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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 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  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 19, 2015
    10
    I think it is fresh idea. Last game from western witch i was play was RRR, and now finly i can play someting story driving.

    If somoene dont
    I think it is fresh idea. Last game from western witch i was play was RRR, and now finly i can play someting story driving.

    If somoene dont belife i propose to play it:)
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  3. Nov 20, 2015
    9
    It's a well made game in a interesting and in rarely used setting, which is western and more particulary weird west. I am having fun with itIt's a well made game in a interesting and in rarely used setting, which is western and more particulary weird west. I am having fun with it so far and I don't think it will change over time (actually plated 15 hours of it). Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2016
    8
    This is a solid game and I plan on keeping and eye on this developer. The game is also very reasonably priced. The graphics, music, andThis is a solid game and I plan on keeping and eye on this developer. The game is also very reasonably priced. The graphics, music, and sound are a good quality and the overall package of this game is well worth the price. The game play is solid and easy to maneuver once you get the hang of it.
    You can purchase a deluxe package (still reasonably priced) that includes a soundtrack and a comic back story (if you're into that sort of thing).
    Do yourself a favor and buy it from GOG.com and you won't have to deal with DRM from Steam or anyone else..
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  5. Nov 24, 2015
    7
    This is just unbelievable. So much satanism and spiritualism in one game what is supposed to be wild west game, cowboys and sh**.

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    This is just unbelievable. So much satanism and spiritualism in one game what is supposed to be wild west game, cowboys and sh**.

    Other than that, once you skip demonic stuff, you have the game. It is Xcom style game set in the wild west environment. Dark and shallow story leads this adventure. Too bad, because we have enough evil in every day, I personally do not need more during my relaxation hours and gaming hours. I will give it 7/10, however if you never tried XCom, that should be your first choice.
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  6. Mar 12, 2018
    7
    Interesting premise, interesting gameplay.
    However, both fall short of greatness. Still an enjoyable game.
    Minus points for still having a
    Interesting premise, interesting gameplay.
    However, both fall short of greatness. Still an enjoyable game.
    Minus points for still having a glitch that got my savegame on the prospector's mission to make it impossible to finish!
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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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