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Call of Juarez

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
77
4.0
Xbox 360
75
3.3

User Reviews

Wanted dead or alive Windows NeoJ (428)
Atmospheric wild west shooter with many highs and a few lows Windows Cadorna (190)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Windows 35 4.0
Xbox 360 7 3.3
Combined MobyScore 42 3.9


The Press Says

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92
WindowsFragland.net
The Western has been a popular movie genre for quite some time. The makers of this game clearly were longing for that time again as that's where they got their inspiration for this game. Their favorite western movies.
90
WindowsDarkZero
Indeed, there have been so many successful Wild West flicks over the years that you can’t help but wonder why so few games developers have caught on and attempted to take advantage of their blatant popularity. One such developer that has ventured into this sparsely inhabited genre, Techland Studio, obviously wanted to make a game which did justice to the films that inspired it, and what they’ve come up with is a cowboy’s dream!
89
WindowsPlay.tm
Juarez is not your Jimmy Stewart western; this is not even your John Wayne western. No one has little stars picked out in rhinestones on their chaps. Nothing is powder pink or sky blue. Absolutely no one says 'Shucks, Howdy!' and if there is a Square-dance it is a very well concealed Easter egg indeed. This is the Sam Pekinpah western, full of the blood and dust of the Eastwood movies from Pale Rider to Unforgiven. The Walton's would be found naked and dead in the charred remains of their Little House fairly quickly in the world of Juarez.
88
WindowsGamezoom
Call of Juarez bietet alles, was einen guten Western-Shooter ausmacht: coole Duelle, eine spannende Story, passende Charaktere und nicht zu vergessen eine hübsche Optik untermalt mit einem passenden Sound. Schade, dass die Billy-Missionen sich sehr eintönig spielen und nach einer längeren Zeit sogar extrem nervig werden, doch dafür sind die Feuergefechte mit Priester Ray umso actionreicher inszeniert. Vielleicht sollten die Entwickler bei ihrem nächsten Projekt (vielleicht die Fortsetzung von CoJ) etwas mehr auf die Performance achten, denn durchschnittlich 30 FPS auf einem Mittelklasse PC mit GeForce 7800 GTX und 2,6 GHz CPU sind einfach zu wenig und teils unspielbar.
88
Xbox 360Gamezoom
Mit Call of Juarez bereichern uns die Entwickler von Techland mit einem überaus geilen Ego-Shooter für die Xbox 360. Das Klischee des Wilden Westen beschert dem Spiel ein überaus passendes Flair, welches gut zur Geltung kommt. Die Grafik sieht in dem Spiel bezaubernd aus und dass die Entwickler mit viel Liebe zum Detail gearbeitet haben erkennt ihr spätestens wenn ihr die diversen Saloons betretet. Vom Sound her gibt es auch wenig bis gar nichts zu kritisieren, denn die Effekte kommen perfekt zur Geltung und auch im Bereich der Steuerung werdet ihr euch leicht zu Recht finden. Einzig mit der Peitsche könntet ihr Probleme haben.
88
WindowsWorth Playing
There's enough that works well in Call of Juarez for the PC to distract you from the relatively minor quirks, such as the overly linear game structure. Although it never really feels very restrictive, from start to finish you're basically on one track with very little ability to veer away and do your own thing, and there's hardly any interaction with NPCs outside of the game script. However, the overall effect is a tour de force labor of love from developers who clearly cared, and knew what they were doing, and it's not hard to fully appreciate the end result.
87
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Als ihmn Call of Juarez gegeben ward ,da konnte er niht mehr ablassen davon. Denn es dürstete ihn zu wissen, wie die Story denn nun ausgehen möge. Und so verschwieg er mit Absicht Details der Handlung, auf dass er jenen ,die nach ihm kommen mögen, nicht die Spannung verderbe. Auch die knallharten Schießereien bereiteten ihm viel Vergnügen, lediglich Kleinigkeiten trübten seinen Spaß: Die begrenzte Zahl von Speicherplätzen hinderten ihn daran, seine Lieblingspassagen erneut zu spielen. Doch darüber blickte er wohlwollend hinweg. Denn es sind die inneren Werte, die dieses Programm zu einem großen machen. Und er sprach: "So gehet hin und kaufet Call of Juarez!"
