The Wild West is a theme that has been pursued rarely in gaming. Besides Rockstar's Red Dead franchise, few Wild West games have been accompanied by critical or commercial success. Gun, by Neversoft, and Call of Juarez, by Techland, were perhaps the highest-profile games of this genre during this generation. Even though they introduced some interesting concepts, the execution was unfortunately not up to par. Fortunately, Techland hasn't given up, releasing a prequel to the original Call of Juarez, subtitled Bound in Blood. The game builds on the quick-draw and "bullet-time" mechanics that the first game introduces and manages to transcend the faults of its predecessor to create a fun and entertaining Wild West-related experience.