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Call of Juarez: The Cartel on 360

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a Shooting game available on the 360. It can be played in Singleplayer Cooperative modes.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.


Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Call of Juarez: The Cartel leaves the old West in favour of a more modern era. Three player co-op and a good range of city and desert locations still distinguish the game, but will the loss of cowboys and real world problems in Juarez could sour things for fans.

There are a lot of horrific situations in the world and the drug trade running through Mexico and the town of Juarez is certainly one of them. Thus it seems like a strange move for developer Techland to move their Call of Juarez series from the old Wild West to a contemporary LA and Mexico. The change moves the franchises away from its defining feature and towards a politically more sensitive setting.
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A collection of our artisan reviewers are playing and reviewing Call of Juarez: The Cartel and will be writing their anecdotal account soon.

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