Desperados III

Desperados III is one of those games that I hope to get every month. A game that shakes up my usual routine of survival horror and good old simulation games. Once in a while, I’ll get a game that will take me on a different path, and it’s one of the reasons why I love my job.

Desperados III And My Love For Anything Western

First and foremost I’ll get to write about western movies here in this post. To be perfectly honest, the closest I’ve ever gotten to a western was my Outer Worlds post. Indeed that was a game set in space, but I got to write about space westerns. Firefly, yes, and so many other great space westerns too. Check it out here.

But yeah. I was deprived of this genre for so long, that I think that this post is long overdue. However, it’s finally here, so I’m going to make the most of it. But before I go on with the post, I must show my deepest respect for the game in question. Desperados III.

Desperados III
Desperados III

What’s Desperados III All About?

Developed by Mimimi Games and published by THQ Nordic GmbH, Desperados is a fun and exciting game. It’s in fact a thrilling and story-driven, tactical stealth game, set in the Wild West. And precisely the ruthless Wild West scenario is what makes it so hardcore. But at the same time it’s a prequel to the beloved classic Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. And a damn good one.

John Cooper will join forces with a bunch of people here. With the runaway bride Kate, the shady hitman Doc McCoy, the giant trapper Hector, and Isabelle. Oh, and a mysterious lady from New Orleans. On Cooper’s quest for redemption, his adventures lead him and his gang to several places. From rural towns, over swamps and riverbanks. And finally to a dramatic showdown worthy of Wild West legends.

As you can probably tell by now, Desperados III is currently on sale here at IndieGala. However, that sale isn’t going to last that much longer. So hurry up and add it to your collection of awesome games.

Cool Fan Reception Too

I mean here’s what Se_7_en has to say about it on Steam….

I came here to give my review and found myself out of words, I mean beauty masterpiece, etc .. those words ain’t enough to describe this game, a game like this should come with a mini book with words that can be used to describe the greatness of it. Well done DEVs you made the best RTT game since commandos 3 & 2.

While Mystery Stew adds:

Super fun. If you enjoyed Shadow Tactics or Commandos (the original of this style of game) you will be in for a treat.

But in order to stay in the theme of westerns I’ve selected my personal favorite from every decade. In the past 50 years. So… 5 decades, 5 awesome movies just for you. But I’d love to know your picks too. Which are some of your favorite westerns form the 70’s, 80’s 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s? Let me know in the comment section. I’d love to know all about them. Let’s begin, shall we?

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The ’70s Are For Jeremiah Johnson

Ah, Jeremiah Johnson. Before he was the source of one of the greatest memes of all time, he was a great mountain man. Academy Award winner Robert Redford plays Jeremiah in this 1972 biopic. Directed by Redford’s frequent collaborator, Sydney Pollack, Jeremiah Johnson is perfect for every fan of the outdoors. Of the wilderness and the simple way of life. This is a beautiful, well-directed movie that’s entirely shot on location in Utah. Indeed, the cast and crew suffered for months due to the terrible weather, but it was all worth it. Jeremiah Johnson is my favorite western from the ’70s. I highly recommend it.

Fun fact: Robert Redford has described this as his favorite of all his movies. He likes that Johnson suffers but he continues on.

The ’80s Are For Pale Rider

I was torn between Young Guns, Heaven’s Gate and Pale Rider, mostly because of Clint Eastwood. Yup, indeed. He’s the man whom you always associate with westerns and it would be a shame if I didn’t mention some of his. However, this is the last time on this list I’ll mention him since I’d like to give other directors a chance. But here Clint is the Preacher. He’ll find himself in desperate need to protect a small village from a greedy company, but that won’t be so easy. Yes, Pale Rider is a true gem of the ’80s and I remember watching it with my dad many many times. Not to mention it’s filled to the brim with great actors (besides Clint). Starting with the late Chris Penn and Richard Kiel and ending with Michael Moriarty. It’s a must-watch.

Fun fact: The first horse assigned to Richard Kiel collapsed the first time he climbed aboard. He was then assigned a stronger horse.

The ’90s Are For Dances With Wolves

I must admit. I almost put The Quick and the Dead but I went with a true 3-hour epic. And honestly, I saw Dances With Wolves for the first time just a few years ago. I don’t know how I waited that long, but I finally did and I loved it. Oh, man. The setting, the acting, the entire production was top notch. Kevin Kostner really did a good job here. He’s Lt. Dunbar in this movie. A hero who will end up in the American frontier all alone. However what he will find there will inevitably change his life. Seriously, I had to include it here, although I adore Sam Reimi’s work too.

Fun fact: Because of the film’s enormous success and sympathetic treatment of the Native Americans, the Sioux Nation adopted Kevin Costner as an honorary member.

The 2000s Are For The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Long title I know but a damn fine movie, don’t you think? Honestly, I don’t know which aspect of this movie is better? The script and direction from Andrew Dominik, the acting from Casey Affleck and Brad Pit? Or the incredible cinematography from Roger Deakins? I actually met Roger more than 2 years ago, and among many things, I got to tell him that the night railway shot in this movie was probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. Ever. It’s frankly one thing that I scratched from my bucket-list. Seriously, this is another long movie, but totally worth your time. Do yourself a favor and watch it, if you haven’t already.

Fun fact: Cinematographer Roger Deakins has called the arrival of the train in darkness one of the high points of his career.

The 2010s Are For Bone Tomahawk

Seriously. Picking this movie among Django Unchained, True Grit, The Revenant and The Homesman was a tough call. But yeah, I’m going with Bone Tomahawk just because it’s not solely a western. It’s a horror movie as well, and it has a great bunch of actors in it. Starting with Kurt Russel, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins. Among the many great ones. It has cannibalism, gory violence, a cool sheriff in the middle of that. And one hell of a rescue party too. Oh, and it’s a pretty good movie considering that this is a rookie attempt of a director/writer who wrote the script in just 21 days.

Fun fact: Matthew Fox has said that he enjoyed making this movie more than any other film, and always wanted to be in a western.

Your Picks For Desperados III Please!

Which movies would you add here? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know all about them.

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