You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

THQ Nordic and Mimimi Games kept to their word, with Desperados III now being officially released for Linux PC and macOS along with the latest update.

"Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario. Play smart if you want to succeed. A good plan can make the difference between survival and finding yourself at the business end of a pistol."

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

With the Linux release out now, it came along with the 1.4 version free upgrade. This added in one new Baron's Challenge mission along with support for the brand new DLC:

  • One new Baron's Challenge: The Baron dares you to make one last trip to Devil's Canyon to ask yourself: "What if?". Take control of young Cooper and Hector - and meet your nemesis Frank at the chapel for a final stand off. One good shot is all it takes.
  • DLC support implemented: The first DLC is out now! This is the first of three new missions that tell the story of a new adventure called "Money for the Vultures". The story of the three missions take place after the events of the main game. In the first part, the gang reunites once again to hunt down DeVitt's hidden riches.

They also updated the system requirements, which show that the minimum supported GPUs are an Nvidia GTX 560 or the Radeon HD 5850 which is a pretty low bar. You do need at least 8GB RAM (12GB recommended) and around 21GB space ready for it. It's 64bit only too, with Ubuntu being what they're testing and supporting but it should work across any distribution as it's built with Unity.

Feature Highlight:

  • Play five unique characters, each with a very particular set of skills
  • Experience true freedom of choice with countless different ways to overcome any obstacle
  • Defeat large groups of enemies with careful planning and execution
  • Witness the glory of classic Wild West scenarios like frontier towns, mysterious swamps, sprawling modern cities, and many more
  • Choose between non-lethal and deadly attacks, stealth and blazing guns
  • Adjust the game to your playstyle with various difficulty settings and special replay challenges
  • The Showdown mode allows you to pause the game anytime and react to ambushes or surprise attacks

Currently, it looks like it may be an empty download, as they forgot to link up (zero packages linked) both Linux and macOS to any public content packages on Steam. We've let them know to fix it and it's a very common issue we wrote about. It's an easy fix, will update when it's fully solved. Update: should be live properly now.

You can buy it now on Humble Store and Steam. Also on GOG but it's unclear when Linux will go live there.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
19 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
41 comments
Page: 1/5»
  Go to:

Eike 2 Sep
I loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(
200Puls 2 Sep
Played the Linux beta of this and I highly recommend this game.

The gameplay is really cool and I like the setting better than ShadowTactics. I also really dig the gamepad controls. I tried it on my gamer-os system with ps 4 controller and its playable very good.

Its also really optimized and ran very well on my two systems.
flesk 2 Sep
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: EikeI loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(

I had the complete opposite experience this summer: After finishing Shadow Tactics (in a hotel in Arendal (which inspired Arendell of the Frozen movies)), I tried to play the original Desperados (which is also available for Linux), but I just couldn't get into it. The levels didn't feel nearly as tightly designed, it felt as though there was little or no consequence for messing up, and I missed not being able to play with a gamepad. It must be a matter of taste.

I bought the deluxe edition, which includes the season pass, the moment I heard about the update. As Liam wrote, it wasn't possible to install immediately, but I now have a 9.3 GB download in my queue. It's going to be difficult to choose between this game and Spiritfarer though, now that I've gotten majorly invested into that.
Quoting: EikeI loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(

Interesting, Shadow Tactics actually brought me back to when I could not stop playing the original Commandos. Wild West isn't my fav setting though, so not sure if I'll be getting this one.
Shmerl 2 Sep
Waiting for the GOG release.
Yikes, another one to file under "Too 'spensive, I can't afford this"
Eike 2 Sep
Quoting: flesk
Quoting: EikeI loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(

I had the complete opposite experience this summer: After finishing Shadow Tactics (in a hotel in Arendal (which inspired Arendell of the Frozen movies)), I tried to play the original Desperados (which is also available for Linux), but I just couldn't get into it.

Oh, I cannot get into original Desperados anymore either nowadays!


Last edited by Eike on 2 September 2020 at 5:05 pm UTC
flesk 2 Sep
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: rustybroomhandleYikes, another one to file under "Too 'spensive, I can't afford this"

Yeah, it definitely ain't cheap, but I spent 30+ hours on Shadow Tactics (without replaying for badges), which is about ten times more time than I spend on most games, so I still think it's good value for money. Plus this one's even more packed with content, from what I've heard. I hope it goes on sale eventually though, so more people can afford it.
Quoting: ShmerlWaiting for the GOG release.

Same here.

Quoting: EikeI loved the original Desperados. Now I tried to play Shadow Tactics, but somehow...
I cannot stand the genre anymore. :-(

Nothing wrong with that. Preferences change over time. Personally, I neither have the enthusiasm, nor the patience anymore to play through and finish games these days. In fact, I get bored by most of them rather quickly nowadays.

I still like the RTS genre in general though and also think that Shadow Tactics is a beautiful game. I just don't like the setting much. But what really kept me from finishing the game were the badges/trophies. I know, it's silly but these badges always made me feel like I didn't finish the missions properly.


Last edited by Plintslîcho on 2 September 2020 at 7:22 pm UTC
Cyril 2 Sep
Yes! And another one to kept premise and finally deliver the Linux build!
Waiting for the GOG release too.


Last edited by Cyril on 2 September 2020 at 7:54 pm UTC
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.