Dead Man's Hand (Windows)

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The Mexican gunslinger El Tejon once joined the dreaded Nine gang, hoping to become rich and famous. However, as he became disillusioned with the gang's murderous ways and distanced himself from it, he turned into a liability to the criminals. The gang's leader shot him and left him for dead; barely surviving, El Tejon was imprisoned by the authorities. In the prison, he meets a member of a revolutionary movement, and becomes determined to regain his freedom and exact revenge upon those who betrayed him.

Dead Man's Hand is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Wild West. The protagonist is armed with a fairly standard arsenal, which includes pistols, rifles, shotguns, TNT, bombs, etc. The game rewards the player for precise shooting and creative ways of killing enemies (e.g. by shooting a rock that drops on them): as the player practices these activities, the protagonist's "trick meter" is being gradually refilled. A full trick meter allows secondary shooting mode, unique for each weapon. Between levels the player can compete in poker to increase the protagonist's health and ammunition.


Dead Man's Hand Windows Missions are selected on a large map of the west.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Finally, each level begins with a draw poker game where you can win extra ammunition.
Dead Man's Hand Windows One strategy that works is to count shots then charge an enemy while he is reloading.
Dead Man's Hand Windows These women don't seem too happy that I'm shooting up their brothel.

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Alternate Titles

  • "荒野大镖客" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Дикий Запад: Игра со смертью" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

I Really Tried To Like This Game. null-geodesic (243) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
Brief entertainment for the restless. Joakim Kihlman (275) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Apr 01, 2004 B 75
Thunderbolt Games Jun 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2004 69 out of 100 69
Shooterplanet Jul 31, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) May, 2004 67 out of 100 67
Deaf Gamers 2005 3 out of 5 60
Withingames Apr 09, 2004 3 out of 5 60 Apr 02, 2004 11 out of 20 55 Apr 24, 2006 10 out of 20 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Dead Man's Hand was one of the games not compatible with the Windows XP service pack 2 update. It took a while until a patch was released.

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Atomic Punch! (194) added Dead Man's Hand (Windows) on Apr 08, 2004
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