The 19 Best Games Set In The 1800s

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So many incredible inventions that we cannot do without in the modern day were brought to life in the 1800s. Photography, batteries, sewing machines, the telephone, and Coca-Cola are just a few examples of such inventions that were either conceptualized or perfected in that era.

The invention of video gaming and video game consoles, on the other hand, is a much more recent phenomenon. Regardless, this piece of technology has quickly become something many people cannot do without.

It seems fitting then that gamers should be curious about older tech and want to know what things were like in the 1800s. What was the architecture like? The language, the cultures, the people?

I’ve gone to great lengths to try to answer some of these questions by compiling a guide to the best games set in the 1800s. There were a reasonable number of options to choose from, but I managed to handpick nineteen of the very best. Enjoy!

The Order 1886

Opinions are split about the gameplay and overall experience of playing The Order 1886, but one thing that almost everyone can agree on is that this game was a fantastic audition for the visual capabilities of the PlayStation 4.

The game was developed by Ready at Dawn and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in early 2015, following a bit of a delay from its initial late 2014 release date. As a PlayStation exclusive, the game can only be played on a PS4 or PS5.

The Order 1886 is set in steampunk London in the year 1886, a time when there was an Order of Knights set up to protect the world from half-breed, human-animal monsters. Of course, these events are not based on real life but instead a form of alternate history, so calm your nerves.

Your character is a certain Sir Galahad, a member of the Order of Knights of the round table. You, alongside the rest of the Order, will do battle against several enemies with a solid number of weapons at your disposal.

Grenades, pistols, rifles, crossbows, and other weapons used in that era are some of these weapons, and they come in pretty handy multiple times as the story progresses. The combat heavily encourages cover-based attacks, so you also have to be adept at dodging as well as attacking.

The Order 1886 got a lot of praise for a graphical performance that was ahead of its time, but many critics and gamers complained about the length and depth of the story, arguing that it felt too much like a demo than a real game.

Regardless, if you’re here for the experience of the time period, then this is one of the best games set in the 1800s on the PlayStation.

The Sherlock Holmes Series

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The Sherlock Holmes character, movies, and books are all extremely popular around the world, but the video game series is equally as popular in the gaming industry. The series includes some of the best games set in London, and a number of them are set in the 1800s.

The first game in the main series, The Mystery of the Mummy, was released in 2002, but many others have been released on multiple platforms since then, including Windows PCs, Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. As of 2021, the series contained nine games.

For the purpose of this guide, the most notable recommendations of the lot are Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (2014), Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (2016), and Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (2021).

All three games are set in different years within the 19th century, and they all follow the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in various contexts.

In Crimes and Punishments, you play in 1894/95 London. There are six cases of varying details to solve, and the main playable character is Sherlock Holmes. However, you will also play briefly as Dr. Watson, Toby (a dog), and Constable Marrow at certain points.

In The Devil’s Daughter, you play in 1896 London. This time, there are five cases to solve, including “Prey Tell”, “A Study in Green”, “Infamy”, “Chain Reaction”, and “Fever Dream”. The gameplay is quite similar to Crimes and Punishments with a lot of crime scene investigations and clue gathering.

Although Chapter One is the most recent game of the three, you’re thrown back in time to 1875. The main character is still Sherlock Holmes, but a younger, 21-year-old version that is just starting out his career as a detective.

They say charity begins at home but for young Sherlock back in his family home, it’s not charity, it’s mysteries.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was developed and published by Ubisoft in October 2015. The game was initially released for the PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows PCs but a Stadia version was launched in late 2020.

In a similar fashion to the other games in the Assassin’s Creed series, this is a third-person action-adventure game with stealth elements, following the story and activities of the brotherhood of the Assassins.

Syndicate is the ninth major installment of the series, coming right after 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.

The game is set within a time period that heralded the end of the Industrial Revolution in 1868. At the time, the brotherhood had been almost completely eradicated in London.

The player controls two lead characters, a set of twins named Jacob and Evie Frye. These two characters were raised as Assassins, and it eventually falls on them to regain power for the brotherhood in a city controlled by the Templars.

