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Smokin' Guns

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3.6
Windows
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4.0
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Description

Smokin' Guns is a total conversion of Quake III made available as a stand-alone title. It is a multiplayer game with a western theme with the game modes duel, deathmatch, team deathmatch, round teamplay, and bank robbery where one team consists of outlaws trying to steal gold and another as lawmen preventing them from entering the bank.

The game comes with many maps set in deserted towns, a mine, a steamboat and an express train. The arsenal consists of single or dual pistols, shotguns, machine guns, shotguns and other items such as a scope, dynamite and boiler plates. Weapons can be found by picking them off dead players or through the in-game buy menu. Cash for the weapons is earned by killing players or by collecting it in the level where it respawns regularly. Through the same menu, ammunition can be bought.

The levels often offer a stealth approach, hiding behind crates or shooting through windows that can break. Weapons can only contain a small amount of bullets (unless an additional ammo belt is bought) and need to be reloaded regularly. Different body parts can be targeted for different damage and when hit players notice a small slowdown in movement.

Singleplayer is also available with all the team modes, but with the same maps and game modes to be played against bots with customizable skill levels. It is also possible to play a game with a handicap to even the odds. All levels come with a proper soundtrack that fits the theme.

Screenshots

Smokin' Guns Windows Introduction sequence
Smokin' Guns Windows Weapons can be picked off death characters.
Smokin' Guns Windows Entering one of  the towns with a pistol.
Smokin' Guns Windows Player setup

Alternate Titles

  • "Western Quake¬≥" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Freegame.cz Windows Jan 28, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Softonic Windows Jan 15, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hrej! Windows Jun 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Windows 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally made by Iron Claw Interactive as Western Quake³ and a first version (WQ3 beta 2.0) was released in 2003, then still as a modification of the original game. After that, all development was ceased. In May 2005 the work was taken over by a new team, Smokin' Guns Productions, and the revamped game was eventually released as a standalone title on 1st January 2009.

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