Hooked Gamers writes: "The 7 hours that I spent to finish Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood was on the short side, but every moment of it was very enjoyable. Well, maybe not every moment: some were spent in utter frustration. Showdowns with end bosses appear on a regular basis and the mechanics for these were well intentioned but ill-conceived. The showdowns are more a matter of chance than of skill so it is chance that lets you progress to the next chapter. My patience really ran out with two of the last three end bosses. Still, this comparatively small blemish on an otherwise great game can easily be forgiven when you look at everything else that the game has to offer. Great gameplay, a unique Western setting and a gripping story with more twists than the Mississippi river make this shooter stand out of the Shooter crowd".