If you're ready for a hootin' tootin' good time and prefer your spaghetti of the western rather than bolognese variety, then Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is probably the perfect game for you. In which case, the fact that Zavvi are currently offering the game for just £17.95 will come as welcome news, especially considering the next best price is over £5 more at £23.15.
This prequel to 2007's Call of Juarez is the tale of brothers and sworn enemies Ray and Thomas and tells how they fell from being respectable Confederate soldier to bounty hunters devoid of morals and hungry for treasure. This is a far cry from the Ray that those who have played the original game have come to know; a zealous preacher of the fire and brimstone variety – this is your chance to uncover his tale.
Bound in Blood tells a complex tale of greed, revenge and betrayal with an excellently authentic Western feel, enhanced by a great soundtrack. You can play as either Ray or Thomas, making your way across the Wild West in a flurry of fast paced and exciting gameplay. There are also five modes of fun multiplayer action to keep you occupied and coming back for more.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood suffers from dodgy AI and a single player mode which is far too short. It is also marred by the not-too-infrequent technical and visual glitch which can be a real pain. That said, it is a whole lot of fun and a definite improvement on the original.
Thanks to whizzkid at Hotukdeals!