Rated 8 out of 10 by illuminiti84 First Time For The COJ Just as A Hold Over
From Previous versions and ratings of this game COJ in general to make it clear I heard horrible things. Me as a daily game buyer and enthusiasts
I normally do not shake the dice at 59.99 a game but I will confess. Even though the game build feels Windows XP Direct X 10 feel the story packs a great attention span to keep playing. gangs , Money and Deception is what to expect. The Sound is great in my Astro A40 5.8 wireless headsets. Co-op is a bit frustrating to get going but once your in your in. The online play consists of Criminals or Cops in a Team Death match play. To be honest COJ The Cartel is priced too high, The graphics is lacking the real time feel , online gets old but the single player is decent with 3 characters to choose from all with different endings and so forth. I would say a price drop and a nice hold over game until the new releases drop beginning in September with Dead Island.
Rated 3 out of 10 by FormerMarine Not how the west was won
The first in the series was a huge disappointment, but Bound in Blood was surprisingly good, so i checked out the cartel hoping that it would be as good, if not better. Well first off, taking it out of the wild west i think was their first mistake, I didn't feel like i was playing Call of juarez, instead it felt like a generic FPS. The story was just ok, not very memorable and the characters where so bland that it was impossible to form any kind of emotional attachment. The gun play was solid and at times fun, but it was dragged down by predictable levels. To give you an idea this is the break down of every level. Drive a car, walk a little. Fire fight in a few alleys, fire fight inside, fire fight in an alley, shoot out in an open area, and drive again maybe a car chase. There are six different endings to the game, a good and bad for each character but by the time you get maybe 2 of them, the single player wears off. And that brings me to multiplayer, skip it. There is no redeeming feature at all about it. So if you want a solid shooter that every other aspect of it is just eh, just wait till it hits the bargain bin.
Rated 0 out of 10 by sundog123 It's Not Old Western!
The first two Call of Juarez were completely based on the old west. This is modern-day western! The cover art for this CoJ looks promising. But when I saw the trailer, I totally changed my mind. The enemy's your shooting don't have cowboy apparel, horses, or western guns! This game is a modern-day cowboy which means; Car/Horse, modern-day weapons, and modern-day clothing. This game isn't for the people who like Old Western. If you do want to try (or if you like) modern-day western, go right on ahead. It does have great graphics, better controls, and cool gameplay. It's just not for me, but it doesn't mean it's not for you.
Rated 4 out of 10 by PappyOG1 UNREFINED
After painfully playing completely through the campaign in Call of Juarez: the Cartel, I was left extremely disappointed. It was obvious the game was released with numerous problems, including movement through maps, sound issues, AI movement, visibility and more. While the acting was pretty good the repetition of phrases from your partners gets old fast. Nearly all of the cut scenes had voices stepping on one another or even no voices at all just lips moving. During movement while actively shooting the bad guys, your partners are constantly moving and standing in front of you while you try and get a bead on a shooter. They have a habit of standing in a doorway preventing you from moving through or blocking you from getting to cover. The irritating phone calls at the beginning of each level (as part of side missions) really get irritating. The story is good with the predictable twists causing you question the loyalty of your partners. The gameplay over all just feels like a beta and not what a finished product costing $60 should be. I have played all of the games in this series and this one, by far, was the worst. I would not recommend this game as a buy at all. At the most you could rent it and get through it in a day, the multiplayer, at the time I was playing was nearly non-exhistant. There are a lot better titles coming out in the near future, save your money. Cheers my gamer friends!
Rated 0 out of 10 by CravnM0rHeadis Better as a 2 part game
if your like the other dude and thinks ray might be over 100 years old....the 1st Call of Juarez takes place AFTER Bound in Blood....you play as thomas' son and Ray himself and at the end ray dies and thomas dies at the begining and ray thinks thomas' son killed him and they go on a cross country man hunt after him and well just play the 1st two and you will see! the guy on the cover is wearing rays armour so it could be his nefew or some kind of family...The 1st and 2nd had AMAZING STORIES loved them good gameplay BiB multiplayer was good CO-OP would be a nice addtion also
Rated 0 out of 10 by assassinZERO new features?
ive never played the original and i played about 3/4 of bound in blood and i thought it was ok i give it an 8 out of 10 but i have ideas for new features there NEEDS to be 4 player co-op and by the box art it looks like there probably will be and they need to make it ACTUALLY a sandbox game not that stupid open worldish stuff between chapters were you get like 2 missions but i guarentee you it WONT happen and the name is stupid i predict lower sales than the previous entrys but the modern day idea is kinda cool but.....wouldnt ray be like 100 years old?
Rated 0 out of 10 by Celtic1962 Different setting
The original CoJ, while a bit rough around the edges, was still fun and it was great to play in an Old West setting, which was pretty rare at the time. CoJ: BiB was even better as the graphics were much improved and they did away with most of the annoying platforming from the original, along with being able to play as two different characters. The Cartel might end up being a good game as well but one does have to realize this game takes place in today's world, not the Old West so anyone looking for another game in that time period should take that into consideration.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Skullkid1789 Awesome game
there have been a lot of bad reviews for this game but I personally like this call of juarez of any other COJ game. It dosn't the best grapichs but the gameplay really makes up for it. The gameplay is exciting, thrilling, and adventurous. Also with the secert agendas differt for player is fun. The guns are great especially the machine pistol pre- order bonus. Have tried the multiplayer yet but the game as Kim and working on beating it with Eddie,then on to Mcall. I don't care what anybody says this game is a must have!
Rated 8 out of 10 by BornTactician93 Why is everybody hating this?
That question has been in my head ever since i started playing this game. My copy NEVER freezes (got mine pre-owned), the gameplay is amazing, as to be expected from a Call of Juarez title, and the story is pretty darn good! Now the voice acting....... eh, more or less. I'll admit, this game isn't perfect (no game really is), but it's still a game i plan to keep for a long time! If you love COJ in general, shooting, blood, good story, and some hilarity (and nudity).... Buy this game!
Rated 9 out of 10 by ChemLord A fun game for friends with a solid multiplayer
My next stop on the co-op train was COJ: The Cartel.
This game was not exactly what I was expecting, and its wasn't for other people I talked with. It is a game that takes place in modern times as a group of 3 people: an FBI agent, a DEA agent, and a somewhat crazy detective, attempt to discover who is behind an attack on a DEA office by taking on The Cartel. The story is not bad, but it could have been better. Each character has their own unique back story and side missions in each chapter. There are a lot of driving sequences which are not the best parts of the game and there are simply too many of them. The gun combat is fun with a lot of different weapons.
This game is best played with 3 people online. That way each person experiences the story a little differently and has their own views on the whole game. However, I have a serious problem with the co-op in this game. It is a little too competitive for my taste. Kills are recorded and challenges are constantly posed to the group and more experience is given to whoever completes them. This makes the "co-op" more of a competition as people throw away working together and take up running out to the enemies as fast as possible to get the challenge completed before their friends.
I was happy with the competitive multiplayer though, it actually encourages more working together then the campaign does. It is also something new to do then COD and battlefield. I definitely recommend this game if you have some friends to play with, maybe not so much if you are a single player.
~Happy gaming my friends~