THE BEST Western

Westworld IRL

Westworld IRL

Explorer Legend of Micah takes a trip to one of the creepier locations we’ve seen in a while – an abandoned Wild West theme park in Japan. The place is littered with relics of a fake western town, an old 1980s arcade, and even has a disturbing animatronic cowboy, straight out of the original Westworld.

Crazy Train: Wild West Cover

Crazy Train: Wild West Cover

If there’s one thing we learned from watching every episode of Hell on Wheels, it’s that the wild west really did have a crazy train that went off the rails. All Aboaaaard! for Samurai Guitarist’s cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s classic, with a spaghetti western twist.

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Facts About the Wild West

Facts About the Wild West

Most of what we know about America’s “Wild West” we learned from Deadwood and Hell on Wheels. But as Mental Floss‘ John Green teaches us, there’s lots of other stuff that movie and TV tropes typically leave out. Robot camels on Westworld sounds like a fun idea.

Westworld: Western Cover

Westworld: Western Cover

Inspired by Ennio Morricone’s classic score from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, musician Iacovos gave the theme song from HBO’s science fiction hit Westworld a proper wild West feel, adding twangy guitar, tambourine, along with an assertive chant.

Dark Vessel

Dark Vessel

If Quentin Tarantino had a baby with Pixar and named Sergio Leone as the godfather, Rocky Curby’s brilliantly bloody Dark Vessel would be the result. Cartoon robot murder and revenge rules.

Cowboys & Aliens (Teaser)

Cowboys & Aliens (Teaser)

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford get ready to duke it out in the wild West when the unexpected happens. Aliens invade. Huh, wha? Yep. Iron Man’s Jon Favreau directs, Steven Spielberg produces.

Free Roam: Red Dead Redemption

Free Roam: Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption’s multiplayer mode allows up to 8 players to form posses to take rival gangs, hunt animals, or challenge the law, all the while earning experience and unlocking items.

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