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''Outlaws'' is a 1997 [[TheWestern Wild West]] FirstPersonShooter game developed by Creator/LucasArts.

It follows the journey for revenge of the retired Marshal James Anderson, who after returning home from a shopping trip to the town finds his wife murdered, his daughter kidnapped and his house burned to the ground by the henchmen of an evil railroad baron called Bob Graham.

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!!Tropes:

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Most bosses take several bullets to bring down, compared to just 1 or 2 for regular Mooks.
* BadAssLongCoat: Anderson.
* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: After the final battle, [[spoiler:Anderson is held at gunpoint by Graham, whom he now realizes killed his father. The sound of a gunshot is heard, but it was Sarah, who'd been placed in the same position as Anderson as a child and had grabbed Anderson's gun.]]
* {{Bandito}}: "Spittin'" Jack Sánchez.
* BangBangBang: You can instantly tell when you're fighting a boss before you even spot them due to the extra loud report from their weapons.
* BigBad: "Gentleman" Bob Graham
* BrawnHilda: "Bloody" Mary
* BonusLevelOfHell: In Ugly difficulty there is an additional cavern section on Level 6.
* CigarFuseLighting: The player character can chuck dynamite around. Alt-fire lights the fuse, and the animation consists of the PC removing his stogie from his mouth and applying it to the fuse.
* CowboyCop: Anderson was fired from being marshall for gunning down a suspect. It's worth noting that Anderson harbors no resentment for being fired. He fully realises that an officer of the law has to follow the law, and says so when another character claims his dismissal was unfair. [[CaptainObvious Also, uh, he's literally a cowboy.]]
* CutSceneIncompetence: After beating the final boss, [[spoiler:Anderson foolishly drops his gun and runs over to check on Sara without making sure Graham is dead. As a result, Anderson is nearly killed when Graham gets up to shoot him, surviving only becuase Sarah picks up his gun and shoots Graham.]]
* DeadlyDoctor: Matt "Dr. Death" Jackson, who along with "Slim" Sam Fulton is responsible for killing Anderson's wife and kidnapping his daughter, and who receives the most screen time out of all the villains besides Bob Graham.
* TheDragon: Chief Two Feathers, although he only really shows up at the end just before you go after Bob Graham himself.
* EasterEgg: Numerous, often [[WhatDoYouMeanitwasntmadeondrugs pretty unusual.]] Dinosaurs with human faces, poodles with sunglasses that shoot fire at you, aliens in the toilet just to name a few. There are also a couple of more normal ones, such as the golden statue (which is a shout out to ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''), Max from [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]] and hell.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Both [[BigBad Graham]] and [[DeadlyDoctor Jackson]] disapprove of [[WouldHurtAChild "Bloody" Mary Nash's idea of killing Sarah.]]
* EyeScream: "Bloodeye" Tim got his alias since he lost his eye in a gunfight and so he now has the habit to shoot people in their eyes.
* GatlingGood: An old school Gatling Gun appears the game's {{BFG}}. While it provides [[MoreDakka plenty of firepower]], Anderson can't move around while wielding it. Well, unless you cheat.
* TheGunslinger: The main character.
* {{Homage}}: The Game is most obviously one to SpaghettiWestern, especially those starring Creator/ClintEastwood (on whom Marshall Anderson is clearly based on).
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:"Henry" George Bowers]] CruelAndUnusualDeath
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Keeping with the above, the difficulty levels are [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly "Good", "Bad," and "Ugly."]]
* IShallTauntYou: '''[[MostAnnoyingSound Don't be a fool Marshal!, Yer' outnumbered!]]''' For the Mooks, the bosses are also very vocal.
** "My horse pisses straighter than you shoot."
* LumberMillMayhem: The 5th Level.
* NintendoHard: On "Bad" (Medium) or "Ugly" (Hard), difficulty, the game is very hard. You die in just a handful of shots, and can be killed in one or two hits at close range. Plus, all enemies use hitscan weapons. Despite the appearance of the game, if you run around like it's ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' you'll be shot to death pretty damn quickly. The key to success is to treat the game like a tactical shooter and methodically pick off enemies from behind cover and around corners. Or you could play the game on "Good" (Easy) difficulty and, well, run around like it's ''Doom''.
* NoGearLevel: You lose all of your weapons at the beginning of the final level thanks to CutsceneIncompetence.
* {{Outlaw}}: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh.]]
* RecycledInSpace: It's ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces]]'' in the WildWest which itself was ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''! [-IN Star Wars.-]
* RetiredBadass: The protagonist, James Anderson.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue combined with RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* SawedOffShotgun: One of three different shotguns available in the game. A full length double barrelled shotgun and, in a very rare move, a single shotgun are both available.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Along with Dr. Death, "Slim" Sam Fulton is directly responsible for the murder of Marshall Anderson' wife and kidnapping of his daughter. He is also the first who bites it.
* TheSouthpaw: Outlaws is a very rare example of a first person shooter that features a left handed main character. James Anderson is left handed.
* ShoutOut: The Difficulty Levels are named: [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Good, Bad, and Ugly.]]
** On level 2 (the town) there is a business called [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Stan's Used Coffins]].
** There is an easter egg in one historical mission that pays a {{Homage}} to the opening sequence of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
** The musical piece called "The Last Gunfight" is a huge one to Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly(which itself it a prelude to the famous final gunfight from the film).
*** In fact, the entire soundtrack is pretty much a 90-minute LoveLetter to Creator/EnnioMorricone.
* StuffedInTheFridge: The marshal's wife, Anna.
* TakingTheKids: In addition of killing his wife, Dr. Death also kidnaps Anderson's daughter, and Bob Graham ends up keeping her around because he can't figure out what else to do with her.
* TooDumbToLive:
-->'''"Slim" Sam Fulton:'''...Damn it... I told that fool Doctor stealing your kid weren't gonna be good for everyone's... health... uhhhh *dies*
-->'''Anderson:''' It's a shame he didn't listen.
** Dr. Death really shouldn't have brought up the topic of the Marshall's murdered wife the way he did, hanging upside down from a rope by his ankle above a mineshaft...
** In retrospect, the best way of dealing with a former lawman who got fired because he "killed a few men before a jury gave him permission to" was probably not "Burn down the property, kill the wife and kidnap the child". Bob Graham lampshades this to the particular henchman responsible roughly halfway through the game.
* TrainTopBattle: It wouldn't be a WildWest game without it.
* TheWestern: One of the first successful video games set in this period.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Bosses can typically take quite a few bullets, but can be taken out with a single good left hook.
* WouldHurtAChild: "Bloody" Mary Nash.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Bob Graham firmly draws the line at harming children when Mary Nash suggests just killing Sarah. Dr. Death agrees with Graham, although seeing as he was the one who kidnapped Sarah in the first place strictly ForTheEvulz it rings a bit insincere.
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: Dr. Death does this to Anderson, bragging about how he helped murder his wife Anna. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for him.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: At the end of the game [[spoiler: when Bob Graham has him at gunpoint, Anderson realizes that Graham is the bandit who killed his father in front of him when he was just a child.]]
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