CALL OF JUAREZ: GUNSLINGER
PS3/PSN (also on Xbox 360/XBLA, PC)
believe in Mr Greaves...
...although it’d be easy enough to
accuse him of being full of shit, considering the yarns he spins.
We’re talking Silas Greaves, a Wild West (we’re not sure if that
should actually be capitalised, but whatever) bounty hunter. He’s
stopped off saloon-side to wet his whistle, and is urged to regale
various barflies of his escapades with the most infamous outlaws of
all time. Or at least of his day, for this was 100-plus years ago
and a lot of utter, utter despotic bastards have been and gone
It’s a great excuse for a kit-load of all guns
blazing, Tarantino-styled first-person action, as you play out often
questionable reminiscences. They have a habit of morphing
occasionally as haze clears, but the most important thing to
acknowledge is that you get to shoot lots of lowdown varmint
This is accomplished in various towns, with
various weapons, various varmints and the occasional duel. From
Billy the Kid to Jesse James, you’re out to do your bountiful duty.
As is just the way with these things, the more you progress, the
more you can upgrade. The more you upgrade, the more accurate and
deadly you’ll become. Dang!
Outside this linear-but-nice tall
tale mode there’s also pure arcade fun to be had, still stalking
about ducking and covering to shoot thine enemies in their bonces
(or anywhere else, but headshots are where the scores are).
Pure cowboys and, erm, those whom cowboys shoot at, and packed with
fucktonnes of classic boomsticks, this is a literal and figurative
blast. It looks great, it sounds great and if it were on a physical
disc it’d stay crunchy in milk. Only an uneven difficulty curve
annoyed us, but then we might just be utterly shit at this FPS
Do you have another opinion? La-la-la-la,