Outlaws (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
76
Critic Score
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4.0
User Score
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Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5227)
Written on  :  Feb 07, 2001
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Summary

Spaghetti Western Shoot-em Up

The Good

This interesting LucasArts game uses the oft ignored Western genre for a fps. The story is the typical revenge plot you'd expect in a Western and has the typical old west guns. Your six-shooter, rifle, and shotgun all come in handy. Plus there's dynamite for those people you just can't seem to reach.

I was also very impressed with the levels. There were some beautiful settings with great looking water. I wish LucasArts had stepped behind this game and made it a series.

Some cool Easter Eggs, too.

The Bad

As cool as the Western setting was, the design decision to use animated cutscenes and cartoonlike villains was a poor one. Also the linear design and find the correct key nature of the game diminshed the gameplay and re-playability.

The Bottom Line

An animated first person shooter set in the Old West.