Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC) (2013)

Overview: Western-themed first-person shooter. Fourth game in the Call of Juarez series.

Silas Greaves

Special Game Mechanics:
Concentration - slows down time; the amount of concentration is built up by shooting enemies
Skill Trees - gather experience and level up, put points into three available skill trees to customize style of play
Dodge - opportunity to avoid death when the dodge meter is full
Duel - focus on the enemy and fire when his/her hand reaches for his/her gun

Knocking off another game in my library with a high SteamDB rating, I decided to play Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.*

Setup: Story. Normal.

Steam Game Time: 32 minutes

*Technically I first wanted to play Bioshock, but I didn't have Bioshock Remastered downloaded; so I played Call of Juarez: Gunslinger while waiting for it to download.

+ Narration (reminds of to Bastion (2011))

Skill Tree

+ Great feeling gameplay
+ Incremental instructions
+ Excellent art design and graphics
+ Environment feels realistic
+ A prime example of great story telling in a video game

I only played the first level, but I immediately picked up on the game's quality. Overall, I enjoyed the gameplay experience, especially because of the seemless coupling of narration and gameplay. I noted above that this element reminded me of the narration in action game Bastion, whose narrator sounds like an old man out of a Western.


Overall, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a high-quality shooter and any fan of Western-themed games and first-person shooters should consider picking it up.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC) (2013)

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