Throughout the Call of Juarez series, there are numerous similarities and references to the Western genre.

Call of Juarez SeriesEdit

Easter EggsEdit

  • In Episode VI of Call of Juarez, on the right side of the train, by the cliff is a wooden cross. At the base of the cross is a human skull. This is the only area in the game that this is seen. The cross or skull can be picked up, both of which cause the cross to collapse.
  • In the Aztec Temple in Treasures Hidden in the Sand, on the booby-trapped path, the stones that are "safe" have the Aztec Calendar on them.
  • The secret Wanted Posters scattered throughout the game feature the developers of the game.
  • Ray McCall is featured as a Nugget of Truth in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. He also is seen on an achievement/trophy tile for Call of Juarez: The Cartel.
  • Several achievements in Call of Juarez: The Cartel reference various cop and action movies from the 1970s to 1990s. Notable examples:
    • The achievement "Guns. Lots of Guns", is a quote from the film The Matrix.
    • The achievement "Rubber Duck" is a reference to the 1978 film Convoy (Which is also the mission's name), in which the protagonist is called Rubber Duck.
    • The achievement "Alba Varden" is a reference to a ship of the same name in Lethal Weapon 2.

References to FilmsEdit

References to Television ShowsEdit

References to LiteratureEdit

  • Ray McCall bears more than a passing resemblance to the character Saint of Killers from the Preacher comic series.

References to Real-LifeEdit

  • Billy Candle could be a reference to Billy the Kid who was one of the most infamous outlaws in the West.