West of Dead Reviews

West of Dead is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2020

Thanks to a moody atmosphere and precise mechanics, West of Dead perfectly wraps the tense feeling of cover shooting around a solid roguelike core.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

West of Dead is an excellent, action-packed, Western twin-stick shooter that features smooth gameplay and striking atmosphere.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

A furiously stylish roguelike gothic western that blends genres with deft and aplomb, West of Dead is a resoundingly enjoyable offering that makes picking yourself up and dusting yourself off after every death a ravenously compelling proposition.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2020

West of Dead is a refreshing take on multiple genres. It's a great cover-based twin-stick shooter. It's a different kind of roguelite. And it's just a solid all-around action game that's a joy to play. It's highly challenging, and it rewards smart play, so what you ultimately get is a satisfying experience that's fun and invites you to put the time into learning its intricacies.

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83 / 100
Jun 18, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Jun 18, 2020

West of Dead shakes up the roguelite formula with its fantastic cover system, but it's more than that. With the addition of Ron Pearlman voicing William Mason, a stylistic cel-shaded art style and a captivating story to uncover, West of Dead is a winning combination that will have you as happy as a pup with two tails.

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8 / 10
Jun 23, 2020

Upstream Arcade’s West of Dead is an impressive roguelike. With a solid twin-stick shooting system, West of Dead has a more than serviceable gameplay loop. However, the game is truly anchored by it’s incredible visuals and art design. Add on top of this an excellent voice performance and unique sense of worldbuilding, and you’ve got a roguelike formidable in any standoff.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

West of Dead is a compelling and enjoyable challenge, helped along by Ron Perlman's undeniable charisma and a handful of interesting new ideas.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2020

West of Dead isn't going to win any originality contests, but it knows how to draw with the best of them and it's quick enough to hit you with six rounds of stylistic fun. Beneath the obvious comparisons, there's a game that plays out like a passionate high noon homage to the best of film, games and comic books.

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8 / 10
Jul 7, 2020

West of Dead provides an adequate challenge set across an intriguing premise.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2020

West of Dead isn’t without its standoff moments of frustration, but a squint of the eye and a sweat-bead zero-flinch will see you standing tall post-Purgatory call out.

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Jul 2, 2020

It may take a while to learn how to play West of Dead effectively but the journey is ultimately rewarding and a ton of gunslinging fun.

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80 / 100
Jun 18, 2020

West of Dead offers a spectacular roguelike fused with isometric twin stick shooter with a pretty good and addictive gunplay that will make us play again and again. It has some graphic flaws that need to be polished, as well as a dubious system of dialogues that become boring, but that does not prevent us from enjoying its good intentions.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2020

West of Dead is a nice combination of roguelike ideas and twin stick shooter genre inside a weird west tale with some nice visuals narrated by the always great Ron Perlman.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2020

West of Dead is a great rogue-like bringing a really gloomy atmosphere that matches this cowboy’s journey through purgatory perfectly.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2020

Roguelikes are a dime a dozen nowadays, especially in the indie scene. A lot of them end up falling flat because they don’t understand what makes the genre so addicting to begin with. That wasn’t the case here. Aside from a few issues and its slow beginning, West of Dead sits at the top of the pile, being one of my favories games in the genre.

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Jul 8, 2020

West of Dead is a difficult but deeply satisfying twin-stick shooter with a unique cover-based twist and a strong performance from Ron Perlman.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2020

Challenging yet rewarding, with some unique atmosphere and voice acting thrown into the mix.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

Overall, West of Dead is a really neat Twin-Stick Shooter style and I look forward to hopefully seeing more of it in the future.

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IGN Italy
Top Critic
7.6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

West of Dead it's quite a classic twin stick shooter roguelike with a twist: it chooses tactic and thoughtfully action instead of frenzy. The gameplay is quite derivative and basic, though everything works and it's overall a fun game.

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