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  • Summary: From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a genuine homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a brutal bounty hunter onto the hunt for the West's most infamous outlaws. Blurring the distinction between man and myth, thisFrom the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a genuine homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a brutal bounty hunter onto the hunt for the West's most infamous outlaws. Blurring the distinction between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. May 27, 2013
    91
    All in all I found myself really impressed by what Call of Juarez: Gunslinger brought to the table. It took a series name fouled by a recent entry and essentially turned it into a respectable property once again, without completely abandoning the setting or tone found in earlier titles.
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    80
    It may lack the sprawling epic world of Red Dead Redemption, but this is your next best choice for a Western fix that satisfies.
  3. May 20, 2013
    80
    There's so much stupid satisfaction to be had from Gunslinger's bloody headshots and from nailing sweet combos that its flaws quickly disappear in a flurry of gunpowder and shotgun shells. It doesn't look half-bad either, with a semi-cel-shaded design and some nicely detailed environments that drive the Wild West theme home.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    After an über-boring trip to the present, Call of Juarez has finally realized what makes it special. Code word is a pulp thrill ride, but this is what Techland does best. It ain't a milestone in gaming history, but it is a nice shooter with a pretty good narrative. [Aug 2013]
  5. May 24, 2013
    77
    After the disgraceful neo-western The Cartel, Techland goes back to its Call of Juarez-roots with Gunslinger. And while the arcade mechanics rarely go beyond average, the imaginative narrative and the visual style draw you deep into the alternative history of Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Silas Greaves.
  6. May 27, 2013
    72
    Playing the game is a blast, as the whole "desperado" feeling comes through in spades. Story is a fun play through, and could be done in one sitting. But the Duel and Arcade modes offer a good amount of re-playability.
  7. May 20, 2013
    60
    No-one seems to have quite figured out how to do these correctly, but Gunslinger's combo of using the sticks to position the draw hand and focus your target – as well as waiting for the right time to shoot – is pretty good. Much like the game as a whole then.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. May 23, 2013
    10
    After the disappointing mess that was "Call of Juarez: The Cartel", the series managed to return to the old Western roots while still makingAfter the disappointing mess that was "Call of Juarez: The Cartel", the series managed to return to the old Western roots while still making it refreshing and enjoyable. The story telling and voice acting is, in my opinion of course, the best of the series, creating its most lovable and memorable character yet, Silas Greaves. The way the story is told beautifully connects to the flawless FPS controls. The game looks gorgeous, from its Borderlands-styled graphics in the environment to the blood gushing from the enemie's face after pulling of a satisfying headshot in Concentration Mode, making you feel like a real Western bad ass. The only very minor flaws are the frame rate and the low FOV, but since the FOV almost never gets in the way of shooting some in the knee cap, it's very forgivable, combined with all the amusing content "Gunslinger" has to offer.

    As a fifteen dollar arcade game, "Call of Juarez: Gunslinger" offers more fun than most of today's fifty dollar games even manage to get close to.

    Gorgeous, classic, amusing: everything a great and enjoyable game has to be. 10/10.
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  2. May 26, 2013
    10
    This is the 2nd best Call of Juarez in this console generation both story and gameplay is fantastic and unique but my personal favorit will beThis is the 2nd best Call of Juarez in this console generation both story and gameplay is fantastic and unique but my personal favorit will be always the Call of Juarez1 with old reverend ray. Expand
  3. May 24, 2013
    9
    what a surprise i didnt want to play it but the game claims its oportunity and prove its value, cool and accurate shootting mecanics simplywhat a surprise i didnt want to play it but the game claims its oportunity and prove its value, cool and accurate shootting mecanics simply funny story line with cool narrative style well craffted envioment and graphics i dont have any big complains considering its arcade focus. cool game..................... Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2013
    8
    Excelente narrativa, excelentes gráficas y el detalle de los elementos que se destruyen durante las balanceras es muy bueno. Cada uno de losExcelente narrativa, excelentes gráficas y el detalle de los elementos que se destruyen durante las balanceras es muy bueno. Cada uno de los jefes finales tiene una dinámica diferente y muy trabajada. Que puedo decir de los duelos; es con lo que mas sufro en el juego. Un gran juego! Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    8
    This game was a shock. It does not excel but does good in everything. The background is perfect, is fun to play and allot of content. I gotThis game was a shock. It does not excel but does good in everything. The background is perfect, is fun to play and allot of content. I got this game for $3 and it was one of the best $3 I have ever spent. Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2014
    7
    There's nothing very new or remarkable here. But that's okay, as the game knows exactly what it is and simply sets out to bring the player aThere's nothing very new or remarkable here. But that's okay, as the game knows exactly what it is and simply sets out to bring the player a good time. And, for the most part, it succeeds Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2018
    1
    Techland nous sort une suite allégée de son western, tellement allégée qu'on dirait presque un indé, ce qui fait frémir. Ce n'est pasTechland nous sort une suite allégée de son western, tellement allégée qu'on dirait presque un indé, ce qui fait frémir. Ce n'est pas tout-à-fait un indé cependant, les graphismes n'étant pas assez laids pour qu'il se qualifie ou plutôt qu'il rétrograde dans la troisième ligue, celle des branquignols.

    Cela étant, ils ont tenté une approche "cel shading" à la Bordel lands mais le moins qu'on puisse dire, c'est que c'est plutôt raté : on ne gagne pas en visibilité ni en lisibilité, car ça fourmille beaucoup, les textures ne sont pas assez lissées. Un peu gênant donc, car de surcroît le champ de vision est vraiment très étroit (on a l'habitude sur console mais là quand même...) et vu que la précision est aux abonnées absentes, on galère pas mal.

    L'interface est tout de même bien fichue, les effets sonores très réussis et la violence assurément bien rendue. Mais pourquoi le cow-boy se traîne à 0,5 cm à l'heure quand il est accroupi, ça on se le demande... Les duels sont mal implémentés et mal reproduits et carrément injouables en fait, à moins de tricher et de flinguer le crevard avant même qu'il ne dégaine, ce qui est assez ballot.

    Rapidement en tout cas, on se retrouve souvent encerclé lors des missions et le temps ralenti reste peu exploitable et peu efficace, aussi bien pour l'imprécision générale à la manette que la durée du ralenti réduite à peau de chagrin. Alors en plus, quand faut se taper un boss (!) avec une barre de vie comme ça que t'égratignes péniblement à la dynamite, on se rend compte que Techland se fout bien de notre gueule.

    A moins que ce ne soit une crasse incompétence, va savoir. Faut dire qu'ils sont généralement pas doués les gars et qu'ils enchaînent les daubes les unes après les autres. Avec Gunslinger, voilà donc une daube supplémentaire à leur palmerdès. Con-tinuez comme ça, vous pouvez creuser encore.
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