Depending on the exact events going on, you will switch between Jacob and Evie as the main playable character during and outside missions. 1800s London is viewed from a third-person perspective, and your options for navigating the open world are foot and carriage.

If you like the Assassin’s Creed series, and you would like to explore ancient London in a vast-enough environment, then Syndicate is worth checking out.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

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Ace Attorney is a pretty popular visual-novel adventure/detective series. The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was launched in 2001, and the series has enjoyed many years of success since then.

The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures was developed and published by Capcom in 2015, originally only for the Nintendo 3DS. However, a subsequent release for Windows PCs, the Nintendo Switch, and the PS4 in 2021 have increased the appeal of the game for this guide to the best games set in the 1800s.

That release included two Ace Attorney games, The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures (2015) and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve (2017).

The first game is set near the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, and it follows the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo, a student that happens to be an ancestor of Phoenix Wright, the protagonist of the primary Ace Attorney series.

Ryunosuke, alongside his friend Kazuma Asogi who is a law student, set out to transform the judicial system in Great Britain with the help of a judicial assistant named Susato Mikotoba.

The relationship begins in a murder trial where Ryunosuke is the innocent defendant, and Kazuma is his lawyer.

The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve is set four months after the events of the first game and this time, the story opens up with another case involving Susato Mikotoba and her best friend. Susato wins the case disguised as Ryunosuke Naruhodo.

If you’d like to get a feeling of what court systems and trials may have looked like in the 1800s, then this collection is one for your catalog.


BloodBorne is a 2015 PlayStation exclusive developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is an action role-playing game that can be played in single-player or multiplayer mode.

Now, this is a fantasy game, so the time period that it is supposedly set in is not…set in stone.

However, since you’re looking for the best games set in the 1800s, it is easy to deduce that Bloodborne is inspired by the 19th-century Victorian era due to the outfits of the characters and the way the environment looks.

That deduction is further supported by the fact that Bloodborne is based on Lovecraftian horror, particularly the ones with late 19th century and early 20th century ties.

You can tell this from the types of firearms that are used, although the architecture sometimes appears to be from an earlier time.

Additionally, if the Weekly Famitsu is to be believed, they clearly stated that the game is “set in the 19th century under the reign of Victoria”.

Anyway, that’s enough convincing. Another major reason why Bloodborne makes the cut for this guide is that it offers gameplay in a genre that no other game here does. This is a Souls game, and it is one of the best from fromSoftware‘s constantly growing collection in that space.

Your character, the Hunter, is fully customizable and you can see many details of what you’ve created from the game’s third-person perspective.

The Hunter has to traverse the Gothic world of Yharnam, facing off against enemies in unforgiving combat, interacting with NPCs, and picking up various items with different uses.

Bloodborne was very well received when it was launched, particularly for its atmosphere and combat system. The game won several awards and became so popular that spin-off card games, board games, and comic book series have been adapted from its premise.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is personally up there with the best games I’ve ever played, so when I saw that the game is set in 1899, it was a shoo-in as one of the best games set in the 1800s.

The game was developed and published by Rockstar Games in 2018, and it is playable on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Windows PCs, and Stadia.

I should start off by saying that this is easily one of the best open-world games for PS5 out there, despite being released a couple of years before the new-gen console was. The graphics look fantastic, and the level of detail and immersion is almost unrivaled even by many newer games.

As I said, the story is set in 1899. A series of events play out in sequential order across the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States, involving an outlaw named Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang.

Arthur is the main playable character in the game, but you also play as John Marston, another member of the gang in the epilogue. You can traverse the open world in the first or third-person perspective, although the latter is my preferred view.

The story follows the adventures of the gang as they struggle to survive in the midst of chaos involving government forces and rival gangs. When Arthur or John set off on their own for personal missions or side quests, several other adversaries are also heavily involved.

If you’d like to experience the gunslinging, train-robbing, horse-riding, gang-fighting madness of the Wild West in an 1800s setting, then you can’t do much better than Red Dead Redemption 2.

The Dishonored Series

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Dishonored is a series of action-adventure games from Arkane Studios. The series is published by Bethesda Softworks, with the first installment seeing the light of day in 2012.

