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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.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    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.
  2. Striking graphics, realistic environments, interesting and diverse characters--what’s not to like? Really nothing.
  3. It’s got a great setting, suitable music, familiar characters, and enough challenge for the stoutest player. However, if you’re easily frustrated you may want to think before making this purchase.
  4. Very polished and well developed.
  5. 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.
  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: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. DaniL.
    Dec 30, 2003
    10
    Awesome!! Really creative.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    10
    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 lostThis 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. WashingtonDC
    Aug 1, 2004
    10
    Good! But i wish that it was 3D, & that i'd rotate, unarm unconscious opponents & my players, see against all buildings, climb or jumpGood! But i wish that it was 3D, & that i'd rotate, unarm unconscious opponents & my players, see against all buildings, climb or jump over fences & railings, & communicate with NPCs! Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    10
    This is one of the best western strategy gamest i have ever played in my life ! great story line, great gameplay, very good graphics and so onThis is one of the best western strategy gamest i have ever played in my life ! great story line, great gameplay, very good graphics and so on ! cant wait the next game ! Expand
  5. GeorgeB.
    Oct 6, 2002
    10
    This game has a great setting, memorable characters and stylish weapons. You really need to think about what you're doing to finish the 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. O.W.
    Jan 27, 2004
    9
    Hard! Good characters, good story, excellent graphics and the gameplay is so sweet we want more...definatly a good game after you complete Hard! Good characters, good story, excellent graphics and the gameplay is so sweet we want more...definatly a good game after you complete commandos and move on to Commandos 2. The in-game save makes it easier but not being able to rotate is a little annoying. Expand
  7. JonathanF.
    Nov 25, 2002
    6
    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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