The Gunstringer uses the Kinect instead of a gamepad, so the controls are all movement based. One hand acts as if it is controlling a marionette, and the other acts as if it is holding a gun. There are also segments that are similar to rail-shooters where both hands control guns and the character moves on a pre-determined path.
The game revolves around a theatrical play being put on that is set in the Old West. The main character is an undead Sheriff who is trying to get revenge on his posse for betraying him.