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  • Summary: Darkwatch: Curse of the West blends vampire horror with western genres. Darkwatch is a secret strike-force that has a protected man from evil since the dawn of civilization. You play its newest and deadliest agent, Jericho Cross, an outlaw gunslinger hunting the vampire that bit him. Blast your way through an American frontier overrun by the undead using your arsenal of powerful assault vehicles, enhanced versions of Western weapons, supernatural vampire abilities, and your trusty undead horse. In this frightening version of the Wild West, you're never safe. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Quotation forthcoming. [Aug 2005]
  2. An excellent title and is one that everybody should try out – provided they have access to the Xbox version. It's a wonderful and unique experience that really shows a lot of polish.
  3. Darkwatch may have a few things that keep it from breaking new ground, but it does have key ingredients such as aggressive AI, tight controls and an interesting storyline that go hand in hand with the deep multiplayer experience that should lead to the game's appeal with its audience.
  4. Fighting an army of the undead with a six-shooter is rather challenging, but the game has smooth controls and sharp-edged firearms that allow you to get your gunsu on.
  5. From a technical perspective, Darkwatch is a crisp, clean joy to play. Targeting and firing your weapons and using your abilities is easy and intuitive, and the controls feel so precise you'll forget at times you aren't playing on a PC.
  6. The ever changing campaign, which goes from gunplay to horseback and even skeleton crushing buggies, does a good job of offering new experiences to keep the gameplay fresh, which definitely makes Darkwatch one to spend some time with during the next gaming drought.
  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: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. ToddK.
    Aug 18, 2005
    10
    I just picked this up yesterday and I love it!!! Vampires, zombies, and a kick ass exploding tip crossbow, what else could you want. This is an awesome game. Expand
  2. SampsonRage
    Aug 18, 2005
    10
    You got vampire on my old west. No, you got old west on my vampire. Either way it tastes good. I just love to knock the heads off of Zombie Vampires and watch them grope around for me. P.S Saving the virgin is the best part. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2011
    9
    I bought this a few years after it came out and this game was a BIG surprise! Why hadn't I heard about this game? I want a sequel. The controls are great and it feels as good as a COD game. It shoots well and the story is pretty good. The graphics are okay but it was an XBOX game so it's alright. SEQUEL NOW! ON XBOX 360! Expand
  4. Jbax
    Aug 17, 2005
    8
    Not great.....not bad....uhhhh...good.
  5. Alex
    Oct 13, 2005
    8
    It's not the best best game, but it's not the worst, i mean the graphics are good, and the weapon selection is alright, but they could have done it better, but all in all it's worth picking it up and renting it, it won't take you long to beat and it might not present a challenge. Expand
  6. SteveB.
    Oct 7, 2005
    8
    I just finished it and thought it was pretty good. Good graphics, great sound, good controls, unique story, very challenging. Viewing my statistics after finishing was fun. Definitely worth the rental. Expand
  7. AmyS.
    Aug 16, 2005
    7
    The graphics are beautiful but the gameplay seemed old and worn out.

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