Call of Juarez: Gunslinger PlayStation 3

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Sep 4, 2013
    80
    What you get in the first hour of Call Juarez: Gunslinger, is exactly the same you will get in the next three or four hours of its story mode. So prepare for absolutely no surprises down the line. Still, Techland did a fine job constructing each level, making Gunslinger a fun ride through the Wild West. [June 2013, p.92]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 12, 2013
    80
    By not taking itself seriously and focusing on the exaggerated swagger of old folk legends, Gunslinger manages to be the best game in the series. [August 2013, p74]
  3. Play UK
    Jun 24, 2013
    80
    A pretty, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable shooter that somehow trumps the rest of the Juarez games despite being a fraction of the price. [Issue#232, p.85]
  4. May 29, 2013
    80
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger successfully puts the franchise back on track. At a purely mechanical level, the title may feel familiar to other first-person shooters – but its unique setting and novel storytelling methods give it the jolt of originality that it requires.
  5. May 26, 2013
    80
    An action-packed love letter to the old west, and with its engaging combat, charming sense of style and overall craziness you really can’t say no to the entertainment of this shooting gallery.
  6. May 24, 2013
    80
    We didn't get our hopes up for this one. Call of Juarez: The Cartel was terrible and we didn't expect Techland to get out of their downward spiral. They did, however. Gunslinger is repetitive and the enemy AI is an embarrassment, but the game is still a lot of fun. The story is interesting, the shoot-outs are epic and the environments quite beautiful. Not bad at all.
  7. May 22, 2013
    80
    Blasting through the game's varied environments with a pistol in each hand never got old, and I always looked forward to the end-level duel with a legend of the Wild West. After the dreadful Call of Juarez: The Cartel, I was skeptical going into this downloadable offering. To my surprise, Techland has bounced back with a very enjoyable tribute to the tall tales of the Wild West.
  8. Jun 3, 2013
    77
    It also makes no bones about what it is: A rock-‘em, sock-‘em shoot-‘em-up that pulls no punches – or in this case, bullets – and is unabashedly stupid.
  9. May 24, 2013
    75
    Why it puts such emphasis on its broken dueling mechanic is confounding, and its ludicrous load times and occasional crashes are marks against it, but the good beats out the bad and the ugly.
  10. May 24, 2013
    72
    This game is infinitely better than Techland's previous titles in almost every way.
  11. Jun 9, 2013
    70
    The new Call of Juarez feels like an ode to the Wild Wild West. Although it doesn't bring anything new to the table, it has some pretty amazing shoot-outs and a few impressive Lucky Luke-like surroundings.
  12. May 28, 2013
    70
    It may not be enough to rouse those with shooter fatigue, but this is a terrific genre piece: there’s a pleasing sense of weight and feedback in its gunplay, levels are snappy and replayable, while collectible cards offer an education in the real history of the era.
  13. May 24, 2013
    70
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is an action-packed game that you will enjoy since the very first minute. Exploration is not one of its strong points, nor is it interaction with your surroundings, but the narration will get you hooked until the very end of the strange story of gunslinger Silas Greaves.
  14. 70
    A solid arcade-style shooter with a rich Western theme, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger serves up fun gameplay with a well executed, albeit predictable, story.
  15. While nobody could accuse this £11.99 PSN offering of being smart or original, like a fancy-dress night out in an animal onesie it still provides plenty of act-first-think-later thrills.
  16. Jul 26, 2013
    50
    Gunslinger feels like a by-the-numbers shooter with a narrative gimmick that, put in the right hands, could’ve made for a truly compelling experience. As it stands, it overall feels like a way to pad out the length (it’s already pretty short at about five hours).
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    10
    This game is such a surprise! And a damn good one The graphics are nice, the story with this old and funny bounty hunter losing his mindThis game is such a surprise! And a damn good one The graphics are nice, the story with this old and funny bounty hunter losing his mind talking about his past is just hilarious, and the arcade experience gives to Gunslinger a pretty original taste. I can't wait for the next one! The worthy heir of Django Unchained in video games, my two cents! Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2013
    9
    This game is pure arcade shooter FUN. No pretentious story criticizing a political ideology just a throwback to PS2 era shooters that weren'tThis game is pure arcade shooter FUN. No pretentious story criticizing a political ideology just a throwback to PS2 era shooters that weren't afraid to be a fun VIDEO GAME. Lots of content here, more than some $60 games, for $15 and runs very well on PS3. The story was good cheesy fun and the setting of the Wild West is not played out or grim like modern combat games. This is a linear game and not a open world shooter. No multiplayer but I am OK with that. Controls are perfect and satisfying. Hard to spend a better $15 on video games these days. Full Review »
  3. Jan 20, 2016
    8
    A very effective FPS that takes back Call of Juarez where it should have forever stay, the Far West. For this episode of medium ambition (it'sA very effective FPS that takes back Call of Juarez where it should have forever stay, the Far West. For this episode of medium ambition (it's a PSN game sold 15€/$, not a big AAA game) the guys of Techland choose to use cel-shading to give life to its universe which give the game a true identity with out of proportion blood effects and globally good looking game, there was a few frame drops during my playtime, but nothing too harmful.

    The story is a classic in the Old West, one of vengeance and you can anticipate the conclusion fairly in the beginning of the game, but where the game shines is in its storytelling with the narrator than really "creates" things in the environments. It will take you approximately 6 hours to finish its story, which is good for the price.

    As for the gameplay it's a good FPS with use of slow motion, different style between rifle, shotgun, colts, etc. with some skills to unlock. It was pretty fun although a bit repetitive.

    All for all at this price, it is a very good game that will please all of FPS lovers with a great deal of fun and some other modes that can take some your time as well.
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