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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
5.6 out of 10

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

The Armchair Empire
10 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The game starts with a bang up shoot-out on an LA freeway then flashes back to days earlier when the trio explores Sequoia National Forest to take in the sights and blow up a few outdoor marijuana grow ops, framing another gang for the destruction in the process, which so predictably ends with a...
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Overall 7

Expert Review

13 September 2011
  • Summary: Nearly a quarter century again Midway released a questionable action game called NARC. This ultra-violent arcade game had a pair of overly sensitive cops blow up anybody that even thought about picking up a crack pipe or bong.
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Overall 7
Performance 6
Gameplay 8
Multiplayer 8
Appearance 6
Singleplayer 8

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review

New Game Network
6 September 2011
  • Summary: Leaving the Wild West behind, Call of Juarez moves to a new setting with decent results that are undermined by some low production values
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Overall 4

Should Have Cancelled This Reboot

3 September 2011
  • Conclusion: It's a mixture of bad decisions and rush jobs. The only way it could be worse is if the disc punched you in the face every time you opened the case. At least it's not completely broken, I guess.
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Call of Juarez The Cartel Review

1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: With Call of Juarez: The Cartel, developer Techland has taken its now three-strong series into the modern era, but in doing so has produced what feels like the most dated game of the bunch.
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Review: Call of Juarez: The Cartel (Playstation 3)

Diehard GameFAN
29 August 2011
  • Summary: The game is releasing in the middle of this big summer gaming dry spell and does have it’s moments but in the condition it’s in those moments aren’t worth your time. Maybe if the game gets patched. Or re-released as a directors cut.
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Overall 3

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

12 August 2011
  • Summary: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood wasn't a great videogame by any stretch of the imagination, but it had a certain charm to it, and some terrific ideas. The series seems to be all about these really clever design choices that suffer from a lack of follow-through, be it through lack of time, skill,...
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Overall 5

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review

PlayStation Universe
12 August 2011
  • Summary: Interesting co-op concepts are lost in a title riddled with copious amounts of gameplay and audio/visual glitches.
  • Pros: The clever use of co-op storytelling, Playing online is relatively rewarding
  • Cons: The gun battles are sluggish and sloppy, The various visual and audio bugs, which ruin the otherwise decent presentation, The poor A.I.
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Overall 6
Graphics 5
Sound 6
Control 7
Addiction 6

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review

Cheat Code Central
11 August 2011
Overall 4
Gameplay 3
Graphics 4
Sound 5
Storyline 5
Replay value 1

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Video Game talk
10 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Call of Juarez: The Cartel makes a lot of mistakes. Changing the setting from the wild west to the modern day was the first sign of trouble, but it was by no means the last. The game is, to put it simply, broken. I could only recommend this tedious and tiresome gaming experience to people I hate.
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