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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.

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Dead Man's Hand Windows It's a western, there has to be a train top battle.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Finally, each level begins with a draw poker game where you can win extra ammunition.
Dead Man's Hand Windows These women don't seem too happy that I'm shooting up their brothel.
Dead Man's Hand Windows One strategy that works is to count shots then charge an enemy while he is reloading.

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

GamePro (US) Xbox May 06, 2004 4 out of 5 80
4Players.de Xbox Jun 10, 2004 71 out of 100 71
PC Action Windows Apr 30, 2004 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 18, 2004 69 out of 100 69
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2004 69 out of 100 69
GameZone Xbox Apr 19, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 21, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Windows Mar 26, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
Withingames Windows Apr 09, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Deaf Gamers Windows 2005 3 out of 5 60

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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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