What is your position on crowd funded games? (e.g., Kickstarter, Early Access on Steam)

Outlaws (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
77
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Dyin's too good for 'em אולג 小奥 (168989) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
A tense and fun game experience if you play it right... Jeff Thomas (19) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Refreshingly different western shooter, highly recommended. Shadowcat (124) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
A very fun game with a great theme and unique approach Alan Chan (3597) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
The Law's Come Back to Town MAT (72561) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
An excellent western-themed FPS from the king of adventure games *Katakis* (37810) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Spaghetti Western Shoot-em Up Terrence Bosky (5235) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Lazy Lucasarts okos ember (17) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
It had all the right stuff... but just couldn't put it together. Andrew Romig (10) unrated
One of the best, most atmospheric and important contributions to the FPS genre. John Romero (1272) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (83 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
91
Game Revolution
Does the world need another 3d shooter? In this case, yes. Outlaws incorporates the gun slinging action of a western and the story of a good movie. The stylized art and realistic gameplay make Outlaws a blast to play and also gives you the feeling of being the lead in an interesting movie.
90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Outlaws is one of the best reworkings of the first-person shooter type of game to hit the market since DOOM. The inclusion of a story line that is pertinent to the action portion of the game is a welcome addition to the genre. Sound and video are tight, and gameplay is varied by having two storyline options to follow. Complete with multiplayer options, this is one well thought-out title.
88
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Wat Outlaws echter mist in grafische pracht wordt ruimschoots goed gemaakt door de prachtige sfeer van het Wilde Westen die zeer treffend wordt weergegeven in het spel.
87
Coming Soon Magazine
Although Outlaws is not a new ground-breaking first-person shooter, it has the merits to offer good game play, enough action to make any hero run out of breath, decent graphics and an absolutely brilliant soundtrack. If you want to experience what was the time of the lonesome heroes of the Far West, get your tickets because Outlaws will send you right in!
86
GameSpot
To reiterate: The buffet at the Badass Western Computer Gaming table is slim pickins 'ceptin one game. Outlaws is it, pardner - the main stick, the top gun, the most complete and faithful Old West shooter in the industry to date. The bad guys in western cliches are always givin' you 'til sundown, but don't be surprised if you find yourself playing this one 'til sunrise.
86
Gamezilla
It does its fair share of innovating on the usual themes and devices within the game, and there is a lot to like about it. If you liked Dark Forces, you should especially consider Outlaws as they are quite similar. The same can be said if you like westerns -- there really isn't another game out there with a western theme, and I found a game set in the old West to be quite a refreshing change from the usual futuristic settings full of bizarre creatures and weapons. In Outlaws there is you and there are the bad guys, and the offenses for which you are out for blood are very clearly delineated, so there is not the slaughter-fest feel of a Doom or Duke-style game where after a while you begin to feel you've signed up for an extended tour of duty in a shooting gallery. I don't think that Outlaws will be remembered as a classic game that breaks the mold for this genre, but in all fairness, I'm not sure that's possible any more in the first-person arena.
86
Privat Computer PC
Spillestilen er noget anderledes end så mange andre 3d-skydespil. Alene det at skydevåbene jævnligt skal lades, tvinger spilleren ind i en anden rytme. Outlaws er den mest veltrimmende '3d-shooter' til dato. Kan man overleve den svagt forældede grafik venter sand topunderholdning.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Outlaws est un FPS mythique que tout fan de western spaghetti se doit d'essayer. Une fois le jeu lancé, peu de joueurs seront déçus tellement le charme du soft continue d'opérer même s'il est sorti il y a plus de dix ans. L'ambiance parfaitement mise en scène est digne des plus grands westerns de Sergio Leone. Ce jeu mérite le détour alors sortez vos vieux colts, enfourchez votre monture et en route pour une chevauchée inoubliable à travers l'Ouest sauvage !
83
PC Zone
If you were to cast a cursory glance at Outlaws it would be all too easy to snort with derision. Believe me - all you have to do is play it for a while and you'll find it hard to tear yourself away. Check it out.
82
Just Games Retro
For a long time, Outlaws was the only Western-themed shooter, and the only one there needed to be. Its gameplay, while not too dissimilar to its competition, was sharp and enjoyable. It didn't cover all the classic Western moments, but enough to be respectable. It had LucasArts' traditionally high production values and a fantastic score. Its only real mistake was entering a saturated genre at a time when there were simply too many options to be noticed, and arguably not doing enough to be more than a standard FPS with a Western theme.
82
PC Games (Germany)
Outlaws steckt auch Leute an, die mit Western nicht viel am Hut haben. Die gründe dafür sind eine spannend erzählte Hintergrundgeschichte, das sehr abwechslungsreiche Gameplay und eine Spielatmospähre von unglaublicher Dichte.
80
Techtite
One of the best Old West games ever made, this game played not unlike a typical revenge western like Unforgiven. It also wisely used the same 3D game engine that made Dark Forces.
80
Computer Games Magazine
Overall, it would be a surprise if any of the upcoming games based on Duke Nukem 3D's Build engine were as good as Outlaws. Every 3D game should show as much thought in level and multiplayer design, proving once again that it's the gameplay, stupid. We don't need no stinkin' polygons or true 3D - we need fewer stinkin' designs.
