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El Hijo

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 / Windows
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El Hijo

El Hijo | PC

El Hijo release date for PC:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Android OS
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El Hijo

El Hijo | Android

El Hijo release date for Android:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game El Hijo (iOS) cover
El Hijo

El Hijo | iOS

El Hijo release date for iOS:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

El Hijo for Apple iOS is a stealth game in spaghetti western settings. It has been developed by Honig studio.

Plot

El Hijo’s story is set in the Wild West of 19th century, though creators did not want stick to historical truth. Instead, they bet on mythological and exaggerated vision of those times, based on movies directed by maestro Sergio Leone.

We play as a six-year-old boy, a titular El Hijo (Spanish for “son”), whose father went missing. He decides to find his parent, and his journey starts with escaping an orphanage run by monks. He must then cross the desert filled with strange monsters in order to reach the town ruled by a ruthless gang of gunslingers.

Game mechanics

Apple iOS’s version of El Hijo is a classic stealth game. Quite obviously, the boy can’t threat adult cowboys and other opponent’s. This means we must prioritize not getting detected by enemies. This we achieve by using coverage, hiding in the dark, sneaking behind their backs and using environmental objects to distract their attention.

Our task is made easier thanks to the user interface, which always precisely shows enemies’ field of vision. Additionally, we are given a vast arsenal of items and gadgets that help us finish tasks.

Technical aspects

El Hijo presents the world with isometric view and offers attractive visuals using shades of ochre, a cartoon-like style with its simple shapes and sharp contrasts.