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West of Dead

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

West of Dead shakes up the rogue-lite formula with a fantastic cover system, but there isn’t much polish here, and cruel difficulty spikes and unruly aiming hold the game back.

Game Info

Purgatory, Wyoming, 1888. A place of gun smoke and darkness, sin and damnation, wendigos and witches. A shifting, chaotic world that takes its form from the memories, culture or beliefs of the souls who pass through. When a dead man awakens with only the memory of a figure in black, he sets into motion a chain of events that have truly mythic consequences. Step into the boots of the dead man William Mason (voiced by Ron Perlman) and descend into the grim and gritty world of Purgatory in this fast-paced twin-stick shooter that’ll put your skills to test. Dodge behind cover as you try to outgun your enemies in the unknown procedurally generated hunting grounds. The Wild West has never been this dark.

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RATING & REVIEWS

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42

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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High Score

90%

Median Score

73%

Low Score

40%
Anthony Marzano (Destructoid)
[Date Unavailable]
6/10

“If you pumped hours upon hours into Enter the Gungeon then chances are you’ll find a similar grab in West of Dead, but be fair warned that there isn’t as much polish here. If it helps, it is launching day one on Xbox Game Pass so if you have that you can try it as soon as it launches.”

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Mike Epstein (GameSpot)
[Date Unavailable]
5/10

“West of Dead brings some interesting ideas to the well-trod Rogue-lite scene, but lots of technical and design flaws make it hard to enjoy them.”

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Phil Iwaniuk (PC Gamer)
[Date Unavailable]
83/100

“A fine balancing act of challenge and intrigue, with stabiliser wheels courtesy of Ron Perlman’s voice.”

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