12 is Better Than 6 is a dynamic top-down shooter with stealth elements, presented in a Wild West theme. The story puts you in the shoes of escaped slave fleeing to the United States in 1873.
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Mostly Positive (42 reviews) - 73% of the 42 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (768 reviews) - 81% of the 768 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 20, 2015

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September 22

STANDBY is coming on Steam October 14



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June 14

The Big update!




- The new Purgatorium mode with 13 various levels.
The spirit of the main character appeared to be in the Purgatory and The Satan himself ordered him to kill of sinners.
Wade through levels and take the first place in the list of global leaders!

- Chenged arena mode+5 new levels and changed balance
Each few waves you will be given a break now - less gringos, for you could learn new location.

- OS X support

- Hola amigos! - Spanish is added!

- Optimization and correction of bugs + flexible settings. Run 12 is Better Than 6 on your toaster.

- Updated translate for French and German languages

- Menu redesign, and you can turn on 60 FPS now

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Reviews

“It looks good and it definitely feels good to play”
Kotaku

“...it really does look beautiful. Black, white and red all over.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“...excellent soundtrack, and the tactical stealth/action gameplay is well implemented.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

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About This Game



It is 1873. An escaped slave is slowly walking through the desert, making his way from Mexico to Texas. He keeps a revolver close and is wearing the sombrero stolen from a dead man.

Key Features:


  • Deadly gunfights
    You’ll need to cock the revolver with one trigger before being able to shoot by pressing another trigger. One false move and you’ll be overrun in an instant.
  • Authentic weapons
    Winchesters, double-barreled guns, revolvers and Gatling guns will gladly help you to destroy all of the gringos. By the way, we have a RAT with dynamite
  • An enthralling story
    Live through the journey of an escaped Mexican prisoner fighting for survival and freedom in the 1870's in the United States
  • Choose your style
    You can choose to take a more stealthy approach to surprise your enemies, or even just sneak straight past them
  • A splendid art style
    The game is drawn by hand with pen and paper to create an interesting visual experience
  • Setting
    Real places and towns, the spirit of the desert and the most desperate bandidos of the district will help you to plunge into the breathing and cruel world of the Wild West
  • Upgrades
    You'll find breastplates that will have a 50% chance to deflect some bullets, a fast recharging skill that will allow the hero to insert 2 bullets at once, extreme accuracy (less spread for your shots), being able to kill an enemy in stealth without attracting the unwanted attention of his friends, and more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.9 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 9 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.9 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 9 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.9 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
A very fun Western Top-Down shooter witha funny story line.
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Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Great top down action, great graphics, great controls, great game!

Def worth the $5 I paid for it, once I play through we'll see if its worth the $20 tag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Really good shooting mechanics. Close resemblance to Hotline Miami. Pick it up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Hotline Miami's Not So Evil Twin

Campaign Length: 4 Hours
Score 7/10

Pros:
Unique Art style
Strong Sound Track
Enjoyable AI for This Genre

Cons:
Difficult to See Enemies
Not That Challenging
Lack Luster Story

Summary: With AI that does not play unfair, a great sound track, and unique visuals this game is a good way to spend 4 hours of your time. However, there is a ton of sleeping enemies that are a breeze to kill off and only one level offered me any real challenge.

If you are out of games to play on your wish list or if this game goes on sale you won't be disappointed with your buy but there are better games out there to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
The dialogue/emotes are absolutely cringeworthy (*puts knife to gringo's throat*), but it's a fun game. Not quite the same feel as Hotline Miami, but I enjoy it. I'd say the pace of combat is definitely a bit slower with manual reloading. Either way, it's an enjoyable game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
The developers finally (in June) fixed the framerate, it is not locked anymore at 38fps, you can choose between lock at 30 and lock at 60.

The game is a fun little game and quite challenging. It is very fast paced, enemies have 99% accuracy ;-) and you really have to aim fast or you are dead. It is very similar to Hotline Miami in a way, but I find it easier. You can complete it in a few hours, it is made of 4 Acts with 15 / 20 chapters each, plus you get some kind of endless mode.

There is a story told through written dialogues (no voice acting), it made me smile more than one time. I think the style is really nice (pen drawing on blank paper?) and it was not at all boring in any way. Up to you if you choose to pay full price or wait for a sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
WOW...what can i say? BUY IT! you are going to have so much fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
only buy if it's on sale for 1$ or less, this game wants to be hotline miami western version but fails miserably. the level design is hideous and leaves almost no possibility for a stealth approach to the stages, despite the fact that stealth should be one of the game's most prominent features according to the steam description. the shooting mechanic is lousy and unreliable, the enemies have deadeye accuracy and can shoot from across the map without missing a shot whereas you need to stand right in front of your target in order to hit it otherwise you WILL miss. on top of that the topdown view combined with the white & blue only graphics style makes it really hard to tell apart the enemies from the environment at a first glance.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Buy this game if you wonna stay alive gringo.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Kash
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 20
So I've had this game stored in my game library for a while, finally decide to fire it up and give it a go. It crashed right off the bat, in the tutorial as soon as I move the game dies. I tried the other two modes and the same thing. I've tried in both the high and low settings. It still crashes. I fired up other higher perfomance games to makes sure it wasn't issues on my end and they were fine.

However, based off other reviews I suppose it does work for some people, so if someone can suggest a possible fix I will be willing to give it another shot otherwise I don't recommend. To get me to write a review is kinda a big thing since I never bother but I am quite dissapointed as I had high hopes.
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*****
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 13
Does not work. Freezes in tutorial or on first action in the other modes, after that no matter how many buttons you press, all you get is .. nothing. At that point you have to kill the game via the task-manager.
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cigaro158
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 13
Deinstaled it after about 1.5 hours of playing because of edgy but sometimes overintensive controling.
Recently I played both puplications of Hotline Miami and had no handling-problems, could play fluently. With 12 is better than 6 this was impossible.
Defenetly not worth 7 bucks!
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Tactical Bacon
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 11
Hotline Miami with bad controls, awful music, broken grammar, inconsistent weapons, and the word "gringo" about 30 trillion times. Oh, and it keeps the nauseating screen tilt.
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