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THQ Nordic has done it once again for us, updating an older classic to improve platform support for newer systems.  As was hinted only yesterday, Desperados - Wanted Dead or Alive has been updated to include official Linux support.


  • More than 20 enemies with different profiles, from the lazy and cowardly bandit, to the fearsome mercenary.
  • A team of 6 characters, each with their own very distinct characteristics, to manage in real time.
  • 25 different levels provide nail-biting intrigue, with cinematic transition scenes and landscapes that will take your breath away. Amazing artificial intelligence!
  • Each enemy is ranked on 10 different criteria, including intelligence, courage, marksmanship, resistance to alcohol, etc.
  • An array of different settings: day-time, night-time, storms, dusk, villages, ghost towns, fortresses, gold mines, saloons, prisons, boats 6 training levels to allow the player to really get into the story

Interestingly, they also added in a lost demo level:

Includes a long lost demo mission where Cooper, Doc and Kate free a town from Outlaws.
A challenging level from back in the old days when some games still had rather difficult demos

On top of that, you can now select your language as well between French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English. The demo mission is limited to French, German, Spanish and English.

You can grab it from Humble Store (Linux icon should appear there soon) and Steam, it is not on GOG just yet.

Here's to many more from THQ Nordic!

Article updated after publishing with the GOG link now it's up.

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slaapliedje 6 July 2018 at 3:59 am UTC
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Apparently I already have both of them! They going to port the second one?
Phlebiac 6 July 2018 at 5:19 am UTC
Wow, that was fast!

slaapliedjeApparently I already have both of them! They going to port the second one?

Me too, must have been in some bundle.
slaapliedje 6 July 2018 at 5:21 am UTC
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Looks like they're old enough that Infogrames was on it (so before they assumed the Atari name.)
raneon 6 July 2018 at 5:40 am UTC
Cool, something I need for my collection!
BOYSSSSS 6 July 2018 at 6:25 am UTC
I wish THQ also owned Commandos.
lucifertdark 6 July 2018 at 6:35 am UTC
Yesterday I was having a small issue where the mouse pointer would get stuck in the middle of the screen, I let one of the devs know & I think they've patched it already.
tpau 6 July 2018 at 6:55 am UTC
Have they included higher resolution textures as well? The original release feels a bit blurred on current screen sizes.
officernice 6 July 2018 at 7:20 am UTC
Can you guys do me a favour and hunt down some information if the remastered version of Red Faction: Guerilla is coming to Linux as well? I tried writing them on Facebook but go no answer.
Eike 6 July 2018 at 8:06 am UTC
I like the sounds of the announcement.
"Modern System Compatibility (Win8, Win10, Mac and Linux support and Demo Level added!"

I'm tempted. Who tried it and can tell us more?
Eike 6 July 2018 at 8:19 am UTC
spiffykI remember watching my older brother play this some years ago when I was little... I never knew the name of the game and had no luck finding it for a long time. So this is double the great news for me! Thank you!

Hope you have fun fulfilling you little self's dream.
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