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 Zoomed in on the dance ploy while you're robbing the safe.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows When Sanchez the outlaw joins your party, you'll be able to slaughter entire garrison with mounted minigun he can use.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Breaking into marshall's office.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Sight-visions varies from green to red colors, like with street lights, and it shows wether a certain enemy spotted you.

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
ActionTrip Windows May 09, 2001 89 out of 100 89 Windows May 04, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy Windows Oct 03, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Mar, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deaf Gamers Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80
Gry OnLine Windows Jun 18, 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


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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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