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  • Summary: When a tragic turn of events sets one man down a path of supernatural chaos and revenge, he must brutally hunt down all those whom wronged him. Fight and survive through 8 unique story-based scenarios, and try your hand at more than 40 individually designed turn-based combat missions withWhen a tragic turn of events sets one man down a path of supernatural chaos and revenge, he must brutally hunt down all those whom wronged him. Fight and survive through 8 unique story-based scenarios, and try your hand at more than 40 individually designed turn-based combat missions with your squad of 1-4 posse squad members. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 3, 2016
    90
    Hard West is turn based combat in the Wild West with demons. I really like this! [Jan 2016]
  2. Nov 27, 2015
    82
    It's more than just an XCOM clone. Hard West is Wild West mystery with tactics, depth and death. It only fails with regard to long-term motivation.
  3. Nov 27, 2015
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Nov 18, 2015
    73
    Hard West isn’t the deepest game of its kind, but it does a good job of walking the line between cold, hard tactics, and Weird West-style personality.
  5. Dec 26, 2015
    70
    Hard West has flavor and grit in spades, but it's hard not to wonder what it could have been had its Kickstarter campaign been even more successful. It's not a game for anyone who wants to foster a posse through a single campaign, or who cares about individuals over the demands of the conglomerate plot. Analytic-minded hombres who appreciate unforgiving battles, step right up.
  6. Nov 25, 2015
    70
    Hard West gets a lot of things right, with a number of clever ideas that help to broaden the scope of the standard turn-based formula it draws upon, but a lack of checkpointing and other game design faux pas can spoil the fun.
  7. 50
    Hard West has a strong concept and is fun for a while, but because the core gameplay soon becomes monotonous, along with having some awful overworld segments, the game is difficult to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Nov 19, 2015
    10
    Fantastic game, I encourage everyone to play in it.

    Well played characters, cool graphics style and beautiful music. Well showed history
    Fantastic game, I encourage everyone to play in it.

    Well played characters, cool graphics style and beautiful music.
    Well showed history and consequences of my decisions.
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  2. Nov 26, 2015
    10
    I must admit i never expected Hard West to make such a great impression on me. It tries hard to be different from XCOM while it uses veryI must admit i never expected Hard West to make such a great impression on me. It tries hard to be different from XCOM while it uses very similar basic mechanics and it succeeds in doing so. Hard West is a series of grim stories about despair, wrong choices and being miserable but i believe it is something the guys in Eastern Europe are used to ;-) It's rpg-like layer is a bit underdeveloped but it's not the core of the game which, in fact, are tactical encounters. And i love tactical encounters in Hard West way more than i enjoyed them in XCOM.
    Lots of fighting with sixshooters and shotguns, lots of rogue cowboys and heavy armed bandits and some demons on top of it - i couldn't be more satisfied with a game at this price point.
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  3. Nov 26, 2015
    9
    Great tactical game and very refreshing setting. Love this weird mix of wild west and demons, satan, etc. Game is challenging (really, swallowGreat tactical game and very refreshing setting. Love this weird mix of wild west and demons, satan, etc. Game is challenging (really, swallow your pride and do the tutorial) and the characters are well designed (Paco FTW). I really cared for them! Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2019
    7
    A very solid turn based game, similar to XCOM but in the Wild West. A little rough around the edges but well worth a look for fans of the genre.
  5. ave
    Nov 3, 2018
    7
    Hard West was a pleasant surprise in the realm of tactical shooters ; trading the "usual" randomly generated characters / levels with craftedHard West was a pleasant surprise in the realm of tactical shooters ; trading the "usual" randomly generated characters / levels with crafted ones. The campaign is split into different chapters, each one following one character (and its eventual bunch) with their own goals and (cursed) path.
    The combat is satisfying, even if the presentation of relevant informations on the battlefield can be improved. Aside of choosing a set of two weapons (and 3 other items) for your character, you may spend some time on the Cards screen to give them active or passive abilities that can totally make the difference. It's a really neat and thematically relevant idea, properly implemented.
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  6. Apr 10, 2019
    6
    I like RPG fantasy games, but I thought myself that it's time to try something new, so I found Hard West, because Weird Western setting reallyI like RPG fantasy games, but I thought myself that it's time to try something new, so I found Hard West, because Weird Western setting really has interested me. Unfortunately after that game I want to come back to my RPGs game as fast as I can.
    Don't get me wrong, Hard West isn't bad game, just perhaps tactic games aren't for me. But let's start from the beginning.
    Hard West is based-turn tactical game set in wild west, but with demons and devils. Story is divided on several scenarios, which are connected into one big story. And plot is the best part of this game. I don't want to spoil anything, but it's worth to play it just for story. Rest is mediocre. Fights are repetitive, RNG is sometimes really annoying, soundtrack is good, but after some time also repetitive and fact that you start every scenario from zero (you lost all equipment and skills on the end of each scenario) makes you don't feel progress and it doesn't motivate you develop your team of cowboys or buy new weapons. Sooo... very, very good story with mediocre and repetitive gameplay (even different activities between fights didn't help here). Worth to buy, but only with discount. Nonetheless I'm happy I tried something new, but next time I doubt I'll play tactic game (RNG, non clear cover system and shooting through walls spoil for me immersion).
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  7. Nov 19, 2015
    0
    The game is based in unconnected tactic matches against the CPU. Don't expect RPG elements here, they are present very lightly, remark onThe game is based in unconnected tactic matches against the CPU. Don't expect RPG elements here, they are present very lightly, remark on very. Dialogue options are very few and don't really impact gameplay. So what we have here is a BlackGuards game concept set in the wild west mixed with XCOM combat.

    I must confess I didn't like it at all. May be you like it better, but don't expect anything new here or revolutionary. We all have played this game before one way or another, and usually it was better than this.
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