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  • Summary: On his epic journey through 1870s USA and Mexico, John Cooper will have to take responsibility for mistakes that have been made in the past. On his quest for redemption, Cooper joins forces with the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur "Doc" McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and aOn his epic journey through 1870s USA and Mexico, John Cooper will have to take responsibility for mistakes that have been made in the past. On his quest for redemption, Cooper joins forces with the runaway bride Kate O'Hara, shady Arthur "Doc" McCoy, the giant trapper Hector and a mysterious lady from New Orleans. They make their way from the mountains of Colorado to the heart of Louisiana, then finally to New Mexico, right back into Cooper's past.

    You take control of this ragtag band becoming a highly functional group of unlikely heroes and heroines. The leader of his team is Cooper, drifter and gunslinger, who can kill quietly with a knife or take out multiple foes with his revolvers. Strongman Hector carries a giant beartrap and can slay the toughest opponents with his trusty axe. Cold-blooded bounty hunter McCoy likes to be methodical, using lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and a custom long-range pistol. Kate can fool almost any man with the right outfit and kill discretely with her hidden gun.

    Combine your specialists to overcome tough challenges in many different ways. Plan your moves wisely and execute them perfectly in real-time to sneak past your enemies while remaining undetected.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 13, 2020
    90
    Desperados III is an excellent tactics with a deep gameplay, interesting features and references to the cowboy movies, which successfully revives the original series and continues the ideas laid down by the developers in Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. An exciting gameplay, built like a puzzle, makes you think ahead and improvise on the go. A convenient save system and fast loadings help to minimize annoyance even if your risky plan fails. If you like real-time tactical games and you like westerns, it is not recommended to skip this game.
  2. 90
    The good news is that most players will find something to enjoy in Desperados III. Mimimi Productions has learned from the few mistakes they made with Shadow Tactics to make a real time tactical strategy/stealth blend that works incredibly well on console. There are enough choices and replayability to suit both newcomers and veterans to the genres. The game is a worthwhile addition to your collection.
  3. Jun 19, 2020
    90
    The Desperados franchise has a solid and faithful cohort of fans but a decade and change is a long time to wait between games, so it makes sense to start with the origin, making it appeal to newly-converted lovers of the genre jonesing for a horse opera since the heady days of Red Dead 2. Desperados 3 is nothing like the overwrought and action-packed Red Dead, of course, but it replaces gunplay with the constant suspense that comes with well-made stealth and challenging puzzles, and taking a more satiric tone than the generally serious Rockstar product. Patient and creative fans of stealth games will enjoy Desperados 3 quite a lot, whether they’re into the genre or not.
  4. Jun 12, 2020
    85
    Desperados 3 brings a compelling Wild West story telling the origins of John Cooper and his gang. Each mission is brimming with life and atmosphere and offers a real challenge. With up to six characters, each with their own abilities, there are many different styles of play possible. The game is certainly challenging but offers a lot of replayability and value for money.
  5. Jun 17, 2020
    85
    Like Shadow Tactics before it, Desperados III is one of the best tactics games available, and certainly one of the most satisfying titles I’ve played this year. It’s a finely-tuned masterpiece of Swiss-watch construction, polished in every respect and delivering the kind of tuned cerebral action that isn’t easily found. For fans of complex strategic gameplay, they just don’t come better than this.
  6. Jun 15, 2020
    80
    The game’s writing is so sharply detailed that characters come to be defined by more than just their unique skills and abilities, and you come to know them more as they open up about themselves depending on the mission.
  7. Jun 12, 2020
    70
    Desperados III's Wild West setting makes for a charming backdrop, and the well-balanced, varied cast of bounty hunters means that each mission can be seen off in multiple, equally rewarding ways. But while the blend of refined real-time strategy mechanics and ever-escalating challenge will surely appeal to fans of the genre, novices could be perplexed by the often unforgiving difficulty and occasionally finicky rules.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Great game, amazing work. This is such a good continuation of a franchise I missed so much.
  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Unbelievably good game. After a bad sequel and Helldorado, I expected nothing, expectations were really low, but OH MY GOD how amazed I wasUnbelievably good game. After a bad sequel and Helldorado, I expected nothing, expectations were really low, but OH MY GOD how amazed I was right away. Great story, great chemistry between crew members, great music. Even all this equality stuff with cowboy women doesn't look that bad. I am only on a 6th mission, and I just can't stop playing. Best game of 2020 by 100 miles. Expand
  3. May 1, 2021
    10
    Absolutely great game! It feels like every enemy has exact position, where he has to be positioned. All locations are different to the end,Absolutely great game! It feels like every enemy has exact position, where he has to be positioned. All locations are different to the end, and gameplay just holds you for a very long time. Menu, settings, mechanics - are just perfect, this game is made by players for players, for sure. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    This game is epic! Love the story and the real epic play. This will be the best game in2020
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    9
    گیم پلی فوق العاده
    داستان خوب
    بازی به شدت سرگرم کننده و جذاب که باعث میشه ساعتها آدم سرگرم بشه
    گیم پلی فوق العاده
    داستان خوب
    بازی به شدت سرگرم کننده و جذاب که باعث میشه ساعتها آدم سرگرم بشه
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    8
    Amazing game, one of the best stealth real-time strategy games I have played.
  7. Aug 23, 2020
    0
    Overall, the story is boring, the background is boring, and the worldview is boring. it's not fun.

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