86
WindowsCheat Code Central
Call of Juarez does a fascinating job of blending an epic period in history with an already proven gaming genre. It strays here and there, but it is the overall experience that Techland set out to provide, which I feel they have succeeded at tremendously. Simply put, if you are not remotely interested, you may not like this game. However, even if for the slightest inkling of appreciation you question the legends of the West, then this game is for you. From the moment you pop it in until the time your initial run is over, you will continuously hear the Call of Juarez.
86
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Call of Juarez does a fascinating job of blending an epic period in history with an already proven gaming genre. It strays here and there, but it is the overall experience that Techland set out to provide, which I feel they have succeeded at tremendously. Simply put, if you are not remotely interested, you may not like this game. However, even if for the slightest inkling of appreciation you question the legends of the West, then this game is for you. From the moment you pop it in until the time your initial run is over, you will continuously hear the Call of Juarez.
86
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een klein decennium na datum heeft de westernklassieker van LucasArts eindelijk een waardige opvolger. Call of Juarez is sneller, gevarieerder en beter bij de tijd.
85
Xbox 360JustPressPlay
In my opinion while playing Call of Juarez you will be treated to one of the best western theme gaming experiences on any console. It is complete with horseback chases, treasure hunts, duels, fistfights, and plenty of shootouts.
85
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
The original and bold, Call of Juarez draws you into it’s brutally clichéd Wild West adventure complete with a fun online mode, interesting story, gritty violence, and authentic gun play. The two playable characters shape Call of Juarez into a unique tale that innovates and remains fresh until the find chapter. If you’re looking for something new and enjoy FPS, It’s easy to recommend Call of Juarez, for purchase or renting. Western fans, you need to get on your horse this moment and gallop to your nearest gaming outlet. Call of Juarez is that good, and even better if you’re on Xbox live, and love the old Western styling’s of sex, violence, gunpowder and led.
85
WindowsPC Gamer UK
This first-person shooter's unannounced surprise brilliance is actually a very Wild West thing. Picture the scene: the PC saloon at midday. Prey on the honky-tonk piano. Quake IV downing whiskey at the bar. Someone walks in. The place freezes: a stranger. Everyone considers him. "Hey," sneers Gun, "your wolves look mighty funny." The stranger turns... and blows the GTA-with-cowboys game away. "Who the hell's that?" someone whispers. It's Call of Juarez. It's the best cowboy game the PC's ever seen.
84
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
De zware systeemvereisten zijn ongeveer het enige dat we kunnen aanmerken op deze titel. Je krijgt in ruil daarvoor wel een geweldige shooter met een physics engine die zelfs naast die van Half-Life 2 niet verbleekt, bloedmooie graphics en een van de beter Westernsfeertjes ooit gezien in een game.
84
Xbox 360XBox Front
Selbst wenn man kein großer Fan von Western ist, sollte man Call of Juarez eine Chance geben. Die Geschichte rund um Billy und Reverend Ray bleibt die gesamte Spielzeit über spannend und die Atmosphäre ist dank der tollen Sprachausgabe unheimlich dicht. Auch kommt die Action in diesem Western – Shooter nicht zu kurz. Die Schießereien sind einfach großartig in Szene gesetzt und an motivierenden Missionen mangelt es Call of Juarez nicht. Nur ein paar Mängel wie die vielen kleinen Ladezeiten und die teilweise etwas triste Grafik trüben das positive Gesamtbild. Aber diese kleinen Schwächen lassen sich wirklich verschmerzen.
83
Xbox 360Game Captain
Call of Juarez tobt sich einem stiefmütterlich behandelten Szenario aus und bemüht sich um die nötige Abwechslung, um nicht im Shooter-Einheitsbrei unterzugehen. Und das Wichtigste: Es macht Spaß! Die Western-Atmosphäre ist bestens gelungen, die Feuergefechte mit den alten Revolvern sind mal etwas Anderes als automatische Gewehre und Nachtsichtgeräte. Leider krankt der Titel aber auch am teilweise zähen Missionsdesign und einigen unfairen Schleichpassagen mit Billy. Wer Shooter mag, wird aber auch diesen Titel mögen. Und wer Fan von alten Western ist, wird Call of Juarez sogar lieben.
