Categories: Action, Shooter
Meta Score: 71
Store: Call of Juarez (Price: $ 4,10)
User Score: 69.0
Platform: PC, Xbox, Xbox 360
Publisher Names: Ubisoft
Support Language: English, French, German, Spanish – Spain, Russian
Publish Date: 2007-06-07


PC Requirements:

Windows® 2000/XP (only), 2.2 GHz Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 2400+, or 2.4 GHz Celeron or better (3 GHz Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 3000+, or 3 GHz Celeron or better recommended), 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), nVidia: GF6600, ATI: Radeon 9800 or better video card*, DirectX 9-compliant sound device, DirectX 9.0c or higher, 2 GB Hard Drive Space, Windows-compliant mouse and keyboard
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: nVidia GeForce 6600, 6800, 7600, 7800, 7900 ATI Radeon: 9800, X800, X1300, X1600, X1800. X1900


Call of Juarez is a unique first-person shooter set in the classic Wild West. Call of Juarez features classic gunslinging action including duels, shootouts and barroom brawls. Players relive the days of the Wild West in numerous settings including local saloons and brothels. In the single-player campaign, players enter the world of two opposing characters equipped with contrasting weapons and styles. Ray is the retired gunslinger turned rough-and-tumble preacher. Billy, a sneaky and elusive man befriended and trained by Native Americans, is on the run. Authentic Western situations chronicle the cat-and-mouse game played by Ray and Billy. Players are forced to make split-second decisions to escape the grasp of Ray or get their hands on Billy, and outwit secondary characters throughout this Western setting. Call of Juarez leverages Techland’s Chrome game engine which allows players to use objects found in the world as weapons or tools to solve problems. Graphics, artificial intelligence and multiplayer features will immerse players in the Wild West like never before. [Ubisoft]

Positive Comment(s)

Most importantly the game is FUN in a way that immerses you completely in its cheese ball single player adventure.80MS Xbox World
Considering there have been so few western action games over the last dozen years or so, anyone who’s a fan of this style owes it to themselves to at least give Call of Juarez a shot.80AtomicGamer
At any rate, call of Juarez is a solid, serious and pleasantly woven first-person action yarn with a lot of value on the disc. [July 2007, p.64]80Play Magazine
Incredible atmosphere. [Issue #22, p.84]80X-ONE Magazine UK
While not a purchase for everyone, it’s still a solid if not groundbreaking game with just enough fresh ideas to make the game fun to play.79Kombo
Refreshing, and sure to delight all those men with no names out there. [Aug 2007, p.71]79Games Master UK

Negative Comment(s)

a very good game, with a lot of action and bullets, the duel system is very bad, but the rest of the game is very good0anfeherle89
Over hyped game that get’s real boring and repetitive real fast. It’s still a decent game and worth a one time play through, not more here in terms of replay value though.60Barnes1987
Despite the flaws, Call of Juarez is a decent effort from Techland that is definitely worth a look.75Gaming Target
When it’s bad, it’s not too bad. When it’s good, it rules. A great Western with a few niggles.75Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
Call of Juarez takes few risks with its setting or genre, but it does what it does well enough to be enjoyable.74GameSpot
Call of Juarez has a few flaws but is still a solid game that’s recommended to those who want a shooter but are sick of killing Nazis.70PALGN
Ray’s action focussed levels are great fun and highlight how great the game could have been with a clearer focus. In the end though, the mix of gameplay styles doesn’t really work.70VideoGamer
The frustration of the platforming and stealth in Billy’s levels is too much to go unnoticed, but thankfully the villainous Uncle Ray saves the day with his rootin’ tootin’ shooting action.70Thunderbolt
At its best, the game is a fun and interesting diversion, but it’s rarely at its best. It’s a good first effort and I personally hope it’s a sign of more to come.65GamePro
Call of Juarez could’ve been a uniquely hard-boiled journey through the late 1800s, but it kicks up too much distracting dust to be worth the trip. [July 2007, p.78]60Official Xbox Magazine

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