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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 Mexican bandits just happen to populate the canyon I'm passing through.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Chinese girl finding an alternate route in a rainstorm.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows A well guarded underground lake, just one step from El Diablo's lair.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Both yankees and bandits are shooting at each other, yet you have to balance their strength in order to pass through.

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 (524) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Sep 23, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
ActionTrip May 09, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Over Online Aug 27, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania.de Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Apr 18, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 27, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamezilla Aug 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80

Forums

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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 (139045) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (377645)