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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

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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 John Cooper (you), hired to tame some wild outlaws.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows An ambush!
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Sneak around the stable, run quickly then jump on the horse, take four on the left and six on the right... yup, that should do.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Breaking into marshall's office.

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 (525)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Sep 23, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Over Online Windows Aug 27, 2001 87 out of 100 87
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 11, 2005 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Windows May 04, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Gamer Windows May, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Gamekult Windows Apr 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jul 23, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68


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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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