1883, SANTA FE. Peace in this town has been shattered by a shocking kidnapping. Gather your men and ride on a series of challenging missions to stop treacherous, marauding outlaws in this story of vile blackmail and revenge.
User reviews: Mixed (28 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2009
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September 10

Win Vista/ Win 7 compatibility & PhysX Update is out.

Dear players,

The game should work on Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, an issue with the missing PhysX legacy driver has been fixed.

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About This Game

1883, SANTA FE. Peace in this town has been shattered by a shocking kidnapping. Gather your men and ride on a series of challenging missions to stop treacherous, marauding outlaws in this story of vile blackmail and revenge. Capture a train load of loot, dodge through saloon fights, a jail-break, and shoot-outs! The stage is set for this Wild West Adventure. Will you live to tell the tale?
  • Wild West: Experience truly authentic Wild West locations on the PC, from a stormy rain robbery to bloody sunsets and beautiful old New Orleans, and more
  • Smart Enemies: 60 different enemies with tactical behavior driven by an advanced AI system
  • Multi-character game play: Play as six different characters, each with different specialist skills, abilities, and weaponry
  • Movie Mode: Record your heroic deeds!
  • Historical Weapons and Equipment: 6-shooter pistol, shotguns, rifle, bow and arrow, derringer, knifes, tomahawks and other weapons found in an 1880's arsenal
  • Technology: Switch between tactical view and actions view seamlessly, Bloom and HDR rendering, PhysXageia technology

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows© Vista/XP/2000
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 128 MB of dedicated video memory
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB free disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compliant
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Back to the Wild West. If you loved the strategy game Commandos, you need this game. Prepare, it is harder than Commandos, but not impossible. I recommend you to start on a hard level to enjoy the game for lot of hours.
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2012
A very nice, highly tactical game with an unusual difficulty curve (not really a curve), some patches are exceptionally hard and require pin point timing and planning where as some scenarios you can simply run in and punch. I got into the series when I got a demo of the 1st game "Desperado: Wanted Dead or Alive" free with a box a cereal (what a great promotion). I remember spending hours and hours silently knocking out every enemy in the one demo level and hiding their bodies in various outbuildings. This game still has the same great core game play with some less welcome mechanics bolted on such as the 1st person mode and movie export mode. This title improves upon the originals planning system in which you can set up satisfying combinations involving all your people silently taking down how a town. Some people may be put off by the large quantity of quick-saves and loading, but in this tittle I see it as slowly creating a masterpiece stroke by stroke. All in all I highly recommend this title or if you can get hold of it cheap, then "Desperado: Wanted Dead or Alive"
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Love this game! If you liked the first one in the series (Desperados) you will like this one too. It's not an easy game, sure, but it's rewarding, especially when you're not just shooting, but trying to outsmart the enemies. I recommend it to every strategy fan who have patience.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2012
A solid tactical strategy game in the spirit of Fallout Tactics or Jagged Alliance 2. Helldorado offers depth and rewards the patient player willing to invest the time to create the perfect group combat strategy. While the graphics are decidedly average and the Steam Overlay does not work, the addition of a first person action view, in addition to the overhead zoomable tactical view give the player a variety of choice when planning the attack. This game is worth the bargain price for players who don't mind a high learning curve and are patient enough to carefully strategize.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2012
Helldorado is the third game of the Desperados-series. First in the series we have "Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive" which basically was "Commandos" in a western atmosphere. Then came "Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge". And finally "Helldorado".. And you know what? IT SUCKS BIG TIME!

I Kidd, I Kidd! :-)

Via google I had a hard time making out if "Helldorado" just was another name for "Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge" or if it was new game. Luckily for me it was a totally new game that picks up where Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge left off.

Story
The beginning of the story is somewhat cheesy and random but one improvement with this game is that the story takes different turns with timen and make the overall experience more exciting.

