Call of Juarez - hands-on

Wild weapons of fire and brimstone Western shooter revealed

But it’s the way Call of Juarez spices up gameplay with a wild assortment of weapons and gameplay modes that made our time with Reverend Ray a real blast. The former man of the cloth can whip out his Bible as a weapon. Hit the fire trigger, and he’ll begin reading verses which momentarily stuns surrounding bad guys. It’s one of the most creative weapons we’ve seen in a first-person shooter, and we’re all for it.

The Concentration mode works well for clearing rooms full of thugs. It’s basically a Matrix-like bullet time power that lets you plug bad guys left and right. In one area, we kicked down a door, activated the concentration mode, and took out about four villains with our two pistols.

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