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 (483 reviews) - 94% of the 483 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.

Features
  • 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.
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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Very Positive (483 reviews)
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Graywolf
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A diamond in the rough, discovered this by watching Yogscast Lewis and Sips on a stream and couldn't help but pick it up. It's a fun game to play alone or with a friend, my only complaint is that you need a controller if you want to do co op. Otherwise, great replay value and fun mechanics.
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W.R. Moonbreaker
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This is a delightful little game that's just a bit pricey, depending on how much time you give it.

Many other reviews have pointed out that a single playthrough can last anywhere from a couple minutes to a couple hours, but don't let that fact fool you into thinking that it's a game short on content. As a roguelite action RPG, Westerado is meant to be replayed; and there are more than enough areas to explore/quests to complete/endings to unlock to justify the $15 price tag.

To give you a rough estimate of the amount of content on offer, I have 20 hours logged; in that time I would say I've reached ~90% game completion. That's about a dollar an hour, right? I dunno, I'll leave the maths to you.

Game has simple mechanics that are easy to grasp, but provides a good amount of challenge -- I would compare Westerado to FTL: Faster Than Light in that sense, given they're both indie roguelites. Of course, the real draw is the surprisingly well-realized Old West setting; in spite of the pixel graphics, it's very authentic. If you're like me and have a passion for the Western genre, then you'll probably love this.

tl;dr if you're looking for a lighthearted/tropey roguelite RPG and you're ready to put some hours into it, you'll get your money's worth... otherwise, consider waiting for a sale
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Bank Deams
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
They added in support for further seperating the white man from the animal people. 10/10, whould be racist again.
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Wildow the Walrus Rapist
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
A Spaghetti Western with more Spaghetti than Eminem. Also, hats.

10/10 would choose guns over conversation again.
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FoxClass
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Very simple and short game - neat premise but doesn't deliver.
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Doge
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
This game is very fun to casually play. Would definently reccommend.
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kortul
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
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Suck it Brent
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
this feels a lot like fallout 3 in terms of open world, wacky humor, lots of meanginful choice. fabulous game. short but very satisfying game
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RSA
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Awesome game!
Very addictive and fun.
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Uncanny Valet
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Concept is fun, combat is terrible.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
236 of 249 people (95%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
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 ♥♥♥♥ 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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288 of 344 people (84%) found this review helpful
302 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
I shot my uncle while he was explaining how the gun works

He came back as a ghost to finish the tutorial

10/10 would kill my last surviving family member again
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167 of 190 people (88%) found this review helpful
285 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
Finally, the wait is over! Red Dead Redemption has come to the PC. It is everything it was hyped up to be. My only complaint is that, after taking so long to make a port, the graphics now look a little dated. In 2010 I actually thought this game looked realistic!
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121 of 136 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
Westerado: Double Barreled is an open world set in western times, released in April 2015. You take on the role of a gunslinger who is tasked with hunting down his families killer.

The way in which you complete this task differs from other games in my view; you have to find clues about the identity of the culprit by completing missions and objectives for locals around the towns. This really adds to the mystery behind the killer. Even the options menu has a screen dedicated to showing you all the clues you have found along with a model of a character showing the clues on, such as a "fat, blue shirt, medium sized hat" figure for example. These clues are all randomly generated each playthrough as well.

Another really new feature in Westerado is the that you can draw your gun at anytime, even during a conversion with any NPC, this can sometimes trigger a different set of dialogue, initiate a new quest, or just go completely wrong and end up in a gun fight. This also means you can kill anyone in the story too, no matter how important they are to the plot, anyone can die.

The main gameplay is a top down action game, in good old western style, you have your gun which you have to manually reload every six shots, or you can upgrade it to a big ol shotgun. The gunfights can sometimes feel a little bit clunky, but once you get used to the controls and how the game responds to them, it soon becomes clear and easily executed. Another one of my favorite parts of the game would be the buffalo scenes; riding horse back defending carriages from bandits on a buffalo's, although simple, it is really compelling to play.

Westerado has a very clever story, and has all the main plot points that any good western film will have in it. Although you can make the story different each time you play, for instance just killing one of the main quest givers, I am not sure it actually changes the whole outcome of the game, I think all that will happen is you'll just miss out on those quests rather it have an effect on the grand scheme of things.

The world in which you play in is huge, it's set out like a very Zelda style map, each tile on the map has four entry points, north, west, south and east. This makes navigating across the map very easy and you can always make your way to where you need to be very quickly. Each of the zones look amazing too; lots of detail has gone into adding plenty of objects, background items and scenery to add to the western feel. Although the graphics are the ever growing popular, pixelated style, it still has a really nice look to it.

Length wise, Westerado can be over and done with in less than an hour if you just do the main story, which is actually what I did on my first playthrough. However it is highly recommended that you don't just do that, as you are missing out on tons of content in the side missions, along with loads of story too. There is so much to see in Westerado if you just take the time to explore.

Obviously there are no technical problems that I ran into, as this game is actually based on a Flash game, so it will run on anything - only thing is that it runs at 30fps (which you may or may not notice in this type of game).

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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115 of 133 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
Westerado: Double Barreled is a top-down, open world Western shooter from Dutch developers Ostrich Banditos. 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.