As of the time the new-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles were released in 2020, the most recent title in the series was Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017). The game is also available for Microsoft Windows PCs.

The settings in all three Dishonored games draw from the early 1800s to the early 20th century. All three are also played in first-person perspective as the player explores sandbox environments to complete specific objectives and quests handed out.

In the first game (2012), you play as a bodyguard to the Empress of the Isles in the fictional city of Dunwall. The bodyguard, Corvo Attano, is framed for the murder of his boss and has to become an assassin to plot revenge against the people who were involved.

In the second installment (2016), you can still play as Corvo, but there is a second playable character named Emily Kaldwin.

Emily is the new Empress and Corvo’s daughter, but she is deposed by a witch who claims that she is the older half-sister of the murdered Empress in the first game. The player has to help Emily to recapture the throne and restore order to the city.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017), the third game of the series continues on from the events of the second. The main character is a female assassin, Billie Lurk who sets out to kill an entity known as The Outsider.

Billie is blessed (or cursed?) with supernatural abilities and she uses these abilities, along with the help of her mentor, Daud, to complete her objective.

If you’re looking for a bit of a supernatural experience set in the 1800s, then this series is a solid option to consider.

Return Of The Obra Dinn

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Return of the Obra Dinn is a 2018 game that was developed by Lucas Pope, founder of the production company that published the game, 3909 LLC. It is a single-player puzzle adventure available on Windows and macOS PCs, the PS4, the Nintendo Switch, and the Xbox One.

Return of the Obra Dinn was only Pope’s second game, but it is up there with his best work and was still one of the best games in its category when the ninth-gen consoles were released in 2020.

The game is set in 1807, and the main character is an insurance inspector for the East India Company.

Playing as this inspector, you are dispatched to a ghost ship that had been reported missing for five years before randomly turning up on the coast of England with everyone on board dead.

Armed with a special pocket watch, you have to get on board the ship and try to decipher what happened to its crew. The pocket watch is special because when you find a dead body, it transports you to the moment of death. That way, you can figure out the story of each corpse on board.

Return of the Obra Dinn is played from a first-person perspective, but the most distinct feature of the game is its unique art style – there’s nothing quite like it.

Lucas Pope adopted a 1-bit monochromatic graphical style that seems to draw inspiration from old games on Macintosh computers, and it really stands out in a good way.

That art style, along with the gameplay and narrative are major reasons why the game is rated so highly, and why it is one of the best games set in the 1800s.

Hunt: Showdown

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Hunt: Showdown is a fps game from the stables of Crytek. Following an early access release on Steam in early 2018, a full version of the game was published in 2019 for Windows PCs, the Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4.

Similar to The Order 1886, Hunt: Showdown is set in the late 19th century. However, this one is perhaps truer in its attempt to replicate the 1800s setting, even if its graphics are not as stunning.

It is a testament to how good the game is that it many consider it to be one of the best hunting games on Xbox Series S/X.

Hunt: Showdown follows a bounty hunter on a mission to “unalive” mythical monsters with substantial bounties on their ugly heads. Your key objective is to kill the monster, claim your bounty, and survive long enough to get to an extraction point.

There are up to four of these monsters, namely the Butcher, the Spider, the Assassin, and the Scrapbeak. Your choice of weapons ranges from shotguns to crossbows appropriate for the times.

If you’re relying on the shotguns, then you need to make your shots count because ammo is hard to come by in this game.

However, you can make things a bit easier for yourself by working in tandem with up to two other players in multiplayer mode. This way, you can gather clues and narrow down the exact location of your target quicker.

When you kill a monster and claim your bounty, the approximate location of other players around you is revealed. However, they are also alerted of your approximate location and can try to come after you to steal your bounty.

There can be up to 12 players on a single map at any given time, so there is a fair bit of competition involved. This is a key component of the game that makes it extra fun.

Alternatively, playing in Quickplay mode throws you into a battle royale that lasts for 15 minutes. In this mode, your objective is to find an energy wellspring while protecting yourself against attacks from the other players and the environment.

