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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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  1. Positive: 55 out of 77
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  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 greatly exults over its predecessor and proves to be one of the finer single player experiences you’ll get to play through for your Xbox 360.
  4. Bound in Blood is not only an improvement but also a fun shooter with a lot to offer. Although the game does suffer from a few problems, what really stand out are the great story, bullet-fueled action and excellent multiplayer mode.
  5. An amazing experience. This is a game which I will remember for a long time. Not particularly for the game play, but for the truly immersive atmosphere and enticing story.
  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. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood isn’t a terrible game. On the contrary, it’s a game with a ton of unrealized potential that executes with the grain.

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
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  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 aIf 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. DonnaM
    Jul 5, 2009
    10
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  3. Mar 18, 2011
    9
    Decent game pretty solid. Decent storyline, awesome graphics, very addictive. I quite liked the unique cover system felt totally different toDecent game pretty solid. Decent storyline, awesome graphics, very addictive. I quite liked the unique cover system felt totally different to alot of other FPS titles. This game is defiantly worth getting, it was released 09 and still in 11' it still feels like a brand new game. Expand
  4. adamsylla
    Aug 4, 2009
    8
    I can see a good future for ubisoft with the chome engine i cound say it even beter than the god father engine , hope we see nice GFX gameI can see a good future for ubisoft with the chome engine i cound say it even beter than the god father engine , hope we see nice GFX game like this with more action , may be is UBISOFT aquire the CHROME engine so the next Ghost recon and ranbowsix will be a hit Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2013
    8
    its a good western but at some points feels average but some gameplay concepts such as bullettime and horse riding is cool but few free roamits a good western but at some points feels average but some gameplay concepts such as bullettime and horse riding is cool but few free roam sequences far are few and far between. the story pretty good. Expand
  6. SimonT
    Jul 2, 2009
    7
    It's an ok sequel to an average shooter. Things get pretty dull after the start and all the missions are just more of the same. It's an ok sequel to an average shooter. Things get pretty dull after the start and all the missions are just more of the same. It's a shame really, that they didn't put any effort on creating a new plot. This is more like another view on the first game. Some of the graphics are also horrible, especially background and landscape textures. Still, there aren't that many shooters in this genre so i guess this will do. I just hope that the company knows when to quit when they're still ahead as i'm sure that with their knowledge and know-how things aren't gonna get any better than this. Expand
  7. SteveS.
    Jul 14, 2009
    4
    This game is solidly in my top 5 worst game stories of all time. It's one thing to have no story, or a bad story. But to pretend that This game is solidly in my top 5 worst game stories of all time. It's one thing to have no story, or a bad story. But to pretend that you're writing something important when you're writing absolute garbage is something different entirely. The only twists you can't see coming are because they're so incredibly stupid that they're impossible to see. I would be shocked if more than 1% of the people playing the game couldn't see exactly how the game would end after the first minutes of the opening cutscene. It's THAT cliched. The gameplay isn't anything special, either. Typical FPS, but this one's set in a Western atmosphere. I'd really like for someone to actually get this right at some point, because the setting of the West offers interesting potential. There's an unacceptable amount of draw-in and pop-in, and EVERY SINGLE MISSION AND SIDE MISSION ending in the game's botched quick-draw duel system is beyond horrible. Hang 'em high, boys. Expand

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