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Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the Mayor and his daughter, and it's up to you to rescue them. You must blast through bars and bank robberies to take the gang out and save everything you regard as good and true. Where the game differs from other Operation Wolf-influenced shoot-'em-ups is in the use of live video, with real people appearing on the screen before you shoot them down. You have unlimited continues with which to reach the end, so the actors will have their screen deaths seen by as many people as they would had they starred in a film.

The PlayStation 3 version has re-mastered full-motion footage (720p), a new scoring system with leaderboards, and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. The Move peripheral is supported as a controller.


Mad Dog McCree Windows The Undertaker - The man you'll get to visit most in the game...
Mad Dog McCree Windows A riot in front of the Saloon.
Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD Difficulty configuration screen
Mad Dog McCree DOS The town coot explains the situation

Promo Images

Mad Dog McCree Screenshot
Mad Dog McCree Magazine Advertisement
Mad Dog McCree Screenshot
Mad Dog McCree Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Mad Dog" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Not bad if you can get it for a buck DOS Alan Chan (3618)
FMV video means nothing when a game is this bad. Windows Spartan_234 (460)
A really, really bad game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)

Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (UK) SEGA CD Feb, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Génération 4 Arcade Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
SuperGame SEGA CD Jul, 1993 8 out of 10 80
MegaTech SEGA CD Jan, 1995 61 out of 100 61
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 24.5 out of 50 49
Press Play On Tape DOS May 18, 2021 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Edge 3DO Jan, 1994 3 out of 10 30
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2003 4 out of 100 4


Topic # Posts Last Post
No release info listed for DVD Player version 3 Alaka (84915)
Jul 12, 2018


German index

On June 30, 1994, Mad Dog McCree was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


One of the few multimedia PC titles ever produced that would run on a 286. This was achieved by using a really simplistic delta compression scheme; in addition, bandwidth/data requirements were kept low by halving the horizontal resolution when too many changes occurred per frame, then halving vertical resolution in addition to that if necessary. See the screenshots (this one in particular) for an example of this technique.


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