Polish game designers Techland have chosen to go back in time for this FPS prequel. Bound in Blood follows feuding brothers Ray and Thomas McCall from the American Civil War right the way through to their tragic search for the Lost Treasure of Cortez in Mexico.
The Call of Juarez games are heavily influenced by iconic westerns and aim to give the player the best gaming experience of its kind. The graphics are certainly up to scratch and the characters of Ray and Thomas are suitable grizzled, scarred and gruff. The story begins with the brothers in a fierce stand-off against each other before flashing back to the Civil War where Ray is searching on the frontline for Thomas. You must play as Ray in the first chapter, though you can play as Thomas and replay missions from his perspective later on.