Most of the times, great graphics usually mean a great game. Even if the game is bad in the graphical department, we can always hope the gameplay will be good. Unfortunately, this is not the case. As good as the game looks (and it looks fabulous), the game is proportionally bad in other areas, which is a shame, because there are not many western-themed games in the industry (the only one I could think of now would be the Lucky Luke action game). I don't even know where to begin. The gameplay is horrible, the story almost non-existent, there is absolutely no challenge and the game can only be described as bad and boring. The game is meant to be a an arcade shooter, but there's not much of a challenge when the AI totally sucks and you can kill them all with the least amount of effort. My advice would be this - if you want a shooter game with a western theme, stay far away from MDM. Not only is it not worth the time, it's not even worth the two or three clicks to download it.
Awful start for the genre
Mad Dog McCree is the first live-action laserdisc video game released in 1990. As a first attempt to create an arcade shooter, it sure was an awful start. You might be saying that I should take it that it's the first of it's kind, let it pass. NO! I won't do that! I treat all game equally and won't give any game special treatment. This game is awful and I feel sorry for any gamer who played the game. It's dangerously boring, the fun factor is extremely low and there is not replay value. Hell, there is no point of progressing in the game. I should give the game credit for its rather great video quality, while other games that attempted to use FMV resulted in bad quality videos. Sadly, that's the only good thing I have to say about this game. The story is just that you're a stranger and you need to take down a bandit known as McCree. The gameplay is typical like in many arcade shooters, such as Virtua Cop or House of the Dead. But it's not fun at all. There are no sound effect of your gun and the death acts seem lame. Overall, Mad Dog McCree is the first game to start off the genre, it didn't do such a great job. Luckily for us that Sega has brought other great such games to save the genre.