Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows)

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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.


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 Sight-visions varies from green to red colors, like with street lights, and it shows wether a certain enemy spotted you.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Targeting practice - first level will teach you the basics.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows (Intro) Mexican bandits robbing the train.

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 (525) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jun, 2001 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 2001 87 out of 100 87 May 04, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Armchair Empire, The 2002 8.4 out of 10 84 Apr 27, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamezilla Aug 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gry OnLine Jun 18, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Svenska PC Gamer May, 2001 79 out of 100 79
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)
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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 (104337) added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (Windows) on Aug 07, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (330345)