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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 On this boat, you'll have to save a good looking woman that is as good at poker as she looks ;))
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.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Breaking into marshall's office.
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Windows Quickly pulling the trigger is not so precise so it may take a few attempts to get the results.

Promo Images

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Other Wireframe
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Screenshot
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Screenshot
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "赏金奇兵" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "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 Windows gecimen (48)
One step ahead of its successors Windows Zolansilverspear (559)

Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Windows May 09, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 30, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Game Over Online Windows Aug 27, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania.de Windows Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Windows Oct 03, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamezilla Windows Aug 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Mar, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Windows Sep 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameCell UK Windows 2005 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
promo art for the game? 2 Somebody bring me Sisko! (8)
Jul 16, 2011

Trivia

Cancelled add-on

Spellbound worked on add-on levels (mostly leftover levels from development) which were supposed to be released periodically as so-called "Webisodes". However, those were never release because of Infrogrames' new guideline "PC is dead".

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.

Development

The game was originally signed to the small German publisher Blackstar Interactive GmbH and had a completely different scenario inspired by the movie Wild West West (1999) with various supernatural elements like zombies.

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Contributed to by Cavalary (10805), Sciere (630775) and MAT (210106)