Top cowboy / western games for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia:

Wild West Era is still missed & people love watching movies & playing games set in that golden era. We have never forgotten era of cowboys who would ride their horses in style & would never think twice after receiving bounty. Those prize hunters still live in our hearts & we remember them through video games, TV shows & western movies. To shed some light on that golden period, I have collected few top western games that are available on Stadia or I think would hit Stadia in future.

Top cowboy / western games for PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X
Top cowboy / western games for PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X
(Image Credit: Rockstar)

Here is my all time favorite wild west games:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Hunt Showdown

1. Red Dead Redemption 2:

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a western-themed action-adventure video game developed & published by Rockstar Games for PC, PS4, Xbox One & Google Stadia. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to 2010 title Red Dead Redemption & it is the third major installment in the series.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set in an open world environment. The game is about exploration & western theme combat using melee & long range weapons. Control Marston & play the game from third person perspective. It is playable as a single player & multiplayer.

Red Dead Redemption 2 provides improvements to pre-existing mechanics, such as it allows you to keep survival systems in best condition. For example, your gun needs maintenance & your meat expires after a certain period. You can find many surprising mechanics in this game.

Red Dead Redemption 2, like its predecessor, is set in the Old West, brimming with cowboys, cattle & shanty towns filled with people.  The game also includes general stores from where you can buy & sell goods.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2
(Image Credit: Rockstar)

The story is focused on Arthur Morgan, an outlaw & a member of the Van der Linde gang. The game is set during the age of outlaws. You can control Arthur & the game features single player mode & an online multiplayer mode known as Red Dead Online.

The honor system which was first used in Red Dead Redemption, is reused in this game. This system is based on how player interacts with other non-playable characters which affects how settlements, towns & other gangs react towards Arthur.

You can make choices which affects the game story, & you will face consequences & also you will be able to access new opportunities based on your decisions.

Use camps to learn about gang members, find secrets & get extra missions. It seems like relationships with your friends will be the key to your experience of the world. You can explore a big world on your own, & can hunt or fish for survival.

2. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger:

Call of Juarez is a linear first person shooter which allows players to finish goals to progress through the gameplay. Main gameplay elements of Call of Juarez series such as Bullet time & gunslinger duels are available in this game. A new element is the skill to avoid incoming bullets using a quick time event.

Players can receive experience points & improve their abilities, specializing in any weapon of their choice.

Gather secret objects that are scattered throughout the game world for useful perks.

A Western themed first person shooter developed & published by Techland. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is the 4th installment in the series. The game allows players to control a ruthless prize hunter. Players must confront the most infamous gunslingers.

Cowboy / western games for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, & Xbox Series S
Cowboy / western games for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, & Xbox Series S
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
(Image Credit: Techland)

The game lets players control a bounty hunter, Silas Greaves, who recalls his journey in the Wild West.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger offers a story mode as well as an arcade mode where players can battle against swarms of foes & a Duel mode which allows players to have a series of gun-slinger showdowns.

Learn the art of shooting using firearms. Perform deadly combos to beat multiple rivals in split seconds.

This game has one of the best story. Flashback quests are commented by protagonist. This technique converts the gameplay into a sort of narrative.

The game uses arcade elements. Defeat the enemies using various firearms. The hero can use a focus mode which helps in slowing down time & he can shoot multiple foes accurately. The battle of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is dynamic & aiming gun is simple. The game offers improved cover system & AI of enemies.

Players will be awarded based on their performance & after every quest, their result will be displayed.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger contains well-known duels but they are offered in a little modified form. In this game players must focus on 2 things – holding hand closer to the holster & target an enemy.

The campaign mode narrates the tale of Silas Greaves. An arcade mode is available in this game where just quick & effective kills count. The third mode of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is duels with the Wild West’s most renowned gunslingers. After finishing the campaign, players can enter the campaign plus mode which allows them to replay the story but keeping their abilities. This mode lets players play the game once again, face tough enemies & watch another ending. The game provides 2 endings.

3. Hunt: Showdown:

Hunt: Showdown is a co-op multiplayer online, shooter & survival horror game.

At the start of each Bounty Hunt match, 12 gamers start their adventure to track their horrific targets. Based on the mode & selected squad, that 12 gamers will contain solo gamers & squads of 2 or 3. After discovering or beating 1 of these, they will get reward & quickly become a target for other hunters on the map. If you are not observing others, then you won’t be able to save your neck. After killing you, another gamer will be walking away with the reward. If you face higher danger, you will receive higher prize but if you make just one mistake then it could take away your life.

The game’s quick play mode provides a shorter match, during this match up to 10 gamers individually race to find stuff. First player to the last rift absorbs its energy, but need to endure the final countdown to finish the quest while the other gamers try to take them out & collect the bounty. When the time is over, winner keeps their Hunter, while the other gamers die.

Hunt Showdown
Hunt Showdown
(Image Credit: Crytek)

In the late nineteenth century, Evil is around everywhere & mankind is endangered by monstrous creature. Now it is up to you to defeat those monsters as you are the only hope of mankind.

In Louisiana’s country side, player collects bounties on creatures. Player has to be aware of other hunters after collecting a bounty especially in the pvp mode.

The co-op mode supports up to four players. Battles in Hunt: Showdown take place on randomly generated maps. The game includes many tough boss fights as well. In the co-op mode, players are supposed to work closely with one another especially in killing large monsters. Ammo in the game is limited so every bullet counts & the cooperation between players is the key above all.

The other modes also feature PvP & PvE elements. Players can pick a team or can play solo. In Hunt: Showdown, up to five teams of two or ten solo players hunt monsters. After hunting a monster, players get a bounty but also become a target of other Hunters who want the bounty collected by players.

Dark Sight feature in the game, lets Hunters see into the veil between worlds in order to track creatures & a ghostly light feature guides players to next possible target.

Please let us know in the comments which wild west game among this collection is your favorite? Also you can give feedback about our collection.

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