If you like the sound of being a hunter and the hunted at the same time, Hunt: Showdown‘s 1800s setting offers the perfect backdrop for a primitive version of that experience.

Aviary Attorney

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The title and screenshot of this one are a dead giveaway to where the inspiration for it came from.

Aviary Attorney is a single-player adventure game developed and published by Sketchy Logic in 2015, and it borrows heavily from the concept of the Ace Attorney series.

The game was initially only available on Windows and macOS computers, but a Nintendo Switch version was published in early 2020.

The first immediately obvious difference between this game and its muse is the use of anthropomorphic animals instead of human beings. The main character is Jayjay Falcon, a defense lawyer in 1848 Paris.

Over the course of the game, Jayjay Falcon will be charged with taking on a series of cases, and each one requires you to explore several locations on the map in a bid to find clues and gather evidence.

This is done over a number of days, after which you will be required to use the information that you have gathered to defend your client in court. Success is measured by getting a “not guilty” verdict from the jury.

I’m not sure if there’ll be many people that prefer this game to the justifiably more popular Ace Attorney series, but hey, it’s a solid option with new cases to solve nonetheless.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is the first game in the Amnesia series, a collection of survival-horror/adventure games developed and published by Frictional Games.

The Dark Descent has been the subject of a “stop and start” release schedule across multiple platforms, with the first release for PCs in 2010 and an Android release in 2021.

During that time span, the game was launched on the PlayStation 4 (2016), the Xbox One (2018), and the Nintendo Switch (2019)

The game is set in 1839, and the story follows a young man that mysteriously wakes up in a castle with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The only memories that stay with him are his name (Daniel), the location of his home (Mayfair), and the fact that he is being hunted.

Things begin to clear up a bit when Daniel finds a note written by and addressed to himself.

The note mentions the fact that he erased his own memories, and that his hunter is a “Shadow”. The note provides further instructions for Daniel to find his way around the castle, and this is where the horror really begins.

As you make your way through the castle, trying to recover your memories, you will encounter several unsettling, supernatural beings and events. It feels as though there is a heavy cloud of doom hanging overhead at all times, and the spooky soundtrack does nothing to help matters.

The Dark Descent‘s release was followed by an expansion titled “Amnesia: Justine” which featured a new main character and story within a similar premise.

If you’re grabbing the game from the PlayStation Store, then you can get the Amnesia Collection which includes the first game, the expansion, and the sequel titled “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs“.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is one of the best Metroidvania games on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. The game was developed by ArtPlay, a Japanese indie studio, and published by 505 Games in 2019.

It is available on several gaming platforms, including Windows PCs, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Stadia. The mid-2021 Stadia release is the most recent of the lot.

Ritual of the Night is a part of the Bloodstained series that also includes the games Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 1 & 2 published in 2018 and 2020 respectively. However, for the purpose of this guide, Ritual of the Night is one to go for.

Similar to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the game is set in 19th-century England, during the Industrial Revolution. The exact year is perhaps a few years earlier than Syndicate, but it is close enough.

Another major difference here is that where Assassin’s Creed is a full-blown open-world action-adventure game rendered in 3D, Ritual of the Night is a 2.5D action-adventure platformer with an art style that is typical of Metroidvania games.

The main character is Miriam, an orphan that is under an “alchemist curse” that slowly crystallizes her skin. She is part of an unlucky group of people called the Shardbinders who had been sacrificed by the Alchemy Guild to summon demons from hell.

Miriam’s life had been spared because she fell into a deep, unexplainable slumber before she could be sacrificed.

She stays in that slumber for ten years until another survivor, Gebel, sets demons against England in a fit of revenge against the people that tried to end him.

It’s all pretty dark, but at least the title gives fair warning!

80 Days

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80 Days is another title from that category of games that were only available on phones and PCs until much later after the initial release.

The game was developed and published by Inkle for iOS and Android phones in 2014, a year before the PC version for Windows and OS X was launched. Four years after that, the first console version was published for the Nintendo Switch.

80 Days is a single-player interactive fiction game that focuses heavily on storytelling and player choices that affect the progression of the story.

