WesternPC Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

PC (Personal computer) - one of the most popular home platforms and the only one which doesn’t offer playing video games as its main purpose. PC was born in the 1970s, but it is impossible to give an exact moment of its birth or even a name of its creator. However, IBM is the one who gave computers their present shape, using, at the beginning of the 1980s, an idea of open architecture – which is today one of the most important differences between computers and consoles.

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

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Wild West Online (PC)
Wild West Online (PC)

Action December 2017

A Wild-West-themed MMO game by 612 Games, inspired by the multiplayer mode of the popular Red Dead Redemption by Rockstar Games. Wild West Online is set in a vast open world, where you try to survive and try your hand at various activities. You can play as bandits or law officers; the players can create gangs and rob banks and steal from or kill encountered people. But you can also choose a different career and become e.g. a farmer or a gold prospector. It's worth noting that each such profession has its influence on the in-game world, affecting, among other things, the economy. This Wild West life simulation game also features an expansive crafting system, and you can unlock schematics allowing you to create tools or weapons.

PC

Wild Guns: Reloaded (PC)
Wild Guns: Reloaded (PC)

Action 04 July 2017

An extensive remake of Wild Guns, a classical action game that was initially released in 1994 for SNES. It was developed by Natsume in cooperation with the creators of the original. The game’s plot combines elements of western with science fiction and cyberpunk and tells the story of two protagonists: a girl named Annie, who wishes to take revenge on the Kid’s gang, and a bounty hunter, Clint, helping her. Mechanics-wise, it is a combination of arcade rail shooter and a third-person action game. While playing, we control the heroes by running, jumping, rolling, and so on, and try to aim at enemies in the back of the level. In Wild Guns: Reloaded, the classic gameplay formula was slightly polished. Apart from new arenas, opponents, and weapons, we have four (instead of two) characters at our disposal, each having their unique armaments. Furthermore, we can play in a co-op mode for the maximum of four players.

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Call of Juarez (PC)
Call of Juarez (PC)

Action 08 September 2006

Call of Juarez is an FPS by the Polish developer Techland. The game is set in the Old West, and quite unusually, there are two playable protagonists. The first is Billy, a young fellow who is falsely accused of murdering his father; the other one is Ray, a preacher, although his past is questionable and shady. Each of the two characters uses individual set of skills and equipment – Ray is the master of firearms and duels at high noon; Billy, on the other hand, is more agile and prefers sneaking past unaware enemies – he is also very adept at using his line, which allows him to climb seemingly unreachable places. The “business-end” of Call of Juarez is the story campaign, which consists of a number of diversified missions. The game is powered by Chrome Engine, which allowed the devs to create very good graphics. The original soundtrack reinforces the atmosphere.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC)
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC)

Action 22 May 2013

A first-person shooter set in the Wild West. Developed by the Polish developer, Techland, it is the fourth entry in the Call of Juarez series. We play as a bounty hunter, Silas Greaves, who recalls his adventures in the Wild West. The game’s campaign is divided into missions, during which the player has to bring down many legendary outlaws and gunmen (Billy Kid, Pat Garret, Jesse James, and others). Unlike previous games, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger introduces a more arcade style of gameplay. Three-dimensional graphics use the cel-shading technology, resulting in a comic book-like visuals.

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Bounty Train (PC)
Bounty Train (PC)

Strategy 16 May 2017

Bounty Train is an economic strategy developed by a small Canadian studio Corbie Games. The game takes place in USA during the second part of the 19th century. We play as a soon-to-be railroad magnate and our job is to accomplish the tasks we are given that focus on transporting cargo. We begin by piecing our train together and hiring employees: from train drivers controlling our engine to gunmen who will guard our precious cargo from robbers. Hiring the right people for the job is crucial because each and every one of them has different, more or less useful skills. As our business grows, we will invest the money we made in better train engines, more modern carriages, other equipment, and coal - our train's fuel. The game also features a nonlinear plot that focuses on finding the lost family and trying to save a group of native Americans from relocation.

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Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood (PC)
Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood (PC)

Action 30 June 2009

The second installment in the series of FPS games developed by Polish studio, Techland. This game is actually a prequel to the original title. We play the part of two brothers: Thomas and Ray McCalls, of whom the latter is known from the first game. Much like in the original Call of Juarez, the two characters play very differently – they have individual skills and equipment. While Ray uses two guns simultaneously and is a walking storm of bullets, Thomas is a sharpshooter who prefers bigger caliber and a longer barrel – he can also use a lasso that gets him to places unreachable to his brother. Apart from story campaign, where we can choose which brother to play in each mission, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood also includes a coop mode, and a competition-based multiplayer. The game runs on Chrome Engine 4, which ensures high visual fidelity.

