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Dead Man's Hand

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
64
3.3
Xbox
62
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 Missions are selected on a large map of the west.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Ready to test a winchester.
Dead Man's Hand Windows One strategy that works is to count shots then charge an enemy while he is reloading.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Finally, each level begins with a draw poker game where you can win extra ammunition.

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 (235)
Brief entertainment for the restless. Windows Joakim Kihlman (270)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox May 06, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Gamesmania Xbox Jun 27, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Thunderbolt Games Windows Jun 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Windows May 06, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 18, 2004 69 out of 100 69
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 31, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 21, 2004 67 out of 100 67
IGN Windows Apr 06, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot Xbox Mar 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 02, 2004 11 out of 20 55

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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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