Dead Man's Hand PC CD-ROM
Published by Sold Out Software
Developed by Human Head Studios
Release Date: Out Now
We have two Wild West flavoured games from Sold Out Software this month and the first one we'll look at is Dead Man's Hand. Dead Man's Hand is a FPS where you'll play as El Tejon, a gunfighter who has been betrayed by his own gang and left for dead. It's up to you to hunt down your assailants and take revenge.
The actual game is nothing special to be honest. It's pretty much average FPS stuff. The graphics look dated but they still look OK. There's some pretty advanced physics modelling on display here though and the damage modelling is also pretty reasonable. Whilst the game itself is OK it suffers from not having a quick save feature (saves are made automatically when you finish a level) and not having a mini-map/radar to help you get your bearings.
Unfortunately Dead Man's Hand is not deaf gamer friendly. There are no subtitles for the cutscenes or for the in-game dialogue. Briefings appear in text, you're told in text what items you have picked up and the odd tutorial message appears in text but that's about it. You'll be completely unaware when characters ask you to go to a certain place etc. which means it's probably not a game to pick up.
Overall Game Rating: 3.0/5
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An OK FPS when all is said and done. It desperately needs subtitles and a quick save feature though. Sadly it has neither.