Gear up and get ready for war! Take on hectic 2D action shooting stages with your deadly Gunhound mech.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (108 reviews) - 70% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 1, 2014

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"Influenced by the Assault Suits Valken (Cybernator) series. Heavy controls give the sense of maneuvering an armored mech in a 2D story-rich action game."

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About This Game

Gunhound EX is the PC version of the cult PSP mech action release that pits players' armored Gunhound mechs against scores of mechanized military foes.

In the search for a new renewable resource, humanity has discovered a powerful new one: neutron polymer. Integral to the expansion of modern society, alliances form and shatter as countries jockey to get their hands on the resource. A small southeast Asian nation is in the throes of civil war, but its concentrated deposits of neutron polymer are about to make the conflict a worldwide affair.

  • Eliminate robotic foes with your Gunhound across multiple stages of mayhem.
  • 360 degree aiming for precision strikes.
  • Unlock armor, weapons and more as you play the game
  • The PSP cult hit, available on PC for the first time!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3 or newer)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E4300 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM and DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8 (32bit and 64bit supported)
    • Processor: Core i3-530 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card:
    • Additional Notes:
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Visceral gameplay, kickass presentation and stellar level design makes learning the at first unwieldy control scheme and lock-on system well worth it. There is also a time-based scoring system that greatly boosts the replay value of the game. Some of the best mecha action you can get on Steam.

The only major issue is that Gunhound's steam release is an almost direct port of the PSP original, so there are a lack of options in the game menus, be sure to press alt+enter if you want to go fullscreen, because there is no in-game option to do so.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Feels like an arcade game with its absurd difficulty and somewhat short length. Great boss fights and the levels are all pretty fun. The controls are a little clunky at first, but once you figure them out it feels like you've mastered a real mech, which is fun as hell.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
7min of this game (there is a full run of each of the 5 levels on my channel)

this is a 2d side scroller.
in a nut shell you run right, kills stuff, and try not to get hit yourself through 5 levels and some training ones (7 i think).
your mech has a dash, a gun, and a fist or you can flip your gun for 2 other weapons and most can be aimed in any direction in a half circle.
you can also drop your armor at any time to go into lightweight mode but its only useful during the heli-carrier takedown sub mission after level 3.
you can unlock new weapons for all your slots by getting more points so here is your starting weapons and all unlocks:
main: gatling gun and you can unlock a shotgun (bullets are spread out more), & a 3 way gun
sub/arm: fist (shot range & can destroy bullets) and you can unlock iron claw (when active this will auto punch when bullets are near), hand grenade (throws a grenade forward), gatling claw (fires after you punch), clutch fist (stronger), & a ballistic shield (as tall as your mech)
Anti-air: twin rifles (2 strong forward shots), and you unlock a shotgun (hits everything in a forward half circle), napalm thrower (sprays out to about mid range), & grenade launcher (throws 2 grenades)
sub anti-air: quad sam (fires 4 missals but you need a lock on or they just go strait), and you unlock xvi naval cannon (fires shells upward), 35mm aa autocannon (fires bullets upward), beam cannon (charge this to fire a large energy beam), twin seeker sam (fires 2 missiles that will seek out a target)
you can also change your color or start in lightweight mode (faster but you take more damage)

the controls take a bit to get used to, mainly the angled shooting and not being able to flip (left to right or vice versa) when firing.
it's also got some good music and some nice Japanese voice acting.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX has been compared to Metal Slug a lot but if you ever played Metal Warriors or Front Mission: Gun Hazard it controls exactly like that. It took me a bit to the more realistic feel of the Gunhound but once you get the hang of it it's enjoyable. There is 5 missions and to unlock all the weapons you have to basically grind points on the 5 missions that are available. The problem with the controls inherently are the fact they are very deliberate, if you try to play it like Mega Man or Metal Slug you will get shot down easily. It doesn't help that the game is kind of trial and error as there are many cases in the game where your hound won't be able to react fast enough to what happens because of it's very deliberate movement. You can purge your armor to increase your speed but it makes you brittle, that's the pay off. There is an odd popping noise in the sound as well, however the game has some good Japanese Voice acting which I think explains the price. That said the songs in the game are very damn good. I got it for 3 dollars on a sale and I got my money's worth however I can't recommend it at its 15 dollar normal price on Steam.

Then there is all the little things. There is no graphic options for one, outside of 60FPS control really. Fullscreen is enabled by the old standby, Alt + Enter just in case you didn't know that. Then there is the fact that you have to mash through cutscenes that you can't skip. If you keep dying it gets really old.

The game is not horrible, or bad or broken (at least not for me, I see people are having launch and controller issues on the forums.), but there is a combination of things that kind of hinder it. Get on sale in my opinion, at about 7 USD or less. As a mech fan it really does bug me to say that I don't like the complete package but that's the way it played out.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
Featured in Episode 99 of Bullet Heaven HD!

***We love our mecha-based run-and-gunners here on Bullet Heaven, and while Gigantic Army was well and good, we always had deep, tearful feelings for Gunhound EX, but she'd always been just out of our grasp. Thankfully, Playism (Active Gaming Media) has brought this fast-paced, super polished shooter west... but how does it stack up?***
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