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 2018

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 bandits and 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

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 during the second part of the 19th century in USA. We play as a beginning railroad mogul and our job is to accomplish the tasks we are given that focus on transporting cargo. We begin with piecing our train together and with hiring employees: from train drivers to control our machine to gun men who will guard our precious train 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 has a nonlinear plot that focuses on finding the lost family and trying to safe the native Americans from relocation.

PC

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.

PC

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.

PC

Gun (PC)
Gun (PC)

Action 08 November 2005

PC

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.

PC

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

Strategy 27 April 2001

PC

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.

PC

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

Strategy 21 April 2006

PC

Motörhead: Through the Ages (PC)
Motörhead: 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.

PC

Helldorado (PC)
Helldorado (PC)

Strategy 01 June 2007

PC

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

Action 11 October 2013

PC

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

Adventure 01 June 2003

PC

Far West (PC)
Far West (PC)

Strategy 06 November 2002

PC

SteamWorld Dig (PC)
SteamWorld Dig (PC)

Arcade 05 December 2013

PC

Secret Ponchos (PC)
Secret Ponchos (PC)

Action 13 October 2015

PC

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

Action 16 March 2004

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.

PC

El Hijo (PC)
El Hijo (PC)

Arcade August 2017

A stealth game set in a spaghetti western setting, developed by Honig studio. It takes place in an alternative version of The Wild West, based on Sergio Leone’s movies. The protagonist – the titular El Hijo – looks for his missing father, traversing places filled with dangers: from an orphanage he was raised in, through a desert full of monster, and up to a town ruled by merciless gunslingers. Due to the fact that the boy has no chance of defeating any of those threats, the gameplay is based on hiding behind objects and sneaking behind opponents’ backs. El Hijo’s interface helps with that, constantly showing the enemy range and field of sight. There is also a wide variety of items and gadgets to use. El Hijo uses characteristic, good-looking visuals based on cartoon style, with simple shapes and contrasts.

PC

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

Arcade 23 November 2007

PC

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

Adventure 19 September 2008

PC

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

Action 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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