Call of Juarez

Call of Juarez

The “Don’t Escape Trilogy” is a collection of three short first-person point-and-click adventures with static screens (no camera movement, no scrolling). The games share a creepy atmosphere and a few gameplay mechanics, but are otherwise unrelated. In the first game, you play a werewolf trying to lock himself away before a full-moon night, so that he won’t kill anyone when he turns. In the second game, you’re trying to barricade a house and protect yourself from a zombie horde. In the third game, you’re the only surviving crew member on a spaceship and need to stop “something” from getting out.

Real player with 5.4 hrs in game

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Even though the entire trilogy is available for free on Armor Games, I chose to purchase this game series on Steam because that’s how amazing ScriptWelder really is. The Deep Sleep and Don’t Escape series were some of the first PC games I ever played, and I have ScriptWelder to thank for making my early experiences so magical. I have followed each and every game you have published on AG, hunted down every achievement, set of choices, and walkthrough I could find… simply, because every single second I spent in any of your games was one of either awe, wonder, fear, or curiosity.

Real player with 5.1 hrs in game

Call of Juarez on Steam

Outlaws + A Handful of Missions

Outlaws + A Handful of Missions

Outlaws is an old game, thus it can be finiky with modern computers. I myself, aside from having to disable the joystick options every time I ran the game to stop it from strafing left, had no REAL problems getting the game to run on my modern system. That being said, know before you buy that you might encounter some issues that might impede you from playing until you get the problem sorted out. NOTE–Don’t forget to setup your game with the nglide_config.exe, located in your Outlaws game folder. I myself didn’t know about the .exe until I was nearly done with the game, and ended up playing in a low resolution, instead of my native one. Some of these settings can also help you get the game running, if you’re having problems.

Real player with 13.5 hrs in game

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Advanced for its time, bit of a pain to get it to run, amazing ‘orchestral’ score.

Unfortunately the gameplay is a little simple, consisting of moving through semi-sandbox environments to hunt down your targets, explore for secrets (blowing up walls, solving puzzles), ‘rescuing’ civilians and surviving shootouts and ambushes.

Harder difficulties make the game far more ‘realistic’, where both you and enemies die in one to three shots, where despite the enemies definitely stay around the same range (mostly standard mooks with minibosses thrown in), the maps definitely become more complex (navigation and interaction wise). All in all, fairly straight forward and run of the mill.

Real player with 12.7 hrs in game

Outlaws + A Handful of Missions on Steam

Mad Bullets

Mad Bullets

Howdie partner. This is by far the best shooting gallery type game I’ve ever played. It features good graphics, sound effects and music that never gets boring. There are many types of enemies, and thanks to the missions you’ve got to achieve to get stars, wich make your character level up, there are many different styles of playthroughs.

What makes this game different to its competitors is that on the first look it only consists of three different levels that get mixed up by a handfull of bonus stages, but overall get repeated over and over again. Sounds boring? Well, it isn’t, because there are many different routes through each level that get mixed up every time, and this feature is so well thought out that even with my high playcount in this very game it still does manage to surprise me every now and then.

Real player with 87.4 hrs in game

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I’ve discovered that I do enjoy shooter-on-rails style games (Blue Estate, Is Defense) and this game is actually good as well, but mean and cheap grinding mechanics is what made me rate this one down. I’m an achievement hunter and as for the moment I only got one left - reach level 20. You need more and more stars with each level, and although their amount skyrocket closer to the desired level, it’s ok. To earn stars you need to complete goals; there are common goals that grant 1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars and daily goal that refreshes every 24 hours and gives you 5 stars. If you don’t like a common goal, you can change it for 125 Sacks and since money is not actually a problem, this is ok as well.

Real player with 27.5 hrs in game

Mad Bullets on Steam



Gun is the great western game from the PS2-era, namely, 2005 year. Oh, sure, it is dated! But last time I checked, Rockstar still keeping its Red Dead Redemption to consoles, so there is still none a better open-world cowboy game on the PC.

