Setting: Western / Old West

Group Description

A western, also known as dusters, is a style popularized in pulp novels and motion picture serials.

Westerns as a game style are generally associated with cowboys and take place in the Old West (the western half of the continental United States of America). Many common themes involve the European colonization of America (roughly the 16th to late 19th centuries) and the frontier towns established or simply a depiction of vastness out on the range away from civilization and urbanization.

Limitations
  • For the purposes of this game group, there is an emphasis is on traditional, meaning that it must be a true western without any genre-blending. For example, Wild Wild West and Wild Guns do not qualify, because of their alternate-universe and sci-fi elements, respectively. These have a separate group: Non-traditional Westerns.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Shootout1972OdysseyMagnavox2.67
Gun Fight1975ArcadeMidway Games, Inc.2.07
Outlaw1976Arcade, Atari 2600Atari, Inc.2.36
Trail West1980Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, VIC-20Micro-Ed, Inc.1.00
Stampede1981Atari 2600, IntellivisionActivision, Inc.3.40
Ghost Town1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Electron, TRS-80Adventure International3.73
The Oregon Trail1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMECC3.84
Lost Dutchman's Gold1982DOSInternational PC Owners1.75
Claim Jumper1982Atari 8-bitSynapse Software Corporation3.00
Happy Trails1983IntellivisionActivision, Inc.4.38
Swedish Erotica: Custer's Revenge1983Atari 2600Mystique1.06
Ghost Town1983ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.4.00
West1984Commodore 64, Electron, Sinclair QLTalent Computer Systems2.00
Badlands1984Arcade, MSXKonami Industry Co. Ltd.4.00
Wild Gunman1984Arcade, NESNintendo of America Inc.3.21
Highnoon1984Commodore 64Ocean Software Ltd.4.50
The Wild Bunch1984Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd.3.00
West Bank1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.43
Wild West1985Commodore 64Ariolasoft UK1.50
Quick Draw1985Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software1.20
Outlaws1985Commodore 64Ultimate - Play the Game2.70
Kane1985Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd.3.21
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.62
Law of the West1985Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, PC-88, PC-98Accolade, Inc.4.22
Bank Panic1985Arcade, MSX, SEGA Master System, SG-1000SEGA of America, Inc.3.31
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Selected Covers

Outlaw Atari 2600 Front Cover
Front cover for Outlaw
Gun.Smoke Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Gun.Smoke
West Bank ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for West Bank
Wild Gunman NES Front Cover
Front cover for Wild Gunman
Kane ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Kane

Selected Screenshots

A two player game in progress
Screenshot from Outlaw
Title screen
Screenshot from Gun.Smoke
Title/Options
Screenshot from West Bank
Title Screen
Screenshot from Wild Gunman