West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (29) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (2,942) - 97% of the 2,942 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 10, 2017

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By Zompist's Curation Engine February 20, 2018

“A Western-flavored comedy RPG. There's a lot more in it than you'd expect from the simple art, and most of it is pretty funny. Only real complaint: no journal of open quests.”

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February 10

Patch of Cookies (v1.11.11.1)

A quick little DLC patch today to address some issues that folks have brought to our attention. Thanks for all the bug reports and also all the kind words about the DLC in general, everyone! Y'all rock.

  • You now get the Spirit Guide achievement at a more appropriate moment -- also if you load a character that SHOULD have gotten that achievement but did not, it will be awarded right away (apologies for how poorly thought-out that was initially!)

  • An important object in Mrs. Gun's room is now much more self-evident
  • You should no longer be able to walk past Chet without talking to him once

  • Eating a deep-fried holster should no longer give you the effect from the gun-shaped cookie
  • You should no longer be able to walk up to a coaltergeist without getting warned about how that's a bad idea
  • A photo of L’ardest should no longer appear from out of nowhere in the larder window if you defeated him in combat
  • Added text to the #5 pool ball to indicate that you will start every combat on fire while holding it (which probably makes you look super intimidating, like "Dang, they're on fire and they don't even care!")
  • Fixed an errant instance of Alice speaking when your pardner is actually Susie
  • Flo should no longer report she learns the “Suck Ray” skill when in fact she learns “Beta Blast” (not really sure what the Suck Ray is, but it sounds cool)
  • Added some entries (mostly plurals of existing entries) to the dictionary
  • Some large bells now have a distinct visual effect when rung instead of just playing a sound
  • West of Loathing should no longer switch Mac users with a Retina display to a lower-than-expected-or-desirable-resolution on launch

  • And finally, you should only be marked as having found Macready’s grave if your character already knows it is important (from now on -- this is not retroactive, unfortunately) [Some people were encountering the grave before they knew anything about it, forgetting about it because it didn't seem remarkable, and then the game doesn't give you hints about where it is located, because you had been marked as having found it... Doh!]
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February 8

Reckonin' at Gun Manor now available!

Our first DLC for West of Loathing, Reckonin' at Gun Manor, is now available for purchase right here on Steam!


And now, here's some exciting marketing copy for you to read:

A ghostly carriage arrives in Dirtwater. Only you can see it, and it only goes one place -- the mysterious Gun Manor.

A brand new West of Loathing adventure, full of all the things you've come to expect from the Loathing brand:
  • A few more hours of that sweet, sweet gameplay
  • Fiendish new monsters
  • Useful new items
  • Challenging puzzles (which are also new)
  • Scads of new goofs and gags
  • No new gulches (sorry, we're all gulched out)
Who can solve the mystery of Gun Manor? Is it you? It's probably you.
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“West of Loathing's goofy stick figures hide a genuinely deep and hilarious game; [The] humor is so warm and clever that it never gets old.”
9/10 – Polygon

“I found it damn near impossible to play this game without a stupid grin glued to my face at all times.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“West of Loathing is a wonderfully written RPG adventure, both fun and funny from its opening credits to whenever it is you decide you've probably read every last word in the game and realize, regretfully, that you've finished.”
88/100 – PC Gamer

About This Game

Say howdy to West of Loathing -- a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

Talk your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued Snake Oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle Beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce Cow Puncher. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.

  • a sprawling open world, chock full of danger, quests, puzzles, and mysteries
  • lush hand-drawn black and white graphics
  • full stick-figure customization
  • thousands of jokes, gags, and goofs
  • crunchy turn-based combat (but only if you want it)
  • liberal use of the Oxford comma
  • over 50 hats
  • disreputable saloons
  • several gulches
  • a drunk horse
NOTE: characters are not literally colorful (the game is in black and white)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: 10.9+
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 3.6 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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