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Hard West 2 PC

Second part of tactical turn-based strategy series set in Wild West. In Hard West 2 we play as Gin Carter, who together with his gang goes in pursuit of the devil himself to regain his soul.

Strategy | fantasy | turn-based | tactical | western | RPG elements | Polish

Hard West 2 Release Date PC




developer: Ice Code Games publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment / Gambitious Official website

English language game language: English

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Hard West 2 is the second installment of the tactical turn-based strategy series, launched in 2015. Unlike the first part of the series, which was created by CreativeForge Games team, the described title was developed by Ice Code Games studio.


Hard West 2 takes us on a journey to the so called Weird West - a variation on the Wild West, enriched with fantasy elements. The main hero of the game is Gin Carter - a famous criminal, who gathers a group of similar thugs and attacks the Ghost Train, full of federal gold. As the name of the train doesn't come from nowhere, the gang's heist of a lifetime quickly turns into a fight for survival. To reclaim his soul, Carter must chase the devil himself.

Game mechanics

In Hard West 2 we watch the action from a top-down view. The adventure takes Carter and his team through a variety of lands. Among them we can find dry wastelands, towns of pioneers and snowy, mountainous regions. We lead a team of outlaws into battle. Apart from Carter, who is a typical Wild West outlaw, there's the witch Flynn, an Indian warrior called Laughing Deer and finally Old Man Bill, brought back to life, whose only goal is to go to eternal rest again. The game is driven by various missions, during which we have to attack trains, take part in horse chases or duel on the beaten ground. The story is shaped by our decisions. The choices we make also affect the loyalty of individual team members, which translates into their effectiveness in battle.

Battles are turn-based and you'll need to be tactical, deploying team members carefully and using their special abilities. Carter's bullets can penetrate certain surfaces, Flynn can teleport from place to place, Laughing Deer charges at enemies to inflict massive damage, and lead-laden Old Man Bill can fire bullets at his targets. In addition, a bravado system is implemented in the game that rewards you with renewed action points for completing a series of kills.

As we progress, we discover cards containing new skills for our gang. Apart from that, we equip our team members with increasingly better equipment, including more powerful weapons, explosives and various accessories that increase their combat potential.

Technical aspects

Graphics in Hard West 2 is in clear, comic style.

Last updated on 20 March 2022

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7.3 / 10 based on 46 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.5 / 10 based on 40 votes.

Age restrictions Hard West 2: 16+

Hard West 2 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4690T 2.5 GHz / AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon RX 550 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-2320 3.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 3200 3.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon RX 570 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Widnows 10 64-bit
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