"An outstandingly manly FPS. Excellent shooting and terrific production values. A great reminder of how the west was fun." - PCGamer.co.uk
"Between the fantastic characters, wonderful story and largely entertaining gunplay, this is a title that's worth checking out." - WorthPlaying.com
Developed by Techland, Call of Juarez ®: Bound in Blood is the prequel to the critically acclaimed Wild West action shooter Call of Juarez®. As the McCall brothers, players enter a doomed quest for the legendary Gold of Juarez leading them from a ravaged Georgia during the Civil War to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. They make their lawless trail into the wildest West ever depicted, using their gun slinging skills and killing all of those that stand before them. But when brothers face Lust, their bound of blood feels thinner than ever…
Dual Collaborative Gameplay – Players can choose to embody either Ray or Thomas, each with a distinctive gameplay style (close or long range), specific abilities (lasso, dynamite…), and weapons (dual guns, long-range carbine…). They collaborate with their other brother taking advantage of each of their strengths and joining fire in the fiercest fights imaginable.
Deadly Gun slinging – Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood offers a visceral shooting experience, relying on gun skills and upgradeable guns. Whether close or long range, they harness a variety of weapons from heavy caliber canons to machine guns and various pistols for face-to-face duels. Every accurate shot increases their concentration, which allows them to unleash deadly shooting modes when outnumbered, and even deadlier ones when the brothers work together.
Uncharted Territory – Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood depicts the West before it was tamed with iconic settings (a smoky saloon, a Marshall prison, a Ghost Town…) full of outlaws. The McCall brothers face a gritty Lady, a renegade Apache chief, a greedy Mexican bandit, and a vindictive Colonel, all driven by Greed & moral disregard. The players enjoy a wide variety of situations, using horses, canoes, and wagons to explore the open natural landscapes of the mythical Wild West (dry desert of Arizona, Native American village in the woods…) and of its legendary period (Civil War trenches, gigantic cotton plantations…)
Innovative Western-themed Multiplayer - Gunslingers, Bandits, and Marshalls struggle online for the bounty. Multiple characters are unlocked for team-based objectives modes or the straight forward team death match. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood introduces a Bounty system, which sees the players increase the bounty on their head with more kills and try to get rid of the deadliest among them to increase their bank-rolls! Objectives-driven, team based missions let them relive the most famous scenes of the Wild West (bank attack, train attack...).
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This game looks amazing. Hit detection is almost spot on, and the way the damage is displayed is almost realistic, or just realistic anough to still be enjoyable. It's also nice to have different guns for a change, then the modern ones, but i doubt they handled this good in real life :) The plot is also interesting. It keeps you entertained for the whole duration of the game. The duels are really fun, if not realistic! I enjoyed them all, even though i know real guns weren't that relyable back then.
The game is a prequel to the first Call of Juarez telling the story of Ray and his two brothers on their journey to discover the lost gold of Juarez. The characters are extremely well done and the story is interesting enough to hold the entire game together and keep you interested until the very end.
You like western movies? This is the Ubisoft series that got a lot of good western action packed with Call of Juares. I personally hadn't any idea how good this game could be before I purchased it, I just didn't heard any negative reviews, and knew that Bound in Blood is one of the best in the series. Unsurprisingly, it all turned down like that. Welcome to a western world, where you can play with both of those brothers in the game. Good action game, good shooter. Really, it's actually a good game, delivering a solid gameplay, a neat story. The guns are looking quite alright. It has some extra stuff to collect also, which you can look later at the menu, which gives more re-playability in case you wanna collect everything. It has it's "duels" thing too, feeling like you're really into a western game, nice feature by the way. I haven't played any other from the Call of Juares series, but this one, I would recommend it if someone would ask me to check the series. 85/100 from me.
It is so hard to find a western shooter. Especially on PC. This is one of the few. The stagecoach level and the final level took me forever. The controls weren't quite as crisp as I'd like, but I can't complain too much. As you get farther in, you can buy better or just different weapons. The two brothers each have their own set of weapons and talents. Some times you'll get to a hub sort of area where you can do side missions to earn money. Overall, I did enjoy it. I wish they'd keep this series going. This game was a huge improvement from the first game with its forced stealth levels.
This is such an entertaining title, the characters are fun, the story is interesting, gameplay is varied, atmosphere, music and sfx are up there. The graphics are still more than good despite being a 2009 game. Gameplay is varied and well executed. All in all, you are missing out if you don't play this.
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