I recently got the previous game Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood out of the way, all ready to experience what Call of Juarez: The Cartel had to offer!
I probably need not have bothered, as any resemblance between this and the previous Juarez game is merely coincidental. Most obvious difference, is that The Cartel is set in a modern world, and no longer in a cowboy Western setting.
Very much created to be a co-op experience, you can play as one of three characters, all of whom take themselves way too seriously. The game is incredibly badly programmed and very buggy, but not quite to the level of being broken or unplayable (remember Dark Void?).
Despite all this, I actually enjoyed the gameplay and soon found myself wanting to play the game and reach the story’s conclusion, though I could do without the constant swearing! The ability to play the game three times over and online co-op also gives the game some long-term use, though I don’t really see myself picking up and playing the game again anytime soon.
It’s not great, it may not be any good, but it aint altogether unplayable. In term of mindless gaming, Call Of Juarez: The Cartel is the king!
score: 6 out of 10.