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Dead Man's Hand (Xbox)

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The Mexican gunslinger El Tejon once joined the dreaded Nine gang, hoping to become rich and famous. However, as he became disillusioned with the gang's murderous ways and distanced himself from it, he turned into a liability to the criminals. The gang's leader shot him and left him for dead; barely surviving, El Tejon was imprisoned by the authorities. In the prison, he meets a member of a revolutionary movement, and becomes determined to regain his freedom and exact revenge upon those who betrayed him.

Dead Man's Hand is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Wild West. The protagonist is armed with a fairly standard arsenal, which includes pistols, rifles, shotguns, TNT, bombs, etc. The game rewards the player for precise shooting and creative ways of killing enemies (e.g. by shooting a rock that drops on them): as the player practices these activities, the protagonist's "trick meter" is being gradually refilled. A full trick meter allows secondary shooting mode, unique for each weapon. Between levels the player can compete in poker to increase the protagonist's health and ammunition.


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Alternate Titles

  • "荒野大镖客" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Дикий Запад: Игра со смертью" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May 06, 2004 4 out of 5 80 Jun 27, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Diehard GameFan Mar 18, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Extreme Gamer May 10, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Apr 19, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Chronicles Apr 17, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
GameSpot Mar 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Apr 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Deeko 2004 5.5 out of 10 55 (UK) Jul 06, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Dead Man's Hand was one of the games not compatible with the Windows XP service pack 2 update. It took a while until a patch was released.

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Atomic Punch! (194) added Dead Man's Hand (Xbox) on Apr 08, 2004
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