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  • Summary: The game introduces the Darkwatch, a secret strike-force that has vigilantly protected man from evil incarnate since the dawn of civilization. Their newest and deadliest agent is Jericho Cross, an outlaw gunslinger pulled into their ranks by an unfortunate close encounter with a vampire lord. To save the West, and his own soul from damnation, Jericho must hunt the vampire that bit him through an American frontier suddenly overrun by his undead minions. At his disposal is the advanced, deadly technology of the Darkwatch, including an arsenal of powerful assault vehicles and enhanced versions of Western weapons, along with supernatural vampire abilities and a trusty undead horse. Players will experience an action-packed "living West" in "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" with massive environments, non-linear missions, dynamic enemy and non-player-character artificial intelligence (A.I.) affected by a player reputation system, and precision gunplay with location-specific damage. [Sammy Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Quotation forthcoming. [Aug 2005]
  2. In terms of gameplay quality, this may be another middle-of-the-road shooter, but the unique premise sets it aside from everything else out there. [Sept 2005, p.94]
  3. A decent shooter with a vampire-western theme. More Sergio Leone and "Halo," less "Serious Sam" and techno-steam-punk-funk, and it would have been even better. [Oct 2005]
  4. 80
    A truly remarkable experience. And, while the game itself may not have broken any new ground, the world it introduces more than makes up for that. It will leave gamers hungry for more.
  5. It's a fun, fast-paced game with enough eye candy to entertain the undead-killing gunslinger that lives deep inside all of us.
  6. There's tons of potential here, but it's mired by a lack of variety, pacing that charges through important bits, and a lack of distinct personalities or identifiable characters. It's decent, but what's there wasn't used nearly well enough.
  7. This could have been a great original title, but instead it's a waste of shelf space with just one redeeming feature: it only takes around five hours to beat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Anonymous
    Apr 30, 2007
  2. JonathonB.
    Aug 18, 2005
    Most borkworthy game i've yet seen on this newfangled computerized entertainment thing!
  3. EdF.
    Aug 23, 2005
    Best first person shooter for the PS2. Story and hands on controls kick butt.
  4. Hereticjames
    Sep 11, 2005
    Great & fun game for all ghothic fans.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Sep 16, 2005
    This is a great game, but it's a little too hard. and its not as gory as i would have liked it to be, but the rag-doll physics are great, and the story sucks you in right away. this would make one great movie! Expand
  6. ColeH.
    Jul 10, 2007
    It is a great game to play I love how Jerico slauters the zombies and punishes teh EVIL!!! It is a very good game and It is definatly one of my favorite game to play. Expand
  7. SuperGround
    Aug 29, 2005
    The only things good about this game are the melee attacks and the art style. This game drops the ball on everything else. I felt like a was standing in front of one of those tennis ball lauchers during the entire game, every level just throws enemies at you. On top of that we have: terrible characters, crap dialogue, and absolutely "zero" soul. Worst game I have played in a long time. Expand

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