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Just Cause

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
74
2.4
Windows
71
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Xbox 360
73
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Description

You are Rico Rodriguez, a CIA-agent who is sent to the small Island of San Esperito to start a revolution and bring down the current regime under the rule of General Salvador Mendoza.

After you jumped out of the airplane and helped your local contact survive an attack by gang members, you have - much like GTA: San Andreas - the freedom to do what you want. The complete island is accessible from the beginning and you can either follow the main storyline, engage in side-missions, or collect items all over the place. To help the revolution you can also drive the government out of the individual sectors on the island. This is accomplished by a three-stages fight in which you have to go up against a huge army of government forces.

As a fully trained agent, Rico can also perform many stunts. He has always an parachute equipped which he can open whenever he has enough speed. So he often uses cars or bikes as a jump-pad and then sails smoothly into the sunset.

But of course he cannot impress the evil regime with that, so he also has access to a wide range of weapons from pistols with unlimited ammo to rocket launchers and machine guns. Rico is also trained to drive everything that has an engine, from a normal bike to a fully-armed military helicopter.

Screenshots

Just Cause Windows Flying to the sunrise
Just Cause Windows Houses are not much use but at least you get a helicopter
Just Cause Windows Running from helicopter
Just Cause Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "JC" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Just Cause? Lost Cause... Windows D Michael (221)
GTA meets Oblivion, but the game is Grandly Oblivious Windows Indra is here (19677)

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2006 81 out of 100 81
MAN!AC Xbox 360 Nov, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Oct, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
GameSpot Windows Sep 21, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
IGN Windows Sep 26, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Games Radar Xbox Sep 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Windows Oct 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Just Cause appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

The box art emulates the famous photograph of Che Guevara taken by the Cuban photographer Alberto Korda. A fitting choice as this game also deals with the overthrowing of a dictatorial regime.

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