If you're growing tired of AAA open world games, Evil West looks like it could be the perfect tonic. A third-person linear action game from publisher Focus Entertainment, it has a similar combat system to God of War, except replace the Leviathan Axe with cowboy weaponry. And then throw vampires into the mix. Out for PS5 and PS4 on 20th September 2022, a lengthy look at gameplay has us yearning for more.
The 10-minute clip takes us through a number of different locations, including a classic, beaten-down town straight out of the cowboy era and a dark forest. A variety of weapons appears to be on offer, but then you can also get up close and personal with some melee moves. Then you can cast abilities to take down enemies in style. We particularly like the look of the finishing moves — they're packed full of gore and flair.
With the month of September looking to be a somewhat quiet one for PS5, PS4 releases, Evil West might be one to pencil in for your wishlist. It's saying and showing all the rights things in the lead-up to launch, at the very least.
From the team that made Shadow Warrior — Flying Wild Hog — you're almost guaranteed an adventure packed full of action and fun traversal. There's also a quick glimpse at the upgrade system built into the pause menu. Are you interested in Evil West? Pick out your cowboy hat in the comments below.
I'm stunned lol. It looks so polished and the animations simply go with the flow. Focus hasn't disappointed me yet, and this one looks like a major winner.
This gives me Wolverine: Origins vibes, whereby it's only mid/B-tier quality, but legit does some fun looking stuff and is likely going to be fun af for a couple nights. I'll snag this eventually for $20-30 and likely have a blast with it.
I think this is gonna be really good. I have high hopes!
This looks pretty great!
"God of War with guns"
Isn't that "Devil May Cry"? 🤷
It does look purty though. 👍
Looks great! This is definitely on my radar now. The second half of the year is really heating up!
Definitely reminds me of God of War(2018), definitely on my radar now.
Wow, that genuinely looks brilliant! Some of these AA games are proper fun times though.
It looks as good as ever, flying wild hog is up there with the great shooter devs. How can you be a good first person and third person shooter developer man, unreal stuff.
Looks interesting and something I'd like to try myself at some point.
The guns sound punchy - me likey likey. Hope it’s better than the disappointing Shadow Warrior 3. Looks great from this video, so fingers crossed 🤞
Looks fun not sure about some of the environment fade in/draw distance though might be immersion breaking but plenty of time for polish yet.
They should have shown this in the first place.
Will wait for reviews but this looks like a schlocky blast.
God of War meets Red Dead Redemption, and I’m into it in a big way! Evil West has been on my radar since it was first announced, but this gameplay has really cemented it as a day one purchase for me.
So this year we got Horizon Forbidden west, Weird west and soon we will get Evil west. I guess it must be the theme for 2022.
I like linear games more than open world ones, so this sounds right up my alley.
I had high hopes when the game was first announced and have had it on my list of potential games to purchase. After seeing this clip today, I’m going to pull the trigger and preorder.
@rjejr i thought so too but they’re talking about the dad of war one 😂
This game looks really good.another gameim going to get.word up son
a third-person shooter with rpg elements and unique visuals. nice.
This could be good!
This looks so good. Definitely getting this on day one.
@MFTWrecks that Wolverine game was really fun.
Yeah definitely picking this one up.
@nomither6 I hadn't watched the trailer earlier when
I posted b/c I was on my phone, but watching it now he does kind of lumber along like Old Man Kratos. (since everyone keeps mentioning Wolverine)
This is awesome. Please tell me it’s using the DualSense properly.
God of war? I'm getting a serious outriders vibe from this..i think i'll get this when its released as it does look bloody good..👍
I do love a good linear action game. Whether it's swords or guns, there's something appealing about focussing on the action rather than spending hours and hours wandering around and backtracking.
Ninja Gaiden, Lollipop Chainsaw, Madworld, Shadows of The Damned, Killer Is Dead, the original God of War games, Metal Gear Rising, Enslaved and EVEN Devil's Third. I've had tons of fun playing these games without having to overthink things.
Edit: I've also just realised that it's almost like Erron Black from Mortal Kombat has got his own game.
Yea this is looking fantastic. It does look and feel just like GOW except in a western setting.
Everything linear always is better than anything open world
Graphically it looks very very good and combat seems fun, clearly inspired from God Of War.
But after a while it seems to be slipping into repetitiveness, at least where combat and the character's remarks are concerned.
And the bits of story seem to be there but not exactly it's main focus... they just don't "ooze" the necessary vibes.
Which will make the game stand mainly on it's combat and RPG elements...
And overall it will amount to a final score of about 6 or 7....
I'll keep an eye on it, maybe it'll prove me wrong.
But that's the impression I get from the video. "It's good but not as good as the game it draws it's inspiration from" ... something along this line.
The usual pattern the "copycats" tend to fall into.
Anyway, the truth will come out around September 20 (if it's not gonna be delayed).
Even if it's a 6 hour romp, looks like a fun time, I like that slow down weak spot ability, that looks like a cool mechanic. Definitively something to keep an eye on down the road!
Gameplay looks fun, but I'll prob still wait for a big sale. Hope everyone enjoys the game at launch!
Looks decent, but I'm still waiting for an Outlaws remake (Where are you Marshall?) or at least a Gun remake.
This looks fantastic, i definitely prefer linear games like this, think this could be a day one buy, we've got to support these kind of games if we want them to continue
It looks fairly interesting. I like line-up video games because almost all of them are much better than the dead open world nature created by Ubisoft and some other companies.
But you should have warned it’s all about the modern God of War. Honestly I waited to see something like Dante’s Inferno but about the Wild West and vampires.
I'm definitely going to keep eye out for this.
Looks interesting. It’s going straight into my wishlist.
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