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"Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive" is the first strategy game ever to combine a movie-based and story-driven atmosphere of an adventure game with the intellectual challenge of a real time tactic game.
In this western-style title, discover a game of strategy and tactics played out in exceptional real time. You're in charge of a team of 6 mercenaries and must find a way to complete your missions, be it infiltrating an enemy fortress, saving a team member or escaping an ambush... Combine the different skills of your 6 heroes to lead them to victory.The StoryEl Paso, a typical Wild West town in the southwestern United States near the Mexican border. It is the year 1881. For the last few months, the trains belonging to the famous railroad company, Twinnings & Co have been the target of a whole series of hold-ups and ambushes. The management of the company has decided enough is enough and they have to put an end to the raids. It has offered a reward of $15,000 for anyone who captures the leader of the gang responsible.
But no one in and around El Paso has the courage to take on the might of the bandidos, so the outlaws just keep on robbing train after train. Even the local Marshal is keeping well out of it.
It’s only when a stranger rides into town that things start to change. Bounty hunter John Cooper pays a visit to the local Twinnings & Co manager offering to end the railroad company’s problems once and for all. He gathers together a gang of his old partners and declares war on the bandidos. But during his pursuit, which will take him through half of the southwestern United States, Cooper soon discovers that on this mission nothing is quite what it seems...Key FeaturesMore than 20 enemies with different profiles, from the lazy and cowardly bandit, to the fearsome mercenary.
A team of 6 characters, each with their own very distinct characteristics, to manage in real time.
25 different levels provide nail-biting intrigue, with cinematic transition scenes and landscapes that will take your breath away. Amazing artificial intelligence!
Each enemy is ranked on 10 different criteria, including intelligence, courage, marksmanship, resistance to alcohol, etc.
An array of different settings: day-time, night-time, storms, dusk, villages, ghost towns, fortresses, gold mines, saloons, prisons, boats 6 training levels to allow the player to really get into the story

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Spellbound Entertainment
THQ Nordic
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/7
  • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7.1
  • OS: Windows XP/7
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz recommended
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
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Microsoft from French
From the real-time strategy to the Western sauce with a tough but well-dosed difficulty, characters with different abilities that will be very useful to you, all the dialogues are vocalised and translated into French, adds to that beautiful cutscenes for the time.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
In addition to Commandos, Desperados is THE great Classic of Stealth Tactics games par excellence! After 17 Years came the Patch, which makes the Game workable on modern Systems. Warning: High Potential For Addiction-just knocking out this one Opponent ... https://youtu.be/R53WZh2veTI
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Microsoft from French
So frankly in the kind of money screwed up this game is nickel. For a game steam is horrible to pay to fall on a game or it is impossible to play, I held 2 minutes. The mouse Rowing as not possible is the management of the character it is exactly the same. It's a pity, I do not recommend it at all, buy another game!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
What I don't like that I can only play the First Mission and then use the Game and I unfortunately can't find a Thread for what the Reason can be. And You definitely have to do the Workaround so that the Game becomes playable at all otherwise it jerks you to Death. If it worked I would be extremely thrilled because I love this Game art. I can't beam a reasonable Verison upgrade with upgrade or the same is provided the Game is not recommended to buy at Steam. Too bad actually.
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A Great Game on any case, I have played it through more often in my childiness. But on the new operating systems it simply no longer runs fluidly and is hanging on all the time. Normally the older games would have to run 1000% on the new PC'S but no it doesn't work out ..! That's Why I prefer consoles like Playstation or X-Box. Game in and it runs without any Problems .. Am also deceived by Steam that they still sell the games even though they no longer work as they should on the new Operating Systems. It's everything else but not fun ..!! Lg
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After several years, some devs finally decided to patch the game to turn on newer versions of Windowss. Aside from a few FPS drops sometimes, it's all good! What a joy to replay this great classic, it was running on my Windows 98 at the time... The characters and dialogues are always as cult. The action is constant, the difficulty is increasing until really make it drooling. Possibility to do this by killing a minimum of NPC, or to get out the guns in the fist if there is a problem. The top of the strategy of the time, a real challenge even today. The graphics also have not taken a wrinkle (except the cutscenes, but it remains drinkable) I strongly encourage to discover or rediscover this game, it is good as in the first days!
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