83
WindowsPC Action
Was ist besser als ein cooler Held? Zwei coole Helden! Deshalb übernehmen Sie in diesem Western-Shooter gleich eine Doppelrolle. Montezumas Rache ist grausam. Doch uns geht es hier nicht um Dünnpfiff, denn den finden Sie ja auf den Leserbriefseiten. Es geht um den verschollenen Goldschatz von Juarez. Die Legende besagt, dass es sich dabei um das Lösegeld handelt, dass vor Ewigkeiten für den Azteken-König Montezuma hingeblättert worden war. Die Spanier hatten den mächtigen Thron-Meister entführt und die Hauptstadt Tenochtitlan geplündert.
82
Xbox 360Play.tm
It's easy to look at Call of Juarez and see a game split down the middle, one half great and the other horrible, but to give it the credit it deserves, such a bold use of divided narrative just about makes it worthwhile for the most part with the style of both sections always perfectly in character and the ever switching perspective from hunter to hunted driving the game along even when the on screen action becomes less enjoyable. Techland deserve to be applauded for trying something different and even though it's not entirely successful there is still a lot of fun to be had. Call of Juarez flits from fantastic highs to gamepad throwing lows but the overall experience is enough fun that even when you're screaming at the TV with frustration as Billy falls to his death once again you'll be pressing continue because you know there'll be something great around just the corner.
82
WindowsActionTrip
While not quite realizing its full potential, I found Call of Juarez to be an enjoyable and refreshing shooter experience. The way that the story is set up was fun and new. Those of you looking for a good Western shooter should definitely purchase it.
81
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Auch auf der Xbox360 macht der Western-Shooter eine gute Figur, obwohl die Grafik gegenüber der PC-Version ein wenig abfällt (Tearing). Das Gameplay kann nicht vollständig überzeugen, speziell die Schleichabschnitte bremsen den Spielfluss ein ums andere Mal und fallen auch dank der ungenauen Steuerung mit der Peitsche etwas zu schwierig aus. Deutlich besser machen es die actionreichen Missionen mit dem Pater. Wenn dieser sich mit unzähligen Feinden eine cool inszenierte Schießerei auf den Straßen einer kleinen Westernstadt oder ein Duell Mann gegen Mann liefert kann es Call of Juarez zeitweilig mit den ganz großen des Genres aufnehmen. Mir persönlich gefällt allerdings Gun im direkten Vergleich der Westernspiele mit seinem offenen Gameplay noch einen Tick besser. Wer die Wahl hat, sollte lieber zur inzwischen billigeren PC-Version greifen, die spielt sich etwas runder und in Kürze erscheint für diese ein DX10-Patch.
81
WindowsGamesmania
Überrascht hat mich bei Call of Juarez vor allem, wie eine Grafikengine, die für ein Rallyspiel gedacht war, einen so hübschen Ego-Shooter ermöglicht. Abgesehen von den lieblosen Innenräumen und einigen zu dunklen Nachteinsätzen gehört der Western-Shooter derzeit mit zu den hübschesten PC-Spielen. Das Gameplay kann da leider nicht immer mithalten, speziell die Schleichabschnitte bremsen den Spielfluss ein ums andere Mal und fallen auch dank der ungenauen Steuerung mit der Peitsche etwas zu schwierig aus. Deutlich besser machen es die actionreichen Missionen mit dem Pater. Wenn dieser sich mit unzähligen Feinden eine cool inszenierte Schießerei auf den Straßen einer kleinen Westernstadt oder ein Duell Mann gegen Mann liefert kann es Call of Juarez zeitweilig mit den ganz großen des Genres aufnehmen. Mir persönlich gefällt allerdings Gun im direkten Vergleich der Westernspiele mit seinem offenen Gameplay noch einen Tick besser.
