Mad Dog McCree

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Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the Mayor and his daughter, and its up to you to rescue them. You must blast through bars and bank robberies to take the gang out and save everything you regard as good and true. Where the game differs from other Operation Wolf-influenced shoot-'em-ups is in the use of live video, with real people appearing on the screen before you shoot them down. You have unlimited continues with which to reach the end, so the actors will have their screen deaths seen by as many people as they would had they starred in a film.

The PlayStation 3 version has re-mastered full-motion footage (720p), a new scoring system with leaderboards, and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. The Move peripheral is supported as a controller.


Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD Corral shootout
Mad Dog McCree Windows He's a friend giving advice... but is talkin' way too much!
Mad Dog McCree Windows Title Screen #2.
Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD Title screen and main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Mad Dog" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Not bad if you can get it for a buck DOS Alan Chan (3479)
FMV video means nothing when a game is this bad. Windows Spartan_234 (422)
A really, really bad game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4359)

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited CD-i Dec, 1994 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
7Wolf Magazine Windows Dec 06, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Dec, 1993 5.5 out of 10 55
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Edge 3DO Jan, 1994 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic 3DO May 09, 2013 F 0
The Video Game Critic CD-i Jul 02, 2002 F 0


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German index

On June 30, 1994, Mad Dog McCree was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


One of the few multimedia PC titles ever produced that would run on a 286. This was achieved by using a really simplistic delta compression scheme; in addition, bandwidth/data requirements were kept low by halving the horizontal resolution when too many changes occurred per frame, then halving vertical resolution in addition to that if necessary. See the screenshots (this one in particular) for an example of this technique.


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