Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Reviews (Xbox 360)

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89 (Jun 30, 2009)
We have no doubt that Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is set to be the hit of the summer, it offers a great single player experience and this will also be backed up by a fantastic multiplayer mode. If you love your shooters then you better get ready for one hell of a showdown.
88 (Sep 12, 2009)
Frankly the western has always been under represented in the current generation of video games. I mean World War II has sixty five thousand titles per year released and maybe one a year we get a video game from the Old West. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a fantastic addition to any library and a must own (or at least must play) for anyone with a soft spot in their heart for the old Clint Eastwood/John Wayne westerns like mine. At the end of the day this is a slightly repetitive game that provides some serious fun and a very good story right out of western lore.
85 (Jul 06, 2009)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood on vihdoin onnistunut länkkäripeli ja pikkuvioistaan huolimatta raikas tuulahdus ainaisille scifi- ja WW2-räiskinnöille. Aivan täydellinen kultakimpale peli ei kuitenkaan vieläkään ole, mutta kyseessä on silti yksi vuoden positiivisimmista yllättäjistä.
games xtreme (Jul 01, 2009)
Whilst it doesn't break any new ground in an industry that is often beset by shooters, it does one thing that I wish more games would. It plays in a rewarding manner and it's actually worth finishing the story, it will take gamers around 7 hours or so if they blast through it and around 10 or more hours if they want to unlock the secrets hidden away in the game's various levels. It's also not a World War 2 shooter and that counts for something in my book, since gaming is packed to the teeth with those and we could do with some more Bound in Blood style games.
That Gaming Site (Jul 03, 2009)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is the finest Western game ever made. If you are a fan of Westerns, shooters, or story driven games, you owe it to yourself to check this game out.
GameSpot AU (Jun 30, 2009)
And that film comparison is apt, because this game's strong narrative and high production values make it an almost cinematic experience. Add to that its exciting gameplay, and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood becomes the ideal sequel--one that is an improvement over the original in almost every way. Though the game is marred by its short length and weak enemy AI, those looking for a fun and different shooter experience shouldn't have any hesitation about biting the bullet and taking a ride with the McCalls.
UOL Jogos (Jul 03, 2009)
"Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood" é um interessante jogo de tiro em primeira pessoa que sabe usar bem o cenário do velho oeste e suas peculiaridades. Ao se focar nos tiroteios e na forte caracterização dos personagens, o game consegue cativar os fãs do tema, que ainda podem prolongar a experiência com um modo multiplayer bastante robusto. Embora o design seja bastante linear e problemas técnicos quebrem um pouco da ilusão, é um game essencial para a coleção de qualquer admirador do bom e velho bangue-bangue.
XboxAchievements (Jun 30, 2009)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a great realisation of the western genre both in single player and online in multiplayer. It truly is an authentic western experience that builds on the foundations of its predecessor and will be lapped up by western fans worldwide. If it wasn't for its lack of single player longevity and its few technical hang ups, some of which hamper the gameplay, the game would easily be shooting in the 80's.
IGN (Jun 30, 2009)
As a prequel, Bound in Blood does a good job of presenting the characters, their storylines and what eventually leads back into the franchise history. It also packs in a ton of fast action, loads of explosions and a heavy dose of duels against opponents that want to take you to Boot Hill. Unfortunately, the repetitive nature of the missions, coupled with some technical issues, really keeps this title from standing out more.
75 (Jun 30, 2009)
In der Tat: Als geradliniger Shooter im Stile von Call of Duty macht Bound in Blood viel richtig. Aber da sind eben auch merkwürdige Verrenkungen, mit denen die Figuren in Filmszenen auftreten. Warum wird die spannende Geschichte bloß so lieblos präsentiert? Da sind auch unnötige Levelgrenzen auf der einen Seite und spielerisch belanglose Offene-Welt-Abschnitte auf der anderen. Da sind kaum nennenswerte Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Protagonisten und da ist vor allem ein auf Dauer furchtbar eintöniges Abspulen der immergleichen Action. Wieso baut Techland nicht auf dem abwechslungsreichen Vorgänger auf, um einen lebendigen Western zu inszenieren? So nimmt das Prequel leider erst am Schluss Fahrt auf und schließt geschickt den dramatischen Bogen zu Call of Juarez - zu spät, als dass es dem Vorgänger noch das Wasser reichen könnte!