81
WindowsGamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Call of Juarez stands out for many reasons. First and foremost is its western theme. Considering the nature of the Wild West you’d think that we’d see more games like this instead of all the WW2 shooters that crowd the shelves. But like I said in the beginning, being a western is not what makes Call of Juarez so distinctive. The interesting storytelling approach is amongst the reasons. It’s surprising really how the developers managed to make you love and hate both of the protagonists, depending on who you are playing at the moment. Also having the chance to ride horses while shooting at bandits deserves a mention of its own. The game is not perfect however, and you’ll be reminded of this often enough when playing as Billy.
80
Xbox 360Eurogamer.fr
Juarez n’est certainement pas aussi élégant que ne le sont devenus ces blockbusters, mais il n’essaie pas de l’être. Il délaisse les digressions de style simulateur, les changements d’époque et les tactiques, au profit d’une balade à un rythme tranquille et bien ancrée sur la bonne vieille terre. Ses protagonistes sont d’ailleurs un adolescent crève-la-faim en fuite et un retraité grognon. Cela dit, pour tout ce qui ne fonctionne pas parfaitement, il y a beaucoup de choses qui marchent très bien. Le jeu fait par exemple l’impasse sur les packs de soin et il suffit de se mettre à couvert pour récupérer, ce qui fait que la gestion de la santé est différente de Half-life, par exemple, et par conséquent mieux adaptée au mode « concentration » qui est à la base des meilleurs moments du jeu lorsque l’on incarne le Révérend Ray.
80
Xbox 360Power Unlimited
Call of Juarez leunt erg op het verhaal en de beleving, en het constante wisselen tussen de twee verhalen blijft een briljante vondst. Een warme aanrader, zo vlak voordat de najaarhoos aan games over ons wordt uitgestort.
80
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Call of Juarez — торжество формы над содержанием. Оригинальных задумок здесь едва наберется на проходной середнячок, но то, как они поданы, легко перевешивает нехватку количества или качества. Чтобы занять почти пустую нишу на рынке, ни к чему изобретать велосипед. Достаточно просто сделать хороший вестерн.
80
WindowsGood Game
Well I think its great that theres finally a game that succeeds in this genre where others have failed. If you dig western movies you should definitely check this one out. 8/10 from me, soldia.
80
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Call of Juarez ei missään nimessä ole huono peli. Se esittää ohjelmanumeronsa huolella ja tyylillä. Kunnianhimo ei vain riitä uudistamaan show'ta. Jos jaksaa sietää kenttäsuunnittelijan talutushihnassa olemisen, Call of Juarez on hauskaa räiskintää ihan freesissä miljöössä. Harmittaa vain, että se olisi voinut olla paljon enemmänkin.
80
Xbox 360Giery.eu
Jakie są moje odczucia po ograniu Call of Juarez? Powiem szczerze i bez ceregieli - bardzo pozytywne. I nie chodzi tutaj już tylko o to, że cieszy mnie udana polska produkcja na Xboxa 360 (bo cieszy mnie niezmiernie:), ale o to, że dostaliśmy po prostu ciekawą, nieszablonową i ładnie się prezentującą strzelankę osadzaoną w ciągle nieokiełznanej przez twórców softu tematyce (Gun to całkiem inna bajka). Gameplay mogący trafić do wielu, ciekawe patenty, ostra, zachodnia, jatka i ładna oprawa A/V. Tak, pokrótce, możnaby opisać ten tytuł.
80
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
So in judging Call of Juarez I have to look at what it attempts to be … a cheesy over the top take on Hollywood’s Old West, packed with an awesome single player campaign, gunfights galore, amazing graphics and a decent multiplayer mode. Most importantly the game is FUN in a way that immerses you completely in its cheese ball single player adventure. While others would deduct points simply because it’s a niche title, I think it’s important to take a look and see; the game does everything it set out to do and more. Fans of the western genre are going to be pleased with this game, and to be honest, even non western fans will be pretty happy as well. While certain aspects of the game are annoying, overall the fun factor of the rest won me over. I believe that it will for you too.
