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GF Rating
3.9

1853 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Not a great game

posted by kbodin1 (LYNN, MA) Jul 21, 2011

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Member since Jul 2006

25 out of 34 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

This game was a big disappiontment, the graphics were kinda PS2 ish, looked kinda like a Wii game with the graphics. The game play was kinda choppy but it wasnt a total loss. Setting fire to reefer fields was kinda fun. Overall it deserves the rating it got, sometimes i find games that are rated a 5 or 6 to be kinda fun, like Prince of Persia, but this game was not great. I played it for less than 1 hour and sealed it back up and mailed it back. I wouldnt buy this game even if it was $5.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

As much fun as food poisoning

posted by Tman1021 (PLANO, TX) Jul 20, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

29 out of 43 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Where do I start, When I first loaded up the game and started playing I was very confused why the graphics looked like something I would have on a piece of toilet paper after using the restroom. for some reason I expected the game to look good on my 1080 HD TV but oh well. I mean the most important part of the game is the gameplay. Oh wait they screwed that up to. Even though I haven't even finished the first mission I decided the stereotypical sayings of the cartel "gangsters" was to much to bare. And then of course there was the helicopter at the end of the level that you have to destroy which is nearly impossible with the jittery controls and screen. Also if you do some how manage to hit this Helicopter dont get too excited you have to hit it again, or at least I assume you need to hit it once more since I turned off my system before I turned my controller into a Randy Johnson fastball. This game belongs buried in the depths of well you know and I am ashamed to say this was the first game I rented

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Failure of the year...

posted by Sweedie (MOUNT PLEASANT, SC) Jul 20, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

15 out of 23 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

Before i rented, played it and saw a gameplay my beliefs were high for this game, turned out I was wrong...

In this game techland hot a stupid idea about making a game in the west that plays out in our time. The story is about three cops thats trying to sound like cool badazzes at the same time as they are trying to do the right thing, they do the wrong things in the wrong way.

The story is extremely stupid and the idea was even worse I still dont understand why they couldnt do another cool western game like the former titles, I mean if something isnt broken DONT fix it The other games were great I rather play the original 2006 Call of Juarez.

Now the online was also much better in the older Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, this multiplayer was though a fair experience but not much. You play the game for points and with these points you unlock new classes, however the ranking system is not like in other games at all.

The game runs OK i can tough see some bodies thats laggy here and there but the graphics are pretty good and the play out both in open western desert areas, in night clubs and in towns. You can choose between the three characters in most missions but in some you have too choose one special charachter to see their own story.

The controls are a little different from regular FPS but the controls are overall fair and so is the game.

This game has some fun in it far away from as much fun i expected but i would say its worth renting i do though recomend this game instead, Call of Juarez:Bound in Blood which has much better online, about the same graphics and a much, much better story.

The reason to why I call this failure of the year is because it took 2 years to make a game thats 10 times away from as good as the older ones...

So this game gets 5/10 toasts

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