Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Microsoft Xbox 360)
5 July 2013
Excerpt: As a fan of Western movies and books it surprises me that there aren’t more Western video games. The setting of lawlessness and the number of both real and fictional stories to draw inspiration from just seems like something more developers would be able to take advantage of, instead of making some...
Conclusion: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger redirects the series’ tribute act to the Western with a comic sensibility perfectly suited to a short, action-heavy campaign. It looks and plays better than just about anything in the Techland catalogue, and does so as a downloadable title at a fraction of retail cost.
Conclusion: This displays why downloadable services like XBLA exist. Clearly, Techland had some ideas for a new installment in a series, but weren't enough to warrant a disc release. So instead of creating a bunch of nonsense to constitute a full $60 release, they worked things down and made an abbreviated...
Conclusion: A great Western, a great FPS, and a great downloadable title. The gameplay only gets a bit stale after the first playthrough, but the arcade modes liven things up. Absolutely worth a purchase.
Pros: Great gunplay, Accurate weapons and setting, Bullet time is still fun
Cons: Fighting gatling bosses is just a chore, Dueling could easily have been made multiplayer
Conclusion: Concept: Relive the unreliable memories of an old bounty hunter
Graphics: Techland takes some cues from Borderlands’ art style
Sound: Solid voice-over work helps sell the running narrative
Playability: Gunplay is responsive and tense
Entertainment: Story mode is a lot of fun, and arcade mode keeps...
Excerpt: After the travesty that was the modern day set Call of Juarez: The Cartel , many wondered if we'd seen the last of this underrated series from Ubisoft. Luckily, Call of Juarez Gunslinger has returned to its roots in the Wild West, but with a twist.
Excerpt: Forget what you thought you knew about the legends of the West. In Ubisoft's downloadable first-person shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Silas Greaves sets the record straight. His story drops you in a preposterous tale of heroism, featuring some interesting narrative-based gameplay mechanics and...
Pros: Entertaining mesh of narrative and gameplay, Arcade mode will bring you back for more gunslinging, Score based gameplay keeps things interesting
Cons: Long load screens, Boss battles are dull, Duels turn tedious quickly
Summary: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a great little shooter that I will happily be dipping into again for a dose of sunshine over the rainy summer months. There is enough here to keep you entertained for quite a while and, for the price, I can’t think of a way to get more bang for your buck.