Westerado: Double Barreled. When your family is murdered by a mysterious desperado, you set out into the world to take revenge. Take control of your own fate and that of others, all using your trusty shooting iron.
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 83% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (513 reviews) - 93% of the 513 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 16, 2015

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“Westerado is fun, a humorous and violent detective tale in the Old West.”
83/100 – PC Gamer

“Red Dead Redemption wishes it looked as good as Westerado”
9.5/10 – Game Grin

“Rarely do I sit down to play a game, finish it and instantly start a new playthrough; this is one of those games.”
10/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

Westerado: Double Barreled is Ostrich Banditos’ homage to Spaghetti Westerns about dirty pasts, consequences and taking a hold of your future. When your family is murdered by a mysterious desperado, you set out into the world to take revenge. Take control of your own fate and that of others, all using your trusty shooting iron. If words aren’t enough to persuade a character, draw your revolver and see what happens. You can shoot whomever, whenever you like. Be an outlaw or a saint, explore the open world, meet a varied cast of characters and decide how you want your revenge story to unfold.

  • Hunt down the desperado that killed your family and explore the stories of the world’s inhabitants. Discover all the possibilities and create a unique story each time you play.

  • Ride, shoot, and threaten your way through an expansive Wild West, expanded with all-new environments like the forest, desert and mountains.

  • Soak up the western sun in a world built out of the grittiest pixels this side of Montezuma, and an expanded western soundtrack, featuring live recorded banjos, trumpets, saloon pianos and more!

  • GUNS! Let your gun do the talking, by drawing and cocking it during any conversation. Shoot whoever you want, whenever you want, no exceptions. Pick your favorite weapon, whether it’s a revolver, shotgun or even a tomahawk.

  • Multiple save slots to keep your progress across sessions and explore the splitting narrative.

  • Technical upgrades to include full controller support and 720p/1080p display resolutions.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
It's perfection. Absolutely fantastic. This is Red Dead Redemption for PC until Rockstar get a brain. I don't want to spoil anything. Just get it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Replaying is fun. There's different endings and mission branches.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I'm in the very beginning and I'm already hooked. Fantastic storytelling, music is really great and the dialogue keeps me focused. Really good so far.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
DISCLAIMER: This is a first impressions review, and NOT a full review, if you want a full review, then please read better reviews then mine

Westerado: Double Barreled is a top-down, open world Western shooter from the developers Ostrich Banditos and publisher Adult Swim Games, the game is an improvement from the browser gameof the same name; Westerado

Your family have been brutally murdered and your ranch has been burnt down, there is nothing left for you in this world, apart from revenge

In Westerado: Double Barreled you must complete jobs for people and in return for doing these jobs you'll be given clues about the appearance of the man who you seek to kill, alternatively you can go around shooting every last person in the hopes that one of them is the man you seek

The game has a gorgeous pixel art style and a reasonably big map which you can explore whenever you want to. There are lots of side quests to find and complete all of which have interesting stories to uncover and it captures the feel of the Wild West excellently

The writing is done phonetically for a Southern drawl which helps make it feel more real and the writing itself is fantastic and has simple, fun and often intense gunplay. A few different weapons to play around with: Revolver, Rifle, Shotgun, Dual Revolvers and Bolas

The game offers multiple endings and a few characters which can be unlocked. The game offers an excellent soundtrack and great sound effects. There are several factions/gangs within the game with poker mini-games and bounties which can be completed for money, however, the main quests can be completed very quickly though as mentioned there are plenty of side quests to do

Sadly, the game world is the same every time you play and areas aren't repopulated after everyone in said area is killed so there's no reason to revisit areas you've already passed through and the amount of money you lose when you die is too high in my opinion

However, an excellent open world Western shooter with gorgeous pixel graphics, a big open world, fantastic writing and intense gunplay. If you're a fan of Westerns then you definitely need to pick this game up!

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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I wouldn't say it's worth 15 because it's a two hour long game, but it's worth 5, and that's what I got it for. :^)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
It's a worth the $6 sale...
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
always wear protection (hats)
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Highly recommended!
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18 of 474 people (4%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
2 hour long ♥♥♥♥ game made by monkeys hope it goes under
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270 of 284 people (95%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
A love letter in many ways to classic Western movies and classic games, Westerado: Double Barreled starts with a familiar premise: your family has (spoilers for the first 30 seconds of the game) been murdered. Your ranch has been burned down. With nothing but the hat on your head, the shirt on your back, and the revolver in your holster, you set out on a quest for vengeance.

