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store.steampowered.com (English):

    Reviews

    “An incredibly fun and stylish game.”
    8.1/10 – IGN

    “An engaging storyline, high-quality cut-scenes, a cast of unique heroes and a whole stampede of missions make Desperados a shining silver star.”
    83 % – GameSpy

    “More than twenty missions guarantee nice and long fun.”
    8.9/10 – ActionTrip

    About This Game

    "Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive" is the first strategy game ever to combine a movie-based and story-driven atmosphere of an adventure game with the intellectual challenge of a real time tactic game.

    In this western-style title, discover a game of strategy and tactics played out in exceptional real time. You're in charge of a team of 6 mercenaries and must find a way to complete your missions, be it infiltrating an enemy fortress, saving a team member or escaping an ambush... Combine the different skills of your 6 heroes to lead them to victory.

    The Story

    El Paso, a typical Wild West town in the southwestern United States near the Mexican border. It is the year 1881. For the last few months, the trains belonging to the famous railroad company, Twinnings & Co have been the target of a whole series of hold-ups and ambushes. The management of the company has decided enough is enough and they have to put an end to the raids. It has offered a reward of $15,000 for anyone who captures the leader of the gang responsible.

    But no one in and around El Paso has the courage to take on the might of the bandidos, so the outlaws just keep on robbing train after train. Even the local Marshal is keeping well out of it.

    It’s only when a stranger rides into town that things start to change. Bounty hunter John Cooper pays a visit to the local Twinnings & Co manager offering to end the railroad company’s problems once and for all. He gathers together a gang of his old partners and declares war on the bandidos. But during his pursuit, which will take him through half of the southwestern United States, Cooper soon discovers that on this mission nothing is quite what it seems...

    Key Features

    • More than 20 enemies with different profiles, from the lazy and cowardly bandit, to the fearsome mercenary.
    • A team of 6 characters, each with their own very distinct characteristics, to manage in real time.
    • 25 different levels provide nail-biting intrigue, with cinematic transition scenes and landscapes that will take your breath away. Amazing artificial intelligence!
    • Each enemy is ranked on 10 different criteria, including intelligence, courage, marksmanship, resistance to alcohol, etc.
    • An array of different settings: day-time, night-time, storms, dusk, villages, ghost towns, fortresses, gold mines, saloons, prisons, boats 6 training levels to allow the player to really get into the story

    Contributed by jaXen (42440) on Sep 23, 2016.

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):

    Нью-Мексико, 1881 год. Пришло время, когда плохие парни стали невыносимо плохими, а хорошие парни продолжали исполнять свой долг. У всех на устах очередное громкое преступление — головорезы из банды Эль-Диаболо ограбили поезд, и тебе предстоит отправиться за ними в погоню. Во что бы то ни стало ты должен настичь негодяев и доставить их в руки правосудия — живыми или мертвыми!

    • "Desperados: Взять живым или мертвым" — тактическая игра, выполненная в лучших традициях знаменитой серии Commandos.
    • 6 персонажей, обладающих уникальными способностями — 6 профессиональных охотников за головами.
    • Колоритные локации: города-призраки, золотые рудники, пуэбло, болота, тюрьмы, салуны и пароходы.
    • Более 30 характеристик, которые пригодятся вам во время прохождения игры.
    • 25 ураганных заданий, разворачивающихся на Диком Западе.
    • Ожесточенные перестрелки, ограбления банков, засады и головокружительные погони.
    • Красочные спецэффекты, с фотографической точностью отображающие грозы, закаты, водопады и пламя.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (57810) on Feb 06, 2011.

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):
    New Mexico im Jahre 1881 - eine Zeit, in der die Bösen noch wirklich böse waren und die Guten noch für die gerechte Sache kämpften.
    John Cooper und sein Trupp haben einen Auftrag: fangt die Zugräuber - TOT oder LEBENDIG.
    Erwecken Sie den Wilden Westen zum Leben in diesem spannenden Taktik- und Echtzeitstrategiespiel.

