Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Weird West isn’t just the name of the game, it’s a genre unto itself, one that blends supernatural happenings with the iconography of western stories. Fittingly, WolfEye Studio’s action RPG is a rootin’ tootin’ tale of cowpokes and bounty hunters (and, err, pig men) facing off against a brilliantly bizarre array of things that go bump in the night. Played from an isometric point of view, it offers zippy combat with a wealth of weapon and ability options, but what really makes Weird West stand out is just how malleable its world is. Player actions have permanence, and decisions made at one point can have dramatic repercussions later. Between the fun battles and dynamic, branching storytelling, players will be drawn back for repeated runs, just to see how weird this western can get.
Read the Empire review of Weird West.