Welcome to the lucroRPG, you are now reading about the best western RPG games. Western is a genre featuring cowboys, natives, bandits, and gunslinging in western North America. Also as known as old west or the wild west. Overall, it’s a great genre for action RPG gaming.
Draw. Let’s see who’s the fastest gun in west. – Jotaro ?
They don’t make western movies anymore, at least good ones. Except, Quentin Tarantino of course. It’s time to rewatch The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained, I guess.
But it’s not the case with gaming. There are many western games to play. However, only western games with RPG element will be found below.
So, it begins. Top 15 western RPGs:
1. Red Dead Redemption Series
Number one goes to the best Western video game franchise of all times. It’s a multi award winning masterpiece from Rockstar Games and everyone should play regardless of preferred genre.
Is it RPG though? Some will say it’s not. However, on that I must disagree. To me, RPG is a game where you play the role of one character in an open world. You can choose which quests to complete, how to interact with the world, and customize your character to your liking. So, even if it’s not an RPG, Red Dead Redemption definitely has some RPG elements in it.
As for the story, RDR 2 features the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang in America, 1899. Federal agents and bounty hunters are coming. Gang must rob, steal, and fight their way out to survive.
2. Fallout New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas is the real deal RPG. Most people say it’s the best Fallout game there is. Steam reviews also agree on that. It’s doesn’t have the best gameplay mechanics, UI, soundtrack, and definitely not the best graphics. However, Fallout New Vegas has the best writing.
The game is a mix between post-apocalyptic and western genres. Year is 2281, the world is ripped apart by nuclear war and went straight back to the age of gunslingers, outlaws, and factions.
Explore the vast expanses of the desert wastelands, interact with survivors, choose sides, or go alone!
3. Wild West Dynasty
Wild West Dynasty is a family and settlement building / survival game set in the old west. It’s from the creators of award-winning Medieval Dynasty.
So, what’s up with the negative reviews? The game has some bugs, but it’s expected because of the early access. Bugs and glitches will be patched in time. But there is also another reason, hard-core fans of Medieval Dynast are mad to developers for not improving Medieval Dynasty instead of creating a new game. Understandable.
So, build up your home, build your ranch, catch horses, sow crops, and raise cattle. Also, be ready to defend what you have, because outlaws lurk at every corner.
4. Hard West Series
Hard West 2 is a journey to the heart of darkness in the American West. You take control of a supernatural posse, outsmart, outcheat, and outgun your enemies.
On the hunt for a big score, you hear talk that the legendary ghost train is heading your way loaded with gold. It’s the perfect mix of western, and supernatural fantasy genres.
The gameplay features isometric view and turn-based battles in a dynamically shifting environment. It’s a blast if you like turn-based games.
5. This Land Is My Land
This Land Is My Land throws you in a western world but with a twist, you’re now a native tribe chief instead of a cowboy.
You must protect your land, defend tribe members, and resist against the American settlers, all in huge open-world.
This Land Is My Land has all the features you expect from an open-world game. Such as survival, human needs, stealth, resource gathering, decision making, crafting, territory control, hunting, tribes, tools, and more.
6. Westerado: Double Barreled
Westerado: Double Barreled is a pixel-art adventure featuring a revenge story. When your family is murdered by a mysterious desperado, you set out into the world to take revenge.
Ride, shoot, intimidate, kill, and hunt down the desperado that killed your family.
Good thing is, Westerado: Double Barreled is high on RPG. You can become an outlaw or a saint. Everyone is killable, no exceptions. The game is all about choices.
7. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a narrative adventure about travelling, sharing stories, and surviving in the unforgiving world of old west.
The more you explore, the more and better stories you listen. Then, share them with other interesting characters you meet during your journeys. So, think of stories as currency in the Where the Water Tastes Like Wine.
All in all, it’s a wildly different wild west game.
8. Gunman Tales
Gunman Tales is an old-school action-adventure with RPG elements, set in the wild west. It almost like the old Atari / Amiga / Nes games ha ha.
Play as the stranger, a bounty hunter on a mission to find legendary lost treasure. To complete the map for the treasure, you must explore all lands and find map pieces.
Along the way you’ll defeat enemies, retain their gold and equipment, meet other gunman searching for the same treasure, and encounter werewolves!
Gunman Tales can be played solo or with other 3 players.
9. Deadwater Saloon
Are you ready to become a Saloon owner in the wild west? Oh boy, anything can happen in a Saloon during the wild west era.
Build your saloon, serve liquor, allow poker, form friendship with the townsfolk and travelers.
Hundreds of events will occur during your management. You’ll be facing meddlesome customers, firebrand preachers, outlaws, and much more. Be ready to face the consequences of your choices!
The game is pretty cheap. But if you’re still not sure, try the free 25-day prologue demo.
10. Weird West
Weird West is just another masterpiece from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey,
Dark fantasy world of Weird West quickly immerses you with its fantastical creatures, magic wielding gunmen, heroes, and outlaws.
Everything you do counts, and the world reacts to the choices you make. Make choices, face consequences, and experience intertwined destinies.
11. Dead Horizon
Oh, looks like we got ourselves another Atari game, or perhaps a its a game straight out of GameBoy. Dead Horizon is an indie western game using old-school graphics, UI, and gameplay. It’s really good game if you don’t mind the pixel graphics and focus on the story.
Gameplay only involves the mouse. It’s a point & click game with rich story. Also very short, approximately 15 minutes gameplay awaits you. It’s okay because it’s a free to play game.
What to expect from it? Oh, many fun things. Such as quickdraw duels, killing, sparing, and experiencing the hard-core masculinity.
12. Heavy is the Hand that Holds the Six Shooter
Another mouse controlled western game appears! But this one is 3D using isometric view + real time combat.
Story is rather enigmatic. You wake up in a coffin with amnesia and set out to find out who you are and what happened to you. Keep in mind though, finding answers in the old west is much harder than you can imagine.
13. Boot Hill Heroes
Western genre meets JRPG. Huh? What was that? How can a JRPG mix with Western? They are opposites… Anyways, Western genre meets JRPG. Huh? What was that? How can a JRPG mix with Western? They are opposites… Anyways, they meet and mix perfectly in Boot Hill Heroes.
Jump into a legendary Western adventure with the gameplay of old PS1 JRPGs. You and up to three friends can play as Kid, Doc, Moon, and Rosy in co-op. Become the gang. Of course, you can play solo too.
14. Tin Star
Tin Star is a text-based RPG, an interactive novel. A novel where you create your own story. It’s 1,376,197 words long and you’ll read at least 80,000 words each time you play. That means the choices you make shapes the story in an unimaginable way.
In Tin Star, you’re a newly appointed U.S. marshal. You must deal with crime, heists, and outlaws all the way from San Francisco to New York City.
It’s not all about dealing with crime either. You have many more options. Such as finding romance, crafting a legend, defying the elements, and solving mysteries.
15. Showdown at Willow Creek
Showdown at Willow Creek is an interactive novel same as the Tin Star, from another writer. Tin Star is slightly better, that’s why its number 14 and Showdown at Willow Creek is 15. But it’s still good and worth delving in if you’re fan of the western genre.
As for the story, the story features the town of Willow Creek, outlaws, greed, lust, science, and mother nature. Basically, a western mystery.
Looks like that’s it, gotta go. Do let me know your favorite western games, or even movies via comment section below. I’ll see you soon.