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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Techland
Release Date: July 19, 2011 (US), July 22, 2011 (EU)

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'Call of Juarez: The Cartel' (ALL) Facts & Features - New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on March 3, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. PST

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an FPS that brings the lawlessness of the Old West into present day. You'll embark on a bloody road trip from Los Angeles to Juarez, Mexico immersing yourself in a gritty plot with interesting characters and a wide variety of game play options.

Get the Call of Juarez: The Cartel [ALL] Trailer off WP (90mb)

Call of Juarez: The Cartel keeps the unique themes of the Wild West intact while taking gamers on an action-packed adventure set in present day. As with past Call of Juarez games, Call of Juarez: The Cartel is from inception to execution, a Western shooter.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel has a deep and gritty storyline that begins with a fictional drug cartel bombing a U.S. law enforcement agency, devastating the building and killing hundreds of people. The attack is a surprise, leading the U.S. to believe that cartel members had somehow infiltrated federal agencies.


In a last-ditch effort, the U.S. puts together a special task force to hunt down and stop the drug cartel. The task force consists of:

  • Kim Evans, a gang-affiliated street kid-turned-FBI agent
  • Eddie Guerra, a DEA agent with a chronic gambling habit
  • Ben McCall, a brutal LAPD detective and descendant of Ray McCall from the original Call of Juarez

As the task force trio searches for the head of the cartel, they're confronted with a variety of challenges that take them on a journey from Los Angeles, California, through Arizona and New Mexico to Juarez, Mexico. To complicate things further, Kim, Eddie and Ben each have personal challenges and demons to face, resulting in a complex and high-adrenaline gaming experience driven by a rich storyline.


Key features include:

  • Three player online co-op with Kim Evans, Eddie Guerra and Ben McCall
  • Gamers can play the entire campaign with each of the three characters; each character has his/her own unique story and ending
  • Huge selection of weapons including pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, anti-air weapons and more
  • Wide variety of maps and missions including punitive raids, witness protection, undercover missions, and car chases

Additional information will be revealed soon, including details about multiplayer and a twist on the three-player co-op storyline.


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