Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a Western-themed first-person shooter video game in the Call of Juarez series. Announced at PAX 2012, it released on May 22, 2013, via Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Unlike its predecessor, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, it is set in an Old West setting and features three unique game modes (story, arcade and duel) while the setting is the life story of a bounty hunter named Silas Greaves.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a linear first-person shooter game. Like the previous Call of Juarez games, the game consists of completing objectives to progress through the game. Staple gameplay to the series consists the bullet-time ability and the gunslinger duels. A novel element is the ability to occasionally dodge bullets via a quick time event.
The player can earn experience points and level up his skills, specializing in either dual pistols, shotguns, or rifles.
Scattered throughout the game are pick-ups called "Nuggets of Truth", which recount the historical truths related to Silas' tales.
The game's levels are flashbacks of the life Silas Greaves, who is an unreliable narrator. As his audience challenges the lies and inconsistencies in his tales, Silas revises his story, which results in abrupt changes to game environment (such as the sudden appearance and disappearance of an Apache army). This mechanic allows the game to recycle sections of the game with minor alterations.