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  • Summary: Lead Cooper and his gang through 25 levels of this character-based real-time strategy game in which you're hired to find the banditos responsible for a train robbery in the old American frontier.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Striking graphics, realistic environments, interesting and diverse characters--what’s not to like? Really nothing.
  2. What makes it great is the fantastic level design and AI, the solid cut-scenes and storyline, the inventive character abilities and the fact that the designers have squeezed so much into it.
  3. I loved the fact that the characters know how to hide behind corners, pop out to shoot and then return to cover immediately, and the fact that you have to calm your hand for some time before you can fire a sniper-shot.
  4. The reason the score isn’t higher is because in the second mission of the game I found the subject matter of race not too politically correct for the times we live in. Other than that, this game is as pretty and fun as those vivacious saloon gals that I love so much.
  5. Very polished and well developed.
  6. Billed as a real-time, team-based, adventure, strategy game, it may sound as though it suffers from an identity crisis. Yet if you are enthralled by solving puzzles and have an infinite amount of patience, this game is for you.
  7. 60
    A good looking Western that has half a brain, takes most of your brains to figure out, and makes you want to scream, "Give me a real Western! Give me a damn Western RPG, for the Duke’s sake!"

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. James
    Oct 26, 2003
    The best.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    This game is truly stunning. There is still no one to get close its calibre. If you have not played yet, it is fairly to say you have lost somethings as game experience. Expand
  3. AravinthR.
    Jan 9, 2004
    When i started this game first it was it was to dull but after 4th &5th level it was too intresting now i am i the 17th level i am going to my destine. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2014
    Great game with good gameplay and good graphics. It has a lot of nice and paced battles. The story is good too. It gave me a lot of wonderful hours. Buy this game! Expand
  5. GeorgeB.
    Oct 6, 2002
    This game has a great setting, memorable characters and stylish weapons. You really need to think about what you're doing to finish the missions. Expand
  6. HernyZ.
    Oct 24, 2003
    IT's the hardest game I've ever played. It took me 2 hours to get through a level. But it's fun.
  7. JonathanF.
    Nov 25, 2002
    This is an extremely hard yet sometimes amusing game but it stays more like a wild-west Age of empires than a Doc Holiday...

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