78
Pelit
Outlawsia ei oikeastaan voi suositella kuin pahimmille westernien ystäville. Villin Lännen pelejä ei viime aikoina ole pahemmin ilmestynyt ja Outlawsissa ainakin herkutellaan kliseillä koko rahan edestä. Hyvät idea kantavat hetken, mutta ennen pitkää alkaa tuntua siltä kuin tekijöiden ideat olisivat loppuneet kesken ja peli olisi vain tyrkätty pois käsistä. Toivottavasti Outlawsin mainiot ideat pultataan moderniin 3D-engineen, mielenkiintoisilla tasoilla terästettyinä.
70
Gamesmania
Wie bereits erwähnt reißt mich die grafische Komponente nicht vom Hocker: Wenn ein Spiel von seinem Aussehen lebt, sollte just dies nicht allzusehr vernachlässigt werden, und sollte ich aus einiger Entfernung einen Pistolero nicht von einem Pferd unterscheiden können, hat da eindeutig jemand in der Entwicklungsabteilung geschlampt. Ebenso fehlt mir eine beschriftbare Automap, manchmal geht aufgrund der Größe mancher Orte leicht die Übersicht verloren. Outlaws wäre nicht von LucasArts, wenn das Design nicht allererste Sahne wäre. Über mangelnde Abwechslung oder konfusen Levelaufbau kann sich hier wirklich niemand beklagen. Bisher von LA noch nie vernachlässigt wurde die Musik: War schon The Dig ein wahrer Ohrenschmaus, so wußte man auch hier geschickt Atmosphäre zu schaffen.
65
Shooterplanet
Outlaws ist kein Titel, der den hohen Ansprüchen von eingefleischten Fans der modernen Shootergeneration gerecht werden kann, einfach weil die technischen Mittel, die heute bei der Entwicklung von Games zur Verfügung stehen, die damaligen um ein Vielfaches überflügelt haben. Wer allerdings gerne mal wieder einen unterhaltsamen, mit viel (Baller-)Spaß gespickten, richtig guten Ausflug an die Wurzeln unserer heutigen High-Tech-Shooter machen möchte und ein liebevolles Auge für die Ergebnisse damaliger Mühen und Aufwände mitbringt, dem sei dieses Game an sein warmes Herz gelegt.
63
Joystick (French)
En résumé, Outlaws est une bien belle déception, et ne tire son épingle du jeu que sur le chapitre des séquences cinématiques et de la musique, fort jolies.
60
PC Player (Germany)
Marshal Anderson reitet melancholisch in die Abenddämmerung hinein: Die Dark-Forces-Engine ist veraltet, die Grafik zu langsam, die Gegner zu pixelig, die Waffen zu ähnlich. Nach oben und unten kann man nur begrenzt schauen, die Steuerung ist ziemlich ungenau. Spielspaß-Neuland tut sich auch nicht auf, denn statt Westernromantik wird Herumballern pur geboten.
60
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
There's nothing really wrong with OUTLAWS. There just isn't much right with it. Sure, there's a plot which unfolds as you play. There's even the occasional pearl of great dialogue (“You never shot an innocent man,” which is followed by, “I never met an innocent man.”). But it's not as if you're choosing the dialogue, or making decisions which affect the outcome of the story; you're simply shooting your way through one level after another. The music, art, and interface are absolutely first-rate. The animated cut-scenes are well-done, if not superlative. But, unfortunately, the core game is lame and unattractive. OUTLAWS lacks the interactivity of DUKE NUKEM and the tension of QUAKE. And, despite, its exotic (for a computer game) setting, it shows us nothing new in terms of gameplay.
54
Power Play
Liebe Westernfans — laßt den Colt stecken: Die langersehnte LucasArts-Knallerei „Outlaws“ bietet statt hochkarätiger Sergio-Leone-Action in etwa soviel Spannung wie eine „Bonanza“-Folge. Eine hoffungslos veraltete 3D-Engine und ein mäßig ausgewogener Mehrspielmodus lassen den Heimdjango kalt. Zwar spart „Outlaws“ nicht mit witzigen Gags und Anspielungen auf LucasArts-Interna, außerdem sind die Zeichentrickszenen sehr gut und die deutlich vom Altmeister Enrico Moricone inspirierte Musik exzellent, aber das täuscht alles nicht über das spielerische Mittelmaß hinweg. Die ersten fünf Level sind mittelprächtig bis langweilig designt, nur die letzten vier Stufen im Hauptspiel lassen echtes „High Noon“-Feeling aufkommen. Aus dem Szenario hätte LucasArts mal lieber ein fesches Grafikadventure machen sollen.
50
Edge
LucasArts hasn't sullied its reputation with Outlaws, but it has, not for the first time, shown that it's not infallible. The other most recent examples of this, Dark Forces and Afterlife, proved that perhaps the company that made its name with graphic adventures Monkey Island, Fate of Atlantis and space shoot 'em up X-Wing, should stick to what it's good at.