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Call of Juarez [Download]

by Ubisoft
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) 72 / 100

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  • Play as two opposing characters, each equipped with differing skills, abilities and weaponry - As Billy, use your bow and craftiness to sneak in and out of trouble; as Ray, stop enemies in their tracks with your mesmerizing preaching & take them down
  • Recreates the distinct rough-and-tumble beauty of the Old West through detailed and realistic environments that spread across miles of terrain
  • Encounter intelligent Old West enemies, each with individual skills who use their environments to their advantage
  • Realistic Old West-era weapons & equipment -- from the standard issue six-shooter or the traditional bow and arrow
  • Shoot your way out of some of the Old West's most infamous events, such as Billy the Kid's shootout at Stinking Springs Ranch



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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B0034KYBYO
  • Release Date: June 5, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download

South Texas, 1882 - Billy Candle has just turned 19 and he stands accused of murdering his mother and stepfather. Hot on his trail is Reverend Ray McCall, his stepfather’s brother and an infamous gunfighter who believes the Lord has chosen him to be Billy’s judge, jury and executioner. Call of Juarez is an epic western adventure about vengeance, survival and the search for a legendary lost treasure.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars And still we miss Outlaws July 11, 2007
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
It's been how long now? And I still think Lucas Arts Outlaws was the best Western first Person Shooter. Since that time the Western genre has been oft ignored and only recently had an upswing, with games such as Gun, Dead Man's Hand, and Desperadoes I and II. Still, nothing has been truly memorable and the "Call of Juarez" is no different.

Story
The story line is nothing unusual. An out of luck kid (Billy Candle) gets blamed for something he didn't do, while a rentless Bible thumping Reverend Ray chases him. Meanwhile a sinister (not really) plot (not really) draws the two together time and again.

During the game players take control of Billy, who is on the run armed only with his abilities to hide, to use silent weapons, like the bow and arrow, climb things, and use a whip in the same style as Indiana Jones. Sorry, no hat included.

In a genuinely unique twist, players also take control of Reverend Ray and chase Billy down. The two perspectives to the same storyline is interesting, but sometimes I felt cheated as I had to go through the same map twice with each character. Ray is fun. No doubt he alone almost makes the game worth buying at full price. He is mean. He is old. He is quick on the draw and during the game you can have a Bible in one hand a sawed off shotgun in the other. Supposedly the use of the Bible stuns enemies, but I found it more useful just to shoot them, then read from the Bible for kicks. Ray however cannot climb things, and I suppose we'll just blame this on his advanced age.

Gameplay
Gameplay is fairly standard. Characters can lean to the side (a major plus), run and jump. Shooting is easy enough, though even the rifle is fired from the hip it seems. You never use iron sights, though with some weapons you can zoom in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting for that western masterpiece January 7, 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A lot of games in the western genre have flirted with greatness without quite getting there. This is one of them. Call of Juarez is a fun FPS that throws a few twists into the mix but it is just shy of being great. You take the role of two characters, the Reverend Ray and Billy Candle. The reverend is chasing down Billy for a murder he thinks he committed. You get to play the cat and the mouse which is a fun twist. The cat, Reverend Ray, is a classic western gunslinger. He turns his enemies to swiss cheese with his trusty six shooters and sends them to the afterlife with quotes from his bible. Ray can enter 'concentration mode' that slows time and allows you make numerous head shots before the enemy knows what hit them. This does make things a little easy but it's a very cinematic experience and a lot of fun. The mouse, Billy Candle, is a sneaky kid who's good with a whip and a bow and arrow. His levels become rather tedious. They are mostly stealth missions that get old fast. Start at point A, sneak past an army of enemies, end at point B. If you are spotted you can't fight or run for it, you just fail the level. In order to stay hidden you must crouch by pressing and holding the Ctrl button with your pinky finger for long periods of time which becomes uncomfortable after a while. Adding stealth kills or stuns would have made those levels a lot more entertaining. He does have some interesting platforming levels that are kind of fun though. Playing both characters requires you to play through the same map more than once which may put some people off. The routes available and enemy placement are different for each so I didn't mind.
The story, music, and voice acting are top notch (except for Billy, his actor doesn't even try).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun western game June 10, 2008
By Craig
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I agree with the reviewer who said this game is highly underrated. I almost didn't buy it but am so glad I did. The graphics are great, sound and music fit right in. The character development is terrific for a fps. Without spoiling any of the plot, the two main characters are very different and this keeps things interesting since the episodes interchange between them. Great story also. After a few episodes you begin to care about what happens to them and want to play to the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Underrated September 15, 2007
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The most underrated game this year. Excellent graphics. Fun gameplay. Very good story (as far as stories in video games are concerned). The writing and voice acting didn't suck, which is more than I can say for 95% of the games I've played.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Western December 28, 2009
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have to say that this is the best western I have played since Lucasart's Outlaws. The game is definately unique and has a mixed pace throughout the game. I found myself struggling to keep up at times and at other times I found myself having to think through the game pretty hard. This is a difficult game and if your looking for that action buzz, this isn't the game for you. This is a very story driven game with lots of landscapes and different situations to deal with. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because, as some other reviewers have mentioned, you get very little chance to explore the scenery. However, I know for a fact this is something they remedied in the second game. This game blows GUN out of the water and, for the record, Gun is a horrible western.

I regret having found this game as late as I have. I actually ended up playing the sequel before this one so unless there are others out there in a similiar situation, I doubt my review will mean much to anyone. However, pick this game up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
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Call of Juarez is a very interesting game.
Allows you to the play and work with other characters and places.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not So Good
Lousy graphics, dumb story, not very fun at all. However, no freeze-ups or hiccups. I played it for a while and then just gave up on it. Read more
Published on December 15, 2012 by M. Wieczorek
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Game
It's a decent, older game. I was looking for something to save me from boredom for a few days and I was able to buy this with a $5 credit I had.
Published on December 8, 2012 by BillG
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Seller
Fast delivery and just as described. The game was very good and brand new. I loved the story and would recommend this game to others.
Published on November 17, 2012 by Tomas S. Perez
3.0 out of 5 stars Read why it gets 3 stars
Ubisoft a while back pushed a big sale for DRM-free versions of some of its games. This game gets 3 stars because while it deserves 5, it came with a serial code and a serial... Read more
Published on November 13, 2012 by CymTyr
1.0 out of 5 stars Product Key To Long Does Not Work
Product Key To Long And Does Not Work.Need Key To Play Downloads.Send Key That Works Even If Its A Hack Key.
Published on July 9, 2012 by Phantomworrier
1.0 out of 5 stars Compare to Outlaws? Think again.
This game is completely lame. To compare it to Outlaws is a shame. Don't be fooled by the reviews that put this game in the same league. It ain't.
Published on May 25, 2012 by S. Bayha
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