And then the game basically turns you loose on a sandbox Western action-RPG and lets you do whatever the hell you want. Sure, you're supposed to find your family's killer and enact your revenge, but let's be honest: there's a lot more to do in Westerado, and you'd be foolish to simply skip through the main storyline and be done. Most people will probably do the same quests first: helping a concerned wife bring her drunk husband home, clearing out a graveyard of bandits, etc.

The quest design at first seems pretty straightforward, but there's actually a great deal of freedom here. As far as I can tell, literally every single NPC in the game can be killed, which can be a boon during certain quests whose other option for completion is a hefty amount of money. In one notable mid-game quest, a local Indian chief tasks you with freeing buffalo from ranches. I did so with a blend of violence and not-giving-a-damn and wound up finishing with the blood of a few ranchers on my hands but the satisfaction of herds of bison now roaming free.
Upon attempting to finish another quest, however, I learned that this quest was now failed because the woman who gave it to me was angry at me for killing one of the ranchers. It's this inter-connectivity that makes the quests interesting, and as the game goes on the quests get bigger and more important.

In my favorite questline, you're tasked with trying to bring peace between said Indian chief's tribe and a local militia. I don't know how much else I could've done, but let's just say it didn't go well. In my story, I ended up heling the tribe wipe out the fort and take it over. I was then given the option to continue this questline and help them take over the nearby city, a task I attempted but then failed at. Upon reloading, I reckoned I wasn't sure I wanted to kill every shopkeeper and innocent civilian, so I moved on and hoped the Indian tribe would stay in the fort and not murder everyone. To be fair, it WAS the militia chief's fault for pulling a gun during peace talks, but still.

The main questline is unique in one feature, however: for most of the bigger quests, completing them gives you a detail about the murderer. As far as I can tell, the murderer's identity is randomized fully, so it's not the same game for anyone. In mine, I learned that he had a medium-brimmed hat, then learned it was a ten gallon, then that he wore blue, etc. until I had a reasonable picture of him. It's a satisfying way of tying sidequests to main storyline, but it's important to note that you can confront ALMOST ANYONE in the game through dialogue. I think if you got lucky you could confront the murderer right away if you happened to find him.

With all this talk of systems and RPG mechanics, I want to make one thing clear: this package wouldn't work if the core gameplay wasn't top notch. Fortunately for everyone, it is. To fire a shot you have to unholster your gun with a button, then press a button to prime it and the same button again to fire. This methodical, three-step process every time you want to shoot something feels good, and it can lead to stressful moments in firefights with more than one enemy. Reloading is a similar process of hitting the reload button once per bullet, so to fully reload you have to mash R like a madman to put your six shots back in your revolver.

That said, is the combat itself any good? The answer is yes. Westerado's health system boils down to you having up to three hats: each hat is an extra life point. Get shot with no hat, and you die and are returned to a respawn point, half your money gone. The upside of this is that each enemy is the same; shoot an enemy and his hat flies off. At this point, sometimes he'll surrender, but other times he'll keep on firing. Shoot him again to put him in the ground.

Occasionally, one shot will kill an enemy who's wearing a hat, but I couldn't figure out consistency on this: whether it was where I aimed, some sort of critical hit system, or what. Sometimes the hats from dead enemies fall on the ground, and you can quickly pick them up to restore hat-health (to your maximum of three). It's a fun and lethal system that feels close to the likes of Hotline Miami or other fast-paced, everyone-has-low-health games.

Though you start off with only one revolver, eventually you can buy other guns, including a shotgun, dual revolvers, or a rifle. I only purchased the rifle, and it was a great upgrade; though slower-firing, it could pierce through enemies and offered a wider view of areas.

I'm running rapidly out of room, but I'll spare a few sentences for aesthetic and aural notes. The artstyle of the game is a beautiful mix of spritework that doesn't adhere specifically to any sort of artificial old-school hardware limitation; because of this, color abounds and there's a lot of variety. The characters all sport a lo-fi charm, and the animals are both cute and occasionally deadly.
Bodies remain where they've fallen, so it can be fun to walk through a location you've cleared of enemies and look upon their fallen remains as vultures fly in to scavenge their corpses. It sounds morbid, but the cheerful cartoon artstyle doesn't make you feel bad for your enemies as their bones are picked clean.