80
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Call of Juarez macht insgesamt eine gute Figur, hat aber an einigen Stellen seine Schwächen. So nerven die Schleichmissionen doch sehr und wollen irgendwie nicht so recht ins Spiel passen. Auch die Jump n Run Einlagen hätte man sich sparen können. In einem Egoshooter will man schließlich schießen und nicht springen. So müsst ihr doch öfters mit Frustmomenten rechnen, vor allem in den fast unspielbaren, zu dunklen Episoden. Wer allerdings auf Westernspiele steht und über diese Mängel hinwegsehen kann, könnte seinen Spaß mit Call of Juarez haben. Alle anderen leihen sich das Spiel aus der Videothek aus oder greifen zur deutlich günstigeren PC Version.
80
WindowsGameCell UK
Call of Juarez is beautiful in the most part with vegetation that outdoes even Oblivion, and convincing Wild West locations. The sheer variety is enough to keep you playing as if you find a set piece that doesn’t satisfy you, you can be sure that the game will throw something very different your way in the next scene. Perhaps Techland should have put a little more effort into making the stealth sections more entertaining rather than spending so much time modelling hat physics...
80
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Der Western hat in all seinen Ausprägungen das Kino längst erobert, nun greift er auf Computerspiele über - ein staubiges, aber kein angestaubtes Szenario. Call of Juarez ist neben Gun der zweite Western-Shooter innerhalb von zehn Monaten, wobei die Bezeichnung Shooter nicht ausreicht. Zwar bilden Schießereien den Kern, wenn Reverend Ray einen Auftritt hat, aber die zweite Hälfte bestreiten Sie als Billy, der überwiegend schleicht, Felsen erklimmt, Abgründe überwindet.
80
WindowsNuts
Brawl, shoot and duel your way through the Wild West, but don't forget to stop off in the saloons and brothels.
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Call of Juarez makes an inspired design decision, which impacts on the game in such a hugely positive way that I can't work out whether its creators are actually geniuses in terms of understanding gaming psychology or just got incredibly lucky. The case for the former is, pretty much, how good it is and how it makes the game better in just about every way. The case for the latter is how rough and awkward many other sections can be.
79
Xbox 360FOK!games
Uiteindelijk is Call of Juarez een goede shooter geworden op de Xbox 360, een wat meer gestroomlijnde versie van de al heel aardige PC-versie. De setting is goed uitgewerkt, de game ziet er mooi uit, en de toevoeging van de concentratie mode zorgt voor een heerlijk schietfestijn met ouderwets schiettuig. En ja, het is mogelijk om de hoed van iemands hoofd af te schieten. Wat mij betreft mogen er wel meer western games komen, want deze game doet zeker naar meer smaken!
79
Xbox 360Kombo.com
So if your tired of curb stomping enemies and you need something to do now that the Halo 3 beta has closed, consider Call of Juarez. While not a purchase for everyone, it's still a solid if not groundbreaking game with just enough fresh ideas to make the game fun to play.
77
Windowsgames xtreme
It doesn't break any new ground but it treads over the old ground in a good way. It's definitely got a good dose of action and adventure, flipping between Ray and Billy adds tension to the game as you play the pursuer and pursued.
77
Xbox 360GamingExcellence
Take two doses of Clint Eastwood badassness, a great Old West story, a slight bit of cheese, and the occasional frustrating misstep in level design, add them all together and you have Call of Juarez in a nutshell. The game's high points will be more than enough to keep you gaming during the boring and frustrating portions, and you'll be rewarded for your patience with a strong and compelling journey through 1878 Texas. Besides, aren't you tired of shooting aliens and Nazis yet? Gunslingers, your game has arrived.
77
Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Call of Juarez is one of those games that isn't going to make the history books, and probably won't be something you find yourself coming back to time and time again. But while it lasts, it's a solid singleplayer experience with an enjoyable campaign thanks to the hunter/hunted interplay between the two protagonists. There's plenty of extra goodies to keep you busy if you like to eke out every scrap of play-time for your money, but multiplayer is a fairly token addition that is underwhelming and under-populated as a result. Still, if you like Westerns or love a good shooter, you could do a whole lot worse than Call of Juarez.
76
WindowsPlayfuls
It's hard to reach a verdict that doesn't "smell" of subjectivism. In this case, the lack of alternatives burdens the task even more, and once again I find myself in the "ingrate" posture of sitting between two "bivouacs" ready to set on each other its own reasons. But to avoid the blame cast upon all this critics, I ruthlessly declare: Call of Juarez is the best western FPS I've played, to this date.
