Great Western Shootout is a classic shooting-gallery style game, same as the popular Operation Wolf series and the like, which takes place in the Western. Your mission is to travel from location to location blasting away at outlaws in exchange for bounty from the sheriff. You move a crosshair with the mouse and shoot the villains as they peek out from behind cover (i.e. windows, rocks, trees etc). Note that if it takes too long to shoot the outlaws, they will shoot first at you, limiting your precious energy bar. More on that, you must watch not to shoot innocent civilians as they also peek out from behind cover, otherwise some of your health is lost instantly (Hint: the outlaws always wear cowboy hats!). Of course there are times when medicine packs appear on screen, but for a limited time.
The game offers single and two-player mode too!
Great Western Shootout is a nice shooting-gallery game but difficulty increases enough as you progress. Although mouse is not as responsive making the gameplay frustrating at times, still offers some good fun!
Graphics are fine and each location is nicely detailed although most of the graphics are static. The only animated objects here are the outlaws, the civilians and the crosshair of your pistol. Each character is nicely animated but the overall slow-action of the games is somewhat annoying.
Sound is OK, offering nicely sampled gunfire SFX but no music during gameplay.