Dead Man's Hand

Critic Score User Score
Windows
64
3.3
Xbox
63
3.2
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Description

The Mexican gunslinger El Tejon once joined the dreaded Nine gang, hoping to become rich and famous. However, as he became disillusioned with the gang's murderous ways and distanced himself from it, he turned into a liability to the criminals. The gang's leader shot him and left him for dead; barely surviving, El Tejon was imprisoned by the authorities. In the prison, he meets a member of a revolutionary movement, and becomes determined to regain his freedom and exact revenge upon those who betrayed him.

Dead Man's Hand is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Wild West. The protagonist is armed with a fairly standard arsenal, which includes pistols, rifles, shotguns, TNT, bombs, etc. The game rewards the player for precise shooting and creative ways of killing enemies (e.g. by shooting a rock that drops on them): as the player practices these activities, the protagonist's "trick meter" is being gradually refilled. A full trick meter allows secondary shooting mode, unique for each weapon. Between levels the player can compete in poker to increase the protagonist's health and ammunition.

Screenshots

Dead Man's Hand Windows Mission briefing and difficulty selection.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Cinematics are rendered with the game engine but in the style of an old movie.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Riding on a horse and taking out the badguys.
Dead Man's Hand Windows It's a western, there has to be a train top battle.

Alternate Titles

  • "荒野大镖客" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Дикий Запад: Игра со смертью" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

I Really Tried To Like This Game. Windows null-geodesic (234)
Brief entertainment for the restless. Windows Joakim Kihlman (269)

Critic Reviews

Diehard GameFan Xbox Mar 18, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Gamesmania.de Xbox Jun 27, 2004 74 out of 100 74
4Players.de Xbox Jun 10, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Gameplanet Windows May 06, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Windows Mar 26, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
Game Chronicles Xbox Apr 17, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
IGN Xbox Apr 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Deaf Gamers Windows 2005 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Jul 06, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Compatibility

Dead Man's Hand was one of the games not compatible with the Windows XP service pack 2 update. It took a while until a patch was released.

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