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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 John Cooper (you), hired to tame some wild outlaws.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Map zoomed out to give you more visibility.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Using mini map, you can see hidden foes.

Promo Images

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Screenshot
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Screenshot
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Concept Art Scribble
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Other Wireframe

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 (533) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 07, 2001 84 out of 100 84
IGN Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers 2005 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
GameCell UK 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Apr 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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promo art for the game? 2 Somebody bring me Sisko! (8)
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Trivia

Cancelled add-on

Spellbound worked on an add-on, but it was never released.

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.

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MAT (146738) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (415433)