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Dead Man's Hand (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
64
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dead Man's Hand Windows Ready to test a winchester.
Dead Man's Hand Windows Mission briefing and difficulty selection.
Dead Man's Hand Windows You get extra points on pretty much everything you shoot at.
Dead Man's Hand Windows At the start of each level you select one pistol, one rifle and one shotgun.  That's all you can carry.

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 (235) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
Brief entertainment for the restless. Joakim Kihlman (270) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplanet May 06, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Thunderbolt Games Jun 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Apr 30, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Shooterplanet Jul 31, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) May, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Mar 26, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Apr 06, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Deaf Gamers 2005 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 02, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Compatibility

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! (151) added Dead Man's Hand (Windows) on Apr 08, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Atomic Punch! (151)