Evil West Reviews
Evil West is the third disappointment this year from Flying Wild Hog in 2022 and offers a forgettable experience at best.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
An enjoyable combat system is left to flounder in an otherwise unambitious ode to Xbox 360 era shooters, that quickly gets too repetitive to enjoy.
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.
Evil West isn’t for everyone, primarily appealing to fans of old-school action games.
Evil West has great timing with its short, action packed campaign, although its issues are not easy to ignore.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.
Evil West has a lot of things going for it—the designs are fascinating, the lore excellent, and the gameplay can be massively fun on hard. But it also has some downfalls—the levels feel just a bit too linear, and the main narrative takes a while to really jump into, and even then, it struggles with fluid cut scenes and complexity. While other games have been able to get away with a basic narrative because of their fantastic action, Evil West isn’t quite there.
Though it captures the heart of Darkwatch in its environments and atmosphere, it can’t make up for its lack of variety or its inability to scale difficulty in a satisfying way. The best throwback games borrow aesthetics, iconography, and mechanics from the past, and blend them with modern sensibilities. Evil West does the first part beautifully, but can’t quite pull things together for audiences today.
Playing Evil West feels like a PlayStation 2 game, in a good way, in that it’s a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of game. I do wish the story didn’t feel like I was watching a made-for-TV movie on Syfy, as it was predictable and not giving me a character I actually care about. I was just there for the gore, monsters, and visual effects in all their spectacle. The gauntlet is easily the coolest thing about the combat, so Flying Wild Hog was right to make that the centerpiece. All of the other tools you’re given only enhance the experience, but combat tends to get stale from encounter to encounter as the game goes on. Evil West is a fun vampire-slaying romp while it lasts, and has an honest single-player experience with online co-op that can’t go unappreciated.
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.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
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.
However you feel about Evil West, the $50/$60 asking price is too steep for what’s on offer: the nature of its level design, limited enemy variety, and forgettable story will get in the way of your enjoyment, even if you’re only there for the combat. As engaging as it is, that action just doesn’t make up for Evil West’s shortcomings elsewhere.
Evil West's kinetic combat thrills as you dismember vampires by the bucket load, but it's dragged down by level design that's both formulaic and repetitive.
Evil West is a little more than adequate video game that uses virtually nothing of its (good) premise to stand out or stand out from the welter of competitors of which the market is full. The strong point, namely the audience's fascination with the Wild West, is not deepened, except with clichés and clichés that are largely outdated
Review in Italian | Read full review
Evil West is a game like Shadow Warrior 2, but with less flair. The game let's you enjoy co-op action with up to two players, killing vampires and other meanies. But is misses something to make it memorable or even more dan an in between. Still, if you like crazy games that let you beat vampires into pulp, this is a good suggestion for the budget bin.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Evil West slowly falls to pieces in its 13-hour campaign due to its weak story, horrid writing and shoddy visuals. The only thing left standing is the combat and even that gets repetitive and shallow after a while.
A steampunk Wild West, cool characters and a terrific vampire carnage are Evil West’s strong features. Unfortunately, the technical aspects are archaic, without any intended homage to classic games.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Evil West delivers on its big dumb action game premise, for better and worse.
If you enjoy combat for its own sake and are not too bothered about anything else you will have a lot of fun with this game. Personally I want a bit more – a strong compelling story or some complementary gameplay to go with all the fighting. Evil West doesn’t really do this. Tam on the Pure Dead Gaming Discord described it as a perfect candidate for a PS+ Extra or Game Pass game and it’s difficult to argue with that assessment.
Wild West is one of those productions that is clearly missing, since it is simple fun, without much and unnecessary
Review in Greek | Read full review