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Metacritic: N/A
Release: Dec 2011
Reviewed on: iOS

Six-Guns: Gang Showdown

Site Score
7.5
Good: Wild West theme – Plenty of content – Ease of use
Bad: Not a huge amount of depth
User Score
8.3
(4 votes)
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Exploring the Wild West with a touch of the supernatural, Six-Guns: Gang Showdown is a freemium free roam title for mobile devices. With third person shooting, a wide game world, various missions, lots of challenges and a lengthy story to follow along with you’ll be immersed in the game experience.

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First impressions of the game show off the strong production values of the game and unique story telling that combines the use of voice acting with a comic book style to open up about the dark state of the main hero, a drunken cowboy with a dark past. Soon after players will be thrown into their tutorial of saving women in distress and pushing back some raiders with a rusty pistol which covers the basics of moving, shooting, horse riding and purchasing items (all of which are fairly standard).

From a control perspective Six-Guns: Gang Showdown handles quite well and is an important element to a roaming title, especially one confined to mobile devices. This is due in part to the ease of use features such as the quick turn around button, the ability to jump to quests instantly, aim down the sights and call in a horse from anywhere.

Combat is equally easy to pick up and while it doesn’t have the depth of a PC title holds its own quite well on mobile. Given the simplicity of it though you’ll find it to be more about a numbers game than actual strategy as you complete side missions from hunting down animals, to collecting plants, finding hidden caches of supplies or clearing the local cemetery to invest in new equipment, weapons and keep your weapon supplied with ammo.

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The ability to purchase these at any time means you won’t be doing any tedious back tracking either as you can purchase new items on the spot or upgrade existing ones. With upgrades for damage, firing rate, reload time and ammo capacity on every gun you always have a gold dump, this also ensures that grinding can help you overcome the need to buy premium weapons, although your sanity will be best preserved by dropping a few dollars into the game.

With a story spanning Oregon and Arizona, plenty of side quests to engage in and a reasonably varied world for a mobile title Six-Guns: Gang Showdown has some real enjoyment to be had, especially with the free price tag.

Summary:

  • Wild West themed mobile free roam title.
  • Buy new weapons and equipment and upgrade them.
  • Explore Oregon and Arizona with main quests and side activities.
  • Free roam, jump straight to missions or ride your horse.
  • Free to play mobile title.

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Six-Guns: Gang Showdown, 8.3 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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