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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.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2009
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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
633 products in account
316 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 25th, 2014
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
172 products in account
2 reviews
12.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 22nd, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
746 products in account
18 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
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"
Posted: December 1st, 2012
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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156 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 9th, 2012
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
27.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: May 24th, 2012
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