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  • Summary: Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantasticalSurvive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. May 11, 2022
    90
    While being presented in the format of a traditional RPG, Weird West has shoot-outs that feel that they come right out of a cowboy movie, and offers quests with a ton of freedom. While the gameplay itself is simple, seeing the crazy Western setting through the lens of five different main characters is fascinating, and the mysterious story wraps up in an interesting way.
  2. Apr 19, 2022
    85
    Weird West is a truly special experience. While each one of its stories is compelling in its own right, when put together they transform into something fantastic. This is a game that shows its monsters and asks the player to be disgusted, and then turns them into a monster and asks if they feel the same way. As such, every one of the journeys contained within is worth taking, but it’s only once players have trod all of those roads that they’ll appreciate just how amazing Weird West‘s accomplishments are. It’s deep, it’s fascinating, and it’s full of the kind of storytelling that resonates for a long time after credits roll — truly an incredible experience from beginning to end.
  3. Apr 1, 2022
    83
    The fast-paced action RPG blends Wild West and Dark Fantasy. The game world changes due to your activities. Slight control quirks.
  4. Mar 31, 2022
    80
    Wolfeye’s attempt to bring the immersive sim genre to an isometric game works well overall, albeit with a few hiccups in handling combat and looting. Fans itching for a game that allows freedom of choice in both story and gameplay at every turn should look no further than Weird West.
  5. 75
    Overall, Weird West dishes up an alluring world that you can explore to your heart’s content. Its story structure and procedurally generated travel encounters will keep players on their toes and ensure that no two playthroughs are the same. Even though there are a few glitches and the game’s camera can feel a little clunky at times, the visual style and depth of Weird West’s world more than make up for it. If you have a soft spot for comic books, interesting stories, and dynamic characters, Weird West will be a great addition to your library.
  6. Apr 7, 2022
    70
    It’s buggy, the balance is off, and a good 80% of the locations only really serve as random sidequest destinations. But the storytelling drew me in, the stealth worked rather well, and on the occasions when I felt like I had resources to burn it was just so dang satisfying to slow motion dive out from behind a corner while blasting a barrage of shotgun shells.
  7. May 6, 2022
    40
    It’s a shame that the weirdest thing about Weird West is how boring it can often be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    One of the best game what a play in my life... sud they don't have ps5 version...
  2. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    Metacritic, where people leave negative reviews without playing the game. I pity these people. Weird West is unique and the type of game IMetacritic, where people leave negative reviews without playing the game. I pity these people. Weird West is unique and the type of game I wish we had more of these days. Impactful choices, solid writing, abundant interactivity, interesting quests, enticing random encounters, promised post-launch content, good atmosphere, immersion, etc. The only demerits are the clunky controls, lack of voice acting, and the camera. Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    A unique masterpiece! So immersive and full of ambiance. Love the twists and turns.
  4. Apr 7, 2022
    7
    6.5 out of 10. Entertaining, albeit shallow gameplay/weapons. Bugs and glitches mar the game throughout, but hopefully will be patched soon.6.5 out of 10. Entertaining, albeit shallow gameplay/weapons. Bugs and glitches mar the game throughout, but hopefully will be patched soon. The biggest detractor from my entertainment of the game was the glaring and obvious corner cutting in many parts of the game. If this had been made by a startup indie company or something, I'd easily have bet that they ran out of money before they completed everything they wanted to and needed to push it out the door. However, since it was Devolver that made this, they don't have the luxury of that excuse. If this game wasn't on GamePass, it would get a 5 from me, but seeing as it is, it is unique enough to warrant experiencing it since it's "free" to anyone who has GamePass. I'd like to see another game done in this genre and style, but built with deeper systems and mechanics and have more polish. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2022
    6
    Devolver Digital has to be one of the most overrated indie studios out there. I truly don't understand the hype behind their games, but I wasDevolver Digital has to be one of the most overrated indie studios out there. I truly don't understand the hype behind their games, but I was hoping Weird West would sway me. All of their "games" are extremely shallow with very limited gameplay mechanics.

    Unfortunately Weird West is an extremely mediocre game. Lots of reused maps and assets, an incredibly shallow combat system, a horrible AI, and a lack luster story. This game should probably be a max of 20-30 dollars.

    I am a completionist and almost always finish games I start, but I will be struggling to find the willpower to complete this one.
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  6. Apr 6, 2022
    5
    To that guy Explicit1 who saying that no one should put how they feel about a game here on Metacritic, I say you should stop trying to tellTo that guy Explicit1 who saying that no one should put how they feel about a game here on Metacritic, I say you should stop trying to tell people what to write and mind his own damn business!!

    As far as the game is concern its around a 5 / 10. I love the Dishonored Series and I wish that Ralph would go back to making AAA Immersive Sims like those and I realize this is a small-budget, Indie game so that allowance have to be made....
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  7. Apr 7, 2022
    1
    Weird West is basically Desperados or Hard West with worse story and much worse gameplay. The writing is really thin and strung out; it's aWeird West is basically Desperados or Hard West with worse story and much worse gameplay. The writing is really thin and strung out; it's a lot of time spent with little going on. There are two problems with Weird West: it takes too long to get to the comparatively good parts and the comparatively good parts are actually pretty bad. Expand

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