75
WindowsGameguru Mania
Overall, the game itself, while arguably having flaws, is a very refreshing take on the whole first-person shooter genre, which usually equals to shooting aliens in and around some abandoned science facility/space station and so forth. So, if you like first person shooters, westerns and Clint Eastwood...how can you not try this out? If you're at least curious, you should try the demo.
75
Xbox 360IGN
Western fans are really going to enjoy Call of Juarez, a game not afraid to take chances and have fun with itself. The atmosphere is excellent, thanks to a great cinematic score and a great variety of gameplay including horses, dueling, stealth and flat-out action. While Call of Juarez isn't particularly great in any of these areas, you have to hand it to Techland for developing one of the most fun Westerns to date. The visuals are great at times, although textures and dark environments need to be improved. When you're finished with the brief-yet-engrossing single-player game, you'll enjoy the online multiplayer, thanks to some classic modes re-created with Old West aplomb.
74
Xbox 360Fragland.net
Call of Juarez is a blanket made out of good and bad pieces. Playing with Ray is more than fun while Billy excels in bringing frustration. In the end the game manages to deliver just enough entertaining moments that it deserves a small recommendation for those looking for a shooter with a Western sauce. However, don’t expect Deadwood on the X360. It seems that for that we’ll have to wait until a top developer starts meddling around in the Wild West.
74
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
With a Hollywood caliber story and a campaign that keeps you entertained throughout, Call of Juarez delivers an amazing Western experience. The characters are original, and you really want to find out what's going to happen to them and hear more about them. This is unquestionably one of the best single player games released recently, and the story alone makes it worth checking out. The inclusion of a hearty multiplayer offering would have made this game great, but sadly that didn't happen. But for what it is, Call of Juarez is an excellent shooter and a worthy addition to your collection.
74
WindowsPC Powerplay
Auch mit Call of Juarez erfüllt sich mein Wunsch nach dem perfekten Western-Shooter nicht. Ja: Das Spiel hat die richtigen Zutaten wie aufwändige Optik, interessante Charaktere, eine originelle Erzählstruktur und gut inszenierte Schießereien. Trotzdem springt der Funke nicht richtig über. Woran liegt's? Trotz der guten (wenn auch extrem hardwarehungrigen) Technik verbreitet das Spiel eben kein authentisches Westernflair. Charaktere und Levels sehen für mich häufig eher nach Karl-May-Freilichtbühne in Bad Segeberg als nach Clint Eastwoods "Erbarmungslos" aus. Zudem nerven mich Details wie die mega-langen Ladezeiten und die frustirerenden Schleicheinlagen. Unter Strich bleibt ein guter, aber eben kein genialer Western-Shooter.
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WindowsFactornews
Je l’aime bien ce petit Call of Juarez. Certes, quelques épisodes de plus et une meilleure optimisation du moteur n’auraient pas été de trop. Ce n’est pas le jeu du siècle mais il fourmille de bonnes idées et propose vraiment une ambiance en béton et quelques passages d’anthologies qui font oublier que les finitions ont été faites à la hache de guerre.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
Obviously to anyone thinking of purchasing, Call of Juarez is a fairly genre-specific choice and whilst some appeal may be lost to those without an interest in the Western genre, don’t just completely disregard it based on that fact; it may be clichéd but it’s still great fun, and is something greatly underrepresented within videogames. Sure it has its problems but the overwhelming atmosphere and intensity of the game all but make up for it, and launching as a budget title its hard not to recommend it. Fans of the Old West rejoice, for Call of Juarez is the Wild West king of the videogame world.
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WindowsGames TM
Hiding behind barrels and popping out to fire a hot ball of lead into a sleazy varmint's face or lobbing a lamp into a stagecoach and watching the scorched bandits evacuate in panic is about as satisfying as a Western videogame can get, and in moments like these Call of Juarez excels. Just don't expect such a wild ride the entire time.
