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 (260 reviews) - 76% of the 260 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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ayodolanangame
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
Simple and fun!
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Peter
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 13
Fun little game, not for me though.
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|TRIX| skull_kid
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
Honestly had more fun playing levels in this than i did in any of the modern fps titles ive played.
I love how it has that retro feel well still keeping easy modern controls and i none invasive HUD or crosshair.

Great game 8/10
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MattMaximum
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 9
Played it when I was young :D
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Spooky Scary Skeletor!
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
Oh boy, this game has not aged well.
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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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[redacted]
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Let me be clear: this game is not deep, or even great. It isn't on par with, say, the Mechwarrior series as far as mecha games go. It is fun though, and imo it's one of the better mecha shmups. It's like the game I was wishing for back in the Nintendo days. Well worth the $0.99 it cost on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I mean, it's like toned down Gundam with a really arcade gameplay. It's very fun an engaging but not deep. Just fly and shoot stuff. I enjoyed it tho. It had been in my backlog for quite a while tho.

The only problem this game had is the mouse control. Flying using the mouse is hard as you will occasionally damage yourself by bumping on building a lot after you transform in a city before you got the hang of the flight.

Since the game isn't really deep and it is fairly short. So do the review for it.

Buy this during sale tho.

7/10
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181 of 196 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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