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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. 100
    Outstanding western-shooter, whose love for details, brilliant graphics and great variety make it an instant hit.
  2. The game may not be long but what it lacks here it makes up for in quality. A soild and enjoyable shooter which everyone should experience.
  3. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is an extremely satisfying shooter that should please any shooter fan who is looking for something new.
  4. Not only does it look fantastic, but the gameplay is exciting, the controls are smooth, and there are plenty of dramatic moments to experience and frantic shoot-outs to enjoy. Inevitably, it’s a game that will appeal to anyone who is fascinated with the Wild West.
  5. It’s not long and it’s not the best shooter you’ll play in 2009, but it uses several unique concepts, presents us with a very enjoyable atmosphere, and remains mostly entertaining throughout. It just needed a bit more polish and refinement with the controls for us to wholeheartedly recommend it.
  6. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a good shooter to play. It really makes the player feel they are an outlaw in the Wild West. The story and gameplay drives it all home, but the multiplayer aspect probably won’t make the player stay after one or two playthroughs.
  7. 60
    This is an entertaining shooter with many good points, but nothing's particularly outstanding or original here. Members of the Old West FPS posse should snap it up faster than Doc Holliday could clear leather, but city-slicker varmints oughta just wait till it hits the bargain bin at the local general store.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. May 17, 2011
    10
    If you are looking for an authentic western experience then look no further this game absolutely nails it,the west conjures up images of a landscape that is wild,free and goes on forever and this game does a fantastic job of presenting that image of the west,It has a great story that you will get emotionally invested in. Fantastic game Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2010
    8
    This game is a solid first person shooter. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood definately captures the Wild West theme well with the level design, weapons and sound design. The weapons sound awesome and realistic when you fire them (especialy the sound of the Heavy Sniper rifle), the music is gripping and the game play is fast and furious with epic gunfights. The "Duel's" work well too but you definately need to be fast to shoot your opponent before he shoots you. It is a shame, CoJ doesn't have any offline of Online Co-Op because in singleplayer you have a choice to play as 2 characters: Thomas or Ray McCall. Ray favours close quarters combat while Thomas likes to use bows and Rifles to kill at a distance. The multiplayer is also interesting: You pick a veriaty of classes (like Gunslinger, Sniper etc) and can play with upto 12 players in a variety of modes such as Posse (Team Deathmatch) and Wild West Legends (the defending team has to stop the attacking team from robbing a bank or blowing up the town gates). Multiplayer can be unstable sometimes however. It sometimes can take one shot to kill someone with a sniper and then 2/3 shots the next. The Ping in some matches can sometimes be a pain as well; the game frezzes you in position. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a cool Wild West experiance and should not be avoided. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    8
    While this was a good game, I was left wanting more. The game is fun, and a great Wild West experience, but the controls are funky and the graphics are pretty mediocre. Definitely worth the buy though. Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    7
    It captures the old fashoned game experience pretty well, although it is not as good as other games like it. You might like it for the most part but it is a little shaky at times. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2010
    7
    This game is solid, decent storyline, well crafted environments, good graphics, good characters, western thru and thru, shooting mechanics are good, showdowns are good fun and sometimes challenging, concentration modes are fun, is a fairly average length, around 15 hours, multiplayer is less than inspiring however and the game really does everything GOOD but not GREAT, so a good solid shooter for a western fan, otherwise a good game to rent if no better options exist, really nothing special but still good fun for the short while it lasts. Expand
  6. Aug 5, 2014
    5
    This game can best be described as "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I have tried to get into this game several times but I only make it to about 15 minutes and keep turfing it. I think the reason I try to like this game and keep trying is because it has good reviews and also the story plot seems interesting....So, why can't I play this game? Well, to me this game is sooooo dated I just can't get past that. It seems like it was made in 1995. The aiming visuals don't seem right to me, in fact all aiming seems wrong rather than use both left and right analog sticks together I found myself targeting only with my left analog and then shooting rather than involving my right analog as well (hello remember early gaming days?)...Sprint seems not much different than walk, concentration mode seems lame (how does painting my L3 button across targets help me feel im having fun??) I found the cover mechanics pretty weird and what got me most is i don't want to watch every cut scene every time but am forced to watch it.....and I didn't like that you could target enemies through trees (full visual cover) and such with no consequences. So, I heard there is a really good underlying game here but I just don't think I have it in me to try to find it. The quality or the outdatedness of this game is just too much for me to get past. I keep going back to youtube to watch more of this game and it always makes me think I made the right choice by saying no, don't even try to go back and try again. I just have to admit sometimes in life you are a parent...and if you have an ugly kid, well to you that kid is probably the best looking kid on the planet....and I think such is the love of western gunfighting or at least this game. You have to have a love of this stuff so much so that you can look past what the rest of us are looking at. Expand

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