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Evil West review – One of the year’s best action games let down by outdated level design

Evil West is a fun action game, but it could’ve been a lot more fun. There’s an early 2000s interview with director Quentin Tarantino in which a conservative pundit berates him about the level of gruesome violence in his movies. Their impassionate pleadings question the need for violence, but they’re met with a ridiculing, frustrated: “Because it’s so much fun, Jan. Get it?” I thought about that interview as I played Evil West, the new game from the shooter masters at Polish studio, Flying Wild Hog. Evil West is an old-school action game that blends melee combat with firearms; a…

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Evil West is probably your favourite action game of 2022

Flying Wild Hog has done it again; impeccable production values, watertight game feel, and the most satisfying kills around. Devil May Cry, Bulletstorm, and God of War walk into a bar. They all sit, have a drink, and chat about revenge (or something). Suddenly, a gravel-voiced cowboy with pissed off eyes and a six-shooter in his hand kicks the saloon doors in. “This is my turf, lads,” he says, sounding like he’s been on 12 packs of cigs a day since he was five years old. “We don’t need Norsemen, space edgelords, or the son of a demon king in…

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Flying Wild Hog’s Evil West has you fighting vampires on the American frontier

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 04:11 GMT Focus Home Interactive announced Flying Wild Hog’s upcoming game, Evil West, during The Game Awards this evening.Evil West is in development for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.In the game, a “dark menace” has descended upon the American frontier.As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are charged with eradicating the vampire threat and saving the country.You can expect “visceral, explosive combat,” as you “unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets.”It can be played solo or in co-op with a friend in…