Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

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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 Doc has little problems
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 A Man being hanged
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows When you arrive in town, it's good to see if you can find a friend or two, and not only enemies.

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

Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Over Online Windows Aug 27, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania.de Windows Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Windows 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 07, 2001 84 out of 100 84
IGN Windows Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 27, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Deaf Gamers Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
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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