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The Gunstringer

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The Gunstringer is an Xbox Kinect camera game where you use your body to control a cowboy puppet and shoot the villains by forming a gun with your fingers. You can play with two people working together, with one player controlling the character’s movements and gun while the other gets their own target.

Unfortunately, The Gunstringer is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/11/2011

Out Now: Xbox 360

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Physically Active, Shooting (Action, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Twisted pixel (@Twisted_pixel)

Costs: Purchase cost

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