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  • Summary: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendaryCall of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history. Become a Gunslinger - Harness a variety of weapons from various revolvers to heavy-caliber cannons and machine guns. Every accurate shot increases concentration, which allows players to unleash deadly shooting modes when outnumbered and even deadlier ones when the brothers work together. Dual Collaborative Gameplay - Players choose to embody Ray or Thomas, each with a distinctive gameplay style (close or long range), specific abilities (lasso, dynamite, etc.) and arsenal of deadly weapons (dual guns, long-range carbine, etc.). Take advantage of each of their strengths and join in the fiercest fights imaginable. Never Before Seen Western Experience - Experience the iconic settings full of outlaws - the West before it was tamed. The McCall brothers face a renegade Apache Chief, a greedy Mexican bandit, a vindictive Colonel, and others, all driven by greed with moral disregard. Enjoy a wide variety of situations, using horses, canoes and wagons to explore the vast natural landscapes of the fabled Wild West and its legendary period. Innovative Online Multiplayer - Developed in unison with the single player mode, multiplayer offers numerous modes and maps, resulting in endless hours of Wild West mayhem. Gunslingers, bandits and marshals struggle online for the bounty. Multiple characters are unlocked for team-based objective modes or the straightforward team death match. With a new Bounty system, players increase the bounty on their head with more kills. Get rid of the deadliest among you to increase your bank roll. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. 100
    Outstanding western-shooter, whose love for details, brilliant graphics and great variety make it an instant hit.
  2. If you’ve been waiting for a great Western-themed shooter, then look no further than Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. The gameplay is fun and varied, the story is entertaining, the visuals are well done, the voice acting is terrific, and the game even sports a respectable online offering.
  3. Bound in Blood is a much more enjoyable experience than the first Juarez. It lacks some of the whimsy (such as Ray massacring whole towns while quoting scripture) in favour of focusing on the shooting, but it's a good trade.
  4. If you are looking for a fun western-themed shooter to escape the monotony of Nazis, aliens, zombies, and Nazi-alien-zombies, then Bound in Blood is without a doubt a rental if you can play the console version.
  5. It's what the pack shot suggests - an honest paint-by-numbers shooter set in the Old West. The story might be over too soon, but the multiplayer will hold your attention for much longer. A definite improvement over the original Call of Juarez.
  6. The cinematic sequences are easily skipped at the press of a button, and what remains is a tremendously engaging Western romp.
  7. It literally feels as if Techland studied the original Call of Juarez, identified all the things that made it feel fresh and interesting, and intentionally left them out of the sequel. What was once a franchise of weirdly intoxicating half-successes has been turned into a dull, unsatisfying, originality-devoid shell of its former self.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 49
  2. Negative: 11 out of 49
  1. Sep 7, 2011
    10
    Bound In Blood is one of (if not THE) best western themed shooters around. Great setting, great story, great voice-acting and great actionBound In Blood is one of (if not THE) best western themed shooters around. Great setting, great story, great voice-acting and great action make the original look like crap. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    Wow!
    One of my dreams come true! I always wanted to be somebody on the wild west. This game brought me this feeling!
    -Huge open spaces with
    Wow!
    One of my dreams come true! I always wanted to be somebody on the wild west. This game brought me this feeling!
    -Huge open spaces with fascinating sights with fast rendering
    -Gun duels: I loved it, but it was very hard sometimes
    -Characters can be selected before starting chapters, it is good for variant replayability
    -You can ride a horse :)
    -Bullet time! (for slowing down action to be more accurate)
    I think those Techland guys made a great game, thank you!
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  3. [Anonymous]
    Jul 2, 2009
    9
    This is a great game for anyone who enjoys playing FPS. The Civil War era, western cowboy theme, is a breath of fresh air. There are This is a great game for anyone who enjoys playing FPS. The Civil War era, western cowboy theme, is a breath of fresh air. There are excellent gun fights, high-noon showdowns, and a story line that draws the player in. Techland did an outstanding job of creating a realistic atmosphere of both the Civil War and Western themes. This in combination with the sound play make this game immersive to say the least. Bad to the bone (9.3). Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    Awesome graphics on the pc. Love the open world sections, they blew me away, which is too bad because they could have expanded on thatAwesome graphics on the pc. Love the open world sections, they blew me away, which is too bad because they could have expanded on that concept. The story was fun and the level design great. The gunplay is also great. Awesome awesome game. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2014
    6
    There have been western "cowboy" games that have come and gone; Red Dead Revolver, Gun, etc...but none of them have been mastered as this was.There have been western "cowboy" games that have come and gone; Red Dead Revolver, Gun, etc...but none of them have been mastered as this was. Call of Juarez: BiB is epic, stunning, emotional, romantic and most of all action-packed! If you're looking for a great game and are willing to take a break from CoD, this is the one. Great directing, awesome voice-overs and it delivers. A must! I wasn't that much into the western games, but after playing this game I thought twice. I remember in the old days when I played "Outlaw" for the PC and thought it was great. Big advancement, and definitely a good success. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2011
    5
    A good attempt at a western shooter, but it has nothing fresh or innovative, also the banter between the brothers constantly gets a littleA good attempt at a western shooter, but it has nothing fresh or innovative, also the banter between the brothers constantly gets a little annoying, and you can't switch it off. Needs more guns and a much less linear path through each mission. Also if you are having issues with this game loading, be sure to update your sound card drivers, or it repeatedly crashes on the intro to the single player game. There were some posts on the steam forums about the other several errors the game seems to have, but not this one so I hope this helps. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2013
    0
    Just finished the game and although I had a lot of fun playing it, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth because the duels were extremelyJust finished the game and although I had a lot of fun playing it, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth because the duels were extremely frustrating. If they would have given an option to skip them I would definitely have rated this game much higher. Expand

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