Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review by bone21

31 Jul 2011 31 Jul 2011
3 13 0
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the lastest installment of the Call of Juarez series. Unlike its predecessors, Cartel is set in a modern day environment where you play as one of three members in a U.S. - led joint task force trying to bring down a violent drug cartel.

It's a shooter but has aspects of the driving and RPG genres as well. The fact that the game breaks up shooting, interrogating, and car chases in a strategic fashion makes it stand out among others. Also, the three characters (Eddie, Ben, and Kim) are very likable and eventually you will grow attached to them.

Graphics aren't the best, but the gameplay and fluidity more than make up for it, even when playing in co-operative mode. Framerate is solid, even with explosions and gunfire erupting there isn't even a hiccup. Multiplayer is also a great addition, adding a competitive atmosphere to the great single player/co-op experience - where police and criminals face off in missions to see which side comes out on top.

Above all, this game is a great package: intriguing story, fantastic gameplay, and last but certainly not least, easy achievements. If I could give this game an extra star, I would.