While holidaying in England, an ordinary rancher from Texas is trapped in an abandoned castle.
There he finds a portal to a town called Strange, whose residents are somehow all stuck in a purgatory dimension of Texas.
The Real Texas is an epic action RPG with gun combat, lots of secret items and areas, NPC day/night cycles, bosses, puzzles, dungeons, zombies and cross-dressing.
Sam finds himself in The Strange Texas, which is really just a sort-of satire of our own world.
When you’re not shooting stuff you’ll be rooting through people’s houses, collecting items, and getting clues from NPCs.
Objects usually have a few purposes, and while there are definite solutions to the main quests in the game, there’s also lot of optional secret-hunting and easter eggs, if you’re into that kind of thing.
FPS Control, Retro Vibe
The Real Texas is a bona-fide old-school top-down adventure game, but with guns instead of swords. It controls like a first person shooter where you aim with the mouse and move with the keyboard.
There’s no health bar; instead, combat is intuitive and takes a blend of strategy, reflexes, and luck.
The pace is quick and things stay interesting: you’re never left to slog it out, but always hunting for the right rhythm.
The Real Texas has modest system requirements; you’ll need a computer that has basic 3D graphics and a decent processor.
If you bought your computer in the past 5 years or so, or even if it’s a little bit older, it should do the trick.