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WindowseGames
Tak oto przedstawia się oczekiwany Call of Juarez: jest to dobry, choć schematyczny shooter umiejscowiony na niezbyt wyeksploatowanym Dzikim Zachodzie. Gra ma świetny klimat, dobrą oprawę audio-video... ale brakuje jej tego "czegoś", co pozwoliłoby mi wystawić tej produkcji wyższą ocenę. Giera sprawia świetne pierwsze wrażenie, zarówno w single�u jak i w multi, ale w trakcie rozgrywki wcale nie ewoluuje. Jeśli lubicie Dziki Zachód, chcecie sobie postrzelać z rewolwerów i poczuć klimat westernu, a na dodatek macie lekki nadmiar kasy w portfelu - wybór jest jeden. Zew Juarez.
70
WindowsGameSpot
As ham-fisted and generic as Call of Juarez can be at times, it does enough right to transcend its various issues and turn in a pleasing shooter. It does the Old West motif well, the gunslinging (and bible slinging) are a lot of fun, and the capable multiplayer modes have enough going for them to give the game a bit of staying power. It doesn't quite rise past the ceiling established by other recent western shooters, but it's good, solid fun all around. That said, if you have the choice, you should probably look to the Xbox 360 version. The PC iteration is good, but its lack of content for its price tag and slightly dodgy DX10 support prevent it from being the ideal choice.
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WindowsFOK!games
Call of Juarez is een goede shooter die je zeker wel een tijdje bezig kan houden. Als je van het Wilde Westen thema houdt, is dit een ideale game. Ik kon echter het gevoel niet onderdrukken dat het eindproduct een beetje afgeraffeld is. Het spel bevat een grote hoeveelheid features, toeters, bellen en andere opties die lang niet allemaal geperfectioneerd zijn. Ze hadden het misschien beter bij een wat minder features kunnen houden en deze wat beter uitvoeren. Helaas heb ik de multiplayer niet kunnen testen, omdat het me niet lukte om in te loggen op de server, maar ik denk niet dat dat veel aan mijn mening zou hebben veranderd. Call of Juarez is een toffe game, leuk voor een paar uurtjes en voor de liefhebbers van het genre, maar geen blijvertje�
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WindowsJolt (UK)
For a non triple-A developer to make an FPS such as this is brave, but you can’t help but feel that it’s also a little foolhardy. In their attempts to cram as much into their game as possible to make it stand out, the overall product has suffered. There are a lot of features that feel average, rather than a few genuine unique selling points and a bunch of other stuff that could be improved on in a sequel. Overall Juarez is not a bad FPS, with its unusual setting and unique approach; it’s just not as good as it could have been, suffering as it does from some real wasted potential.
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WindowsIGN
Solid basic shooting mechanics aren't enough to make a passable game good. There are some fun and frantic moments here with Reverend Ray, most memorably the violent last level of Reverend Ray's progression, but overall the level design is a linear letdown. Billy Candle's moments in the sun are even shadier with some sad sneaking and horrific jumping puzzles. Ray and Billy's unending focus attacks, while a good thought, make for an unbalanced play experience. If you're interested in a shooter to bide your time before BioShock, Crysis, BlackSite, and the rest of the this summer/fall's FPSs come along, Call of Juarez might appeal to you, but it's not the Wild West fun we were hoping for.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Cette version Xbox 360 de Call Of Juarez aura mis du temps à nous parvenir mais les développeurs se sont plus ou moins excusés de ce retard en rajoutant du contenu additionnel. Dommage que les modes inédits soient peu convaincants et que les défauts de la version PC n'aient pas été effacés. Mais plutôt que de pester, on aura mieux fait de savourer l'aventure proposée qui reste tout de même très plaisante, dépaysante et synonyme d'excellents passages engoncés entre des balades équestres et des gunfights tonitruants.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
At its best, the game is a fun and interesting diversion, but it's rarely at its best. It's a good first effort and I personally hope it's a sign of more to come. And here's a bold prediction: once developers get tired of beating the WWII horse to death, it's a sure bet that the Wild West will be the next bold frontier they explore. Or at least, it should be.
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WindowsGood Game
Well I actually think you understated before Jung, that Billy's levels are a pain in the ass. Plus, I think this game doesn't hold much appeal for those not interested in the Wild Wild West. Unfortunately I'm a part of THAT crowd. If it was a flawlessly made game I'd give it more, but its not. 6/10 from me.