Gameplay
This game is partly different from the original. In the original you usually have objectives as a sidemission. On most levels you have to kill all enemies no matter what the mission is. But in this game some levels are more oriented on the mission. Do you finish the mission you don't have to kill everyone in sight or even two thirds of them. This fact make you look more for patterns and you can choose in a wider sense what you can and MUST do. The missions also have differnet styles. For example, one mission is purely action and is more like Hitman than the original game.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
As this game (and Desperados 2) has the "option" of playing in first person mode the controls and change of camera angle bothered me quite a bit. I found myself using the first person mode more than the upper view even though I prefer the upper view (it just was easier not having to change the view all the time). The controls aren't horrible but they seemed very rushed and could have been alot more smooth and natural.

Difficult to Cure
The controls make this game a bit harder than it should be. Other than that the difficulty depends on the level you are at. I am not exactly sure but I think it was the second level of the game that took the longest time to finish for me. Meanwhile the "Hitman level" just went straight ahead.. And that is one of the later levels mind you. A level in one of these games is never "easy" but there definitely are different shades of grey.

Enemies and Friends
This has the same characters as the second game. They are still entertaining to play and as fun to watch as ever (between missions) but I would have liked to try one or two new faces with some different abilties. If only for a few missions. The enemies is a bit smarter in this game as well. Some will make you scream naughty things. They might respond in different ways at different times. Which make it harder to make the right response.

Nobody's Fault..
But the creators of the game. One thing that shouldn't be is the fact that some levels must be played again and again with different objectives. Which just drags the game down. Each level takes quite a bit of time if you hare not really, really good. Do you then want to replay basically the same thing again? NO, you wouldn't. This game would get one grade higher from me if just all levels was different.

Personal sidenote
I long for another game in the style of Commandos or Desperados (or one of them). The style of these game might not be for the biggest market (aka. Grand Theft Auto, World of Warcraft or Fifa) but it is for me! If one is ever made.. You have a customer right here mate!

Grade: 7 / 10
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
The first game was a jewel, sadly it doesn't run well on recent operating systems. This sequel is an outrage, with poor story, terrible level design, abysmal AI, uninteresting gameplay, and shallow graphics.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Jesus christ...... This game is horrible.

Ever time you launch it it tries to install some ♥♥♥♥ 3rd party crap you have to cancle.

There is about 1000 commands you can give with no tooltips on anything. You dont know what anything freaking does untill you try it out. You dont know anything about the terrain... like can I shoot over this rock? or will the dyamite just hit the rock and kill me?

The controlls are just clunky. Half of the moves require you to click 10 different things hold down 2 buttons and eventually you can get something done.

The story is boring and who cares. You are supposed to be saving your friend and I am not sure if I missed a game or something but I dont know who he is nor do I give a toss about him.

The auto save function doesn't overwrite itself so with each quicksave you will create a new save file.

The characters wont shut the hell up. The talk whenever you click anything and the voice action is alright at best.

Do not buy this game. Its just not worth it.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2013
fun old school similar to jagged alliance but in the old West, obviously, wee!
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11 of 32 people (34%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
i wouldnt recommend this game to anyone.. first off it does not work with windows 7.. So if you are using windows 7 good luck in trying to get it to work since steam support is non-exsistent when a game doesn't work.

don't say i did not warn you...

good luck.
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7 of 25 people (28%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
The game runs fine on my first gen i3 with intel hd graphics and windows 7. Its a terrible game though. Not a western shooter or even a very good strategy game. It tried to be both and fell flat on its face at both. Get it on a big sale if you have money to waste.
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2010
Helldorsucko. Ok so that wasnt that clever. I picked this up thinkgin that it would be a decent Wild West shooter, but turns out it is more of a top down strategy game. I really did not like it in a whole.

4/10
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6 of 25 people (24%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
not so good game not recommended for someone that even LOVES western games movies and stuff its a pure waste of money
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2013
É um tipo de game que não curto muito :/
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5 of 26 people (19%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game was terrible :/
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2 of 24 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
its awful
dont even look at it
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6 of 38 people (16%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
This game was terrible and quite racist towards Mexicans, not all Mexicans are fat, have mustaches and wear sombreros. Being part Mexican i find this quite offensive.
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14 of 71 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Heyyo,

Meh, it's a decent enough isometric tactical game... but I didn't find it nearly as fun as others, like Commandos 2... The AI is also pretty dumb in this game. Meh, it's a pass for me.
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