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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows)

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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 Zoomed in on the dance ploy while you're robbing the safe.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Some gringos that are sleeping around, you can kick just in case they don't wake up. You can actually literally kick them to death.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows A well guarded underground lake, just one step from El Diablo's lair.
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 gecimen (45) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
One step ahead of its successors Zolansilverspear (527) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

ActionTrip May 09, 2001 89 out of 100 89
PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2001 86 out of 100 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 11, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Armchair Empire, The 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
GameCell UK 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot 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.)
MAT (70377) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001