- Gunman Chronicles
engine="Half-Life" engine (
November 20, 2000
requirements=233 Mhz processor, 32 MB RAM, 400 MB
hard diskspace, 2x CD-ROM drive
"Gunman Chronicles" is a futuristic
first-person shooter computer gameusing the "Half-Life" game engine. It was originally planned as a total conversion for " Quake"; it then switched games to " Quake II", followed by another switch to "Half-Life", before being spotted by Valve Softwareand released as a stand-alone retail product in 2000.
The player's character is Major Archer, a soldier who once left his commanding officer behind on a battlefield believing him to be dead. As the story unfolds, Major Archer discovers that said commanding officer, known only as The General, in fact survived the battle on Banzur Prime, and was swallowed by a giant eel-like organism known as the Alpha Species.
The General escaped, feeling betrayed by his followers, and decided to create a race of super-Xenomes to conquer the human species, and it is the player's mission to stop him.
Despite being essentially a science fiction game, Gunman Chronicles also features Western-style elements, dinosaurs,
steampunk, and US Civil War themes. Its space soldiers are curiously attired like 19th century US cavalrymen.
Most weapons have different firing modes and some can be upgraded with add-ons: for example, the laser pistol can be fired in pulse, charge, and rapid modes, and an add-on allows the player to charge up shots or use a telescopic sight. The game also features the M.U.L.E, a rocket launcher with eleven customisations.
A demo was released for "Gunman Chronicles" which included levels not available in the full game. These can be added into the regular gameflow using the "Gunman Chronicles Demo Addon". [http://www.fileplanet.com/59740/download/Gunman-Chronicles-Demo-Addon-v1.2]
Sierra and Valve gave "Gunman Chronicles" little attention or support, and it can no longer be played online, because Valve's WON standalone multiplayer device no longer works.
* [http://www.nextdimension.org/gunmantosteam/ "Gunman Chronicles" To Steam Patch]
* [http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/gunmanchronicles "Gunman Chronicles" on Metacritic]
* [http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/action/gunmanchronicles/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=tabs&tag=tabs;reviews "Gunman Chronicles" review on GameSpot]
* [http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/165/165345p1.html "Gunman Chronicles" review on IGN]
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