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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 Surprised while sleeping, now it's time to teach them it's not wise to wake certain people.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows An ambush!
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows (Intro) Mexican bandits robbing the train.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows When you arrive in town, it's good to see if you can find a friend or two, and not only enemies.

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 (528) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Sep 23, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2001 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Apr 18, 2001 85 out of 100 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 11, 2005 17 out of 20 85
IGN Jul 24, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Sep 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
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
GameCell UK 2005 7 out of 10 70

Forums

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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 (66286) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001