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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Very Positive (120 reviews) - 81% of the 120 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (868 reviews) - 85% of the 868 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 20, 2015

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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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May 2

Gamepad in release!

Gamepad is ready for Windows!

About gamepad support on Linux we will announce some later.

We remind, this update will replace your save directory, and we can fix it.

If you use Windows, follow next way: C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming
Folder Roaming is hidden sometimes, so don't forget to unhide all hidden files and folders.

If you have already played the game after update - find the folder 12ibt6 and rename it to _12ibt6. If while doing it, you are asked to replace folder - press "yes".

If you use Linux - go to Home/.config/ and find folder 12ibt6 and rename it into _12ibt6, if there is already the folder with such name, delete it beforehand and then rename 12ibt6 into _12ibt6.

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

“...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.”
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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Crazy Cyka
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great Music. Dig the art style. Fun gameplay. The main character is a ♥♥♥♥ing baller.
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( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Those music ! Damn ! i love musical games,especially when its western :) ! worth every single penny paid.
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
The game is nice (made in Gamemaker Studio) and the action is not bad at all. Can get frustrating at times because of the shooting mechanic.

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( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This is an extremely simple game: you see someone, you shoot him. If you're not fast enough, you're shot to death.
And yet this game brings its simplicityto the limit, making it comple amd enjoyable: you have to ♥♥♥♥ your relover. You have to reload every single bullet. You have to wach out for ammo. You have to plan out your shootouts. You have to watch out for patrols. You have to think before gutting someone with your knife.
Moreover, this game has an actual story! Yes, it's cliche, but it gives you the reason to shoot almost anything that moves.

Although, controls are frustrating at times, I really enjoy this game.
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( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Great gameplay, simple and elegant, love the drawing style, a bit challenging but gets fun in the advanced stages. Highly recommended.
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-ßЯҢ- TehOMGfather
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
Pretty fun top-down papercraft shooter. A little rough around the edges in a few places but worth a shot. Figuratively of course.
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
If you like a semi hotline miami expierence but with being killed by enemies off the screen not knowing the difference between the cover, ground, and enimeies you will love this game.
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( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Ola Gringos! Welcome to the WILD West. Better watch out for your pockets and your back, cause Jorge is here! $#%!

I was flabbergasted with this title. Firstly I thought it's gonna be another simple and short dumb shooting game without any idea for the story. Damn I was wrong. I was positively surprised.

12 is Better Than 6 is very similar to Hotline Miami serie, but placed in another time (19th century) and place (Wild West).

+ WILD West theme :)
+ short gameplay
+ simplicity
+ difficulty level
+ developed with the help of kickstarter (quite an achievement)
+ Steam Greenlight's choice
+ idea of game's graphics (top-down display and hand-drawn grey layout)
+ pricing
+ Steam trading cards
+ game's dynamic
+ unstressful kill-everyone shooter
+ story of the main character
+ a lot of blood and cruelty level for older amigos :)

- not to well solved shoot mechanics of pistol
- notwithstanding Hotline Miami is far more better and addicting

Rating: 7/10
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
If you like hotline miami its worth your while.
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( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
If Hotline Miami had a tougher and drawn Brother who was born in the western world. This would be him

This game will get you locked and loaded for action. It plays like hotline Miami. with a nice spice of western. from the gunplay. to the drawing of the world. it makes for fantastic entertainment

  1. Hotline Miami like gameplay. but with a western Twist
  2. The plot is told perfectly throughout the shootouts and small conversations you have with people you meet
  3. Gunplay is spot on. besides a bit of quirkiness. (has been fixed with the 60 fps update)
  4. Upgrade's for your character. especially The 12 is better than 6 upgrade which allows you to duel wield revolvers.
  5. The soundtrack get's you in the zone
  6. Hat collection
  7. small breaks in the local towns where you can hunt for outlaws and get cash. which can be spent on upgrades.
  8. interresting mode called purgatory once the game is completed

  1. The quirkiness that the 30fps lock that the game originally had when i bought it.
  2. There's no form of gameplay+ were you get to keep the upgrades you farmed money for.

The game all together gets a solid 9/10 from me. sure it has some flaws which i have not stated. but the game is so much fun and delivers so much intertainment that i can't help but give it this fair rating
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Alright, this one is done and dusted. It's hard to know for sure because of IM, but I'd say my total play time was around 6 or 7 hours. Initially I died a lot, but as you go on, get upgrades, and especially as you get dual wield pistols (the 12 in the title), you pretty much become an unstoppable force.

