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In this top-down/isometric western strategy/adventure game you acquire a role of John Cooper, a lone rider. Skilful with your gun and knife, shaved not, you'll wander towns of an old west, passing the Mexican gringos, fight the army, and rescue your future to be partners. All in the cause of justice. Hired as a bounty hunter to end these railroad raids and train robberies, but whoever walks the path of justice on the wild wild west, has to be framed for something, even if it's a murder. Now that you barely managed to escape, your name must be cleared.

As you go along the game, you'll meet certain characters that will join your team, Sam Williams, your team expert for dynamites, charming and seductive red haired Kate O'Hara, Mexican outlaws Sanchez, and a few more. You'll travel together as a team throughout 25 levels of 3D pre-rendered wicked wild west.


Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Sneaking - total failure
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Kate
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Map zoomed out to give you more visibility.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows An ambush!

Alternate Titles

  • "赏金奇兵" -- Chinese title (Simplified)
  • "Desperados: Взять живым или мертвым" -- Russian spelling
  • "Desperados: The Shadow of El Diablo" -- Working title
  • "Desperados: Poszukiwany Żywy lub Martwy" -- Polish title
  • "Death Valley" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Still somewhat better than Commandos II Windows gecimen (45)
One step ahead of its successors Windows Zolansilverspear (524)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Sep 23, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87 Windows Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85 Windows Nov 11, 2005 17 out of 20 85
PC Gamer Windows Oct, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGN Windows Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamezilla Windows Aug 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Windows Sep 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Apr 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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promo art for the game? 2 Somebody bring me Sisko! (8)
Jul 16, 2011



The demo version is an exclusive level which is not included in the full game. More information can be found in its game entry.

Related Web Sites

  • Official Home Page (Infogrames official site containing english, german, french, american and international sites and all the info needed for this game.)
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