Desperados III is the long-awaited prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. Combining a strong story-driven campaign with tactical, top-down gameplay, this is a game that no real-time tactics fan wants to miss.

This game is not going to be a cakewalk either. Right from the get-go, you are thrown some challenging experiences, and you’ll have to use everything at your disposal to get past these obstacles.


You have your cast of characters with their unique abilities, but that won’t be enough. With an incentive on playing your way, you’ll have access to the items and coins you need, but first, you need to learn how to obtain it.

What You Need to Know Going into Desperados III

Those of you familiar with the series and the genre will know that this is a brutal world filled with things wanting to cut your life short. You’ll have to familiarize yourself with the cast of five unique characters and what they can do, and how they can interact with the world around them to get past the various walls that the player will encounter.

Each mission has various objectives that take you through multiple locations in the Wild West, and the game eventually culminates in a massive showdown that challenges all the skills you picked up throughout the game, forcing you to make use of all the knowledge you’ve gained. 


To win, you’ll need to play smart and be resourceful.

There isn’t just one way to play either. There are plenty of options available to you each mission, from going in guns blazing, to being stealthy and methodical, to simply bluffing, cheating, and tricking your way out of every situation.

It’s this ‘play your way’ style of game that is reminiscent of games like the Dishonored franchise that makes this game so fun. You can be as creative as you want, combining abilities and items that make you feel proud of having thought of it and blown away that the developers thought about the possibility that a player would think to do this.


However, the brutality and cruel world you are thrust in does have an age limit on it. With lots of blood and gore, violence, and debauchery, this is not a game intended for younger audiences.

But if you’re of age and eager to hop into the world, do know that this game is not for the faint of heart. It’s challenging, will punish carelessness, and will be unforgiving for the unprepared, so make sure you gather items and coin and make sure you expect the unexpected.

For a more detailed guide on game mechanics and how the game plays out, look at this guide.

How to get Coin and Items

You’ll need more than just your wits and abilities to get through the Wild West. You’ll need funding for your expeditions and jobs, and you’ll need some supplies to keep you alive and get around the tougher obstacles.

Both coins and items can be found scattered around the world, on enemies, in plain sight, and containers. Collecting these items means you’ll have to do some exploring and brave some additional danger.

The risk is well worth the reward, though, as these items and coins can help you out later on down the line, by either offering an alternate route, gaining access to other options you may not have been able to get without these items or make life easier. Just make sure you aren’t going to waste more on getting these items and getting a net loss.

The way you interact and pick these up isn’t the most intuitive mind you, especially for a game of this genre. You will have to use the interact key, which by default is CTRL on the computer, and then move the cursor over the item you want to pick up or interact with.

It’s as simple as that, but you’ll need to make sure you get everything you can to ensure victory.

How to Get Coins and Unlock Items in Desperados III


To summarize, items and money will significantly help you get through this brutal and unforgiving world. Loot what you can, get upgrades, and be economical with what you have.

Good luck, and make sure to be creative with how you complete your missions.