into The sun­set

What makes a great west­ern game?

Retro Gamer - - BLUFFER’S GUIDE TO WESTERN GAMES -

epic land­scapes

A fron­tier that feels wild, dan­ger­ous and un­tamed and can in­spire awe with its beauty as we ex­plore it.

mu­sic

The west­ern is tied with en­nio Mor­ri­cone’s film scores. A few west­ern games have done a great job of em­u­lat­ing that sound.

cliche

‘Cliche’ is much ma­ligned, but if we’re playing a west­ern, we want to see those cow­boy hats and hear those spurs jan­gle with each foot­step.

fa­mous scenes

Chases on horse­back, rob­beries, train heists, shootouts and all the other fa­mous scenes we know from movies are repli­cated in videogames.

gun­sling­ing

A good shoot­ing sys­tem and a cool slo-mo quick-draw me­chanic as seen in Call Of Juarez and Red Dead Re­demp­tion goes a long way.

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