The rules of engagement are simple; if they are armed and they’re shooting at you, they are the “bad” guys and you have unrestricted license to let them have it… The only thing keeping you and your buds from harm is your weapon, you’ve got plenty of ammo and you don’t have to pay for it.
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Mixed (63 reviews) - 46% of the 63 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 31, 2006

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The rules of engagement are simple; if they are armed and they’re shooting at you, they are the “bad” guys and you have unrestricted license to let them have it… The only thing keeping you and your buds from harm is your weapon, you’ve got plenty of ammo and you don’t have to pay for it.

Features:

Hard-core, non-stop arcade action

Unlimited firepower and unlimited ammo

20 multifaceted levels to beat

Powerful weapons to choose from

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 850 Mhz Pentium III or higher
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible video cards (64MB or higher)
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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1,283 of 1,495 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
Turn back now.
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971 of 1,122 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
Very Glitchy!!! Kept shutting down.
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243 of 264 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
Just shootin'...thats all I expected. and thats all this game promised, and it is exactly where the game fails.
I get no sense that my guns are doing damage, either that or the gunsights are off. Shoot and shoot and shoot and the enemy tank keeps coming and then I am killed. I soon realized I was not having fun. Munkey is moving on.
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106 of 120 people (88%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2014
Save your money and buy some tic tacs instead. You'll have more fun that way.
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89 of 102 people (87%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
This money could have gone to cancer research.
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42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
Not worth the 50 cents, not worth the 84 meg download. Animation is wooden, movement is choppy, and the muzzle flash looks like a texture tear. 1/10. At least the quit button works correctly.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
First let me get this out of the way: I've played this for probably an hour, despite what steam's weird gametime tracking thing says. I've played it on a few different computers which is probably why it says I've played it for such a short time.

Secondly: This is probably the second worst game I've gotten on Steam, the worst obviously being Air Control.

In Desert Gunner, you're a guy manning a turret. In the desert. That's literally it. The "multifacited levels" the game description promises is really just one level where your convoy drives slowly in a straight line and you shoot at things.

Unlike some of the great turret shooters out there (Beachhead 2002, lookin' at you buddy), in this one you'll have NO clue weather or not you're actually hitting anything. You fire and fire and fire and no visible damage or anything happens. Then your'e dead. Start the level over again. But when you start the level over again you won't be able to tell because the whole level is a straight line.

You can switch between guns with the WASD keys, not that the game tells you that. Also, when you start the game up, the three green dots that are offscreen on the main menu are actually "options", "credits", and "exit" respectively. You simply won't be able to read them because the game, on all three computers I've tested it on, the game insists on running on a non-native, non supported resolution.

I've tried it on a 4:3 monitor where it started in 16:9, and a 16:9 where it started in 4:3. No idea why that is, but worth noting: You won't be able to read half the main menu items.

If you're a gun-nut such as myself, you might be interested in reading the technical specs the game has on all the weaponry you'll be using. You'll be significantly less interested when you find out that most of them are downright incorrect, and all of them are wirtten in text with font so small that you can't read them.

All in all, don't waste your dollar. It's not even fun to laugh at like Air Control, it's just a mess. The developer put three seconds of effort into this, so you should treat them similarly.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
You ever though about playing a real bad game?But didnt know which you should try out to see how bad gaming can be?
Then you found one of the most unplayable games ever.Congratulation!!!Go and buy Desert Gunner instantly!GO and buy it,
you will.......ENJOY it.
Let me explain its "FEATURES"

FEATURE 1!!!!
Without any Reason you cant change sometimes the Resolution.
A basic feature not working.

FeATurE 2!<111!!
If you Change the Audio Driver....the Sound is gone
GONE FOREVER!!!....ok....until you "REINSTALL" it...

FEATURE 3
Ohh one of its best "FEATURES" the aiming is amazing
the game has no mouse Options and use a kind of "autoaim"
that is more disturbing then helping while playing.
If you try too imagine it....then STOP you CANT,you never seen something
similar

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-4
The levels are evry time the same....its like A WORLDGENERATOR with
3 or 4 assets repeating nearly the same....

