Call of Juarez: The Cartel

  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
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  • Secret agendas smartly link the gameplay with the story.
  • Challenges give coop play a competitive edge.
  • Many levels offer room to maneuver.


  • Lots of bugs and glitches.
  • Overdone, distracting blur effect.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 35

Pathetic guns, horrible characters and stupid enemies. It’ll take a loaded bong to get through this...

By on 45

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a poor change of pace for the franchise. Taking the story into modern times seems to have robbed it of its passion and charm, replacing it with asinine characters and more cuss words than an Al Pacino flick. It’s not the...

By GameSpot on

Call of Juarez: The Cartel proves that good ideas mean little when they don't have a solid foundation to support...

By on 60

The latest instalment of Juarez is rough around the edges, highly linear, and slightly broken in some respects - notably the poor driving and fist fighting mechanics. Yet there are positive facets too, as the story, presentation and pacing are all...

By PC Advisor on 20

The option for co-op throughout the campaign and the occasional freedom to just get on with it doesn't make up for the terrible setting, dialogue, storyline and characters....

By Strategy Informer on 40

After two unspectacular but well-received Call of Juarez games set in the Old West, fans like myself were really hoping Techland would knock it out of the park with the third instalment and produce their best Western FPS ever. Well, they haven’t. It’s...

By GameZone on 55

Well, this is a classic example of how the execution fails to live up to the concept. Each character has their faults, and they could have built off of these weaknesses to develop characters who you truly can root for in the game. Instead, what...

By on 50

A kernel of originality found in cooperative play is lost in this otherwise uninspired and thoroughly mediocre first-person shooter. For example, in one mission I was instructed to go after an important suspect escaping a firefight while my partners...

By Cheat Code Central on 62

The folks at Techland had some truly great ideas for Call of Juarez: The Cartel. In today's shooter market, frankly, it's a huge relief not to be shooting aliens or fighting in a full-scale military conflict. And besides avoiding those pitfalls, The...

International Review By ComputerBase on

Der Setting-Wechsel von „The Cartel“ hätte durchaus klappen können: Die Idee, das altehrwürdige „Call of Juarez“ im Neo-Western-Style in den Drogenkrieg des Hier und Jetzt zu verlegen, ist auf dem Papier so verkehrt nicht. Gepaart mit einer soliden...

International Review By on

The Cartel ist so ziemlich das Gegenteil seiner beiden Vorgänger, denn das waren Spiele. Dieses Monstrum hingegen ist alles, aber nicht unterhaltsam. Es bietet furchtbare künstliche Intelligenz, eine zerstückelte Handlung, einen Haufen zickiger...

International Review By on 40

Alla älskar en underdog, men vem älskar en medelmåtta? Call of Juarez-spelen var kanske inga bländande mästerverk men, oj, vad det är kul med vilda västern. Dramatiska bankrån, vilda pistoldueller och tjoande cowboys mot den blodröda solnedgången....

International Review By OnlineWelten on 55

Was ist nur aus Call of Juarez geworden? Irgendwie bestürzt es mich, diese Entwicklung mit anzusehen. Der Vorgänger hat mir schließlich unglaublich viel Spaß bereitet, auch wenn ich zuvor kaum etwas mit dem Western-Setting anfangen konnte. Die...