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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Sneaking - total failure
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Quickly pulling the trigger is not so precise so it may take a few attempts to get the results.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows John Cooper (you), hired to tame some wild outlaws.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Both yankees and bandits are shooting at each other, yet you have to balance their strength in order to pass through.

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

PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Windows May 04, 2001 84 out of 100 84
PC Gamer Windows Oct, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Mar, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Windows Aug 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Svenska PC Gamer Windows May, 2001 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Windows Jul 23, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68

Forums

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

Trivia

Demo

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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