Speaking of the story, it draws inspiration for the 1873 novel, “Around the World in 80 Days” written by Jules Verne. The plot is set in 1872 and it follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg as he tries to win a bet stating that he must travel around the world in eighty days or less.

It’s incredible how much there is to see in this game, which is to be expected because you’re supposed to be traveling around the world.

I also think that if you’re looking for the best games set in the 1800s, there are not many better ways to get a feeling of those times than from a game that takes you around the world.

If Inkle’s words are to be believed, players will only see about 2% of the game’s 750,000 words of content in a single globe trot.

You will be playing from the perspective of Phileas’ valet, Passepartout, so you’re in charge of important duties such as managing finances, buying and selling, and making sure that Phileas stays in peak physical condition during that journey.

80 Days was named Time’s “Game of the Year” in 2014 and also “one of the best novels of 2014” by The Telegraph despite being a game.

It is evidence of the fact that this is a fantastic option for gamers that like an interactive story, especially one that is set centuries ago.

Anno 1800

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Anno 1800 is a 2019 city-building RTS game from Blue Byte. The game was published by Ubisoft for Windows PCs and can be played in single-player or multiplayer mode. It is the seventh game of the renowned Anno series.

As the name suggests, this game is set in the 1800s, specifically during the Industrial Revolution that Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are also set in. If you’re familiar with that time period, then you know what to expect here in terms of the types of architecture in the buildings, and the way that trades work.

As the player, you’re almost completely in charge of the regular citizens and workers in the city you’re building. You have to establish trade routes and manage production to meet the demand for various goods and services.

A useful feature in this particular installment is the addition of a blueprint feature which is important if you want to plan out the city ahead of the actual process of building. It helps to see how and where everything will be, reducing the chances of making costly mistakes and losing valuable resources along the way.

The game features a story campaign, a sandbox mode, and a multiplayer mode, so there is some variety in terms of gameplay. If you want more freedom, then the sandbox mode is what you want. If, however, you get bored with building stuff on your own, simply hop on to multiplayer mode and enjoy the game with friends online.

Anno 1800 is the only city-building game in this guide, so you’re short of options if you want a game in that category set in the 1800s. However, as far as choices go, this is an excellent one.

Black Book

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Black Book is an adventure/turn-based RPG/deckbuilding that was developed by Morteshka and published by HypeTrain Digital in 2021. The game is available on PCs, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch with the same release date across all platforms.

If you’re looking for the best game set in 1800s Russia, then this one is right up there.

Even better, the game is based on Russian folklore, and you can guarantee that there is a reasonable level of authenticity to the depictions because the developers worked closely with Russian ethnographers to get their facts correct.

The main character is a sorceress named Vasilisa. She is a young, heartbroken woman reeling from the loss of her betrothed.

Desperate, Vasilisa hears about a certain Black Book that is supposed to grant wishes, and she sets out to find this book with the hopes of bringing back her loved one.

As she journeys across Russia to complete this mission, there will be several stops along the way as she goes about helping the countrypeople.

The gameplay features puzzle solving and a deck-building card combat system. As you progress, you will be presented with choices that affect the progression of the story and the overall plot.

The visual and technical presentation of Black Book is not the most flamboyant out there, but there is a certain charm in its relative simplicity that does just enough to make the game stand out and provide a fun adventure for the player.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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If you’ve had just about enough of all the drama that the Wild West in Red Dead Redemption has to offer, Call of Juarez offers more of that drama in a slightly different premise.

I’ll be honest and confess that prior to doing the research for this game, I’d never heard of it. As it turns out, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is the fourth game in the Call of Juarez series.

After educating myself on the gameplay, premise, and technical aspects of the game, I’m convinced that this is one of the best games set in the 1800s.

The game was developed by Techland of Dying Light fame and published by Ubisoft in 2013. At the time, it was only available on Windows PCs, PS3, and the Xbox 360.

As of December 2019, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger was ported to the Nintendo Switch and published by Techland.

If you have a Switch, then I would recommend playing the game on it as it is one of the best fps games for the Nintendo Switch. But, let’s talk about the story now.