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Xbox 360Withingames
Mir hat Call of Juarez sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Zwar muss ich zugeben, dass das Spiel kein Meisterwerk ist, aber es bietet kurzweilige Unterhaltung in einem noch unverbrauchten Szenario. Die heißen Duelle und die tollen Schusswechsel, abgewechselt mit den Schleicheinlagen von Billy machen CoJ zu einem interessanten Spiel – nicht nur für Western-Freunde.
60
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Faisant partie des rares FPS essayant de changer de registre en quittant le triptyque Seconde Guerre Mondiale, science-fiction, fantastique, Call Of Juarez avait tout pour plaire. Une ambiance western détonnante, une réalisation convenable, un vrai caractère qui malheureusement s'effacent un peu devant certains écueils difficilement oubliables en tant que joueur. Peu précis dans ses très (trop) nombreuses phases de sauts, assez maladroit dans sa construction et celle de ses personnages et surtout trop dirigiste, le titre de Techland déçoit. Néanmoins, loin d'être un mauvais jeu, il mérite d'être parcouru simplement pour son atmosphère.
60
WindowsDeaf Gamers
With the lack of Wild Western based games available it's a real shame that Call of Juarez doesn't cut the mustard. There's nothing particularly bad about the game (indeed it certainly has its good points) but on the whole it feels disappointing, despite having some aspects of the game that are actually quite impressive. For deaf gamers in particular the stealth elements are going to pose one heck of a challenge (far more challenge than the AI could ever offer) and this is going to make it a game that only the most dedicated should play. If only captions, icons or gauges had been included to make the experience more deaf gamer friendly it would have been a much more pleasant experience for deaf gamers.
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WindowsPro-G
With first-person shooters rapidly running out of new ideas, perhaps it's time to look at the underused settings for inspiration. Everyone has nuked an alien in the face or blown up a WWII bunker, but not many have travelled across a dusty landscape with two six-shooters in hand. The Wild West is a much underused setting, and the focus of techland's Call of Juarez. A gap in the market is clearly there, waiting for the right game to come along and claim it for its own, like Call of Duty did for the WWII era. Call of Juarez is certainly an ambitious effort, but in the end is let down by trying to do too much.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
I sometimes forget how lucky I am to be a games journalist and a games retailer on top of it. Between the two professions, I get to play just about any game I'm interested in for free. Call of Juarez for the Xbox 360 was a game that I'd actually considered buying based on its premise alone. That would have been $60 down the drain that could have better gone toward food and bills. Being able to research these games before committing to buy them (either via press perks, rental shops, roaming around review sites or thumbing through magazines) is something that many of us take for granted in this day and age. After playing this title, though, I've developed a new appreciation of our current options for gamer awareness.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
For the most part, Call of Juarez has taken two core ideas and melded them into a game. Techland has taken a lot of the heavily physics-based concepts behind Half-Life 2 and grafted a Western setting on them. This means lifting objects and carrying them around a la Gordon Freeman, but with banditos calling you ethnic slurs (we swear, we hadn't even heard one of them before playing this game) and little of what made Half-Life 2 such a compelling experience. There will be inevitable comparisons to Neversoft's GUN, but CoJ feels much more a next-gen version of the lackluster Dead Man's Hand than anything else. And it's about as worthwhile a purchase.
50
WindowsGameSpy
Call of Juarez is a game we wanted to like, as it has most of the requisite elements (horse chase, train robbery, mine carts, hidden gold) that we look for in a Western. It's just that the really sloppy platforming and box-moving, which take up a good chunk of the game, puts a big damper on any joy that we might find in shooting up bandits and cowboys. It's sad that the game aspires to be an "Unforgiven" or a "Once Upon A Time In The West" and instead just barely hits "Bonanza."
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Call of Juarez is an odd game that manages to mix two distinct gameplay styles, failing miserably in the process. For the majority of the time spent as Billy you'll be praying that it ends quickly so you can get back to the good half of the story. Chances are though when you reach the section where you have to hunt rabbits with a bow and arrow (we're not joking) you'll throw your controller in frustration, giving up entirely.