On the sound front, the music in this game is sublime. Harmonicas carry the main weight here, evoking a Western feel that makes you want to strap on some spurs and spit into a jar. (Editor's Note: Cade does not support spitoon usage and urges people to find other pastimes less harmful) The music changes crazily when it's fighting time, pumping you up to pump lead.
Once the last enemy is killed, a triumphant trill lets you know you've lived one more battle. It's well-done and exciting each time.

Westerado is a fantastic game that blends action and player choice, and I've tried to keep spoilers to a minimum. At one point, I wandered off the map through a tiny, not-really-visible path, and found a crazy area that made me at once intrigued and amused.

The writing in the game, while sparse, is charming and interesting, and keeps you wanting to solve mysteries, get in gunfights, and help out townsfolk. While the normal price and even the sale price is a bit steep, there's nothing like Westerado out there and there appears to be considerable replay value (the randomized murderer, extra player characters with their own motivations, hidden boss fights, etc.).

Though the lo-fi aesthetic may initially appear to be just one of many, the unique touches and captivating gameplay elevates Westerado above the rest in the indie scene. Though the game's length is short (I finished the main story with the first character in roughly two hours), it's well-paced and I didn't do anywhere near everything.

Highly recommended, though perhaps waiting for a sale is the best option; for non-completionists and speedier gamers, you may come away disappointed at the relatively short length.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 23
Pirated this game and played through two storylines. Loved it so much that I decided to buy it as a token of appreciation. Wish I had the money to pay full price, would gladly pay full price.

-the game looks amazing
-OST is 10/10
-Freedom to kill anyone and change the course of the story
-Adult Swim Games

-Rigid movement
-Rare difficulty spikes
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
Had a good deal of fun with this one. Perfect game for waiting until Red Dead is ported to PC.
Which is to say, a looong time.

Experience varies slightly for each playthrough, so I'll give you my first experience:

>family house burned to the ground
>rancher bro and mom have been left for dead by an arson while I was playing tiddlywinks with a buffalo
>RIP cowbro
>crash at my uncles place
>attempt to follow main questline
>get distracted by side missions
>encourage Lt. Fort that I can make peace with the Indians
>I couldn't make peace with the Indians
>they're all dead
>find enough clues to confront the arson without advancing the storyline any further
>drop-kick the dirty brother killer into orbit
>help townsfolk by rounding up wanted folk
>suddenly remember I can shoot the locks off of farm gates
>assist my buffalo brethren in escaping to freedom
>fail to fully uncover the devious plot of the Oil Tycoon
>stumble upon the Tycoon's devastation of the Indian campgrounds after their brutal deaths
>I mean, I DID kill them, but at least I didn't screw up their crib
>oil rigs pop up in Clintville in the ranches that I'd freed the buffalo from
>I've had enough of this ♥♥♥♥
>storm the Tycoon's mansion and plant one right between the eyes without a word
>make off with his loot and fight my way back out
>still feel bad for letting him wreck all this ♥♥♥♥
>continue 'splorin'
>encounter cowering outlaws in the deserts and mineshafts
>they know the ♥♥♥♥ I've been up to and I can't say I'm proud of it

Would get second-hand shame from virtual pixel-people again
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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
Great and relaxing game with no time pressure. Simple graphics, yet very satisfying. They say you can complete the game in two hours. But I'm too busy talking to every single character in the game. 3.5 hours in I'm not nearly done. Toffe game, fellas!
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
One more year until RDR2?

No problem.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
It's funny, it's smart, it's fun, and it's unique. Try it out; if you're not hooked, get a refund.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Paid like $3 for this game, Would pay more if I could Deffinatly worth $5-$8
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
I love these kind of RPGish open-world indie action games with lots of characters to talk to throughout detailed pixel-art environments. The missions were a lot of fun to complete at your own pace while working toward the overarching story. This game would have been perfect except for two issues that really bothered me: 1) you can't redo failed quests and the worst being 2) combat is generally kinda wonky.

The combat really frustrated me because it was terrible compared to the rest of the game. Movement in general is kind of weird since it feels like you're a queen on a chess board. And then to add to the awkwardness of combat, you can only point your gun left or right while facing either direction. If someone is above you, you need to run upward and get him to your left or right side lined up since you can only shoot against that axis. You also can't run and shoot at the same time, needing to redrawn your gun. I died a bunch of times because of how awkward the controls feel - and dying isn't cheap since I kept getting robbed while unconscious.

Still, it's hard not to recommend this game so I do. I'm just upset they made such a great western game and couldn't figure out how to implement simplisticly effective shooting mechanics.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
This game has no ''load game'' option so if you screw up a quest you can't play that quest again. i have to make a new game over and over again !
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