75 (Jul 07, 2009)
Despite its few issues - including some pretty severe tearing - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood manages to be a thoroughly well executed and polished prequel that pushes all the right buttons. A dynamic cover system makes shootouts enjoyably tactical and the action remains quick and consistent throughout. What's more, it's a massive improvement over the comparatively rough first game, especially where the visuals are concerned. Gorgeous, grand yet inaccessible vistas stretching far into the distance may have us pining for the freedom of the forthcoming Red Dead Redemption, but Bound in Blood will more than satisfy your yearnings for a Western-flavoured yarn and as such is a more than deserving candidate for your gold doubloons.
75 (Jul 02, 2009)
Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood est un bon FPS, bien ficelé et rondement mené, qui ne souffre d'aucun défaut majeur. Certes, ce n'est pas l'expérience vidéoludique de l'année, mais les fans de jeux d'action et/ou de westerns auraient tort de passer à côté. Pari réussi pour les développeurs Techland donc, qui prouvent qu'ils ont du talent et des idées à revendre. Et qui sait, peut-être ce deuxième épisode marque-t-il l'essor d'une licence et que l'appel de Juarez résonnera à nouveau...
70 (UK) (Jun 30, 2009)
All of which can be said of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood as a whole. It's far too unvaried and unrelenting a shooting gallery to earn an unhesitating recommendation; although the internal pacing of each chapter is good, they're all the same, and when you find yourself taking potshots at distant, silhouetted, Stetsoned heads 10 seconds into the umpteenth level, your heart can sink. It's a little rough and old-school in some places, but that suits its cantankerous, revisionist mood and down-and-dirty subject matter. But above all, it's a proper western, set in a tangibly real Wild West, with proper, honest-to-goodness cowboys, Indians and bandits in it. Experience tells us that's harder to pull off in videogames than you might think, and it counts for a lot, no matter where it comes from.
70 (Jun 30, 2009)
After stumbling through the campaign and enjoying some matches online, it's possible to see where the momentum came from to make this sequel. Though the Wild West may not be filled with flashy gadgets or big-boom weaponry, the setting is a brilliant change of pace for first-person shooters. It may have its hiccups with some technical and mechanical faults, but Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood shows that shooters don't need the above, and can thrive with a well-written script and thoughtfully paced action.
Lens of Truth (Jul 21, 2009)
I’m not sure what was in the peace pipe they were smoking when they decided to make this sequel. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a story about three brothers, two of which are on a quest for treasure, adventure, and anything else they can do to make sure the story is as “wild west cliche” as possible. Don’t get me wrong, the game had some pretty good ideas wrapped up in there somewhere. Stunning graphics, responsive and tight controls, and decent voice acting all make this game a rent, but certainly not worth your pesos.
Blend Games (Jun 29, 2009)
Even if you don't cotton to the multiplayer component, Bound in Blood is an entertaining tale of greed, betrayal, and bloodshed in the Wild West. It's rare that a first-person shooter's best quality is its story and while that might be a bit of a backhanded compliment, the fact is that Techland delivered an experience comparable to the Western films that the development team obviously adore.
GameSpy (Jun 30, 2009)
The bottom line is that Bound in Blood wisely sticks to the formula. But for all the good that does it also forces the game to live in the shadow of its predecessor. This is an entertaining shooter with many good points, but nothing's particularly outstanding or original here. Members of the Old West FPS posse should snap it up faster than Doc Holliday could clear leather, but city-slicker varmints oughta just wait till it hits the bargain bin at the local general store.
Xboxygen (Jul 21, 2009)
Il faut bien avoir en tête que le jeu est loin d’être parfait au niveau de la réalisation. Si la présentation générale est flatteuse on constate tout de suite quelques lacunes lorsqu’on avance dans le jeu. Certains peuvent aussi reprocher une campagne un peu courte (entre 6 et 8h) mais ne boudons pas notre plaisir, les jeux de western sont tellement rares ! Passé cela, on s’amuse malgré tout à évoluer dans ces décors mythiques, au rythme des détonations des colts et des winchester qui nous rappellent toujours des bons moments de cinéma. D’autant plus que l’histoire à tous les ingrédients d’un bon western spaghetti.