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Ready to face a challenge? Good! As the updated version of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive is now on GOG.

As a reminder, the updated release from THQ Nordic doesn't just add Linux support. It also adds language support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English to the main game. It also adds in the lost demo level, with more limited language support.

As usual, the Linux release on GOG has gone through their internal testing (as they always do) and comes packaged with their handy MojoSetup-based installer.

  • Based on the successful tactical combat mechanics from the Commandos series with an even more challenging difficulty level
  • A great atmosphere straight out of classic Westerns with beautiful hand-drawn levels
  • A wide variety of scenarios and an impressive number of ways to accomplish each assignment

GOG actually sent us a copy of it and I can confirm it does work really damn nicely. As someone who never got to play it originally, I am especially appreciative of the work THQ Nordic do to update old titles.

Find it on GOG here where it's also on sale for super cheap!

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stan 12 Jul, 2018
Switching from SDL to SDL2 isn’t so much work.
Thanks for the info about the lack of difficulty levels. Not buying, then.
beko 13 Jul, 2018
Quoting: stanSwitching from SDL to SDL2 isn’t so much work.
Just no. Leave it.
tpau 13 Jul, 2018
Apart from maybe a handful of levels where you where getting crazy about the difficulty at a certain spot that was close to impossible, this game was rather easy too bruteforce. Just get to a corner, shoot till the level is clear. Thank John Cooper and a a few navigation issues of the enemies.

Setting was nice, story was nice, Graphics in the first part were nice back then.
No comment about the botched 3d attempt in the 2 other parts of the series ;)
beko 13 Jul, 2018
Quoting: tpauJust get to a corner, shoot till the level is clear. Thank John Cooper and a a few navigation issues of the enemies.
I don't think that the stealth genre is something for you ;) Where's the fun in that?
tpau 14 Jul, 2018
Quoting: beko
Quoting: tpauJust get to a corner, shoot till the level is clear. Thank John Cooper and a a few navigation issues of the enemies.
I don't think that the stealth genre is something for you ;) Where's the fun in that?
It can be fun to do a game totally different than it was intended. It is also a challenge to not get shot yourself or pull too many enemies at once :)
It is also fun to try and not kill any enemy at all in Robin Hood (although that is not possible due to game mechanics)
zkarj 31 Aug, 2018
I had bought the Windows version from Gog.com. Now gog provides Linux version for free for those who already purchased for Windows. I promptly removed the Windows version that I was running in wine and installed the Linux version, and it works much smoother. No more slow interface or graphic glitches.
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