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''Darkwatch'' (sometimes subtitled ''Curse of the West'') is a SteamPunk FirstPersonShooter {{Videogame}} developed by Sammy Studios (now High Moon Studios, creators of ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'') and distributed by Creator/{{Capcom}} in the US and Creator/{{Ubisoft}} in the UK for the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}.

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''Darkwatch'' (sometimes subtitled ''Curse of the West'') is a SteamPunk FirstPersonShooter {{Videogame}} developed by Sammy Studios in 2005 (now High Moon Studios, creators of ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'') and distributed by Creator/{{Capcom}} in the US and Creator/{{Ubisoft}} in the UK for the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}.



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[[{{Retirony}} Except Jericho couldn't have picked a worse train]]. This one's owned by the Darkwatch, and the train's cargo is not gold, but a prison cell containing a powerful vampire lord named [[BigBad Lazarus Malkoth]], [[FaceHeelTurn the original founder of the Darkwatch]]. YoungGun Darkwatch agent Cassidy Sharp tries to stop Jericho from blowing the cell open, but is too late, and Lazarus is freed--and with him comes a terrible curse, [[ZombieApocalypse unleashing all manner of undead horrors on the Old West]].

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[[{{Retirony}} Except Jericho couldn't have picked a worse train]].train to rob]]. This one's owned by the Darkwatch, and the train's cargo is not gold, but a prison cell containing a powerful vampire lord named [[BigBad Lazarus Malkoth]], [[FaceHeelTurn the original founder of the Darkwatch]]. YoungGun Darkwatch agent Cassidy Sharp tries to stop Jericho from blowing the cell open, but is too late, and Lazarus is freed--and with him comes a terrible curse, [[ZombieApocalypse unleashing all manner of undead horrors on the Old West]].
West]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Whoops!]]


* FinalBattle: In a PocketDimension that may or may not be {{Hell}}.

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* FinalBattle: In FinalBossNewDimension: The final showdown takes place in a PocketDimension that which may or may not be {{Hell}}.Hell.


* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]]. It's like if ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and ''{{Gungrave}}'' combined with each other and was in the past instead of the future.

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* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]]. It's like if ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and ''{{Gungrave}}'' ''Anime/{{Gungrave}}'' combined with each other and was in the past instead of the future.


* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Go ahead and open fire against the other Darkwatch agents during the Hangtown level. They will come in endless waves and will not stop until you die.

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Go ahead and open fire against the other Darkwatch agents during the Hangtown level. They will come in endless waves and will not stop until you die. This is notably the only time in the game where you are instantly punished for an evil action.

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* TheJoysOfTorturingMooks: Its possible to dismember several of your foes by shooting off their limbs or their heads. In fact, you can easily kill your enemies by shooting out both their arms and their means of attack. Its not advisable to do the same to the Banshees, or else they [[TurnsRed become even more bloodthirsty]].


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* OurBansheesAreLouder: Undead prostitutes that fly into the air and shoot energy bolts out of their mouth.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They are the reanimated corpses brought back to life by the Curse of the West. They come in many shapes and sizes, some might be skeletical like the Reapers or morbidly obese like the Oozers.


* AllThereInTheManual: The Darkwatch has been fighting vampires and zombies since the days of the Roman Empire. Promotional material includes images of Darkwatch Regulators from all across history, including both World Wars and the present day.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The Darkwatch has been fighting vampires and zombies since the days of the Roman Empire. Promotional material includes images of Darkwatch Regulators from all across history, including both World Wars and the present day. The main characters' backstories is only ever alluded in the supplementary material rather than the game itself.



* BigBad: Lazarus, possibly of the entire setting.

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* BigBad: Lazarus, possibly of the entire setting. [[spoiler:Curiously, he is dispatched before the game's climax and Tala usurps his position in the good path, while Jericho becomes this in the evil path, with [[HeroAntagonist Cassidy]] serving as the FinalBoss]].



%%* HeroicMime: Jericho
* ICanRuleAlone: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:Jericho bites Tala and drains her of her blood]].

