (I have just finished the game in about 4 hours). It's good for five minutes to kill time and blow ♥♥♥♥ up, but not much else.

The weapons you aquire mostly feel good (The Trident tri-barrel rocket launcher and Napalm come to mind), but the controls feel weird on a mouse and keyboard set up. It's not unbearable, but just go into this game knowing that it's somewhat difficult to get the hang of.

The story is non-existant, if that concerns you. It doesn't bother me to be honest. Most missions invovle either blowing ♥♥♥♥ up, or protecting bases. It's pretty fun stuff, but the enemies to start to repeat, some people will find it to repedative.

I really hate to give a negative review of this game. It's not a bad game and It does bring back memories of me playing it when I was younger, but the fact is for $10 you can get much better games.
Posted: June 15
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