3 Games that Represented the Old Wild West and New Country Theme Better than Any Other

Contrary to what the word may suggest, the “Old Wild West” is more geographically relevant to Southern, Central, and even Southeastern states of the present-day United States. Neither Texas, nor Tennessee is a Western State, but you can rest assured that they were both very much a part of the whole Wild West mythos. Keeping both the Old Wild West and the New Country themes in mind, here are the three games you just can’t miss out on.

Far Cry 5 by Ubisoft Montreal (2019)

No other game in the Far Cry series, including Far Cry: New Dawn can match up to the sheer size, scope, grandeur and potentially apocalyptic scenario portrayed in Far Cry 5’s own version of Montana. Do be warned because all that spectacular scenery of lush green forested lands, frost-capped mountains, stunning sunsets, ultrarealistic NPCs, brilliant explosions, realistic guns, and a general sense of awe does not come without a cost!

In this case, the cost is that of a gaming laptop or desktop of course. You will need a gaming PC that’s powerful enough to render Hope County in its full glory. If you have a powerful gaming laptop, then these gaming laptop coolers come highly recommended to keep it from overheating and thermal throttling.

Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games (2018)

We are discussing another AAA game that will tax your laptop a lot more than it taxed the PS4 when it first came out as a PS4 exclusive in 2018. No matter the platform, rest assured that Red Dead Redemption 2 will look and feel amazing on any.  Unlike Far Cry 5 which takes place in contemporary times, Red Dead Redemption 2 is hard-set in classic, Old Wild West mythos.

As you traverse the vast American countryside on horseback, you will never even realize that every location in the game is fictionalized. This is largely due to the fact that the developers have adopted the western American outlaw theme from the 1800s with immaculate accuracy. The names and the maps may not be real, but everything else from the contemporary clothing of people back then, to the grumpy alligators of real-life Louisiana swamplands, are spot on in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath (2005) by Oddworld Inhabitants

There is nothing directly related to the real American Wild West, the new country theme, or even humans for that matter in this one. The world of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is well, just very odd! However, very few games have managed to capture the core of the Old Wild West better than developers Oddworld Inhabitants (not a coincidence). As you step into the leather boots of the bounty hunter (Stranger), you will find that despite how comically bizarre everything may seem initially, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is a true western game at its heart.

Honorable mention must be given to Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (2013) and the original Red Dead Redemption. You can also give Far Cry: New Dawn a try, which expands on the postapocalyptic Far Cry 5 universe.