Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (2001)

About This Game

El Paso, a typical Wild West town in the southwestern United States near the Mexican border. It is the year 1881. For the last few months, the trains belonging to the famous railroad company, Twinnings & Co have been the target of a whole series of hold-ups and ambushes. The management of the company has decided enough is enough and they have to put an end to the raids. It has offered a reward of $15,000 for anyone who captures the leader of the gang responsible.

But no one in and around El Paso has the courage to take on the might of the bandidos, so the outlaws just keep on robbing train after train. Even the local Marshal is keeping well out of it.

It’s only when a stranger rides into town that things start to change. Bounty hunter John Cooper pays a visit to the local Twinnings & Co manager offering to end the railroad company’s problems once and for all. He gathers together a gang of his old partners and declares war on the bandidos. But during his pursuit, which will take him through half of the southwestern United States, Cooper soon discovers that on this mission nothing is quite what it seems.

Features

  • Based on the successful tactical combat mechanics from the Commandos series with an even more challenging difficulty level
  • A great atmosphere straight out of classic Westerns with beautiful hand-drawn levels
  • A wide variety of scenarios and an impressive number of ways to accomplish each assignment

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Real-time – Tactical
Works on Windows (XP, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.11+) and Linux (Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, русский
Released July 23, 2001
Size 1.6 GB
Company Spellbound Entertainment AG / THQ Nordic GmbH

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1 GHz Processor
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7.1, OpenGL 3.1 compatible
Storage: 2 GB available space
Mouse, keyboard

Recommended system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.4 GHz recommended
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, OpenGL 3.1 compatible
Storage: 2 GB available space
Mouse, keyboard

Minimum system requirements – Mac:

10.11 or later
Processor: CPU 1 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Storage: 2 GB available space
Mouse, keyboard

Notice: the game is 32-bit only

Minimum system requirements – Linux:

16.04, 18.04 or later
Processor: Intel 1.4 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
Storage: 2 GB available space

Requires the following packages to be installed: libsdl2-2.0-0:i386
Notice: this game comes with a 32-bit binary only