Evil West Reviews

Evil West is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
88 / 100
Jan 5, 2023

Evil West feels like an Xbox 360 or PS3 game in the best posible way. Great action, tight controls, interesting story and more, makes this game the best surprise of 2022.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2023

Evil West is a game worthy of 2022 visually but remains in the 90's when it comes to gameplay. It ruins a gripping story, an exciting concept, beautiful graphics and voiceovers with repetitive arena style fights and extremely linear gameplay. Wait for a sale if you want to nail some vampires to the wall.

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Dec 26, 2022

Evil West’s biggest issues are in its technical problems. The game is incredibly fun but it’s marred by performance issues and just feels dated with simple level design.

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Dec 23, 2022

If you are looking for something that mixes multiple genres – namely the Wild West, sci-fi, and horror – into an action game that feels a bit like the God of War reboot if only Kratos had guns, Evil West just might scratch your itch. Just do not expect a AAA game experience.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2022

Evil West is unapologetically a game about gruff gunslingers ripping through gross nightmare monsters and that is exactly why I like playing games.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 19, 2022

You should give Evil West a chance, just don't expect it to be a similar to other modern shooters that came out this year. What you should expect is a very dynamic gameplay that won't leave you bored even for one minute.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2022

When I beat Evil West’s last fight and watched the final cutscene, I went to the main menu, took some notes, and immediately launched the New Game +. I then replayed the first two levels and part of the third. I just wanted more. It might be the fact that it feels like the games I grew up playing. It is an imperfect game. But I loved it and I think it is exactly what I’ve been wanting without realizing it. The up close and personal brutality of a third-person brawler, with the pattern analyzing of a Soulslike and the frenetic action of DOOM. Not to mention the western setting which I am on the record as loving. I have not had a game where I so wanted to immediately play a sequel in a long time. I so hope that we get one as I think this is a world worth exploring and characters worth revisiting -- especially if Flying Wild Hogs is given a bigger budget of which I very much think this franchise is deserving.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2022

Evil West is a fun and charming action-packed shooter of a recently bygone era. If you wanted an alternative take on the wild west, you can’t go much wrong with Flying Wild Hogs' latest offering.

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90%
Dec 13, 2022

Evil West is a whole lot of fun. Good job!

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2022

Evil West is a basic game for basic players. There are no taxing puzzles, no major hurdles to overcome, and no massive pull for me to replay it now it's done. While it can be semi-enjoyable in places, overall Evil West is a disappointingly unremarkable experience in my opinion.

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Dec 7, 2022

Punch, blast and generally smart-ass your way through an undead horde.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2022

Wild West is one of those productions that is clearly missing, since it is simple fun, without much and unnecessary

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7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Evil West‘s action provides an intense adrenaline rush of visceral action and gnarly finishers. It can be overly scripted at times- most fights always happen in very obvious arena-like areas and there is little to no interaction with the world. Evil West is a very dumb game that puts markers on what you are allowed to touch, but in spite of that- it is still a worthy guilty pleasure for its radical violence and spectacle.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Evil West has great timing with its short, action packed campaign, although its issues are not easy to ignore.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
74 / 100
Dec 5, 2022

Despite technical issues, Evil West manages to be fun for its exaggerated gameplay and the large amount of combat options. However, don't expect much more than that.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2022

Evil West isn’t for everyone, primarily appealing to fans of old-school action games.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2022

In the end, Evil West is one of the examples that reinforce the most important aspect of a videogame: the fun of playing. In this case, fighting against supernatural monsters in a beautiful and challenging western setting. Of course, a more developed story that fit well with the combats would have been great, as well as having more variety to the missions. Even so, this is a a release full of action and big qualities for fans of the genre.

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Dec 3, 2022

In the end, the game while looking good and having a solid concept is hampered by the camera issues and the control system as well as a fairly short campaign. The game is good for what it is but could have been and should have been so much better than we got.

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Wait
Dec 2, 2022

Evil West returns to the glory days of action games with a fun and straightforward approach to the genre. The combat is frenetic, simple, and fluid enough to create the ultimate vampire slayer. You also have straightforward characters that scratch an itch and then some. While there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, I feel that they could’ve done better by utilizing the current-gen console’s power to push its visual style and charming characters to a higher standard. However, due to its frame rate issues and lazy enemy variants being thrown at you in swarms, Evil West may be an annoyance in higher difficulties.

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Recommended
Dec 2, 2022

If you don’t mind the boring story, dated level design and buy in for the explosive combat alone, then Evil West will come across as a cathartic experience. Although the combat experience, too, is riddled with difficulty spikes and some repetition, the sheer chaotic satisfaction the game offers is worth experiencing. Even with all of these drawbacks, I did have a great time shutting off my brain and slaying vampires left and right. That says a lot about the current state of the industry. If you aren’t sure about shelling out 2k INR for such an experience, there will always be a sale down the line.

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