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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Call Of Juarez: The Cartel Review

Tom Silkstone
Action Games, PC games, PS3 games, Techland, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games
Call of Juarez: The Cartel

I wasn't particularly impressed by the last two instalments of the Call Of Juarez series, the first game annoyed me so much that I got rid of it as quickly as possible, whereas the demo for the second game was quite enough for me, so I shrugged off the announcement of the third game in the series, that is until I found out it was moving out of the Old West into a modern day setting and you'd get to take on The Cartel. Images of a cool shooter plonked in the middle of a Robert Rodriguez style world entered my mind and I got a little bit excited and curious in equal measure, but was I right to do so?

The story behind the game is average at best and throws members of various law enforcement agencies into a special task force, and as you can imagine there's a fair amount of distrust between them. It won't blow your mind though because it's very much a paint by numbers action plot that holds no surprises whatsoever. The campaign's a fairly decent length and chances are you'll go back and play through it a couple of time to fill in the gaps with all the playable characters' story threads, unless of course you've had enough of things the first time round.

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