Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 85
    What better way to scale how much fun this game is then to say that without a doubt that the level of enjoyment that you get with Lead and Gold is nearly unrivaled.
  2. PC Format
    A great little shooter, and one that could well give Valve a run for its money. [June 2010, p.90]
  3. PC Gamer UK
    Easily comparable with titles twice its price. Its core gunplay and design are more airtight than a collapsed mine. [June 2010, p.94]
  4. Cowboys, sixshooters and nice multiplayer action. It's hard not to like Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. Save from some annoying spawn points, this is great multiplayer fun with charming graphics, a lot of content and many different game modes. A highly recommended download for everyone.
  5. The debut title from developer Fatshark, risen from the ashes of now defunct developer Grin, is an intense third person multiplayer shooter. With exquisite level design, great character classes, top notch presentation and thoroughly entertaining team based gameplay this is an impressive debut indeed.
  6. Fast to learn and fun to play, and sold at a very inviting price. Add a wild west appeal to that, and what you get is a big deal. Might be considered as a mere Team Fortress 2 clone, still it delivers some true funny matches.
  7. The varied game types, excellent maps, straightforward game mechanics, and fun setting mean you shouldn't hesitate in picking this one up.
  8. If you look at the overall value of this package, it doesn't take long to see that Fatshark has stepped up with a winner. The developers set out to appeal to an array of genres and I think they'll eventually get a decent following because of it.
  9. The class-based gunplay between teams of dusty scavengers is fast and dirty, but there’s a sense of strategy that rewards slowing things down a beat and keeping an eye on your fellow cowboys.
  10. AceGamez
    Lead and Gold’s biggest problem is how it doesn’t take advantage of its setting in a meaningful way. The Wild West was such an iconic time, and has been immortalized in countless classic movies and books, but the game doesn’t really get across that creaky old west vibe that it should.
  11. Waiting for dedicated servers, Lead and Gold is a good multiplayer game with some small but nice ideas that take advantage of the Far West setting.
  12. Fast, spot-on controls for sprinting and jumping, combined with amazingly detailed levels, make Lead and Gold an incredibly intense experience with bullets flying around every corner.
  13. You wanna feel like a cowboy? Well, Lead and Gold: Gangs of Wild West is a good shot. Its only weaknesses are the classes you can‘t change, and there aren‘t too many players online.
  14. Lead and Gold has the ground work and potential to be a game that people never forget about, but until the developers implement that characteristic that keeps players motivated, the interest will always be minimal.
  15. Lead and Gold is like Team Fortress in wild west style, but lacks innovation and long-time motivation. Nevertheless it's worth a look.
  16. PC Zone UK
    Lag and server issues. [July 2010, p.88]
  17. A nice multiplayer shooter that borrows rigorously from genre staples, but doesn't really add anything new besides the western theme. Can't beat the price, though.
  18. Lead and Gold's straight-shooting multiplayer action is good fun, despite a few drawbacks that tarnish its appeal.
  19. 70
    If you’re more of a casual multiplayer gamer like I am, then Lead and Gold is neat game. Just don’t expect to be playing it for months on end.
  20. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Above average multiplayer first-person shooter in an unconventional western stylization looks good, sounds great and plays excellent! [July 2010]
  21. There is a slim chance that Fatshark will eventually manage to fill Lead and Gold with content, like Valve did with Team Fortress 2. But right now the game is not worth its $15.
  22. Fun and nervous, Lead and Gold will certainly fit to the gamer who only wants to let off steam a little bit. But for the others, a couple hours will be enough to see all the game have to offer.
  23. Edge Magazine
    There's wild west fun to be had within these simplistic charms, but it's unlikely to replace your favoured multiplayer shooter. [June 2010, p.103]
  24. Despite some nifty enhancements to teamplay and a great western setting, Lead and Gold somewhat falls through with sloppy weapon physics, lag issues and weird design choices.
  25. PC PowerPlay
    Terrible pings, no servers and a tiny player base. [July 2010, p.58]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 128
  2. Negative: 12 out of 128
  1. JustinF
    May 18, 2010
    Just got this game a few days ago. So far I have been enjoying it a lot. No complaints thus far. No different than TF2 just with a western theme IMO.
  2. JoarE
    May 6, 2010
    This is the one of the best multiplayer shooters I have played for a very, very long time. It's fast paced and looks great! Worth every penny.
  3. KevinR.
    May 2, 2010
    This game has potential if it improves everything in the game. I hope there will be new options like character customisation, new maps , new This game has potential if it improves everything in the game. I hope there will be new options like character customisation, new maps , new game modes etc. Right now there are just a lot of better games for the same price like Team Fortress 2 for instance. This game is good but don't expect to have any groundbreaking experience. Full Review »