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  • Summary: Hard West 2 is a journey to the heart of darkness in the American West. Take control of a supernatural posse and catch the mysterious Ghost Train. Outsmart, outcheat and outgun your enemies in this turn-based tactics game set in a Wild West world where nothing is as it seems.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. GamingBolt
    Aug 10, 2022
    90
    From small things like great sound effects and voice acting, to more fundamental victories like its mix of overworld exploration and solid strategy-style combat sections, there’s a lot to love here.
  2. GamersRD
    Aug 4, 2022
    88
    Hard West 2 is just as original as its predecessor, with a very bizarre story that I'm sure many will enjoy as much as I have.
  3. God is a Geek
    Aug 4, 2022
    85
    From believable characters to the gritty, high-detail art style that seethes with atmosphere and the top-notch sound design, everything feels authentic in Hard West 2.
  4. Multiplayer.it
    Aug 4, 2022
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Noisy Pixel
    Aug 16, 2022
    75
    Hard West 2 is a tactically challenging work of art with a beautifully depicted environment and unique features that, much like its name, become progressively harder as you advance. Hardcore fans of tactical RPGs will savor what it has in store with its distinct combat system and necessity for well-thought-out strategies. Still, on the other hand, casual players may not be too happy with the level of difficulty as the game punishes aggressive and lackadaisical gameplay.
  6. Game Rant
    Aug 8, 2022
    70
    Hard West 2 is a solid experience despite some shortcomings and missed opportunities. Ice Code Games crafted a unique and action-packed combat system while retaining much of what makes this type of strategy game so engaging. It may not have the production values or depth of either XCOM or Gears Tactics, but Hard West 2 still manages to be an addicting and satisfactory turn-based strategy experience.
  7. Dexerto
    Aug 4, 2022
    65
    Although Hard West 2 delivers on some awesome visuals and sound design, its gameplay didn’t hook me and its characters never grew on me. For those looking to scratch the itch of a turn-based tactics game until a wave of games releases in the fall of 2022, then this could be right up your alley.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Aug 8, 2022
    10
    Turn based feeling like an action game, that's something new. Train chasing is awesome. And the bravado system works like charm, though itTurn based feeling like an action game, that's something new. Train chasing is awesome. And the bravado system works like charm, though it requires some getting accustomed to. You need to forget about XCOM and understand that cowboys survived battles not because enemies had 25% of CtH but they did not have a chance to fire at all :). Dead enemy cannot harm you! Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2022
    10
    This game is fire. Finally some fresh ideas about turn-based battle. Bravado and train heists? Fantastic ideas and implementation.
  3. Aug 7, 2022
    10
    Finally a high quality tactical RPG that emphasizes player skill and creativity over some arbitrary RNG systems.
    Definitely a must-have for
    Finally a high quality tactical RPG that emphasizes player skill and creativity over some arbitrary RNG systems.
    Definitely a must-have for all fans of the genre!
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  4. Aug 11, 2022
    5
    The game might be fun, but the current state of the balance is just out of place. It's either you are going one-shotting everything around orThe game might be fun, but the current state of the balance is just out of place. It's either you are going one-shotting everything around or it's just frustrating. There is no sweet spot in between. How can enemy be able to heal to full 18hp every two rounds, while you are capped to 4-6hp ONCE PER FIGHT??? What with the bleeding bomb spam **** How many bandages should I equip to counter that? In case of melee characters without bandages they are stuck for 4 rounds lol. Fix the balance, and it might be really fun to play, but right now it is just pain to go through. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2022
    3
    If you thought "xcom in the old west, awesome!" you are very wrong...
    This is not a turn-based tactics game, it's just a mediocre puzzle game
    If you thought "xcom in the old west, awesome!" you are very wrong...
    This is not a turn-based tactics game, it's just a mediocre puzzle game with poor balancing and atrocious difficulty spikes.
    Voice acting, music, and settings are not enough if the gameplay is fundamentally broken.
    Even at the lowish price they are selling it (€25 at the moment) this is a hard pass, maybe for €5 when it goes on sale.
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  6. Aug 7, 2022
    3
    Just terrible balance and mechanics. The gameplay is more arcade-like than in the first part, the developer also failed to get into the sameJust terrible balance and mechanics. The gameplay is more arcade-like than in the first part, the developer also failed to get into the same atmosphere, the game is below average. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2022
    0
    gameplay is really slow, serious rpg games generally have characters and aesthetics to entertain you here not even that conclusion this gamegameplay is really slow, serious rpg games generally have characters and aesthetics to entertain you here not even that conclusion this game is really boring. Expand

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