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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (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 Chinese girl finding an alternate route in a rainstorm.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Map zoomed out to give you more visibility.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows In the circus
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows On this boat, you'll have to save a good looking woman that is as good at poker as she looks ;))

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 gecimen (45) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
One step ahead of its successors Zolansilverspear (527) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Apr 18, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 07, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy Oct 03, 2001 83 out of 100 83
IGN Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Gamer Oct, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Deaf Gamers 2005 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 27, 2001 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Jul 23, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68

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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.)
MAT (71124) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001