Western Games

Western games or Wild West games are those titles that take place in the historical western part of the United States and involves everything from dusty gold-rush towns, bandits, native peoples, and cowboys to robots and aliens – it’s truly one of the broadest genre designations out there.

In modern parlance, a Wild West-themed video game typically is less Red Dead Revolver and more about the setting of the video game than anything else. While never a large or popular genre, the Western video game genre borrows many of its conventions from the much more popular though somewhat less so now television and movie genres of the same name.

Classic games for the NES such as Gun Smoke or more modern titles like Red Dead Redemption or Call of Juarez hew closely to the traditional concept of a Western video game and, with the rise in popularity of shows like HBO’s Westworld, we expect that more Wild West games will be coming out in the near future.

One game that fits into this genre that you might not have thought of is the PC classic Oregon Trail, the survival game about making your way across the United States as a group of settlers heading out West. Though broadly situated in the video game world, Western games are nonetheless an evolving genre that encompasses everything from strategy simulations to first-person shooters, and we expect this will continue on into the future. While the movie genre has not enjoyed widespread commercial success for some time, the future of the video game genre looks bright indeed.

Outlaws of the Old West

Outlaws of the Old West

When I heard that there was an MMO coming that was going to be set in the wild west I was all in! I love Red Dead Redemption, I love Young Guns and ever since I was a kid, I have had an interest in ...

West of Loathing

West of Loathing

West of Loathing might seem like a western game, but its stick figure graphics combined with cool and fun stories really make it an amazing and interesting experience. People that love westerns will ...

Eternal Card Game

Eternal Card Game

When you think of online card games that are on Steam or online in general, Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering are no doubt the first two that pop into your mind. Well, there is an online card game ...

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Probably one of the most anticipated titles since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto V back in 2013, the downloadable Red Dead Redemption 2 is a western game with an open-world premise and buckets of ...

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption

An open-world action video game set in the Wild West in the United States, Red Dead Redemption has been called the Grand Theft Auto of Westerns. The publisher and developer Rockstar Games couldn’t be ...

Turmoil

Turmoil

Turmoil is a downloadable simulator in which you are involved in the extraction of crude oil in the Wild West. The game has been released in June 2016. It has an interesting plot and nice graphics ...