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  • Summary: Call of Juarez is a unique first-person shooter set in the classic Wild West. Call of Juarez features classic gunslinging action including duels, shootouts and barroom brawls. Players relive the days of the Wild West in numerous settings including local saloons and brothels. In theCall of Juarez is a unique first-person shooter set in the classic Wild West. Call of Juarez features classic gunslinging action including duels, shootouts and barroom brawls. Players relive the days of the Wild West in numerous settings including local saloons and brothels. In the single-player campaign, players enter the world of two opposing characters equipped with contrasting weapons and styles. Ray is the retired gunslinger turned rough-and-tumble preacher. Billy, a sneaky and elusive man befriended and trained by Native Americans, is on the run. Authentic Western situations chronicle the cat-and-mouse game played by Ray and Billy. Players are forced to make split-second decisions to escape the grasp of Ray or get their hands on Billy, and outwit secondary characters throughout this Western setting. Call of Juarez leverages Techland's Chrome game engine which allows players to use objects found in the world as weapons or tools to solve problems. Graphics, artificial intelligence and multiplayer features will immerse players in the Wild West like never before. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 89
    An excellent balance of gritty realism and game play. It's been a long time but Outlaws can finally hang up its guns and retire.
  2. 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]
  3. Looking at the big picture, however, the story and the atmosphere in CoJ will be good enough to keep you going, so I wouldn't go as far as to say that the Billy missions ruined it for me. There were some that I found exciting.
  4. Games Master UK
    74
    A bit creaky in places, but this western shooter has plenty of character. [Nov 2006, p.78]
  5. games(TM)
    70
    This is a game of two halves: one a highly enjoyable series of extravagant shoot-outs and the other a tedious crawl through two genres that just weren’t made to work together. [Nov 2006, p.112]
  6. 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.
  7. 40
    There’s a multiplayer mode to be had, but it’s hard to recommend Juarez solely based on the fact that you can share the misery with friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 48
  2. Negative: 7 out of 48
  1. SmoodRankin
    Feb 26, 2007
    10
    This game is absolutely brilliant. The problem is these kids that have no patience or appreciation for a true shooter... instead adhering toThis game is absolutely brilliant. The problem is these kids that have no patience or appreciation for a true shooter... instead adhering to their kiddy Counter strike games going at 100 mph with pin point accuracy. Call of Juarez brings realism and excitement to the FPS scene and does so with a style and story so incredible you won't know where these developers came from. SeraphiM A is a complete MORON. Rob E. lesser so. Expand
  2. PavelD.
    Dec 16, 2006
    10
    Amazing Game!
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    10
    Great game with replay value because I'm now playing it again. The graphics are pretty darned good for that time period. The in game vistasGreat game with replay value because I'm now playing it again. The graphics are pretty darned good for that time period. The in game vistas are stunning. The western style, cowboy music is great. The voice acting particularly Ray's and Billie's, are perfect. My ONLY objection is the dead eye accuracy and radar vision of the A.I. As the player I wish I could shoot and spot the enemy that accurately. Use your quick save function liberally. Other than that I wish more games of this superb quality in this genre would come out. Expand
  4. ArdumB.
    Sep 23, 2006
    8
    Deserves about 8. It's a pretty rich game. Unique atmosphere for a FPS. Last good western we had was Outlaws. So it's refreshing. Deserves about 8. It's a pretty rich game. Unique atmosphere for a FPS. Last good western we had was Outlaws. So it's refreshing. The graphics are a mix of old and new, but overall look very very good. Recommended. Expand
  5. RebeccaS.
    Jun 6, 2007
    8
    It should be noted that many of the reviews (and my rating) are based on the year-old European release, which was rather dodgy in parts. The It should be noted that many of the reviews (and my rating) are based on the year-old European release, which was rather dodgy in parts. The US release has apparently been much improved. Expand
  6. LordS
    Sep 14, 2006
    6
    The parts when you play the reverend are the best part of the game. The sneaking parts absolutely suck. If they were shorter or something it The parts when you play the reverend are the best part of the game. The sneaking parts absolutely suck. If they were shorter or something it would be an awesome game, as it is I'll give it a 6 / 10. I enjoyed the story and even the cut scenes (load times are super long even on decent hardware). You do have to suffer for about 30 minutes before you finally get to play the reverend. And even his part starts out sucky (hand to hand combat). Finally you get some good parts as you get to take out all the townfolk you've been sneaking past / preaching too. So after about an hour of gameplay you finally get into the fun. But damned it's fun whipping out the bible and then shooting someone! Expand
  7. SimonN.
    Sep 20, 2007
    0
    Annoying game...heavy graphic...lots of bugs...reicolous storyline... This game is a gob.

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