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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 89 out of 101
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  1. 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'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. Expand
  2. 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 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!
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    8
    Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a triple AAA title at psn store prices and is a return to form for the series after the okay but modern take of the last game the Cartel. Returning to its roots as a westerns cowboy shooter. The game Gunslinger is fun amusing highly playable and packed with content too. The graphics look great too with a cell shaded look from the high quality techland 5 engine. The game has 3 separate game modes the Campaign the Arcade mode and a Duels/ Showdowns mode. First of all the campaign you play as a drunk story telling Gunslinger by the name of Silas Greaves the story telling and character is humorous likeable and can spin a good old western tale like in the dime comics of old. There are 14 chapters with a reprise each with a story new characters enemies and dynamically changing level design although the level design is open plan linear and not open world the game does not suffer at all from this as the dynamically changing areas keep things fresh and interesting. After each area you will usually face of for a show-down with various outlaws and villains that have crossed your path in the story these show downs are great fun and are challenging to complete on harder difficlty settings. there are collectibles in the form of Nuggets of Truth which contain a trading card style picture with historical real world information memoirs on various outlaws weapons and locations from the old west there are 54 in all to collect of which you can collect about half without too much trouble the remaining nuggets require deeper exploration of the levels. upgrade-able play-stlyes are also available with various sets of upgrades and weapons from long range rifle shooter ,dual pistol wielding hombre, to close range Shotgun The old Focus mode is also still there. Guns enemies and locations are many and varied. Arcade Mode is a totally separate mode were all areas upgrades skills and weapons are unlocked in arcade mode only with scores uploaded to online leader-boards Although some areas are used from the story mode the layout of enemies and encounters seems too be more random and significantly more challenging on arcade mode is it should be too be the best gunslinger too get a top place on the leader boards. Finally Duels mode is also a leader-board scored mode were you face off with various outlaws and collect points for the speed of drawing your gun and shooting the outlaw how focused you were and if you killed the outlaw honorably after he attempted to draw his own pistol. Packed with content and with new game True west mode unlocked after completion which is hardcore mode with limited h.u.d Techland have released a quality title at a good value price which has all the atmosphere of the old western movies dark humor and great fun Recommended for all players.8.5 Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2013
    9
    Gunslinger is a pure shooter experience that should be played by any fan of the FPS genre. It's humor makes the ride all the more enjoyable with the narration throughout the game being akin to the also wonderful game, Bastion. If you want a short but thrilling romp though the old west that requires a quick trigger finger and not much else, be sure to download this gem.
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    15€ on psn, this is a little price for a very good shooter, with a fun storytelling, and nice graphics !
    8/10 for not_another FPS, but a good arcade game in western country.
  6. Jun 15, 2014
    7
    I was a big fan of the first two Juarez games and then "Cartel" almost single-handedly destroyed the franchise... but then Gunslinger was released and it more than made up for the disappointment. Gunslinger does a few things differently, namely the visual style and storytelling, and not everything hits the mark (the story is a bit silly and feels a bit congested at times) but its definitely a return to form for the series and a really fun game. It's also a decent length too so in terms of bang for buck you really get something that will keep you going for a while. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2014
    8
    A fantastic game. Considering it is a PSN game, it is amazing. Fun from the beginning to the ending. Some very good graphics, although at some times the frame rate drops to almost static. But I only had it that bad twice through the game. It's a fun western shooter, very solid mechanics, interesting presentation, nice story. And damn, you'll shoot like crazy. Like someone said, it comes from a school of fun video games, like Blood Dragon. Well, the length is ok, but since it gets kind of repetitive, I though it lasted 1 or 2 hours longer than it should. But it was a truly fun, frantic, fine shooter. It is not a blockbuster, mind you, don't expect it to be Red Dead or even the previously Juarez. It is just plain fun, and that's it. Expand
  8. Jun 21, 2013
    8
    Genuinely surprised about how enjoyable this is. Doesn't do anything new or startling, duelling seems a little hit and miss, but a really fun romp! A big game for a tenner.
  9. Jul 29, 2013
    6
    Good game but felt like something was missing. Whilst Id like to judge it by itself, but i cant help but compare it to Red Dead Redemption in particular, the storyline. There was nothing compelling about it-only a small part of the latter part of the game is interesting.Its just a shooting game, nothing more-it provides a weak storyline. I do praise the presentation and how he story is presented and the fact that its a narrative in a bar/pub adds good atmosphere. Gameplay good but repetitive after a while. Expand
  10. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    Considering it is only £10, this succeeds in being even better than the previous ones in the series. To myself, this appeared slightly like Red Dead Redemption, and considering the advertising of how amazing that is, I cannot wonder but deem this a cheap unsung hero in the FPS genre.
    The storyline is fairly basic, however the humour involved is quite amusing. It is set in the Wild West
    with duels being an inevitability as you progress through the game. Expand
  11. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a really fun game and a fresh take on the wild west. The story starts out kinda boring but gets way better, it also has a really good ending. The graphics are amazing, the shading looks great. The gameplay is phenomenal, one of the funnest games of the year. I got this game with a Playstation Plus discount, originally it is $14.99 but on sale it was $3.75, quite a steel. If you have Playstation Plus than go buy this game right now. Hopefully this game comes to retail. Overall Score= 80/100 Expand
  12. Feb 10, 2014
    7
    Call of Juarez is a fun and polished shooter with a budget price.
    The first thing you notice when you start the game is the vibrant cell shaded visual style, It really stands out compared to most first person shooters. The game is a throwback too old school run and gun shooters and is built around getting xp by making creative kills. With that you can unlock skills over three different
    skill trees which gives you a good reason to replay the game in new game plus. The story is forgettable but works well enough as a way to setup the missions. if you are looking for a fun shooter with a budget price that you can play through on a lazy Sunday, look no further. Expand
  13. Jul 31, 2014
    8
    Its good, pretty solid gameplay and story. Little bit not so exiting at the beginning, but than int much better. Its worth to replay.
    But frame-rate drops sometimes.
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. 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. 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).
  3. 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]