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Hard West (PC)
Hard West (PC)

Strategy 18 November 2015

An original turn-based strategy game set in a universe that combines elements of a Western and fantasy setting. The title was created by Polish developer CreativeForge Games, consisting of creators of such franchises like Call of Juarez and Dead Island. The game is set in the 19th-century Wild West. Already troubled by lawlessness, the land gets stricken by a series of supernatural phenomena. In terms of gameplay mechanics the title resembles the Heroes of Might & Magic franchise, allowing you explore a vast world in search of new missions, secrets, and treasures. The key element is the turn-based combat. Each bullet can be deadly, but you can aid your troops with various potions, medics, and shamans. The gameplay is enriched by various tactical factors, such as the influence of the sun, interactive environmental objects, bribery, or even an ability to guide a bullet. The game also features expanded character progression system.

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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (PC)
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (PC)

Strategy 27 April 2001

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Gun (PC)
Gun (PC)

Action 08 November 2005

An open world action game developed by Neversoft Entertainment, the studio known from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. Gun takes us to American Frontier in XIX century and sees us assume control of Colton White – a young cowboy searching for his real family following the tragic death of his foster father. The game offers an extensive world consisting of vast backcountries, as well as small towns and Indian settlements. Our hero can explore the world both on foot and by riding horses, while the plot is conveyed through cinematic cut-scenes accompanying the story missions. During his journey, Colton encounters a wide range of non-player characters, including the virtual versions of Wyatt Earp or Billy the Kid. When it comes to combat, the player takes part in spectacular shootouts using an extensive and fun-oriented arsenal, including revolvers, rifles, or even the Gatling Gun. The game is characteristic for its detailed, three-dimensional visuals.

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Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge (PC)
Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge (PC)

Strategy 21 April 2006

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Victor Vran: Mötorhead Through The Ages (PC)
Victor Vran: Mötorhead Through The Ages (PC)

RPG 06 June 2017

Motörhead: Through the Ages is an official expansion to the 2015 hack'n'slash Victor Vran developed by Haemimont Games. The expansion was inspired by Motörhead, a Brittish band formed in 1975, one of the giants of hard rock and heavy metal. Through the Ages departs from the main game dark fantasy stylistics and introduces a world inspired by Motörhead's lyrics and album covers. The plot focuses on stopping the dark Queen of the Damned, but we will also have to face some more 'modern' enemies, like religious fanatics, corrupt politicians, and power-hungry dictators. The game skillfully mixes elements of dark medieval, wild west, and science fiction and its OST is composed of Motörhead's awesome music.

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Helldorado (PC)
Helldorado (PC)

Strategy 01 June 2007

PC

Far West (PC)
Far West (PC)

Strategy 06 November 2002

PC

SteamWorld Dig (PC)
SteamWorld Dig (PC)

Arcade 05 December 2013

PC

Six-Guns (PC)
Six-Guns (PC)

Action 11 October 2013

PC

Westerado: Double Barreled (PC)
Westerado: Double Barreled (PC)

Action 16 April 2015

An open-world action game developed by Ostrich Banditos. The project originated as a free-to-play browser game, and was later expanded to a full-fledged commercial release. The action of the game takes place in the Wild West, with the plot inspired by the elements often found in the Spaghetti Western genre. We assume the role of a veteran gunslinger whose family had been murdered by an unknown assailant. The protagonist embarks on a journey to find and kill the culprit. The players are free to travel a large world, search for clues or information, or to interrogate encountered characters. These actions allow us to cross out some of the suspects, finally leading the player to the real murderer, whose identity changes with each new playthrough. Our decisions have a certain influence on the world, and some of them can lead to very serious repercussions. The action is seen from an isometric perspective, while the game itself maintains an old-school, pixel-heavy feel.

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Dead Man's Hand (PC)
Dead Man's Hand (PC)

Action 16 March 2004

PC

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (PC)
Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (PC)

Adventure 01 June 2003

PC

Mad Dog McCree (PC)
Mad Dog McCree (PC)

Action 12 June 1993

PC

Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge (PC)
Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge (PC)

Adventure 19 September 2008

PC

Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure (PC)
Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure (PC)

Arcade 23 November 2007

PC

A Fistful of Gun (PC)
A Fistful of Gun (PC)

Action 24 September 2015

A crazy 2D shooter focused on multiplayer. A Fistful of Gun is an expanded version of a 2012’s free application developed by FarmerGnome and published by Devolver Digital. The action takes place in the Wild West, where a greedy industrialist wants to build a railway line to hell itself. Undead gunslingers, who are controlled by the players, intend to thwart this plan. Each of them has different skills, fighting style, and even is controlled differently. The players fight their way through subsequent levels, eliminating groups of bandits and aggressive animals. The gameplay is very dynamic, sometimes even chaotic, and focuses on purely arcade combat. Although A Fistful of Gun can be played solo in the single player or classical arcade mode, the game is best played in cooperative or competitive multiplayer for up to 9 players. The title has and old-school style and features pixel-art 2D graphics with a classical aerial view.

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