Dead Man's Hand

a game by Atari SA
Platform: XBox
Editor Rating: 5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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If you know who Sergio Leone is or remember which film made Clint Eastwood a star (A Fistful of Dollars, FYI), then Dead Mans Hand ms made for you. Atari has taken a very standard first-person shooter and thrown in every Western reference imaginable whiskey bombs, flaming stagecoaches, crazed hillbillies, guys flying through windows when shot, and desperadoes with quips like Its dyin time, boy. You even get a bonus for shooting hats off enemies heads. Unfortunately, the gameplay is a day late and a dollar short. Theres nothing here that you havent seen in other shooters. Couple this with uneven visuals and redundant level design, and a great idea turns into an average experience. Hands worth a rent just for the tragicomic plot {Unforgiven this aint), but real farmhands may want to hold out for Red Dead Revolver in a couple months time.


The West is actually more weird and ridiculous than wild in the oddball Dead Mans Hand, what with its unique brand of shooting-gallery silliness. Whoa, Nelly moments include earning boffo bonuses for shooting bad guys who fall from the sky and getting major anvil points for crushing evil gold miners in TNT-spawned cave-ins. (If only some of these zany antics made it into the dry multiplayer modes.) Granted, none of this stuff is actually much fun I just had such a good laugh watching the awkward character animations that I figure this suckers a must-rent for comedy value alone.


Factually accurate, perhaps to a fault, this six-gun shooter painstakingly pieces together the American Old West. Its all here: ornery cowpokes stationed atop barrels of TNT; the bandidos who loiter under huge boulders, waiting to be crushed underneath tons of stone; steely-eyed A.I. killers slamming into walls while stuck in their run animations; and a Native American boss character who throws an endless supply of knives while you blast him with a shotgun because, apparently, firearms are for suckers. Deal us another hand, boys, because this one has too many jokers in it.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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