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This is a list of the best western games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated western games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest western games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these western games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging western games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new western games.

Games here include everything from The Oregon Trail to Gun.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best western games?" and "What is the greatest western game of all time?"
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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Ni... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 ...more

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Gun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2005 Gun is a Revisionist Western-themed video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360. The game was released in ...more

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Red Dead Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2004 Red Dead Revolver is a western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego, published by Rockstar Games and distributed by Take-Two Interactive for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It ...more

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Call of Juarez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2006 Call of Juarez is a 2006 first-person shooter Western video game developed by Techland and published by Ascaron in Europe, Techland in Australia and Ubisoft in North America. Originally released ...more

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Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1997 Outlaws is a first-person shooter released by LucasArts in 1997 using an enhanced version of the Jedi game engine, first seen in Star Wars: Dark Forces. It is one of the very few FPS games with ...more

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The Oregon Trail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1971 The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium in 1974. ...more

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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
Condemnation added Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a Western-themed first-person shooter video game set in the years of 1864-1866 at the beginning of the American West. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood was ...more

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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2005 Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an action-adventure video game developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and published by Electronic Arts for the Microsoft Xbox. Music for the game was written by composer ...more

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
Condemnation added Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a Western-themed first-person shooter video game, the fourth in the Call of Juarez series. Announced at PAX 2012, it was released on May 22, 2013, via PlayStation ...more

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Dead Man's Hand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2004 Dead Man's Hand is a 2004 first-person shooter video game set in the American Old West developed by Human Head Studios.

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Gun.Smoke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1985 Gun.Smoke is a 1985 vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Capcom. This Wild West-themed game was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. Gun.Smoke centers on a character named Billy Bob in the NES ...more

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Darkwatch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2005 Darkwatch: Curse of the West is a 2005 first-person shooter video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was developed by High Moon Studios and published by Capcom in the United States and by ...more

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Custer's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1982 Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on ...more

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Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2006 Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge is a 2006 computer game. It is the sequel to the 2001 game Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive.

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Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharm... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist 1993 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist is a comic Old West adventure computer game created by Al Lowe and Josh Mandel and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993. It was dubbed "the Blazing ...more

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Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1991 Sunset Riders is a side-scrolling run-and-gun style shoot-'em-up released by Konami as a coin-operated video game in 1991. The game is set during the American Old West, where the player takes ...more

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Wild Arms XF is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2008 Wild Arms XF is a game in the Wild Arms series, the first for the PlayStation Portable. The game was unveiled at a Media.Vision fan event on September 2, 2006 and was released in Japan in 2007. ...more

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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Ali... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
2001 Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive is a stealth-based real-time tactics computer game, developed by Spellbound Entertainment and released in 2001. In the game, the player controls up to six ...more

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Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1979 Sheriff, also known as Bandido, is an arcade game developed by Nintendo R&D1 in 1979, designed by Genyo Takeda with art by Shigeru Miyamoto. Some sources claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also ...more

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Gold Rush! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1988 Gold Rush! is a graphic adventure game originally released by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It was designed by Doug and Ken MacNeill. Gold Rush! is one of the last games that Sierra made with the AGI ...more

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Puss 'n Boots: Pero's Great Ad... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1986 Puss 'n Boots: Pero's Great Adventure is a video game released in 1990 by Electro Brain for the NES. There was a Japan-only prequel called Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Dai Bōken. ...more

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Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
Outlaw 1976 Outlaw is a single-player arcade game by Atari Inc., originally released in 1976. It simulates an Old West fast draw duel between the player and the computer. Outlaw was a response to Gun Fight, ...more

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Wild Arms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1996 Wild Arms is a Western-themed role-playing video game developed by Japanese software company Media.Vision. Originally released in Japan in 1996 for the Sony PlayStation video game console, it ...more

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Bank Panic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
1984 Bank Panic is an arcade game developed by Sanritsu and manufactured by Sega in 1984. West Bank is a clone of the game, released on several platforms.

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Bang! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Games of All Time
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