Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (BiB) is a sequel that actually serves as a prequel to 2007’s Call of Juarez. It tells the tale of two brothers Ray and Thomas McCall on the run from the law after they abandon the Confederate army to protect their family. Of course their general treats this as an act of treason and is hell bent on wiping them off of the face of the earth.


Bound in Blood’s plot unfolds really well thanks to some stellar voice acting by all the lead  characters.

During this period they happen to meet up with a Mexican outlaw called Juarez who appeals to their greedy side with stories of the legendary God of Juarez. If greed wasn’t bad enough you even have lust coming into the picture with the arrival of Juarez’s girlfriend who somehow appeals to both Thomas and Ray causing a rift in-between two brothers.  Finding himself in the middle of all this depravity is Thomas and Ray’s younger brother, a man of God who believes in non violence and the path of righteousness. This plot unfolds really well thanks to some stellar voice acting by all the lead  characters.

Gameplay in BiB is pretty much your standard first person shooter fare with a bit of variety sprinkled in as both characters have their distinctive play styles. Ray is the more aggressive one of the lot so his segments mainly involve killing everything that can pretty much move. He can also absorb more damage and carry heavy weapons making him an ideal choice for your first play through. Thomas on the other hand relies on stealth to a certain extent and is equipped with throwing knives and a bow and arrow (among other weapons) that help him kill silently. He’s also a better shot than Ray and that allows him to wield scoped rifles.

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