Gunslinger is set in the second half of the 19th century, and it follows the story of Silas Greaves, a bounty hunter. The story opens up with Silas telling a group of saloon patrons about his escapades in the Wild West during his time as a hunter.

You play out the events as he tells them, although it soon becomes clear that Silas occasionally embellishes or exaggerates the truth in his recounted tales.

In those cases, the game will sometimes rewind and have you replay certain bits as Silas retells the story as it really happened.

There are plenty of duels to dig your teeth into here, and shootouts are the order of the day. Overall, Call of Juarez is a fantastic addition to the collection of games based on the Wild West.

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama

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Herald: An Interactive Drama was developed by Wispfire and published in 2017. The game is available on PCs, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Herald is a mix of adventure and interactive visual novel gameplay. The way the story pans out is heavily dictated by the choices that the player makes, although there is a singular protagonist at the head of it all.

Herald is set in the 19th century, during a period when the West was particularly powerful and the British Protectorate was struggling.

You play as a character of mixed race named Devan Rensburg, a steward on the HLV Herald ship which the game is named after.

Devan is saved from drowning at sea, and the story that plays out is him recounting his time on the ship to a woman known as The Rani. As it unfolds, the player is taken on a rollercoaster ride involving colonial unrest, racial tensions, and several dark secrets.

Herald‘s 19th-century setting is an alternative one, so if you’re looking for historical accuracy you probably won’t find it here.

Regardless, the game offers some insight into topical narratives, and it makes for a really good read.

Tooth and Tail

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Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game that was developed and published by Pocketwatch Games in 2017. The game was released on PCs and the PlayStation 4.

Where Anno 1800 focuses on the city-building aspects of strategy, Tooth and Tail follows an entire ecosystem in which the player is bang in the middle of a society of anthropomorphic animals facing a trying period of extreme food shortages

The game is set during the 19th century, and it offers a fantasy storyline involving cannibalistic animals trying their hardest to hold on to the thin strings left of their civilization.

A lottery system is agreed upon to decide which animals are to be eaten and when, and as you can imagine, it is a controversial decision because nobody likes the idea of being eaten, let alone “legally”.

All of this leads to civil unrest and a fight for power involving the appointed leaders and the revolution. The swine, in particular, are fast dwindling in number as radical factions threaten genocide against anyone who stands in their way.

The game can be played in single-player or multiplayer mode. In single-player mode, you have to play through increasingly difficult levels while multiplayer mode features ranked/unranked online matchmaking and local split-screen mode. Up to four players can participate in the latter at any given time.

It is recommended to start out with single-player mode and familiarize yourself with the gameplay, but after you do so, Tooth and Tail‘s gallows humor is best enjoyed in the company of friends in multiplayer mode.

Desperados 3

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Desperados 3 is a real-time strategy game developed by Mimimi Games and published by THQ Nordic in the middle of 2020. The game was released for PCs, PS4, and Xbox One. It is the fourth game in the Desperados series and the first since the 2007 spin-off, Helldorado.

Desperados 3 features five playable characters, namely John Cooper (the main protagonist of the series), Doc McCoy, Hector Mendoza, Kate O’Hara, and Isabelle Moreau. Each one of these characters has a unique set of abilities and access to a unique set of weapons.

The story is set in the 1870s in the Wild West, and there are three main missions divided into three chapters. Each one of these missions is situated across multiple locations within the game’s world.

Where other Wild West games such as Red Dead Redemption and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger often appear to encourage guns-blazing shootouts, Desperados 3 takes a more muted approach that places emphasis on tactical stealth while retaining the ruthlessness of the Wild West in the appropriate doses.

The game is viewed from a top-down perspective which gives you a nice range of vision to track the location of enemies when they’re nearby, but the gameplay mechanics are truly clever in the way that it forces you to think before making any move.

Each level presents you with different combinations from the cast of playable characters. Finding a way to use each character’s unique ability to form a cohesive unit will be key to completing most of your objectives.

Summarily, Desperados 3 comes highly recommended as one of the best games set in the 1800s. The game offers many hours of enjoyable gameplay and presents just the right amount of challenge to test your cognitive skills.