GunZ: The Duel

GunZ: The Duel is a 3D third-person online shooter where players use a mix of guns and swords in fast paced and often hectic battles. GunZ allows for crazy gameplay stunts such as backflips, dashing across walls, and deflecting bullets with swords.

Publisher: ijji / Aeria Games
Type: Shooter
Release Date: November 29, 2006 (NA/EU)
Closure Date: May 31, 2013 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Unique playstyle. +Low system requirements. +wide variety of maps, weapons, armor, and accessories.
Cons: -Terrible netcode meant many games were laggy. -Steep learning curve for melee weapons.

 

Overview

GunZ: The Duel Overview

GunZ is an action packed third person shooter that enjoyed a burst of popularity following its international release in 2006. The game was easily accessible due to a small client size and low system requirements. The mix of weapons in GunZ includes shooter staples such as shotguns, rifles, pistols, rocket launchers, and sub machine guns, but also a range of melee swords and daggers. It was the ability to deflect bullets and perform fancy exploits (called K-Styling) while switching between swords and guns that gave GunZ a high skill cap and helped the game stand out.

GunZ supports up to 16 players per match in 8 different game modes. While the official servers have been shut down, a sequel by the same developer called GunZ 2: The Second Duel is now available. A similar third-person shooter titled S4 League is also available.

GunZ: The Duel Screenshots

GunZ: The Duel Featured Video

Music

GunZ: The Duel Music & Soundtrack


Additional Info

GunZ: The Duel Additional Information

Developer: MAIET Entertainment

Engine: Realspace v2.0

Closed Beta Date: November 17, 2006 (North America)

Release Date: November 29, 2006 (NA/EU)
Closure Date: May 31, 2013

Publishers:

Korea: Netmarble (June 2004)
North America / Europe: ijji (November 29, 2006 - March 2012) / Aeria Games (March 2012 - May 31, 2013)
Brazil: Level Up! Games (July 2006)

Development History / Background:

MAEIT Entertainment originally developed GunZ: The Duel in 2004 and are also behind the fantasy MMORPG RaiderZ. The name is supposed to spell 'TEAM' backwards with the letter 'I' added to stand for 'innovation.' The company is based in South Korea and released their first game, titled AceSaga: The Lament of a Raven in 2002.

Private Servers

GunZ: The Duel Private Servers

While the official service for GunZ: The Duel is no longer available, there are several player-run servers still accessible. The software these servers use is modified and may not be safe. Download and install files from these sites at your own risk.

ArticGamers GunZ (English/Spanish)
FreeStyle GunZ (English)
DarkGunZ (English)
Hero Gamers GunZ (Spanish)

Check the GunZ: The Duel subreddit for additional information on private servers.