Call of Juarez PC

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 232 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 232
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  1. Reiver
    Jan 5, 2008
    4
    A cheap and poorly made game thats only real draw is its setting. It's too hard then too easy but almost never fun. the frustrating controls, kidie hand holding and frustrating sneaking sucked all my enjoyment from the game. A stupid and jarring red cross fills the screen any time you mouse over your horse, a civilian or a corpse. So much for the game being for adults. Despite the A cheap and poorly made game thats only real draw is its setting. It's too hard then too easy but almost never fun. the frustrating controls, kidie hand holding and frustrating sneaking sucked all my enjoyment from the game. A stupid and jarring red cross fills the screen any time you mouse over your horse, a civilian or a corpse. So much for the game being for adults. Despite the praise of its graphics i found it to be a very ugly game. Too much bloom and radioactive colour schemes hurt my eyes outside and indistinct baddies against a dull repetitive background strained them inside. I really couldn't recommend this at any price. Expand
  2. RenanK.
    Jun 4, 2007
    3
    A game with a quite repetitive storyline.. make the awesome experience with game on beginning falls to an awful and boring experience after a few hours, maybe minutes. Unfortunately its a waste of potential.
  3. SimonN.
    Sep 20, 2007
    0
    Annoying game...heavy graphic...lots of bugs...reicolous storyline... This game is a gob.
  4. Aug 22, 2014
    0
    The concept of Call of Juarez is great and is what drew me in to buy the game. Some of the in game concepts like the slow motion target selection and silent arrow kills are great, but they don't make up for the rest of this games failings.

    Epic load times mean that you are already frustrated with this game even before you start to play. A lack of a proper tutorial, in some of the games
    The concept of Call of Juarez is great and is what drew me in to buy the game. Some of the in game concepts like the slow motion target selection and silent arrow kills are great, but they don't make up for the rest of this games failings.

    Epic load times mean that you are already frustrated with this game even before you start to play. A lack of a proper tutorial, in some of the games major aspects, such as getting around with the whip make the first hour of this game incredibly frustrating. The massive amount of dialogue followed by lots of walking around doing nothing followed by short spats of actual shooting at bad guys make this game boring and frustrating.

    The linear combat and level design make this a one play through game, if you even end up finishing it at all. Half the game is spent running away from enemies rather than fighting them and traveling through a vast empty terrain for what feels like an eternity with nothing to do but look at the scenery.

    What really annoys me about this game is that when you get bored of riding around doing nothing for 5 minutes and you want to shoot at a few wild animals to curb you boredom the game kills you and reloads because the developers don't believe in harming animals!!! Was this game developed by the WSPA!!! But wait, killing humans is OK but i cant kill a wild animal, COME ON!!!

    This game is defiantly beautiful to look at and for its time has some cool in game features, but as a playable title, it fails. Having payed for this game, I won't be bothered to pay for, or play any of its sequels.
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  5. SeraphiMA.
    Nov 14, 2006
    4
    Absolutely Horrible. I have a pretty damn good system. 3.2 HT, ATI X 1600 Pro 512MB, Audigy 4, 1GB Ram, 300GB HD. The Game still ran like crap on Medium settings, which by the way look like old Counter Strike GFX. Load times were up to 3minutes. Aside from poor programming and tons of bugs, lets talk about the game itself. There is an extremely difficult feeling in the way the set the Absolutely Horrible. I have a pretty damn good system. 3.2 HT, ATI X 1600 Pro 512MB, Audigy 4, 1GB Ram, 300GB HD. The Game still ran like crap on Medium settings, which by the way look like old Counter Strike GFX. Load times were up to 3minutes. Aside from poor programming and tons of bugs, lets talk about the game itself. There is an extremely difficult feeling in the way the set the movement up. It Expand
  6. May 29, 2011
    2
    Terrible level design means you can easily sneak off the map and see everything from the outside as if you had noclipped. Swinging mechanics with the whip are godawful. Combat just isn't all that fun.

    For all the charm the game has (and it definitely has it,) it's just not enough to save a game that's fundamentally broken.
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Overall Juarez is not a bad FPS, with its unusual setting and unique approach; it’s just not as good as it could have been, suffering as it does from some real wasted potential.
  2. The presentation is nothing short of stunning in places, but is nothing above terrible in others. It hooks you at the beginning with a promising storyline and the popular setting, but just seems to not care if it keeps you on the line or not, sinking into mediocrity way too often to ever draw you all the way in.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    85
    When was the last time you played a game where you could make your horse slide down the face of a cliff, shooting with the six-gun in your left hand while reading from the Bible in your right? [Oct 2006, p.84]