  • 25 abwechslungsreiche Levels.
  • 21 filmreife Vieosequenzen treiben die ausgeklügelte Story voran.
  • 6 Tutorial-Levels - eine einsteigerfreundliche Lernkurve.
  • Schlüpfen Sie in die Haut von 6 Helden mit ihren individuellen Fähigkeiten.
  • Mehr als 50 verschiedene Gegner - und Zivilisten-Charaktere.
  • Die "Quick Action"-Funktion hilft Ihnen bei der Planung Ihrer taktischen Züge.
  • Setzen Sie alle klassischen Waffen und Sprengstoffe aus der Zeit des Wilden Westens und sogar Kates Verführungskünste ein, um Ihre Gegner zu überwältigen.
  • Eine Vielzahl verschiedenster Szenarios: schleiche in Festungen, befreie Kameraden, entrinne aus einem feigen Hinterhalt...

  • Contributed by Patrick Bregger (161760) on Apr 15, 2009.

www.atari.fr (French):

    descriptif



    MORT OU VIF ...

    Le Far West, ses plaines immenses, ses villes fantômes, son chemin de fer et ses¡K DESPERADOS !
    Retrouvez dans ce titre à l'ambiance western un jeu de stratégie/tactique en temps réel exceptionnel.
    Vous dirigez une équipe de 6 mercenaires et devrez ruser pour remplir vos missions. Infiltrer une forteresse ennemie, sauver un membre de l'équipe ou encore échapper à une ambuscade...
    Combiner les différents atouts de vos 6 héros pour les mener à bout.

    charactéristiques



    • Une équipe de 6 personnages à gérer en temps réel avec chacun leurs caractéristiques très particulières.
    • 25 niveaux différents pour une intrigue palpitante, avec des scènes cinématiques de transition et des paysages à vous couper le souffle. une intelligence artificielle surprenante !
    • Chaque ennemi est défini selon 10 critères dont l'intelligence, le courage, la précision de tir, la résistance à l'alcool...
    • Une multitude d'atmosphères différentes : jour, nuit, orage, crépuscule, pueblos, villes fantômes, forteresses, mines d'or, saloons, prisons, bateau
    • 6 niveaux d'entraînement qui permettent au joueur de rentrer dans l'histoire

    Contributed by Xoleras (65911) on Sep 30, 2005.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    Desperados takes you back to the glory dust of New Mexico during the Civil War where men were either quick or dead.

    Accompany legendary western hero John Cooper and his team of fearless desperados on their thrilling chase after the mysterious bandit-leader El Diablo. Beautiful landscapes, a gorgeous sound-track, an epic story and the unbeatable Wild-West atmosphere makes Desperados the most challenging strategy-adventure ever.

    The Wild West has never been that entertaining…

    Minimum spec:
    Pentium 233 Mhz processor
    32 Mb RAM
    230 Mb free hard disk space
    Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Windows Compatible Video Card

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Real-time adventure-strategy game in a unique western atmosphere
  • An appealing scenario through 24 missions with always different atmospheres: day, night, setting sun, storm, half-light, outsides, insides, large towns, pueblos, shadow towns, fortresses, gold mines, cotton fields, swamps, camps, saloons, jails, steamboat, torrents, waterfalls, caverns, fires, traps, rifle-fires, escapes and other swindles…
  • 25 enemies with different profiles, from the lazy and coward Mexican bandit to the fearsome mercenary through the unruffled Marshall and his faithful henchmen…
  • Amazing artificial intelligence!
  • Each enemy is defined according to 10 criteria such as intelligence, courage, sense of duty, shoot precision, idleness, resistance to alcohol, etc…
  • High-resolution backgrounds without block repetitions, animated and sound wired, in thousands of colours

    Contributed by Xoleras (65911) on May 20, 2004.

Back of Keep Case (UK):
    New Mexico, 1881, in a time when the Bad really were bad and the Good did what they could.

    John Cooper and his posse have a job to do: haul in the train robbers - DEAD or ALIVE.

    Play the Wild West strategy-tactic game which will have you on the edge of your seat...

  • 25 exciting levels.
  • 21 elaborate cinematic scenes in a brilliant plot.
  • 6 tutorial levels - an easy learning curve.
  • You have a choice of 6 heroes, each with their individual skills.
  • More than 50 different enemies and civilian characters.
  • The "Quick Action" function will help you plan your tactical moves.
  • Use all the classic Wild West weapons and explosives - and even seduction - to overcome your enemies.
  • A wide variety of scenarios: infiltrate an enemy fortress, rescue a team member, escape a cowardly ambush...

    Contributed by MAT (145301) on Nov 03, 2003.