Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
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  1. Despite some attractive visuals, Desperados 2 is burdened by lame artificial intelligence and some very frustrating missions.
  2. PC Format
    61
    Confusing, often nonsensical execution, and a bit slow on the draw. [June 2006, p.91]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    89
    Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge continues on its predecessor’s path. The gameplay, graphics and characters are great. Add to that the Morricone-like music and you have a Wild West addict’s dream. Still, the game falls short of masterpiece status, because of too much frustrating sneaking, some graphics bugs and the occasionally stupid AI. [June 2006]
  4. PC Zone UK
    67
    Desperados 2 looks a bit dated, and the AI is basic 'search if you're heard, attack if you're seen.' However, it's still enjoyable - and with the effort comes a grumbling sense of achievement. [July 2006, p.89]
  5. Edge Magazine
    40
    While the basic mechanic shows promise, the game itself is purely mechanical, and predictably joyless as a result. [July 2006, p.92]
  6. Games Master UK
    80
    A genuine evolution in a series packed with charm and character. Yee Haw! [July 2006, p.67]
  7. 71
    The clumsy control scheme and passive AI are the two biggest frustrations we had with the sequel and while they weren't enough to completely kill the magic of the setting, they came damn close.
  8. 40
    Without a sound tactical game, Desperados 2 is only fun so long as you enjoy trying to guess what the hell the developers were thinking.
  9. So drink some Tequila at the bar and have a think about whether a slow-paced tactical squad RTS set in the Wild West is really for you.
  10. PC Gamer UK
    76
    If D2 came with a level-skip cheat printed in the manual, it would be a lot easier to recommend. [July 2006, p.70]
  11. What scuppers a lot of the enjoyment here is the flakey artificial intelligence of the enemies and the sheer willpower needed to persist through many of the technical glitches.
  12. If someone will ever be able to re-establish this kind of games, to make them deliver the kind of fun I’ve had with all the games that preceded Desperados 2, then I’ll clearly admit it and promote it. Until then, all I can tell you is to stay away from this game.
  13. The game is so cliché ridden that it is not even funny like Doc’s snarl and eye patch or the theme music you have heard in about every western on TV or at the movies.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    4
    Bought it in steam with discount, watched walkthrough on youtube, desire to play it by myself didn't appear.
    The game turned into bad FPS
    Bought it in steam with discount, watched walkthrough on youtube, desire to play it by myself didn't appear.
    The game turned into bad FPS with elements of tactics.
    Stealth is horrible.
    Bad optimisation.
    Dumb AI.
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  2. Jul 5, 2012
    3
    Stay away from this one. Even though the presentation is fine does the god-awful AI and boring mission design prevent you from having any kindStay away from this one. Even though the presentation is fine does the god-awful AI and boring mission design prevent you from having any kind of fun in this game. I can forgive a lot of things in video games but the AI in this game is so down right ridiculous that any kind of stealth and action is ruined. Full Review »
  3. Nov 15, 2011
    5
    Not played the first one but this as a concept was awesome. Being able to switch between multiple characters with different abilities at theNot played the first one but this as a concept was awesome. Being able to switch between multiple characters with different abilities at the same time was so beast at the time. The problem was that the action wasn't too convincing. Full Review »