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The goal in this real-time western strategy game is to become a cattle baron that rules the prairie. Typically, you start with a small ranch that can be extended by breeding herds and trading cattle. Indians, bandits and bounty hunters will be on the look-out, so you need to hire gunslingers in the saloons to protect your property. As the ranch grows into a small community, different buildings can be constructed: houses, cowboy quarters, sheds, storehouses... After a while, you can also build your own towns with banks, hotels, churches, railroads, saloons and a sheriff's office.

Your men need to be kept in good health, just like your cattle. Experienced characters are to be protected at all costs, as they level-up and earn veteran skills. Six different levels are available, for abilities such as shooting, attention, branding, healing, pasture and trail. Their performance is also affected by energy, courage and morale. Next to the transport of goods through dangerous areas, you can also be struck by drought and epidemics.

If the trade business lets you down, you can train your cowboys to become bandits, and rob nearby stores and banks. If you break the law, you need to deal with the local sheriff as well, or you can bribe him. Far West can be played as a full campaign or with skirmish maps.


Far West Windows Setting up a multiplayer game.
Far West Windows An overview of my town
Far West Windows The men go to the saloon while the women are chatting outside.
Far West Windows Riding with the cattle.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wild West Tycoon" -- Belgian title
  • "Far West: Дальний Запад" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Apr 01, 2003 74.7 out of 100 75
4Players.de Dec 20, 2002 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Nov 28, 2002 67 out of 100 67
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 30, 2002 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 62 out of 100 62
PC Action (Germany) Nov, 2002 56 out of 100 56
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2002 11 out of 20 55
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Micro Hebdo May 29, 2003 Unscored Unscored


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Sciere (813554) added Far West (Windows) on Aug 11, 2005