One thing Gun did good, the shootouts, were bested by the Juarez game series. But if you want an open world where you not only shooting deadbeats, but also shepherd cows, hunting buffalos, and, yeah, running mail quests, while riding your mustang… you still got only the Gun option.

Real player with 62.1 hrs in game

Positive points:

+) Good weapon variety

+) Map is big enough for you to explore, but small enough to remember the fastest routes later on

+) I don’t know about you, but I love slaughtering a room full of enemies in bullettime

+) Gets across the Western feeling

+) Is actually available for PC

+) Main as well as side missions don’t get repetetive and have a certain uniqueness to them

+) Just the right difficulty on Insane. You can take and do just as much damage as your opponents

Negative points:

Real player with 21.3 hrs in game

GUN™ on Steam

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

I purchased this game in the 2017 steam summer sale for $4.99. It was worth every penny!

My first time through the game, I played it on the “hard” setting (standard procedure for me). While it often provided a challenge, it wasn’t overbearing. The story took me 9 hours to complete, and it appears to have a fair degree of replayability due to the variety of locations, the number of hidden secrets, and the fact that most of the levels can be played as either of the two main characters, who have their own combat styles as well as differing paths/objectives in certain story locations.

Real player with 18.2 hrs in game

Being the sequel to the original Call of Juarez that came out in 2006, which was a fairly cheesy but fun experience, I expected something similar going into this game, but instead my expectations were greatly overcomed. The gameplay was refined and the story telling was 10 times better.

The shooting mechanics are really good, as they were in the original, but they feel slightly better. The level design is a lot better and the environments are more appealing and realistic, the duels make more sense now and work better, but the most drastic change comes to the player, since now you can choose between the two McCall brothers, Ray and Thomas. Ray, the gunslinging preacher of the first game returns with its characteristic gameplay, dual wielding pistols, taking more shots because he has the armor of a crusader and is under the watchful eye of the Lord, while Thomas is the ranged shooter, who also carries a lasso to get around rooftops and other places and also has some stealth knives (which I didn’t use because I was fed up with the stealth from the first game so I went full in this time around). The level design doesn’t favor one character in particular, therefore you can choose either of them and finish a level just right, sometimes the game gives out special paths for both characters, which adds for replayability. In other levels, you have an open area with multiple side quests which usually (actually always) narrow down to shooting people, which isn’t a bad thing. You make extra money and you can buy better gear as now weapons have different tiers and you have to pay for them. It’s a nice change of pace from the liniar shooting arenas that most of the levels are.

Real player with 17.6 hrs in game

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood on Steam

Secret Ponchos

Secret Ponchos

You Just Come Try and Shoot Me…Pardner.

And, you’ll probably succeed, but, whether you drop me or I drop you, or Ghin drops all of us simultaneously, you will have a lot of fun.

Let’s get down to brass tacks for a moment. Win or lose, you will have fun. That is what gaming is about, having fun. This is competitive, tense, immersive, with lovingly handcrafted visual and audio ambiance; sometimes you will be overwhelmingly outmatched and other times you will have just about the optimal balance of play. At times, you will pull off the perfect set of moves, in the perfect rhythm and feel like you just entered the Matrix–so under control and automatic, not thinking, just doing, and it’s utterly satisfying–“no mind”. Other times you will enter freak-out mode, pumping buttons on your controls with all the deftness and poise of a hyperactive three year old, listening to the repetitive, panicky dry firing of the empty chamber of your gun, about as able to push the “Reload” button for your weapons as you are capable of doing calculus speedily on an abacus, because you have straight lost your cool. Probably multiple times in the same game.

Real player with 102.1 hrs in game

This is going to be a simple pros and cons list:


  • Game’s aesthetic design is lovely and the wild west theme is applied pretty decently.

  • Characters are fitting and unique enough but they haven’t created personalities and taunts for them which could make the player feel more attached to characters.

