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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: 33 out of 47
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  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. Bound in Blood is gritty, violent and frantic. A must have for western movies fans, and a videogame with amazing gunfights and eye-catching graphics.
  4. Bound in Blood is one of those rare games that you'll remember more for what it did right than the many ways it fell short of the mark.
  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. Bound in Blood is certainly an improvement on the first Call of Juarez. Its impressive visuals and smooth gameplay are let down by repetitive levels and an uninspiring story, however, and the online multiplayer just isn’t good enough to compensate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  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. GerryJ
    Jul 5, 2009
    9
    Well done! Techland did a good job on the first title, but it wasn
  3. ThomasM
    Jul 3, 2009
    8
    Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of western themed games. The lust, greed, power, violence, and outlaw aesthetic appeal of the Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of western themed games. The lust, greed, power, violence, and outlaw aesthetic appeal of the western genre are a few reasons that make me love these types of games. Anywhere between the rough cowboys, working girls at the brothel, corrupted town officials, or Indian raids western games are my favorite. In Call of Juarez, not only do we get two hardcore cowboys known as the McCall brothers, but we get a dramatic story ranging from their home roots, to their days in the Confederate army, and eventually their dangerous hunt for treasure as they succumb to the Call of Juarez. Throughout the game you can have the option to play as Ray or Thomas McCall, each character has their own unique abilities and fighting styles. Also between some chapters you will enter different large open worlds which you can do side quests (wanted posters), protect settlers/travelers, visit the gun shop to purchase ammo and weapons, or just simply explore the beautiful landscape. I have to give props to Techland and the Chrome 4 engine because this game looks simply AMAZING graphics wise. The lighting, bloom, and focus effects are all great on my 1080p tv. High def textures and detailed environments add to the pure eye candy. Some of the scenery is so good that I stop what I am doing just to admire how wonderful it looks. The graphics are even great on multiplayer (especially on Stinking Springs). The character models are fantastic ( though in cut scenes they are a bit stiff, but that is a very minor complaint). My friend said that in some areas Call of Juarez looked better than Crysis.. As for the multiplayer portion, it isn't really impressive by any means, but it gets the job done. I love all the modes especially Wild West Legends and Posse. The online portion also has 13 different classes (5 of which are unlock at the beginning, the others need in-game cash in order to be unlocked). My only big complaint about multiplayer is that you can only earn money to unlock the 8 locked classes in ranked matches. I don't see why they couldn't allow you to keep your money in un-ranked matches. In this dry market of good games this summer, you should definitely look into this great game. Expand
  4. JustinD.
    Jul 14, 2009
    7
    Good game, fun to play with a solid story, the only problem I have with the game is it seems like more story then game play, just as you get Good game, fun to play with a solid story, the only problem I have with the game is it seems like more story then game play, just as you get into the game, there is a cut scene. Also there is a slight pause when you reach checkpoints that is very annoying, kinda dissipointing that Ubisoft would release the game with such a major & obvious flaw. 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 areThis 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. Nijinski1
    Oct 15, 2009
    5
    Shootouts and concentration mode are cool but like the rest of the game are repetitive. As long as you use your rifle the on rails gameplay Shootouts and concentration mode are cool but like the rest of the game are repetitive. As long as you use your rifle the on rails gameplay will never really challenge you. It's essentially shoot a load of guys move to next settign shoot a load of guys then a showdown and repeat. I'm a major western movie fan and shooter fan so this shoudl be an ideal game for me. The only thing that makes this worth playing is a reasonable story, an the mexican chicks fien ass.... i know she is just polygons but it doesn't matter. Expand
  7. ScorpyM.
    Jul 14, 2009
    3
    The game tries to tell an interesting story, but the controls for just about everything it tries are awful. The automatic cover system is The game tries to tell an interesting story, but the controls for just about everything it tries are awful. The automatic cover system is garbage. Having to repeat what would be simple sections of the game due to clunky controls and a broken cover system made this game frustrating. I am unemployed, and did not care to devote enough time to this game to finish it. Keep it simple. I don't need automatic cover systems, let me choose when to go into cover. I died several times trying to get Doofus McCall into cover. The game also tracks terribly hit/miss of mobs. The cursor on the screen will turn red, and it will not register a hit. The game does look great on a 1080P screen, that is about all I can say positive about it. If you have the patience to put up with a clunky, broken control scheme, then this game might be for you. let me know how the story ends, I have no intention of finishing it. Sent back after about an hour of playtime. Expand

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