Reviews for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (NA)
The way a western shooter game has to beEDUSAN | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all EDUSAN's reviews »
This game is so refreshing! Even though its not more than just mindless shooting, it is super fun! The story is well shown, with some funny details here and there that i wont say to spoil, not in the story per se, but in the way the game tells it. The levels are well done and take you to a complete set of different locations, from a mine and a tipical western town to a graveyard. The gameplay its basic, move and kill but it adds a couple mechanics that make the game very hollywood western style, like the possibility of dodging in a very matrix way a bullet that would otherwise kill you, the adrenaline boost that makes the world slow so you can do an impressive killing spree, the duels and the quicktime sequences. It also has an arcade mode that will make you play some more hours after the story mode ends (which is kinda short, 6-7hs long)
A Flawless Arcade WesternWiesler | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
This is an excellent Western arcade experience. Gunslinger is fun on many levels. The graphic novel aesthetics work great, and make for a really neat experience in the old west.
This game uses a mix of FPS mechanics and some light RPG elements. Your gun choice can matter a lot in the hectic firefights, and performing chain kills and marksmanship will net you tons of points. These points act as experience points that you can use to grab skills for Silas from three different skill trees to fit your play style.
Along with the running and shooting, there is a neat slow down mechanic. Though it is not completely unique, it is welcome, as is the escaping death mechanic. When you’ve taken too many hits the game will slow down as a bullet flies towards you, at which point you have dodge either left or right to escape death. It’s a neat alternative to a continue. Duels are also a huge part of the game.
Throughout the game you will hang around or fight famous figures from the Old West: Billy the Kid, Jesse James, The Sundance Kid, and much more. More often than not, you will have to duel these legends. Dueling works by one stick controlling your aim, and the other controlling your hand (which will increase your draw speed). You will have to watch closely if you want to kill your opponent honorably (drawing first is deemed dishonorable).
Gunslinger is steeped in the legends of the Old West and has tons of lasting value. If you like westerns, you will love this. If you haven’t given them a try, this might be the best place to start.
The best western shooter I knowtzarinakatarina | Sept. 4, 2013 | See all tzarinakatarina's reviews »
After a misstep that Call of Juarez - The Cartel was, some people lost their confidence when it came to the series. The latest Call of Juarez game is surely the best of them all and certainly the best western shooter I know. The authors moved away from the realistic style and chose to make the new game look like a cartoon, which is a great choice. The gunslinger mentioned in title is a bounty hunter, whose story you will be following, meeting many famous characters - including historical ones. Gunfights are more thrilling than before and visually the game reminds of the Borderlands style. With entertaining and intense gameplay, good storyline and interesting visuals, this game should be a must-have for every fan of western or shooters.