Desperados III Reviews
Sometimes the try, die, retry system can grind your gears, but more often than not you’ll be enjoying the myriad scenarios in which you stealth kill your way to another victory.
We tell you, it’s a good game! It’s not average! It might have some problems here and there, but you have to admit it is a “Good” game.
Building on Mimimi Games' success with Shadow Tactics, Desperados III is mature, confident gameplay design, and while it might not look like an AAA-blockbuster, it certainly has the level of refinement and quality that is a rare thing indeed. It could have been a little more in places, but it's a solid, intelligent depiction of a beloved part of America's narrative heritage and aesthetic, with some excellent and creative tactical puzzles to sort through along the way.
While its structural, environmental, and contextual inconsistencies hold Desperados 3 back, its ability to facilitate clever and crafty strategies in its best moments kept me coming back for more.
Desperados III's Wild West setting makes for a charming backdrop, and the well-balanced, varied cast of bounty hunters means that each mission can be seen off in multiple, equally rewarding ways. But while the blend of refined real-time strategy mechanics and ever-escalating challenge will surely appeal to fans of the genre, novices could be perplexed by the often unforgiving difficulty and occasionally finicky rules.
Mimimi Studios stays true to the genre. Desperados III has some outdated mechanics, and the game progression is based on trial and error, which is something the fans will love, but can be frustrating for newcomers.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Fans of the original will appreciate this challenging but versatile mix of stealth and strategy, but it misses almost every opportunity to update the Commandos formula for the modern era.
Desperados III won't be the glorious return of the franchise, but it's certainly a great game for the fans of this peculiar subgenre.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Desperados III is a faithful return for the series, occasionally to a fault but often to great success. It’ll please fans of strategy games but won’t make a fan out of those that aren’t.
A hardcore Western-themed real-time tactics game that ain't for the faint hearted
Desperados 3 is a very good tactical strategy that reminds us of the good old days of PC gaming, but it lacks something new and fresh, and celearly indicates that this genre hasn't developed as much as other mainstream genres.
Review in Persian | Read full review
The tools that are offered to the player and the level design, give a plethora of approaches that reward patience and ingenuity.
Review in Greek | Read full review
Well howdy, partner, I am Woody, and this is the Wild West… Oops, wrong game. Welcome to the Wild West and get ready to go up against bandits and corrupt businessmen as you fight through the world of western times.
Desperados III is an interesting and high-quality tactical game in the Wild West. The gameplay and game mechanics are at their best, and along with the interesting story and lovable characters, it will keep players entertained for hours.
Review in Persian | Read full review
If you’re a fan of either cowboys or Hitman style gameplay objectives, then Desperados III is sure to make for an entertaining ride.
Desperados III is a masterclass in real-time tactics, full of clever challenges, countless possibilities, and old inconveniences of the genre.
Desperados III is a cowboy game with a difference, in that stealth wins out over shooting. A thinking mans western, Desperados III oozes charm, and once you get to grips with its elegant controls and brilliant showdown mode, you will be pulling off some dazzling set pieces. A great entry point if you’re new to the genre and series.
Desperados III is a great stealth tactic game with great graphics, music, voice acting, characters and story but can feel like a rehash of previous games made by the same developers.
Desperados 3 is a much-belated sequel that strikes the right balance between classic gameplay mechanics and modern sensibilities.