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Mission Guide

Desperados 3 Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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Desperados 3 Mission Guide

Desperados 3 is the third entry in the ruthless Wild West series and serves as a prequel to the games that came before it. As with the other games in the series the missions in Desperados 3 lean heavily towards tactical stealth gameplay. Check out our Desperados 3 Mission Guide to find out what missions you will encounter as you travel around the Wild West.


In total there are 16 missions in Desperados 3, each of which can take a long time to complete as they all offer a wide array of options and possibilities and with five characters to choose from there are plenty of ways to get through each mission. As you progress through the missions the adventure will have you travelling around the old west, from Colorado to Louisiana and then finally Mexico, encountering multiple enemy types and visiting bustling frontier towns along the way.

Desperados 3 has a forgiving quick save system, and as long as you make a backup save before attempting a plan you will rarely be penalised. Listed below are the 16 missions which are spread across 3 chapters. The initial chapter 'Devil's Canyon' serves as the games tutorial and is short compared to some of the others which can last for over an hour. Some of the missions also have addiional optional challenges which can take several hours to complete.

Mission 1: Once Upon A Time
Mission 2: Running Late On Payday
Mission 3: Troublemakers In Flagstone
Mission 4: Until Death Do Us Part
Mission 5: The Magnificent Five
Mission 6: The Bridge At Eagle Falls
Mission 7: One Good Shot
Mission 8: One Hell Of A Night
Mission 9: Louisiana Voodoo
Mission 10: Back Alley Jazz
Mission 11: Burn The Queen
Mission 12: Dirt And Blood
Mission 13: A Cart Full Of Gunpowder
Mission 14: The Wages Of Pain
Mission 15: A Captain Of Industry
Mission 16: The Old And The New

Difficulty Levels

There are 4 main difficulty levels in Desperados 3, these are: Beginner, Normal, Hard, and Desperado. All of these difficulty levels are available from the start of the game, you do not need to complete the main campaign on lower difficulty levels. If you are new to the game it is recommended that you begin by playing the Normal difficulty level and only contemplate playing the harder difficulty settings such as Hard and Desperado when you are familiar with the game and have decent knowledge of in-game maps as these levels feature enemies that have a very short reaction time.

All the difficulty levels except Desperado allow you to stop time by using the Showdown Mode which is a feature in the game that gives you time to plan a course of action after the alarm has been triggered. Desperados 3 does not allow you to complete challenges at the Beginner level. If you plan to complete each mission in 100 percent you will need to set the game to at least the Normal difficulty level.

Desperados 3 'Go Loud or Go Quiet' trailer

Check out our How to use Characters guide to find out how you can get the most out of each of the five playable characters in Desperados 3.

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