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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: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  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. Feb 26, 2020
    10
    Get you some good hours of fun out of this one, never seen the west quite like this.
  3. Apr 12, 2021
    9
    I played this game on XBOX (not sure why it's not here). It's quite good and only in its kind (western-like). If you like XCOM or MUTANTI played this game on XBOX (not sure why it's not here). It's quite good and only in its kind (western-like). If you like XCOM or MUTANT you'll like it. Expand
  4. 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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  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. Jan 15, 2016
    5
    Hard West is average in almost every aspect. The visuals are neither bad, nor are they stellar. Music and sound overall is ok, but nothingHard West is average in almost every aspect. The visuals are neither bad, nor are they stellar. Music and sound overall is ok, but nothing more, really. The gameplay is fine, but it becomes rather 'meh' before too long. In fact it's so average that I thought about writing a longer review, but lost the will to do so mid-way. Kind of what happened when I was playing the game. Expand
  7. May 6, 2020
    0
    Very similar to xcom yet only differences are in the ambiance worlds enemies and humans but the rest has been watered down a bit for its ownVery similar to xcom yet only differences are in the ambiance worlds enemies and humans but the rest has been watered down a bit for its own innovation that is lacking immitating xcom yet not using it as a guide on what to do better or new and maintain unique and fun or surprising only worth on sales for very cheap prices. Expand

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