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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
5.7 out of 10

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

When a Mexican drug cartel bombs a U.S. law enforcement agency, Read more

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Overall 6
6.2
Graphics 5
5.4
Sound 6
6.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 6
6.4

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review

Cheat Code Central
31 August 2011
Overall 5
4.5

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 5
4.7
Design 5
5.4
Gameplay 5
4.5
Storyline 5
5.0

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

GameTrailers
27 July 2011
  • Excerpt: After successfully elevating the Call of Juarez name with 2009's Bound in Blood, the developers at Techland have taken a hard left turn, swapping stagecoaches for SUVs and a present-day drug war.
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Overall 6
6.0

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review

1UP
25 July 2011
  • Summary: Call of Juarez jumps from Western to Urban, and lands in Mediocrity instead.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Funfactor 6
6.0

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Digital Chumps
24 July 2011
  • Conclusion: I was interested in this next step for the Call of Juarez series, and I really think it could have worked; but good ideas can only do so much, solid execution must also prevail, and that just didn't happen with The Cartel.
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Overall 6
5.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
22 July 2011
  • Summary: All the great ideas in the world don't necessarily make for a great game. Case in point: Call of Juarez: The Cartel. This cooperative-focused first-person shooter has some neat concepts, but makes mistakes so fundamental you might wonder how good this game may have been, given a few more months of...
  • Pros: Secret agendas smartly link the gameplay with the story, Challenges give co-op play a competitive edge, Many levels are atmospheric and offer room to maneuver
  • Cons: You miss out on the good stuff when you play on your own, Unlikable characters that say and do unlikable things, Lots of bugs and glitches, Frequent pauses and frame-rate inconsistencies
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
4.6
Graphics 6
5.8
Sound 5
5.4
Multiplayer 5
5.2
Control 5
4.9
Addiction 5
4.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
21 July 2011
  • Excerpt: . While not stellar, the franchise has provided gamers with decent Western-themed shooters; I’m pretty sure I finished
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Overall 5
5.0

Call of Juarez: The Cartel review

Gameplanet
29 August 2011
  • Excerpt: In a bold move, Ubisoft has sanctioned a shift for the Juarez franchise. It's no longer set in the Wild West, nor is it predominantly set in Juarez. Good move, or very very bad?
  • Pros: Innovative side-story involving character intrigue. Overarching story theme has appeal.
  • Cons: Poor combat, repetitive audio cues, glitchy character pathing. Graphics, animation and cinematic sequences feel old. The multiplayer is underdeveloped. A Call of Juarez title should be an old Western experience.
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Overall 6
5.7
Value for money 6
6.3
Gameplay 5
5.4
Graphics 6
6.2
Sound 5
4.5

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Futuregamez.net
16 August 2011
  • Summary: Call of Juarez: The Cartel is not a broken game it's just an average one with plenty of bugs and extremely unlikeable characters. Very disappointing.
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Overall 5
5.0

Call of Juarez: The Cartel review

Gamedot
5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: If you buy CoJ:TC I hope you are a fan of the previous games, as any newcomers to this will get an average story, with average graphics and average gameplay. It can be fun for a while, but an ultimately average multiplayer which uses an idea that has been done and used way better by IO Interactive,...
  • Pros: Decent storyline. Collecting items in secret is fun and tactical in co-op. Great gameplay balance (guns/cars/fighting).
  • Cons: Repeated dialogue is annoying. Falling on the floor from distant explosions can be irritating. Only one multiplayer mode disguised as two.
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