Call of Juarez®: Gunslinger
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"The story keeps things slightly off-balance and constantly throws up interesting moments, while the minute-by-minute gunplay makes murdering your way through that story intensely satisfying." - PCGamer.com
"Call of Juarez: Gunslinger may be the game that cements the franchise's reputation as one of, if not the, least consistent in gaming history." - Polygon.com
CAN YOU STAND AGAINST THE DEADLIEST GUNSLINGERS WHO EVER LIVED?
From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez® Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a ruthless bounty hunter onto the trail of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Blurring the lines between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West.
Meet the legendary outlaws: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Jesse James… Face down the West’s most notorious gunslingers and live the untold stories behind the legends.
Experience a lawless land: Blaze a trail through the wilderness of the Old West and live an epic adventure through stunning Western landscapes.
Dispense your own justice: With a gun holster tied to your leg, become a ruthless bounty hunter on a journey made of all out gun battles.
Prevail in deadly gunfights: Master the art of blasting pistols, shooting rifles, dodging bullets and unleash lethal combos to gun down multiple enemies in split seconds.
Become the West’s finest: Choose the specific gun fighting skills you want to develop and acquire new shooting abilities to become the West’s finest gunslinger.
Arcadey Action at its finestvipc | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all vipc's reviews »
What Call of Juarez Gunslinger inspires in me is the competitiveness of the old school arcade shooters. Gunslinger offers three modes; story mode and arcade mode and duel mode. Duel mode is mostly forgettable with a minigame style showdown.
It is the arcade mode and story mode that is the standout of the game. For me, Arcade mode alone makes this game worth it. The game is semi-fast paced point-based first person shooter. In arcade mode, shooting enemies yields points. Shooting enemies in the head, yields more points. Shooting enemies in succession yields multipliers, which yields even more points. Points galore! Yes, the arcade mode is about getting the highest score possible and this really makes the game competitive especially for those perfectionists and competitive gamers.
The story mode is an added benefit. The story itself is surprisingly good, offering a unique storytelling style. Without spoiling it, it will definitely keep you entertained and even a few chuckles along the way.
If I had a minor complaint, it would be that the arcade mode stages are all based on the stages from the Story mode. It would've been nice to have a larger variety of stages not already seen from the story mode. But this is a minor complaint, and doesn't detract from the fact that this game is such a solid shooter.
The game's gimmick is also a bullet time style power that slows everyone down. Nothing innovative in this aspect, but the gunplay makes this game highly satisfying to play. For the low price point, you will certainly get your money's worth for it.
A very pleasant supriseGeorgeStorm | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all GeorgeStorm's reviews »
I was slightly worried after watching a quick video of some gameplay, and knowing that it wasn't based on the characters I liked from the first two games, but I picked it up at the same time as Bound in Blood regardless, and I'm very happy I did!
First off the graphics/art style is fantastic in my opinion, almost looking cell shaded at times it has nice vibrant colours with a decent number of locations (considering it's a western and so is somewhat limited), the voice acting throughout is pretty decent, with the main narrator being the 'star' of the show through one of the game's 'funnest' mechanics.
The narrator is Sylus Greaves, a renowned bounty hunter retelling his various exploits to a group in a bar, and as he's telling the stories from memory, every now and again he would forget something, or double back on himself, and so the level changes as he does so, with cowboys being replaced with Indians, and sudden exits appearing from what looked like a dead end. It's a fun mechanic allowing the writers to play around with scenarios in ways they might not be able to in a western whilst trying to keep it relatively realistic, and doesn't feel cheap.
If you liked the previous games I'd highly recommend this one, the duel system has had a bit of an update, making them slightly more challenging (I personally struggle with them now), and the updated weapon/skill system expands on the previous iterations meaning this is well worth your time and money :)
Incredible game, especially for that price!Fooughhy | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Fooughhy's reviews »
One of the best narrations of a game I have experienced, and the way the gameplay changes according to that narration is something I have never seen before.
The gunplay feels very satisfying here too, which is quite important in a game like this. I would have wanted the talent-tree to either be more meaningful and more diverse or just get rid of it all together. And I do believe it might be a bit too linear but since it's so cheap and they use the "narration changes the scenery" stuff, they kind of make you not think about it being too linear, which is quite cool.
The graphics is absolutely stunning if you account for the price (it might not be bf3/4 quality) and overall a really great game.
Relive the hunt for the greatest villains of the WestXGpredator | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Having decided to fall back on the safe values of gender, Techland finally thought his title as a successful chain of gunfights. Small exploration mode, no NPCs, a relatively minor and rather predictable story, no multiplayer ... but totally worth price, the key word here is "economy". However, the price / quality ratio is undeniable and the whole is very enjoyable to play. One leaves satisfied and particularly amazed by the unique narrative element, like the universe of Far West, which is unfortunately not usually used in the gaming environments. Well done Techland! Grab it now.
A great additiongforcesa | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
I wasn't expecting much after that awful game, The Cartel but after i saw this game it got my hopes up and it was great.It's not very long but is still a very good game and it's cheap.I really enjoyed listening to the narrator (the main character you play as) to talk about the things you do.It also has a lot of humor which was great.There was a level where the narrator explains something and you go along with it and a few seconds later he gets corrected and some bits of the level change.The gameplay and the gun shooting mechanics are really responsive if you play with a controller.If you've played the first Call of Juarez games you should definitely pick up this one at this price.