Where Are All the Western Video Games?

They've dominated movies, TV shows, and books, so why not video games?

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ApocalypseShadow71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

I know how you feel. Was looking for a Western game today. You would think there'd be more of them. I'm still more into the Matt Dillon, Gun Smoke hero style of story though.

But if a developer really wanted to flip the script, they could tell the story of a Native American. That's never been told well in a game. Last of the Mohicans level of story telling. Some might not like the enemies in the game. But it isn't like we haven't seen all types of humans dead or alive being killed or being the bad guy.

Or, just give us a good Lone Ranger game. Everyone would be happy.

MadLad71d ago

When I read the headline I originally thought they meant actual western games. Like, made in the West.

I was really confused.

lonewolf1071d ago

Same as.

OT - been a few recently but yeah bit sparse otherwise.

FinalFantasyFanatic70d ago

Me too, I thought the author was living under a rock, I think the closest thing we got in recent times is Evil West, and that's not even a traditional western. Otherwise there's Red Dead Redemption, but that came out quite a while ago.

NecrumOddBoy70d ago

Here are a handful that are out or coming out.

TheLigX70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

Would potentially be cool, but a company of mostly white dudes making money off of the story of Native Americans is objectively pretty shitty. If a LARGE chunk of the profits went to the tribes, then that would be a different story.

ApocalypseShadow70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

I actually agree on some of the money going towards whatever tribe they use. Or promote tourism like Ghost of Tsushima did for Tsushima Island that brings in revenue for that area.

Also, now I'm thinking Galaxy Rangers would be great because you could play different ways based on the characters. As well as Marshall Brave Star who was actually Native American. Base the games on the cartoons. I'd be all about Shane Goose Man though. Great character. Marshall would be cool because he had abilities based on animal spirits. "Speed of the Puma." Strength of the Bear." Still love that.

Rocosaurus71d ago

Well Evil West just released and seems to be good fun, and Red dead redemption remains a very strong IP.

isarai71d ago

Sadly no one wants to compete with R*. That's why despite the open world craze right now, no one is doing a modern urban setting or western setting which are such obvious choices imo

ApocalypseShadow71d ago

I would even take a Magnificent Seven type game. Old one or new one.

gangsta_red71d ago

I still believe that the western genre in video games is an untapped market. I've always loved the gritty ness it brings, throw in some horror or super natural elements (like the movies Bone Tomahawk or Ravenous) and I believe we could get many great games produced.

Terry_B71d ago

Remaster Darkwatch..or release DW2.

TheColbertinator71d ago

Darkwatch was a treasure. Sega Sammy should crank out another one.

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