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Samurai Gunn (2013) is a running-and-jumping game where you fight other players as a gun-wielding, sword-swinging samurai. Frantic battles unfold across the tight stages, and although the controls are simple, there's surprising nuance to how you use them to most effectively dispatch your opponents. It stands out for the way it encourages different strategies, from deflecting a bullet back at the shooter, playing dead to catch them unawares or dodging through attacks.

You can play alone against computer-controlled opponents (although the multiplayer aspect is the main draw) in last-man-standing fights. You run and jump through the tight stages and across platforms, and must use your gun and samurai blades to defeat all your enemies. Your gun only has three bullets, so strategic use of them is essential, and you can deflect bullets with a well-timed sword swipe. You die in just one hit, so every single action becomes a balance between offence and defence, and coming up with unexpected strategies is key to your success.

A sequel, Samurai Gunn 2, on PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC, features the same gameplay but also offers online play, new stages to play on, and characters with unique abilities from different game franchises such as Among Us and Spelunky 2.

The result is a game that, through short rounds that mean no one's ever out for long and a fast-paced mix of up-close action and strategic shooting, makes for a game that can be played over and over with friends and family. Discovering new ways to outwit your opponents and adapting to their moves makes for a tense yet still fun and lighthearted multiplayer experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Samurai Gunn 11 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Battle, Fighting and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play locally with up to three other players, fighting against each other in rounds made up of three matches. Samurai Gunn 2 is set to have online multiplayer as well.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Matches are very fast-paced and require precise timing and inputs. Additionally, multiplayer play means you should be able to avoid getting too frustrated if you lose to other players.


Samurai Gunn usually costs £12.66 to £12.79.

Samurai Gunn

Steam Store PC £12.66

Samurai Gunn 2

PlayStation Store PS5 Coming Soon
Switch Store Switch Coming Soon
Steam Store PC £12.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/12/2013, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Platform (Battle, Fighting and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Samurai Gunn (@SamuraiGunn)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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