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Yeehaw, round ‘em up with the best cowboy games

Giddy up and ride into the Wild West with our list of the best cowboy games on Nintendo Switch and mobile. Be the outlaw you always dreamed off

A bunch of cowboys looking moody

Howdy partner, and welcome to our list of the best cowboy games. We promise you, they’re some of the best in the wild, Wild West. These games allow you to live out your wildest fantasies, grab your pistol, rope, and horse, get drunk, and challenge people to duels. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stereotype, but you can’t tell us that doesn’t sound fun.

Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to venture out of the ranch, to enter more saloons than we can count, to stand down the weakest cowboys that don’t deserve the title, all just so you can discover what the best cowboy games are on Switch and mobile. If you don’t appreciate our efforts, we challenge you to a duel at sundown.

If you want to swap your trusty pistol for a sword and shield, you can take up arms in our list of the best knight games. Or, why not combine guns and blades and venture out onto the seven seas with our picks for the best pirate games on Switch and mobile. Or, you could say, ‘I’m getting too old for this nonsense,’ and go live your best life on a farm with our games like Stardew Valley list.

Either way, it’s time to put ‘em up and reach for the sky with our list of the best cowboy games on Switch and mobile.

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Cowboy games - Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – Switch

While it’s the fourth game in the famous Western cowboy series, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger doesn’t follow the story of the previous three, so it doesn’t matter if this is your first rodeo. It’s a first-person shooter that puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter known as Silas Greaves, and lucky for you, there’s a range of unlockable weapons you can use to get the job done.

Such weaponry includes six-shooters, shotguns, rangers, sawed-off shotguns, rifles, sawed-off rifles, quickshooters, and dynamite – you know, just in case you like to make things go boom. As for the story, it’s nonsensical to say the least, but hey, even in confusion, this game is a good time.

Cowboy games - Westland Survival

Westland Survival: Cowboy Game – mobile

It’s one thing to step foot in the Wild West, it’s another thing entirely to survive it, and Westland Survival gives you the chance to prove that you have the cajones to do so. You must hunt wild animals, craft resources, build a stable for your horse, and take on a range of quests to ensure the town remains safe. Of course, you also get to collect bounties as any good cowboy does, as well as exploring deadly, ancient caves – where’s Indiana Jones when you need him, huh?

Cowboy games - Ritual: Crown of Thorns

Ritual: Crown of Horns – Switch

Sure, when you think of the Wild West, you probably think about a sunny location full of wooden buildings and cowboys, but what if it could be more? What if things could be even more violent (if you can imagine that)? Exactly, you want to experience it, and that’s where Ritual: Crown of Thorns comes in. This game cranks everything up to 11, as it thrusts you into a top-down, defeat the hordes type experience. Essentially, you’re in a hellish version of the Wild West, and that alone warrants giving this game a try.

Cowboy games - Six Guns

Six-Guns: Gang Showdown – mobile

Boy, oh boy, has this game got it all. Cowboys? Check. Bandits? Check. The Wild West? Well, you get the idea. But you want to know what else Six Guns has? An elaborate story about a man that faked his death in an attempt to seek redemption, but in doing so, he now faces a supernatural evil – I know, this is some proper soap opera meets supernatural in the saloon stuff.

You get to explore an open world as Buck Crosshaw – but don’t let the pretty scenery distract you. Many people want you dead, including outlaws, cowboys, and more. Even the living dead want to make you one of them. It’s a do or die, kill-or-be-killed world out there, so don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

Cowboy games - Luckslinger

Luckslinger – Switch

They stole your luck. What are you going to do about it? That’s pretty much the vibe all throughout Luckslinger – you get to track down six infamous criminals to retrieve the good luck charms they stole. It’s all about the luck of the draw here, and you know what, it sure is satisfying when you get to show these sleazebags what happens when their luck finally runs out.

Luckslinger has many different levels for you to work through, each with a different theme, unique elements, and bosses so crazy that Ripper Roo looks like a completely sane individual. Naturally, you can be as trigger happy as you please. Also, don’t be afraid to get up close and personal with a blade, assuming you feel lucky at least. Oh, and the best thing of all, you have a duck companion, so no matter what, you know you’re in for a quacking great time.

There you have it, partners. We hope you like our roundup of the best cowboy games on Switch and mobile. If you don’t, it’s time for you to not just skip town, but leave this planet with our list of the best space games – don’t come back now, ya hear.