Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. A great little shooter, and one that could well give Valve a run for its money. [June 2010, p.90]
  2. 85
    What better way to scale how much fun this game is then to say that without a doubt that the level of enjoyment that you get with Lead and Gold is nearly unrivaled.
  3. Easily comparable with titles twice its price. Its core gunplay and design are more airtight than a collapsed mine. [June 2010, p.94]
  4. The debut title from developer Fatshark, risen from the ashes of now defunct developer Grin, is an intense third person multiplayer shooter. With exquisite level design, great character classes, top notch presentation and thoroughly entertaining team based gameplay this is an impressive debut indeed.
  5. Cowboys, sixshooters and nice multiplayer action. It's hard not to like Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. Save from some annoying spawn points, this is great multiplayer fun with charming graphics, a lot of content and many different game modes. A highly recommended download for everyone.
  6. Fast to learn and fun to play, and sold at a very inviting price. Add a wild west appeal to that, and what you get is a big deal. Might be considered as a mere Team Fortress 2 clone, still it delivers some true funny matches.
  7. If you look at the overall value of this package, it doesn't take long to see that Fatshark has stepped up with a winner. The developers set out to appeal to an array of genres and I think they'll eventually get a decent following because of it.
  8. The varied game types, excellent maps, straightforward game mechanics, and fun setting mean you shouldn't hesitate in picking this one up.
  9. Fast, spot-on controls for sprinting and jumping, combined with amazingly detailed levels, make Lead and Gold an incredibly intense experience with bullets flying around every corner.
  10. Lead and Gold’s biggest problem is how it doesn’t take advantage of its setting in a meaningful way. The Wild West was such an iconic time, and has been immortalized in countless classic movies and books, but the game doesn’t really get across that creaky old west vibe that it should.
  11. You wanna feel like a cowboy? Well, Lead and Gold: Gangs of Wild West is a good shot. Its only weaknesses are the classes you can‘t change, and there aren‘t too many players online.
  12. Waiting for dedicated servers, Lead and Gold is a good multiplayer game with some small but nice ideas that take advantage of the Far West setting.
  13. Lead and Gold has the ground work and potential to be a game that people never forget about, but until the developers implement that characteristic that keeps players motivated, the interest will always be minimal.
  14. The class-based gunplay between teams of dusty scavengers is fast and dirty, but there’s a sense of strategy that rewards slowing things down a beat and keeping an eye on your fellow cowboys.
  15. Lead and Gold is like Team Fortress in wild west style, but lacks innovation and long-time motivation. Nevertheless it's worth a look.
  16. Lag and server issues. [July 2010, p.88]
  17. Above average multiplayer first-person shooter in an unconventional western stylization looks good, sounds great and plays excellent! [July 2010]
  18. A nice multiplayer shooter that borrows rigorously from genre staples, but doesn't really add anything new besides the western theme. Can't beat the price, though.
  19. 70
    If you’re more of a casual multiplayer gamer like I am, then Lead and Gold is neat game. Just don’t expect to be playing it for months on end.
  20. Lead and Gold's straight-shooting multiplayer action is good fun, despite a few drawbacks that tarnish its appeal.
  21. There is a slim chance that Fatshark will eventually manage to fill Lead and Gold with content, like Valve did with Team Fortress 2. But right now the game is not worth its $15.
  22. There's wild west fun to be had within these simplistic charms, but it's unlikely to replace your favoured multiplayer shooter. [June 2010, p.103]
  23. Fun and nervous, Lead and Gold will certainly fit to the gamer who only wants to let off steam a little bit. But for the others, a couple hours will be enough to see all the game have to offer.
  24. Despite some nifty enhancements to teamplay and a great western setting, Lead and Gold somewhat falls through with sloppy weapon physics, lag issues and weird design choices.
  25. Terrible pings, no servers and a tiny player base. [July 2010, p.58]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Aug 29, 2011
    8
    this game is good,a small game bring u fun,but i am so sad why so less player play this good game ,when i bought this 200 player online,now only 20-35,the ping is over 300,but i still like it Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    7
    This game is what happens when Team Fortress 2 and Red Dead Redemption have a child.
    Honestly, it is. Good, cheap, fun, easy to be good at.

    Recommended.
    Full Review »
  3. Mar 24, 2011
    10
    Overall, it's very smooth, the gameplay is really fun and fast-paced and it does indeed have a Team Fotressy feel to it. It's is online multi-player only, though it does offer an online co-op option to play against bots with your friends. Lead and Gold is a very well made game that shows the Fat Shark devs have real potential. The real test will be how they support it being that it is online only. Fingers are firmly crossed. Full Review »