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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: 21 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 95
    With Weird West, WolfEye has created an ambitious immersive sim hybrid that sucks you ever-deeper into its gritty, bizarre world of the cults n’ cowboys like a particularly impatient quicksand. It occasionally struggles to translate its combat to a controller as smoothly as it could, but the rest of this package is so damn intoxicating that it matters little in the long run. A masterful game with a fascinating set of stories to tell.
  2. Mar 31, 2022
    85
    Weird West is an excellent immersive sim that marries a unique world, choice-driven gameplay, and a gorgeous aesthetic to create a game that’s unlike anything we’ve played this year. 2022 has been stacked with great games, but you should skip Weird West at your peril — or the Pigman will get you.
  3. May 7, 2022
    80
    Lacking some refinement in general and improvements in controls, Weird West overcomes these minor problems with good stories in different characters, great immersive sim system and an addictive combat.
  4. Mar 31, 2022
    75
    The beautiful thing about Weird West is also what makes it critically impenetrable. At least for me, my enjoyment of the game is tied to my particular playstyle. If you’re more ruthless with NPCs, if you’re more stealth-focused, or if you’re more patient, this is a very different game. So my frustration with the stealth is a sign to sneak around less. If I’m unhappy with the story, I can always change how it ends. Conversely, the movement and aiming controls are a tangible way of making your platforming choice. If you’re looking for a western RPG with this sort of blissful, overwhelming freedom, you’ve come to the right place. For better or for worse, Weird West has that freedom.
  5. 70
    Weird West has a lot of interesting systems working under the hood to let you play as you like. With this comes a certain amount of jank which undermines the immersion somewhat but the multiple character stories and many choices still make it worth playing.
  6. Mar 31, 2022
    70
    Weird West sets its sights high by promising player freedom and a responsive world to butterfly effect the hell out of, and it very nearly delivers on all of it. At its best, WolfEye Studios' first outing offers delightfully chaotic combat and an interesting supernatural setting that leaves no actions without consequence. But while in many respects Weird West achieves some of its grander ambitions, it fails to nail some of the basics. Immersive sim fans will be in their element here, but Raphael Colantonio's latest won't have as wide an appeal as his previous successes with Arkane.
  7. Mar 31, 2022
    40
    Playing Weird West, it’s hard to shake how much more gracefully other games of this type avoid similar pitfalls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. M13
    Oct 12, 2022
    10
    If you like games like wasteland you will love this. It's fantasy and cowboy mixed together and the combat works very well. The combat isn'tIf you like games like wasteland you will love this. It's fantasy and cowboy mixed together and the combat works very well. The combat isn't turn-based, which scared me, but with slow motion and other abilities you can do some impressive impressive shooting. Problems talked about in other posts have been fixed in updates. Game runs very smoothly on the PS4.. Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2022
    10
    Actually Weird West is a very good game, i enjoy this game, but Weird West concludes some bugs to fix
  3. 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
  4. Jun 6, 2022
    10
    This is the freshest thing I played this year. I normally hate twin stick shooting, but here I treat it as a part of the experience. Also, theThis is the freshest thing I played this year. I normally hate twin stick shooting, but here I treat it as a part of the experience. Also, the game has something that games don’t have today: story and dialogues written by a writer or someone who knows what they’re doing.

    Try it. It’s not expensive and worth every penny.
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  5. Apr 2, 2022
    9
    Good-
    A very fascinating setting. The storytelling is engaging and well written. There is an extreme emphasis on player's choice and it adds
    Good-
    A very fascinating setting. The storytelling is engaging and well written. There is an extreme emphasis on player's choice and it adds to the replay value. The game reacts to literally everything you do and it is impressive how well an indie studio pulled that off. The combat and stealth is enjoyable and fair. The progression feels solid and works well enough

    Bad-
    The game has come pretty bad control issues and bad camera problems. The side content is repetitive.

    Thoughts-
    These issues, however, are all easy to ignore, because there’s so much more to love in Weird West. There aren’t a lot of games out there that are this committed to letting the player do as they please, but Weird West never says no to you. It lets you lose in its dense, meticulously crafted sandbox of emergent mechanics, and reacts to every single thing you do, crafting an experience that feels entirely of your own making. That’s what makes immersive sims so special, and even in that group, Weird West feels like a landmark achievement.
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  6. Apr 4, 2022
    7
    I see and hear a pinch of deathloop & a dash of dishonored, one of the characters in Grackle looks just like Billie Lurk from death of theI see and hear a pinch of deathloop & a dash of dishonored, one of the characters in Grackle looks just like Billie Lurk from death of the outsider! but weird west is absolutely not those games. I think the game is extremely fun and addictive so Im happy paying $40 for it on the PS5. Only issue I have is the aiming, its very clunky & needs a lock on target option and it does get repetitive. Expand
  7. Jul 29, 2022
    4
    I'm sorry, but while this is a fascinating game, that doesn't make it good. The controls make it way too difficult to aim, the enemies areI'm sorry, but while this is a fascinating game, that doesn't make it good. The controls make it way too difficult to aim, the enemies are actually really difficult to spot, making stealth nearly impossible, and the autosave doesn't even work sometimes. Make sure you save plenty because if you die, which you certainly will, you can be brought back really far in the game. If you're looking for a different experience, you'll get it... you just won't get the good game that comes with it Expand