So, this game is similar to Hotline Miami in a lot of ways, but far more forgiving. You can hide from aggro'd enemies with more certainty of success, and as long as you keep moving, enemies will miss with their weapons more often. It's still twin stick shooter goodness though.

The art style was awesome. Nice black and white workd with red highlights (basically, any blood spilled). It was very cool looking, espeically for a top down game.

The story was pretty silly overall, and yet you stilll want to see it through to the end. Basically, you are a Mexican ex gang leader seeking revenge and trying to find your lost memories. You have no love for the white man, Indians, or even other mexicans lol. Basically, you are just angry. However, you do have a sense of humor still (and that comes out nicely in the dialogue), and despite basically having no good intent, you still do some good as you wander around Texas.

The gameplay itself was seamless. I encountered zero issues with anything. No clipping, no weird physics, no stuttering or freezes or crashes. In every way, this game performed immaculately.

The music was awesome. So much so that I bought the OST today. Really perfect for the game, and generally awesome anyway. You could jam this with no regrets while driving or whatever.

I think overall, I would give this game 9 bullets whizzing by your head as you drink tequila and plot your revenge out of 10 possible.

btw...there is an endless mode after you finish the game (you can probably play this before, but I didnt) called Purgatory, where you have been condemned to a hellish undead existence and must kill all the other sinners, lol.

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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
12 is Better Than 6 is a very creative, top-down, hand drawn western themed shooter.
The game is in a way comparable to Hotline Miami, and if you enjoyed those games you will definitely enjoy this one too.
The controls to aim and reload are unique to each weapon which makes them all feel really different, but are quick to learn and satisfying to master.
At times the game can be highly frustrating, the bad guys don’t ever miss.
Which means you die a lot and planning two, three and four moves ahead quickly becomes essential.
Finishing any level feels like a reward but at the same time levels are designed with such care and precision that it shouldn’t take more than a couple of retries to complete any of them.
It is way too dangerous to run in and shoot at everybody you see, The bad guys are extremely good at hunting you down.
The only way to make it through some areas is by using stealth mixed with shooting or even using explosives.
I definitely recommend this game. Hopefully, the developers are going to add more content to the game such as a co-op option.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Entertaining "hotline-style" gun-play
-Ok story.
-Nice hand drawn graphics.
-Fantastic soundtrack.

-Derpy ending. Came very sudden and felt a bit like those games where the development was cut short and they just had to end it before it was done. It's not BAD, but it just didn't feel right.
-Game gets a bit too easy with all the perks you can buy. Perhaps not all the perks, but the "take two hits" perk essentially doubles your health, and give you a free "get out of jail" card for when you mess up and should be dead.

All in all:
I loved the game.
It could have been longer, and the ending less derpy, but it was a great game.
Got it during the 2016 summersale for 70% off. Seeing how it was to play I would probably have bought it for 30% off even, but at the time I had no prior knowledge to the game and went in blind.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Black and white version of Hotline Miami in a Wild West theme. Blood looks gorgeous.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Let me just say this right now, I loved Hotline Miami, and Hotline Miami 2 to a less extent, so when I found this game I immediatly fell in love with it. And comparing this game to Hotline Miami isn't a bad thing, that game was incredibly awesome, so this game being compared to it in a positive aspect is good. And I am very happy with my purchase, so what's good and bad about this game?
Pros Cons
Great Art Style choice Game isn't good at explaining conbtroles
Fast Paced and fun Wonkey Controles
Fun Achievments The Auto Targeting
The Lovable ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ protagonist A somewhat weak story
A nice variety of weapons ---------
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Relaxing top down view shooter with great pencil painted graphic and variety of weapons, each is operated another way. Many levels to play. Similar playstyle to Hotline Miami but way better. And a Mexican guy.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Adrenaline junkies look here! This top down skill based shooter is chock-full of satisfying kills and fast paced gameplay. I barely blinked in the 4 to 5 hours it took to play through. The wild west version of hotline miami was a fun filled blast!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
The game itself is cool and now that it has 60fps, I can play it without stutter/framelag/whatever you want to call it, thanks devs!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Good game! Great mechanics; only problem I have is that if you look too far away with the SHIFT-look thing, you can't move your character and will likely die.

9.75/10, would play again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
If you enjoyed both Hotline Miami and Red Dead Redemption, this will definitely appeal to you.
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