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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
44
5.0
Windows
50
3.2
Xbox 360
43
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Description

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.

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Time to exit the car and head toward the point of interest.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  Windows 3 heroes
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Girls in this game sure ain't shy.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  PlayStation 3 Thank you, Dolores, for inviting us in.

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The Press Says

GamingExcellence PlayStation 3 Jul 20, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Jul 20, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jul 22, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Windows Sep 15, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 19, 2011 50 out of 100 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Jul 22, 2011 9 out of 20 45
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul 20, 2011 4.5 out of 10 45
Playstation Universe PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2011 4.5 out of 10 45
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 08, 2011 8 out of 20 40
Strategy Informer Windows 2011 4 out of 10 40

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