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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel revolves around a undercover team that has been put together in order to investigate a bombing of an LAPD office. The events pick up in the meeting room where the team is put together, consisting of Ben McCall, an LAPD detective who’s as close to the Western ideals as the game can get, an FBI agent Kim Evans, and Eddie Guerra from DEA. This undercover team is tasked to work in secrecy and carry out their investigation of the bombing, with possible involvement of the local gangsters as well as the Mendoza cartel from Mexico. By granting freedom to achieve their goals, the team begins by attempting to provoke a gang war by destroying drugs that belong to one gang while impersonating the Cartel.

The player can choose which one of the three characters to control, each having their own choice of weapons and special abilities. Sometimes enemies will be laying down suppressing fire, in which case the team has to stay behind, while the protagonist advances to cover them. Throughout the game there are also several car chase sequences and shootouts. Gun combat is occasionally interspersed by short fighting sequences, as well as moments when a door has to be breached open in order to shoot the enemies down. The game is oriented towards co-operative gameplay, as the player is given optional objectives throughout its course.


Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Main menu.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Attacking drug dealers under the pretense of a rival gang.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Time to exit the car and head toward the point of interest.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Main title.

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GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jul 22, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
GamingExcellence Windows Jul 20, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2011 54 out of 100 54
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 2011 52 out of 100 52
Canadian Online Gamers Network Xbox 360 Jul 18, 2011 48 out of 100 48
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul 20, 2011 4.5 out of 10 45 Xbox 360 Jul 22, 2011 41 out of 100 41 Windows Sep 21, 2011 41 out of 100 41 Windows Sep 08, 2011 8 out of 20 40
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Jul 27, 2011 4 out of 10 40


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