  • The thing I hated the most about MOBAs, limiting the game for only one map is not apparent here and most of the maps feel authentic enough.

  • All characters have three unique powers which are all fitting to the characters but some of them are useless imo, like The Deserter’s impale attack as it takes too long to charge and easy to miss.

Real player with 27.7 hrs in game

Secret Ponchos on Steam

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

I’ve loved this game for many years now and have logged near countless hours but I feel this negitive review is nesscary.

The developers have been contated about known exploits and hacking and have blatenly refused to do anything about it.

As not only a server owner but an avid fan of the game this upsets me to no end.

Not only do I not reccomend purchasing this game I recomend staying far away from all FatShark games. Why waste your time falling in love with a game that will only be tossed to the wayside.

Real player with 1460.5 hrs in game

As of patch version 2.0 that came out several months ago, this game is completely broken and dead. Every dedicated server you try to connect to gives you the “FAILED TO CONNECT TO SERVER” message (you can start a local server, but it’ll be insanely laggy) and the developers won’t even acknowledge the existance of this game now that their new game (WOTR) is out. Even though I had hundreds of hours of fun in this game when it worked, it does not excuse the developers from breaking their game and jumping on their next cash cow without so much as even an attempt to fix this.

Real player with 363.7 hrs in game

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West on Steam

100 vacas

100 vacas

This game totally worth every penny.

It’s minimalist at all its sections: graphics, colors, ost, mechanics and duration.

But its playability is awesome, I really enjoyed it and has a well though-out level design. Nice ost too.

And when you finish it you want to improve and keep playing it.

Real player with 5.6 hrs in game

I love this game to pieces. Old retro style story, fun and hard gameplay, you should definitely give it a try!

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

100 vacas on Steam

Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge

Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge

Before I write this, it is worth knowing that this game was supposed to be of much higher quality. Atari’s inability to pay Spellbound (the developers) for 6 months meant staff had to be put off and this (basically) unfinished game was the result of that. This review nevertheless is about the steam product.

Edit: Another warning is that there are some bugs with certain graphics cards. Apparently there existed (functional) view cones and although this is a minor point, it may make the game a bit more digestible.

Real player with 80.7 hrs in game

Also See: my reply to [atomblonde]

This game is actually REALLY GOOD! It’s a shame sh*### bags that have played for less than 1 freakin hour have to throw in their 2 cents. If you like Western themed movies or games you will ACTUALLY LOVE this. A little buggy, but who cares, for the experience its worth it. This style game is not for everyone, IF YOU MUST PLAY a CALL OF DUTY or FORTNITE this game is not for you. Patience, strategy and tactics. But I love the 3D/third person view for game play and really putting you in the western world. Only an isometric game cannot provide this. I think Spellbound improved on the first game but the hard core fans all got together and CONSPIRED against the Developer Spellbound the way some of you all conspire to betray your buddy by cheating with his girlfriend while he is laid up in intensive care ward after being hit by a car going 55 in a school zone while he was walking an old woman half way through a cross walk. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU “DESPERADO” fans, who are the reason Spellbound is no longer in business. THIS GAME ROCKS! If you like strategy and tactics mixed with 3rd person perspective this is a KEEPER!!! Play as a build up to Desperados 3, and pay the dam $59.99 price tag to help support Mimimi for having the vision to recessitate and bring this “Best Friend Franchise” back to life. And BTW… get off your cell phones and stop speeding through the school zone - losers! - TKP

Real player with 32.6 hrs in game

Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge on Steam

Retro Classix: Express Raider

Retro Classix: Express Raider

ld school arcade game based in the Ol' West. Be an Outlaw and rob trains, shoot people on horseback and fight on rooftops. Make sure you’ve had some hooch and get yer gun!

Real player with 6.1 hrs in game

Data East 3

Real player with 2.3 hrs in game

Retro Classix: Express Raider on Steam