gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Before renting this game I read a lot of reviews. For the most part it seemed like people had more complaints than compliments. Let me say that this is a really fun game. Yes the dialogue and voices are kinda cheezy, but the game itself is really good. The graphics are adequate and the game play is smooth. Had a lot of fun running around with 2 pistols smoking indians, mexicans and other varmints. Being able to upgrade weapons is nice. The fun really begins once you get your hands on the better pistols and rifles. The game is relatively short....abt 7-9 hours of play. A PERFECT RENTAL!!!! This game is what GameFly is all about. Play it for a week.....finish it......then return it!! If you like 1st person shooters, you'll enjoy this game. Dont let all the negative nerds out there influence you into not playing this game. I would have given it a higher rating if you were allowed to wonder around more and if there were more side missions. Giddy up suckas!
posted by leg_mcMuffin (CAPE CORAL, FL) Oct 24, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
i dont know why everyone hates on this game. if you realized that this game is exacly what it was meant to be, youd be more understanding. its not meant to be a fast paced shooter, although at times it is. i really enjoyed this game and im currently looking forward to playing the sequel. its a good western game, with a great story. graphics could be better, but i like it alot.
posted by JokerRules (THE COLONY, TX) Aug 12, 2009
Member since May 2008
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Some say that the FPS (first person shooter) genre is over played and highly saturated with way too many games, and I wholeheartedly agree with them. However, its not always that something can rise up from the watered down market and float on top as something worth talking about. That's just what Call of Juarez has down.
Borrowing something from the Army of Two game, this game allows you to play as one of two brothers; Ray or Thomas. You can only select one brother to use in each chapter, and they both offer different abilities that are potentially better suited for different scenarios. Ray is the brute, Thomas the more finese character. Ray will charge into a situation with his double pistols, dynamite, rifle, or gatlin gun. Whereas Thomas will use his single pistol, rifle, knives, bow and rope to get an advantage spot to pluck you off.
They've also thrown in a couple of cool little "mini-games" into the chaos that is the Wild West! There's a "Concentration Mode" where, after you've killed enough bad guys in succession, you enter a slow-mo shott 'em up gallery. Ray will use his two pistols and gun down all who stand in his way with a flury of bullets, while Thomas will use his quick draw hammer pull single pistol and carefully head shot everyone in the picture.
As for "boss battles", at the end of some chapters, you will go toe to toe with one bad hombre. You'll have to pace side to side, and hold you hand near you pistol and wait for he ominous bell toll before you draw your pistol in a classic Old West shoot out. Timing and patience is everything as your life hangs in the balance.
An interesting story and fabulous gameplay make this a must buy for any fan on gunslingers, FPS or just plain ole debauchery!