Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is the latest cowboy title to hit this round of consoles. The first title in the series, simply called Call of Juarez, released in 2006 on the Xbox 360 and was met with positive reviews. Bound in Blood is a prequel, set before the events of the original Call of Juarez title. The game places you in the shoes of Thomas and Ray McCall, former Confederate soliders who deserted the Civil War to protect their home from the Union forces.
Both brothers feature different gameplay perks, such as Ray's ability to use the portable Gatling gun, and Thomas' ability to use the lasso. Both brothers bring great gameplay elements to the table, with Ray being the more powerful one, and Thomas being the more stealthy one. The game is full of action-packed set pieces, allowing the player to do everything from blasting soldiers with pistols while riding on a horse to shooting cannons at soldiers as they cross a river. The action in this game is non-stop, all the way until the very end.