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31 Great Games Like The Gunstringer

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to The Gunstringer and have found the following:

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 Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/11/2011

Platforms: Xbox 360

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Twisted pixel (@Twisted_pixel)

Costs: Purchase cost

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A Juggler's Tale

Release Date: 27/08/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Just Dance 2022 (Series)

Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020

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Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

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Fruit Ninja (Series)

Release Date: 21/04/2010

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

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Release Date: 15/12/2017, updated in 2020

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Colt Canyon

Release Date: 16/06/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 29/06/2016

Platforms: Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

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Gunman Clive (Series)

Release Date: 02/01/2012, updated in 2020

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The House of the Dead (Series)

Release Date: 01/01/1996, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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Release Date: 11/02/2017, updated in 2018

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Wild River Outlaws

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Dead Space: Extraction

Release Date: 24/09/2009, updated in 2011

Platforms: PS3 and Wii

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

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9 Younger Content Rating than The Gunstringer

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1 Board Game Alternative to The Gunstringer

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16 Video Games Like The Gunstringer Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to The Gunstringer. This includes games from the Puzzle, Action, Shooting, Physically Active, Narrative and Platform genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

9 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than The Gunstringer

If you like the sound of The Gunstringer but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our The Gunstringer Accessibility Report.
 

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