FE>>AT>>URE>>5
YOU CAN USE YOUR ARROW KEYS TO SWITCH THROUGH VEHICELS
AAAAAAND!LEFT/RIGHT ARROW SWITCH THROUGH GUNNER POSITIONS...........
ok there is just the Abrahms with a "switchable" gunner position but who cares

ffeeaattuurree 6
ENEMY AI.....<---DID I SAY AI?Hmm its not a "AI" like many games offer
its more like running in front of a Abrahms and firing the AK....very Effective

OK its time to STOP with those "features" cause the game is how it is.
And the Feature list would be to long to explain all the Features you see in
the first 10 minutes of playing.Because after 10 Minutes you think about getting
a Refund for this Piece of......
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Rubbish not even worth the 29P i spent on it
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
Not the worse 50 cents I spent, but close. The Mouse sesnativity in the game is WAY to high for my computer so I can't controle my aim. Too bad this game is so cheap and poorly written that there is no way to set the key bindings or adjust my mouse sensativity so I could actually play the game to find out if I like it.
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Pitdeadite
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
I'm a sucker for budget titles....so I figured I would drop the .50 cents that was required to purchase this game. It's an on rails shooter....which means that you have no control on where you are actually going....and it always results in you traveling in a straight line. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. First off....there is something seriously wrong with the start up screen. There is some sort of ripple effect streaming down from the top of the screen. I don't know exactly what it is....but it's a graphical error to say the least. Once you start up the game it disappears....and you are smack dab playing the role of an invisible soldier in a convoy. There is no tutorial....you just mow down whatever flashes red. There are different vehicles in your convoy....with an assorted array of weaponry. I didn't spend enough time in the game to see if I could switch between any of them....but I do know that when the vehicle you're in blows up....you do gain control of the next one. There is usually a health pickup lying in the road at some point....but that's all that is remotely noteworthy about the levels. The graphics are obviously nothing to write home about and the sound effects are nothing more than boom-boom and pew-pew. I played the game until I died for the first time (the third level)....and trust me....your .50 cents....would be better spent on a canned soda from a vending machine.
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𝒥𝑜𝒽𝓃𝓃𝓎
1.0 hrs
Posted: December 24, 2015
Honestly, it's just a bland game. Sure, you can shoot the "bad guys", but thats the only thing! You can't get out of your vehicle, use grenades, or anything. Not worth the 4.99 that i paid for it. Would not reccomend it shearly because the gameplay is boring and it is glitchy af.
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Squrtal
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 29, 2015
Got this game on ♥♥♥ real cheap. This game is great for people that hate sand ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and arabicks. You get to kill men with nothing but aks with your huge ♥♥♥♥ing tank! I would hope that they start using this game to train our troops going over to middle east.
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doge
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 21, 2015
Honestly it can be fun but it's not really.. replayable.
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greencreeper
2.3 hrs
Posted: September 23, 2015
< its a great timekiller , towel head killer , its alright
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tcb2086
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 21, 2015
I bought this on sale and for around a dollar its not a bad grab for some quick action. Considering it is a 2006 title the graphics are not bad and it runs smoothly. The real issue is the lack of introduction or instruction. The first mission you are immediately being attacked. I figured out that you can shoot the primary weapon with left mouse button and usually a machine gun with right mouse, also you can switch between units in your convoy with up and down. Are there any other controls? I don't know.

6/10 buy for a dollar.
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Majorita
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 13, 2015
One of the best games of all time.

Buy a copy, put it on your media centre, and watch it. It's so fun to watch.

Eventually, due to all the memory leaks, the game will crash! But just how long will it take?

That's up to your CPU and RAM to decide!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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AvaTai
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 28, 2015
Will you like this game? Well, that would depend on if you like/can get past 2006 graphics and blowing up literally everything that moves. If yes, then good, you'll like it. If not, well, sorry, because that's all this game is. It's extremely fun to the right person.
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lotamole
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 21, 2015
No worth the money, you could find better flash games online for free.
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CaliggyJack
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 13, 2015
A interesting work of Avante-Garde, Desert gunner is a shovelware title mostly taking place in what I can earnestly say is the Middle East. It's graphics are ghastly and its gameplay repetitive. What I find interesting is its unbelievably hard difficulty. Boasting 20 levels, yet I can not surpass the first one. For any collector of the shovelware kind, it is definitely a piece worth getting.
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