Gunman Chronicles is a futuristic FPS, 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 Software and released as a stand-alone retail product in 2000.

You play as 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.

Sierra and Valve gave Gunman Chronicles little attention or support, and it can no longer be played online, because Valve's WON standalone multiplayer service no longer works.

It is currently unavailable on any digital download service. If you wish it to be put on Steam or GoG, vote and comment on the GoG Wishlist and the Steam Petition group.

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Gunman Chronicles Demo for Steam

Gunman Chronicles Demo for Steam

Jan 9, 2015 Demo 1 comment

Gunman Chronicles demo, converted for Steam. Extract the included zip file to your Steam Half-Life installation.

Prefabs Pack

Prefabs Pack

Dec 30, 2013 Prefabs 2 comments

A large zip file containing all prefabs downloaded from the Prefab Lab (the site has been shut down in 05-10-2002) since 5/1/1999. This pack contains...

Gunman to Steam Patch

Gunman to Steam Patch

Mar 23, 2013 Patch 5 comments

This is a patch for Rewolf's retail game Gunman Chronicles to make it work properly as Half-Life mod in Steam. This is to make the game playable once...

Gunman Chronicles DEMO

Gunman Chronicles DEMO

Mar 18, 2009 Demo 17 comments

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...

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U.S.Marine May 6 2015, 10:13am says:


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Elitesse Jun 15 2014, 1:38pm says:

This game wasn't made by Streamline but by Rewolf Software!

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gordonreyon May 26 2014, 3:33am says:

Why every time I press the ESC the black screen just appear.

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Elitesse Aug 14 2013, 12:35pm says:

This game isn't free, but you can't buy it from Rewolf Software, so it's somewhat close to abandonware. Download this game for free here or

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Jace_J_Coleman Apr 21 2013, 8:20pm says:

I Bought the retail version of this.I can't remember where the disc is

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Kire-Kitsune Apr 19 2013, 4:18pm says:

It is a full conversion mod for Half-Life that went retail. Rewolf was made up of a group of modders that got job offers from Sierra and finished the game on a full-game budget. So it is indeed a Mod and a full game-Just like Counter Strike, Team Fortress, Day of Defeat etc.

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Dzev Dec 1 2012, 4:27pm says:
Still playing it online

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asia64 Oct 26 2012, 5:34am says:

This isn't a mod - IT A REAL REAL GAME using HL source.
I did buy this CD from Rewolf but i have a big prolem:
HOW TO BEAT ENDBOSS? and "Protect war drone"
--->Please help me...

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melni✖ofia Jun 19 2011, 9:35am says:

I passed this whole mod,its so damn awesome s**t :P
one of the best HL mods ever made...

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FoxMcGee Sep 11 2011, 5:45pm replied:

This isn't a mod, its a real game, but this is jest a demo for it... I wish i had anoth money for the real game =(...

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ray12370 Aug 21 2012, 8:15pm replied:

were can i get this game?

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tschumann Sep 5 2012, 5:35pm replied:


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Gunman Chronicles
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Released Nov 19, 2000
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

The best GoldSrc engine game with a fantastic weapon system. Gunman Chronicles is indeed a classic and even if linear is still refreshing to play.

Jun 12 2012, 3:56pm by Xylemon

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