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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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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
still fun after 11 years.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Surprisingly fun arcade game, where you can switch between a mech and a fighter aircraft. The graphics are simple, so is the gameplay, yet it's more fun than some of those AAA titles in the market. Give it a try.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
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.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Your inner child will ove you if you buy this! Just bare the escort missions and you got a simple, (kinda) customizable, robot game :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
this game is a very nice game from back in the day. you play the role of a pilot of a super advanced mech/jet that has access to a powerful arsenal. you play your way through (majority) defense missions, earning more weapons along the way. this is an easy game to beat, it has no difficulty settings. i reccomend that if you played this game and you (like myself) love a challenge, you should play this game with only using certain weapons. hope this was of help, have fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Great classic game, I remember playing this back in grade 4 when I first got my old brothers X box. Fun arcade setting, But even more fun of gameplay. 5/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Still fun as hell these 10 years later. Transorm from mech to jet and back again whilst shooting enemies. Can be beaten in around 3 hours but is a blast to play through again with all the weapons unlocked. No additional gamemodes aside from the main missions but each offer a decent variety of objectives.

tl;dr this game is fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I loved this game as a little kid and when I saw it on sale, I bought it straight away mostly because I used to play it alot several years ago.
The game is about an airplane transforming robot called 'havoc suit' which have so save all civilisation (a few small cities) from a very angry enemy and basically destroying enemy bases and motherships.
It takes just a few hours to finish it but it's pretty much fun to play it.
Apparently the game throws an error when trying to play it second time on windows 8.1, I could not run it again , except first time when i installed it but maybe this happens just on my laptop.

I'll still give the game an 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
A good game if you are bored or you got nothing to do!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
We need an update to get windowed mode, fps adjustment, higher resolution, vibration, mouse menu, etc...
This game is awesome but there's a LOT that can be improved and SHOULD be improved.
This is a good concept and good execution... for a console, which I got this on.
The Xbox version was awesome and kept me occupied for a LONG time.
If this is optimized for PC in a better way, this game is MORE than recommended.
Right now, I wouldn't recommend it PURELY because of the things lacking.
But if it at all gets updated, I'd REALLY recommend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Quite good, casual game. Not a timewaster.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Awesome game. Yes it's old but it's soo FUN !!!
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