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Hired Guns

DOS - 1993

Also available on: Amiga

Alt name שכירי חרב
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action, Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Dungeon Crawler, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Psygnosis Limited
Developer DMA Design Limited
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.27 / 5 - 19 votes

Description of Hired Guns

Hired Guns is a neat futuristic RPG that allows you to control 4 characters simultaneously via 4 windows (see screenshot).

The plot, which would send your band of galactic mercenaries on a wide variety of missions, is nonexistent at the start but develops into an interesting story of intergalactic espionage and warfare. What made the game stand out, even to this day, was the multi-player elements. The screen showed the viewpoints of 4 characters - you either controlled them all yourself, or could have a different person controlling each one.

The depth of the gameplay is what catapulted the game to classic status. The level of cooperation needed, and using different players to complete different tasks, is something that all recent 3D games have missed. Being a multi-player game, it was only a matter of time before you turned on the person who kept falling off the cliff, and shot him in the back. This soon turned into a full-scale death-match, even though the game didn't support them as such. You could also customise the character graphics to your heart's content.

The variety of weapons, monsters, and locations make up for repetitive graphics, below-average writing, and scarce character interactions. Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Dino 2020-07-16 0 point

I can't get the sound to work. (I tried choosing the audio options in "setup")
Any ideas?

KC 2019-11-23 -1 point DOS version

No sound. The game starts with a "No Sound Variable set.....No Sound....Press any key". I have set the sound to Soundblaster as instructed, and tried all the other settings as well. Obviously the game does not work.

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