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5 Outrageous Third-Person Shooter Games Like Wild West

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Seeing a game through your avatar's eyes immerses you in the core of the action, but there is something about witnessing the full action from a third-person perspective. The Wild West delivers such a captivating experience with a fully interactive world laden with adventure. Third-person shooter games give you a 3D view of the dynamic and fast-paced environment. With a birds-eye view, you can keep watch of lurking opponents, edging your defense. If you want to witness more of this action, here are five third-person shooter games like Wild West.


5. Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Official Launch Trailer

Get a close view of the action in the second installment of the Red Dead Series as John Martson, a former fugitive in dire need of revenge. Red Dead Redemption is an action-adventure game set in the fictional New Austin world. John's family gets held hostage by the state, and their release is conditioned on John's fighting against his former friends. 

The cowboy and gunslinger action infuses a remarkable storyline and gameplay with an open-world environment to traverse. Gunfights are the core of the game. Players can aim and target objects, humans or animals. You can also zoom in on individual body parts if you intend to maim your target. 

What's more, you get access to a wide range of weaponry, from shotguns, knives, rifles, pistols, revolvers, and lassos. Similar to Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption also features a bounty system where you become a target after committing a crime. The game's system allows you to bribe or kill witnesses before they alert law enforcement to prevent a bounty hunt.


4. Red Dead Revolver

Red Dead Revolver Official Trailer #2

Red Dead Revolver features a coherent and vengeful storyline in the land of gunslingers. Set in the American Frontier, the game's plot revolves around Red on a vengeful mission as a bounty hunter. The game is the first installment of the Red Dead series developed by Rockstar Games.

Although the game doesn't allow players to explore the open world freely, you can interact with other characters in the town of Brimstone. Players access various weaponry as they advance through levels. At the end of each level, players must duel in a boss fight, unlocking new weapons that can be purchased.

Furthermore, you can choose your weapon of destruction from the wide roster of weapons the game provides. You can battle your enemy using a shotgun, rifle, or handgun. Alternatively, you can attack while in stealth mode by throwing a stick of dynamite, a Molotov cocktail or a hunting knife at them.


3. Gun

Gun - Trailer - PS2

In the West, the action never ends, especially for this western-themed action role-playing game. Developed by Neversoft, the game's mechanics may be troublesome for some gamers, but the compelling storyline has a consistent western theme with remarkable narration. You'll experience old-fashioned betrayal, suspense, and often gun battles. 

The game's plot follows Colton White, a humble protagonist raised by a hunter named Ned. One day, while on their killing quest, the two land on a steamboat hurling precious cargo-an artifact the two characters well know the value of. The duo is soon attacked, and Colton escapes to Dodge City. From there, he battles into the badlands while commonly switching between good and evil sides. His mission-to uncover the truth behind his guardian's death.

The open world environment allows you to explore the expansive terrestrial towns, mountain landscapes, and vast deserts in your quest for revenge. The side quests add to the game's riveting experience and a player's stats. Combat action takes place almost every minute, with bandits following your trail. If you're in a rage, you can provoke a war with the locals by killing a few civilians. This will run down their patient meter and cause an ultimate showdown.


2. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Teaser

Fallout 3 was a booming success. Two years later, the franchise announced the release of a sequel to the title, Fallout: New Vegas. The action role-playing game takes place in a wasteland after a nuclear strike hits the US. The game gives you control of the courier, a character with no background but one mission: to ferry a package to the New Vegas strip from the Mojave Desert. 

The journey is cut short by an ambush, leaving the courier wounded and robbed of the package. Luckily, the character heals and embarks on a mission to retrieve the package and incapacitate his enemies. The game's engine features an impressive response and accuracy system for a realistic graphic display of weapon handling and firing. What's more, players can switch from a first-person perspective to a third-person shooter for a better over-the-shoulder view.

The game's predecessor gave players the freedom to craft their own weapons. However, in this series, there is a limit where players can only create one weapon from the eight distinctly chosen. You can also craft other items such as ammunition, food, drugs, and drinks. Crafting in the game equates to your survival skills, so if you want to advance your skills, you need to engage in more factions. 


1. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath 

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Step into the enchanting open-world alien environment with Oddword's action-adventure Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath. The game follows a bounty hunter, Stranger, desperate for money for surgery that would save his dear life. The player works as a fearsome bounty hunter fishing out outlaws, dead or alive. Alive captures return a greater reward than dead ones.

Players can shift shooter perspectives from a first-person perspective when using in-range weapons or a third-shooter when walking, jumping or in melee combat. Using the stealth mode, players can sneak up on enemies and take them out with a silent swing. You can also lure enemies to you or away from you while hiding in the long grass.

Stanger is equipped with a single weapon, his crossbow, which uses live ammo in the form of miniature creatures. Players can collect more of this ammo from nests marked as dots on the map. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath will make you feel like a part of the Oddworld universe with a ton of peculiar role-playing elements.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our list of outrageous third-person shooter games like Wild West? Are there other games you’d recommend? Let us know on our socials here or in the comments below.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.