+Gorgeous pixel art style
+Reasonably big map which you can explore whenever you want to
+Lots of side quests to find and complete all of which have interesting stories to uncover
+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
+Simple, fun and often intense gunplay
+A few different weapons to play around with: Revolver, Rifle, Shotgun, Dual Revolvers and Bolas
+Multiple endings
+A few characters which can be unlocked
+Excellent OST and great sound effects
+Several factions/gangs within the game
+Poker mini-games
+Bounties which can be completed for money
+More hats than GabeN could shake a stick at (but seriously there are a lot of hats)

+/-The main quest can be completed very quickly though as mentioned there are plenty of side quests to do

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

Verdict:
9

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!

El K.
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109 of 127 people (86%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
PROS
-Captures theme perfectly
-Massive world (3x the browser version)
-Reworked since browser version (i.e. less bugs, more options and quests)
-Local coop
-Open World
-Multiple endings
-Huge amounts of replayability
-Every game adult swim touches is made better somehow (in my opinion)
-Good enough variety of weapons (Add dynamite!)
-Absolutely amazing graphics

Cons
-Short (Clocks in at roughly 2hours if you just do the main quest)
-Combat while simple might be a bit thin to help hold this game up
-Plenty of bugs have been spotted
-Same end boss fight/hideout regaurdless of who you are after
-Freindly fire in coop with no off button
-Static world (each playthrough is the same with the same quests)

for 15$ this game is a steal and should be at least something to consider. Even if it is short it is something that can be replayed again and again to try new missions or maybe go for some tough achievements. I highly reccomend this game even though there was a browser version for free. It just doesn't quite match up to what they added for this one.

If this game is on sale and you are not getting it I dislike you a little more than I probably should.
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83 of 96 people (86%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
Whether you're a shave tail between hay and grass or you've been through the mill, this hoedown is not one to be missed.

Some skeezick done torched your diggings and had your family cash in before their time. It's up to you and your trusty thumb-buster to track the curly wolf down and shoo- er, ki-, I mean, exfluncticate the feller. If being an errand boy feels like barkin' at a knot to you, a few owl hoots might cotton to you if you raise enough sand.

I ain't tryin' to talk a donkey's hind leg off, here. Westerado beats painting yer tonsils by a long chalk!
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59 of 63 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2015
Westerado: Double Barreled is a top down, open world shooter where you play as a man who (light spoiler) has his family murdered by a random desperado in this western world. The thing I love about this game is its open world nature, and your ability to kill anyone at any point. This ads a lot of variety to an already varied world with lots of things to do. You can do bounty quests, kill random people for money, and even play a few(or many) hands of poker. The world is so varied, and has a vast array of side quests. It reminds me of something like Morrowind, where you can kill any character at any time and it can impact your story. To show an example of some variety, I'm going to tell part of my adventure in the next paragraph. It will contain some spoilers, jump ahead to the next paragraph if you wish to avoid them

Spoiler Warning
I was doing some side quests to try and find more information about my killer. Your killer is randomized, which is one of the cool things about this game. You can't just memorize the details of the killer and do it every time, it will be different each time. Anyway, I'm told by the banker to find the ranchers and get the money he needs to pay off the Oil Tycoon man. So I go to each of them, and I end up slaughtering all of the ranchers. I had no idea what this would do. There are several quests that ask you to get help from the ranchers, or even recruit them. I had to skip these parts, or simply fail the quest because they were already dead. I decided that this was all the Oil Tycoon mans fault, so I decided to pay him a visit after acquiring a rifle. which is in my opinion the best weapon in the game(that I've found). I slaughter his men and him as well, and steal his stash of money. Feeling well rewarded, I return to the bank to find the Bank owner now wants nothing to do with me, I think because I killed the ranchers. This would have went very differently depending on my choices.
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Based on that story, you can see how many different paths you can take. If you skipped it based on spoilers, just trust me, it is a world were your choice matters. Another great element is the ability to pull out your gun in the middle of any conversation, making dialogue very interesting. Westerado is a great game for those on a budget looking for an open world that rivals any AAA game.

Pros:
-Strongly woven together open world
-Multiple side quests and other things to do
-Choices with NPC's matter
-Several different hats with different functions
-Optional fast travel(works similar to Morrowind)
-Guns for different situations
-Variety in the environment
-Randomized bounty hunter missions

Cons:
-Main story is very short if you find your killer quickly enough
-Some bugs, One of them required me to quit and restart from an earlier autosave
-Pixel graphics can occasionally(not often) make it hard to see your bounty target.

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100 of 125 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
I adore this game for the freeroam to the story!
It's an amazing retro game, you should buy it if you like the following:
Sweet and sad stories,
Amazing free-roam,
Incredible A.I.,
Heartwarming characters,
Fun Wild-West games,
and guns.
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102 of 134 people (76%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
Westerado would make John Wayne and Clint Eastwood proud. You begin with this cliche story where somebody destroys your family. Looking for revenge you start searching for the responsible digesting every single bit of clue you might find. Gossip, favors, card games, side missions, etc, every action might be the tip that will lead to the murder. The pixel graphics style is lovely and the interface works perfect. I can see a lot of hours put into Westerado since there's so many side things you can do while hunting the "ugly". You also have several possible characters to play with.

If you wish to see it in action you're more than welcome to check this video (let's play):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0y8tT4s2mk
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