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  • Summary: On his epic journey through 1870s USA and Mexico, John Cooper will have to take responsibility for mistakes that have been made in the past. On his quest for redemption, Cooper joins forces with the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur "Doc" McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and aOn his epic journey through 1870s USA and Mexico, John Cooper will have to take responsibility for mistakes that have been made in the past. On his quest for redemption, Cooper joins forces with the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur "Doc" McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and a mysterious lady from New Orleans. They make their way from the mountains of Colorado to the heart of Louisiana, then finally to New Mexico, right back into Cooper's past.

    You take control of this ragtag band becoming a highly functional group of unlikely heroes and heroines. The leader of his team is Cooper, drifter and gunslinger, who can kill quietly with a knife or take out multiple foes with his revolvers. Strongman Hector carries a giant beartrap and can slay the toughest opponents with his trusty axe. Cold-blooded bounty hunter McCoy likes to be methodical, using lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and a custom long-range pistol. Kate can fool almost any man with the right outfit and kill discretely with her hidden gun.

    Combine your specialists to overcome tough challenges in many different ways. Plan your moves wisely and execute them perfectly in real-time to sneak past your enemies while remaining undetected.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 24, 2020
    100
    Tactical spaghetti western. Filminess, gameplay and atmosphere interwoven in a unique combination. Great musical accompaniment is just the icing on the cake. [Issue#304]
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    90
    Desperados III feels natural as a new entry in the series while being an innovative and really good actual game. A game that, without much noise, results in one of the best recent stealth experiences.
  3. Jul 14, 2020
    90
    The return of Desperados should be maybe more accurately called “The return of Shadow Tactics”, but that’s not a bad thing at all. Desperados 3 hasn’t lost any of the sneaky charm of the previous game and it adds new stuff to do, too.
  4. Jun 12, 2020
    87
    After Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games gets another big hit in the real-time tactics genre with Desperados III.
  5. Jun 13, 2020
    85
    A proper sequel to the original Desperados, and a tried-and-true tactical puzzle from Mimimi, the new masters of the genre.
  6. Sep 15, 2020
    80
    Desperados III is a great stealth tactic game with great graphics, music, voice acting, characters and story but can feel like a rehash of previous games made by the same developers.
  7. Jun 13, 2020
    74
    Desperados III won't be the glorious return of the franchise, but it's certainly a great game for the fans of this peculiar subgenre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 118
  2. Negative: 11 out of 118
  1. Jun 16, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Wowwww amazing game !! I perform to all of the gamer as play desperados 3.
    Thank you Mimimi company for beautiful game
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  2. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    One of the best strategy games in recent years and easily the best western themed game from my opinion (even compared to red dead).
  3. Jan 4, 2022
    10
    The game is a wonder, the first one being already a classic was an incredible high bar, but here was surpassed with class.
    First the
    The game is a wonder, the first one being already a classic was an incredible high bar, but here was surpassed with class.
    First the characters are lovely, Kate, John, Hector, etc, you may have your favourite but all serve a purpose narratively and in play, they exude charisma.
    Second the scenarios are awesome. Ironically the cities are the lamest, although the 3d feeling it gaves you gives you the vibe on being on something big. Which also serves to feed that sensation that all your characters are superheroes.
    The AI is good. Probably on the genre the bar its quite high, but on my casual perspective i can say. The game is hard, the guards react decently fast, and you will take hours figuring out the puzzle.
    That its another thing, this game gives so much freedom you will feel betraying yourself if you go for a guide.
    Ultimately the decisive factor was how much love they put onto this, DESPERADOS 3 WAS created with so much love it inspires me to write them a positive review.
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  4. Jun 18, 2020
    9
    I've played the classic, not the second one.
    I can say that is a very nice game. Strategy has been widely explored. Everything really works.
    I've played the classic, not the second one.
    I can say that is a very nice game. Strategy has been widely explored. Everything really works.
    In my opinion, the only thing what is missing here is about aesthetics. Characters don't open mouth to speak; they don't even have face during cut-scenes.
    Story on the game is shallow and simples.
    BUT I'm not a fan of games with good stories as I already have read Shakespeare and Dostoevsky.
    THE GAME IS AWESOME. Have fun!
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  5. Jul 23, 2020
    9
    Плюсы.
    +Редкий и удачный представитель жанра стелс-тактики в стиле Commandos. Предыдущая головоломка от разработчиков, но в японской
    Плюсы.
    +Редкий и удачный представитель жанра стелс-тактики в стиле Commandos. Предыдущая головоломка от разработчиков, но в японской стилистике Shadow Tactics.
    +Пять различных персонажей с синергией механик устранения врагов. Чередование комбинаций доступных героев на протяжении 16 заданий и дополнительных баронских испытаний.
    +Упор на скрытное прохождение, а не перестрелки, несмотря на Дикий Запад.
    +Испытания отображаются после прохождения миссии, не отвлекая первопроходцев от сути задания, не перестраивая геймплей игрока на получение "нашивок".
    +Наличие сохранений в любой момент. Удобный быстрый доступ к ним и загрузкам.
    +Несмотря на изометрию, вращающаяся камера даёт доступ к любому углу обзора.
    +Тактическая пауза, программирующая поведения героев для одновременного действия по одной кнопке.
    +Враги различаются не только по сложности устранения - "плащи", но и по реакции на привлекающие свисты Гектора - "пончоисты", и заманчивые манёвры О'Хары - мужчины и женщины.
    +Реиграбельность. Стиль и способ прохождения заданий у каждого игрока свой.

    Недостатки и пожелания.
    -Неудобное ускорение времени на геймпаде: крестовина влево, зажать А. Если для выжидания патрулей такое пальцеломство ещё подходит, то для перетаскивания тел - нет.
    -Хотелось бы больше способов устранения с помощью несчастных случаев и предметов обстановки.
    -Хотелось бы взаимодействовать с интерьером не только непосредственным касанием, но и выстрелами - тушение фонарей, запуск механизмов.
    -Завышенная цена.
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  6. Jun 23, 2020
    8
    Good, interesting, classic game. Game with gaimplay, not with "pretentious message".
  7. Jun 22, 2020
    0
    very disappointed with this game. the classic was way better and you shouldn't bother with this one

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