Dead Man's Hand Xbox

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  • Summary: Now you can experience the best elements of the Western genre, brought straight from the silver screen to the Xbox. Dead Man's Hand is a first-person shooter set in the Wild West. You assume the role of El Tejon, a master gunslinger who seeks vengeance. As the story unfolds, you pursueNow you can experience the best elements of the Western genre, brought straight from the silver screen to the Xbox. Dead Man's Hand is a first-person shooter set in the Wild West. You assume the role of El Tejon, a master gunslinger who seeks vengeance. As the story unfolds, you pursue members of "The Nine," a gang of ruthless outlaws who betrayed you and left you for dead. Gunslinging, bar brawls, horseback action sequences, train chases, and epic showdowns are just part of the historic feel to this bona fide Old West adventure. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. The graphics and sounds will only keep the spirit of the Old West alive as you take out hundreds of outlaws with a few pulls of a trigger. Add addictive multiplayer modes and a low price tag of $29.99, Dead Man’s Hand is easily the best buy so far of 2004.
  2. GamePro
    80
    Despite its failings, Dead Man's Hand has enough character, style, and atmosphere to make it an enjoyable time killer. [June 2004, p.70]
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    If you thought shooters needed more Stetson hats and Winchester rifles, you can't go wrong with this one. [May 2004, p.96]
  4. Out of the box Dead Man’s Hand is a huge disappointment and a classic example of a great idea marred by poor or just sloppy game design.
  5. The concept and play consistently deal a royal flush, just ignore the choppy visuals, which can irritate like a pesky infection picked up at Miss Kitty’s Cat House.
  6. 55
    While the game certainly has its own distinct feel and charm, the overall experience is quite forgettable. It represents mediocrity at its finest.
  7. Edge Magazine
    30
    Technically, ... Dead Man's Hand is a mess - which is a shame because this could have been a whole barrel of fun. [May 2004, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JR
    Mar 3, 2004
    10
    A GREAT GAME.
  2. AnthonyC.
    Mar 23, 2004
    8
    This game has the realism i like and the multiplayer to boot so it is better than most but not the best.
  3. Gamegriller
    Jun 16, 2004
    7
    I don't think this game is always being treated fairly. Yes, it does lag in framerate, and it does look somewhat dated, but it is very I don't think this game is always being treated fairly. Yes, it does lag in framerate, and it does look somewhat dated, but it is very enjoyable as a western first person shooter with many campy qualities and decent fps action. Expand