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%%* * HeroicMime: Jericho
Jericho never utters a word during the entire game, but its implied he is capable of speech since one brief dialogue option is available.
* ICanRuleAlone: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:Jericho bites Tala and drains her of her blood]].blood rather than share Lazarus' power with her]].


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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Viper enemies are snake-like vampires with the power to teleport and a real pain in the ass.


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* TheVamp: Tala, figuratively speaking. She uses her feminine wiles to get her way and is a very bad girl. How bad are we talking about? [[spoiler:She tricks the vampire hero to turn her while they are having sex, just so she could become this trope literally, betray the Darkwatch and usurp the BigBad position from Lazarus]].

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Go ahead and open fire against the other Darkwatch agents during the Hangtown level. They will come in endless waves and will not stop until you die.


* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]]. It's like if {{Trigun}} and {{Gungrave}} combined with each other and was in the past instead of the future.

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* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]]. It's like if {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and {{Gungrave}} ''{{Gungrave}}'' combined with each other and was in the past instead of the future.


''Darkwatch'' (sometimes subtitled ''Curse of the West'') is a SteamPunk FirstPersonShooter {{Videogame}} developed by Sammy Studios (now High Moon Studios, creators of ''TransformersWarForCybertron'') and distributed by {{Capcom}} in the US and {{Ubisoft}} in the UK for the Playstation2 and {{Xbox}}.

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''Darkwatch'' (sometimes subtitled ''Curse of the West'') is a SteamPunk FirstPersonShooter {{Videogame}} developed by Sammy Studios (now High Moon Studios, creators of ''TransformersWarForCybertron'') ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'') and distributed by {{Capcom}} Creator/{{Capcom}} in the US and {{Ubisoft}} Creator/{{Ubisoft}} in the UK for the Playstation2 UsefulNotes/Playstation2 and {{Xbox}}.
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**In the good ending, [[spoiler: Jericho stops Tala from reclaiming Lazarus' powers and continue his plans. The Curse of the West is lifted, he reverts to a normal human and Cassidy ascends to Heaven with her mission accomplished. However, the Darkwatch has sustained massive losses, their HQ has been razed to the ground and their future doesn't look very good.]]
**In the bad ending, [[spoiler: Jericho rids himself from his humanity, sides with Tala and kills Cassidy. Shortly after, he kills Tala and becomes the single vampire lord, riding off into the night to further spread his evil upon the world.]]


* WeaksauceWeakness: Although sunlight doesn't harm him directly, standing in it will drain Jericho's Blood Shield and prevent him from using any abilities, including his DoubleJump. Invoked in Cartwright's test and in the level where you retrieve the Deadlight Prism (standing within its aura allows Jericho to use his powers).

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* WeaksauceWeakness: You are WeakenedByTheLight. Although sunlight doesn't harm him directly, standing in it will drain Jericho's Blood Shield and prevent him from using any abilities, including his DoubleJump. Invoked in Cartwright's test and in the level where you retrieve the Deadlight Prism (standing within its aura allows Jericho to use his powers).


* DeflectorShields: The first vampiric power you obtain is the "Blood Shield." How it works is not explained, but you essentially have a [[{{Halo}} ''Halo''-like regenerating shield on top of non-regenerating health]].

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* DeflectorShields: The first vampiric power you obtain is the "Blood Shield." How it works is not explained, but you essentially have a [[{{Halo}} ''Halo''-like ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-like regenerating shield on top of non-regenerating health]].health.


* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]].

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* StandardFPSGuns: CreepyCoolCrosses, blades/studs and nifty SteamPunk modifications aside, the line-up is as follows: [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver, Dual smaller revolvers]], [[BoringButPractical Repeating Rifle]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotgun]], SniperRifle, [[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]] and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]] [[AutomaticCrossbows double-shot crossbow]]. It's like if {{Trigun}} and {{Gungrave}} combined with each other and was in the past instead of the future.

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* ZombiePukeAttack: Oozers, which are fat zombies that launch their puke at you.

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