Desperados III Reviews

Desperados III is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jun 12, 2020

A perfect blend of satisfying Wild West tropes, a surprisingly compelling story, and an endlessly-gratifying tactical layer that will make you feel like the architect of a bandit-murdering Rube Goldberg machine. With guns.

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Sara Mortazavi
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Desperados III is the first game in Desperados Franchise that is developed by Mimimi Games. the studio behind the successful Shadow Tactics and they have once again proved themselves in tactical games. Desperados III offers perfect gameplay, beautifully designed worlds and amazing soundtracks and is the great example of a perfectly designed video game, no matter how you define this form of entertainment.

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Jun 16, 2020

I fell in love.

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Jun 12, 2020

Whether you’ve played Mimimi Games’ prior game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, the earlier Desperado games, or you’re coming in fresh, you’ll find Desperados III is just an incredible experience. Every character’s ability is unique, and combining it with another’s in showdown mode for a synchronized attack is always satisfying to pull off. It’s rare you see a game utilize quicksaves as a core feature, though it works to great effect here. Mimimi Games’ touches on the real-time tactics genre for this once-dormant series are elegant and brilliant, and not to be missed. Desperados III is simply one of the best games of the year.

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10 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2020

This game comes with the highest of recommendations – if you see Desperados III, be sure to grab it – it’s absolutely well worth it!

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Incredibly well put-together and intricately crafted by a developer at the top of their field, Desperados III is a genuine masterpiece of stealth, Stetsons, and steely-eyed heroics.

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KeenGamer
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2020

Dust off them saddles and check out this review for Desperados III on PC! A real-time tactics experience set in the Old West; the challenging gameplay will test even the fastest gunslingers. Despite its reliance on standard tropes, this game is dynamite.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2020

Desperados III is another strong title from Mimimi Productions, and has managed to successfully revive one of the most beloved franchises. Every aspect of the game, from the character development to gameplay and graphics, has been painstakingly and meticulously designed, and the end result will without a doubt please longtime fans and newcomers alike. The developers have borrowed many of their mechanics from their previous title, Shadow Tactics, but it shows the strength of the framework they had created rather than being a testament of their negligence. All of these have turned Desperados III to one of the best Real-time Tactics games available, although its saving system could have been more reliable

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2020

Desperados III is nothing short of an excellent tactical strategy game. There is so much here to play through and the way it is designed you’ll be encouraged to go back and replay missions in different ways to pass optional challenges or to just see how you can do it differently.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Desperados III is by far one of the best stealth-based games I’ve ever played, offering multiple ways to not only complete your objectives but also kill your targets. The brilliant Showdown mode further enhances the immersion and strategic gameplay by letting you simultaneously control all five protagonists in a synchronised string of events, single-handedly set up by the sole gamer. The very challenging badges, difficult goal criteria, and multiple routes will all have you replaying each mission numerous times until you know it like the back of your hand. Plus, once you’re done with the exciting and thrilling story, the Baron’s Challenges allows you to take on new mysterious and even more challenging missions – if you’re brave enough!

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

Desperados III builds heavily upon Mimimi Games “Shadow Tactics” experience to deliver one of the best “soft reboots” I’ve seen in a long while. It’s unrelentless and both charming varied enough to keep you going. It knows how to treat “failure” not as a bad thing, but only a minor setback. Heavily recommended for stealth fans.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2020

Desperados III is the kind of game that prioritizes fun above all else, and it manages to do so without sacrificing the oomph of its story or depth of its mechanics.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Mimimi Games did it again! Desperados III is a love letter to a genre of a long forgotten past, beautifully crafted in every single detail. John Cooper and his friends are finally back in action, and let's hope are here to stay for a long time.

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9.2 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Desperados III is a great real-time tactics game. Its elegant level design, great music, right implementation of Quick Save and Quick Load mechanisms, and well-written characters help to create a perfect experience in this genre. It is a must-buy for every fan of the Desperados franchise and the genre. Even if you’re not familiar with real-time tactics games, Desperados 3 can be an extraordinary impressive experience.

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9.2 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

From intelligent design and superb gameplay to good story and likable characters, this is exactly what we expect Desperados III to be and Mimimi Games has masterfully made another great Real-Time Tactics game.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Desperados III is a title based on the classic video game Commands, with a great strategic component and freedom of movement. Charismatic characters, good story, fun and engaging gameplay and many hours of gameplay.

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9 / 10
Jul 10, 2020

Desperados 3 is an elegant stealth tactics game that encourages experimentation.

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Jun 16, 2020

Mimimi Games returns to the real-time stealth tactical genre with Desperados 3. Across massive levels, players will guide their magnificent five characters toward their objectives. Each hero has their own strength they bring to the team, and they're all essential to survive. Desperados is a game of trial-and-error, expecting quicksaves and quickloads to "solve" each level. There's some small muddiness in the controls and enemy perception, and occasionally the punishment for slight mistakes in character or item placement feels punitive. That said, Desperados 3 nonetheless remains a fantastic follow-up to the first game and another win for the developer.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Desperados III feels natural as a new entry in the series while being innovative and a really good current game. A title that, without much noise, results in one of the best recent stealth experiences.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jun 12, 2020

Whether you’re new to John Cooper and his bounty-hunting gang or an old hand on the quickdraw, Desperados 3 may be one of the most fleshed out mixes of challenging, accommodating, and satisfying tactical strategy experiences around, Western or otherwise.

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