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Steampunk and Western Recommendations?

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Anyone got any recommendations for me?
Steam punk games are few are far between. I've heard of but haven't looked into Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (Which I heard was good) and Rise of Legends (Which I heard really barely had any steampunk at all)
And, bioshock can be said to have some elements... (Still haven't played either)
But if anyone knows of any other Steam punk related titles you could recommend that would be excellent.

I've also had a craving for some Western action lately and the three western games I have really aren't cutting it.
I'd prefer something action-y but I'm willing to look into pretty much all genres.
Bang Howdy

Bang Howdy (PC)

Genre/Style: Strategy/Persistent World Online RTS
Release Date: 22/FEB/07

Bioshock (PC)

Genre/Style: Shooter/First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 21/AUG/07
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (PC)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D Action RPG
Release Date: 22/AUG/01
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (PC)

Genre/Style: Strategy/2D Real-Time Strategy
Release Date: 24/JUL/01
Samurai Western

Samurai Western (PS2)

Genre/Style: Action/Third-person 3D Action
Release Date: 07/JUN/05
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (PC)

Genre/Style: Strategy/3D Real-Time Strategy
Release Date: 09/MAY/06

BioShock (X360)

Genre/Style: Shooter/First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 21/AUG/07
BioShock 2

BioShock 2 (PC)

Genre/Style: Shooter/First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 09/FEB/10


Release Date: 24/AUG/07
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Well, I've heard that Bioshock is really great, but I haven't played it. What is steampunk?
I haven't played it either. Just have a conversational knowledge of the first one and watched a portion of the second.

Steam punk is a genre of speculative fiction that basically explores the "what if we'd stuck with steam power?" question. In simple terms, games with steam punk themes tend to have a Victorian or similar era, lots of steam machinery, lots of clockwork with either minimalist modern machines and such or a twist which fits them more with the era.
Ah, I see. thx
I'm half awake right now, so I'll just name off a few. I can give you a huge amount of great and highly underrecieved PC western rpgs if you want tomorrow, so if you do, just say say so.

Anyways, Arcanum is easily the best steampunk rpg outthere. To me it's also one of the best rpgs out there. It's got a lot of unique things going for it. Super buggy however, just like all 3 of Troika Games titles.

Another steampunk game is the PS2 light hearted adventure game known as Steambot Chronicles.(Wasn't sure if you were looking for all steampunk games, or just the western ones, sorry.) The controls are easily the worst thing about it(They're not bad mind you. They absolutely work, they're just really...realistic for what you are in.), and storyline and the characters are about as childish as it gets, but if you like the idea of running around in a steam powered mech suit in a world with a bunch of other steam powered mech suits and cars in the 60's type world, you might enjoy it. I myself, I'm still kinda on the fence about the game. I enjoy it, but it's very hit and miss.


Can't think of any more steampunk titles, but once again, tomorrow if you'd like a good list, I'll list a lot of western rpgs for you.
Bioshock is not Steampunk, it's Dieselpunk, which is technically a subset of Steampunk, but it doesn't quite have that same feel to it. Bioshock will leave you quite disappointed if you're looking for Steampunk as it's mostly just filled with art deco design and gas powered turrets.
Ah, yes. I'd forgotten about Steambot Chronicles. I have actually played it as my old room mate had it. It was an amusing game.

I'd take a list though, since you're offering. Always on the lookout for good titles.
@Fausk: Well, yes. It isn't quite steam but it has the similar elements here as there (As dieselpunk does) and, honestly, I wanted a game which I had a higher chance of people viewing my notice on in my related list. Also, I'd watched a friend's brother play a portion earlier in the week.
bang! howdy is a turn-based strategy game in a western setting.
Red Dead Revolver and the upcoming Red Dead Redemption, there's also Call of Juarez and Gun. Lots of western games.
@Fausk I think he means western style games, not actual westerns.
@Faust: Thankye, titles noted.
@Fallout: No, no. I meant westerns. (And games in a general Western setting.)

@Booiing: Indeed. It's on the list of things I'm currently semi-playing. Although I admittedly suck at it when playing real people.
@ComradeRavenhawk Oh, in that case I can't really help you there. Sorry.
i recommend BioShock 2 as one of the best games I have ever played
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