American Outlaws: The Wild Bunch

a Edutainment by Will11

Commended by BerkaZerka on 2/7/2017 3:21:10 PM

Player Rating6.64/8

"#82 overall, #6 for 2017"
based on 91 ratings since 02/07/2017
played 1,486 times (finished 108)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

They were dueling Doolin-Dalton / High or low it was the same / Easy money and faithless women / Red eye whiskey for the pain.

Go down Bill Dalton, it must be God's will / Two brothers lying dead in Coffeyville / Two voices call you from where they stood / Lay down your law books now, they're no damn good.

Better keep on moving Doolin-Dalton / Till your shadow sets you free / If you're fast and if you're lucky / you will never see that hanging tree.

With a pistol in each hand, your horse's hooves drumming beneath you, the incessant bangs and whizzes of gunshots all around you, the shouts of angry men and the screams of the injured and dying ringing in your ears you roam the towns, plains and wilderness of the American Old West with your fellow outlaws: the daring Dalton boys, the King of the Oklahoma Outlaws Bill Doolin and all the other members of The Wild Bunch.

Your mission is to get rich or die trying and if you are very clever and very lucky you might just live to enjoy your ill-gotten gains; if not... a weather-beaten cross in a dusty cemetery and your rusting pistol in a 21st century museum next to an old black and white photo of a bullet-riddled body will be your fate!

Author's Note: Following the (for me) surprisingly positive feedback on The James Gang I've decided to write the next story I had planned in that series, putting The CYS Challenge and Magellan 5 on hold for now. With a new cast of larger-than-life characters, more epic gunfights and daring robberies like it's predecessor this is the sort of story too unbelievable for fiction and absolutely incredible for being true! I sincerely hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it :)

Player Comments

This story-game was simply stellar, and the writing was nothing short of remarkable. It seems there's just something vastly entertaining about being a rebel. The quality of this series remains outstanding and doesn't miss a beat at all, because as it stands this story seems to have no issue with keeping up with it's predecessors in the enjoyment aspect of things.

I enjoyed that there seemed to be no shortage of impactful choices available to be chosen by the reader. You could say that each decision had to have some careful consideration behind it, because one wrong move on your behalf could often be disastrous and cut your career short in the worst of scenarios. I believe that you did a wonderful job in capturing the constant feeling of danger that one would feel when leading such a dangerous life on the run from those that either want you apprehended or dead.

The setting and overall premise entertains from the very start, and the story that plays out is one that never seems to have a single dull moment. From the beginning this is a very innovative game that captures your interest and makes you want to see how far you can go while the stakes and odds against you only seems to rise with each thrilling robbery and heist. With that in mind I feel that this story-game offers some incredible replay value which is also a trait that's shared with the games before this one in this entertaining series.

In short this is a storygame in which I feel Will's writing truly shines, and it is also one that serves as an example of the lingering feeling that one can attain from reading something quite fun. It's a feeling that I always seem to find myself having when reading the works of Will.

Now for my score:

KILLED is 0.
SCORE is 25500.

I find it rather impressive that even for a game in which you play the character of an outlaw in a dangerous group of other outlaws, you're able to remain something of a pacifist in a way for the most part if you play your cards in a certain fashion. It's quite amazing that this story-game provides you with different ways in which you're able to play in subsequent reads of this adventure.

Thank you for the amazing story-game, Will.
-- TharaApples on 11/29/2017 1:17:11 PM with a score of 25500
-- 123456 on 6/19/2020 3:33:39 PM with a score of 25500
A Resonable Reward For A Life Of Crime
-- Dan on 7/14/2019 5:23:53 PM with a score of 22600
It's a bit shorter than the usual
-- Kuro on 3/9/2019 1:22:59 PM with a score of 25200
I love stories like this! You are my favorite author so far Will
-- KLeGrand141 on 4/24/2018 4:17:21 AM with a score of 25800
KILLED is 2.
SCORE is 25200.

I must say, these type of game are VERY addictive.
-- venyanwarrior on 4/13/2018 5:10:51 PM with a score of 25200
Story was good you can actually feel their emotions when they were betrayed when people found out that fair Brothers we're Outlaws and mostly truly you will actually just feel sorry for them.
-- Karriem on 3/29/2018 11:56:17 PM with a score of 23800
It was good it gave you so many decisions you did not know which one to choose because it has your life on the line
-- Karriem on 3/24/2018 12:44:48 PM with a score of 23800
KILLED is 2.
SCORE is 15500.
I love these games!
-- Aidan on 2/23/2018 6:49:28 PM with a score of 25500
This is definitively one of the best storygames I've seen on the site. I'm not much of a creator myself, but I still know how much time and effort goes into making one of these. This is even better than all of your other American Outlaws games. THere were some grammar mistakes here and there, but other than that I think that this is the #1 storygame I've ever read.

plz mak moar.

KILLED is 1.
SCORE is 22600.
-- venyanwarrior on 12/4/2017 3:46:05 PM with a score of 22600
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