Just Cause

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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.


Just Cause Windows Running from helicopter
Just Cause Windows Title screen
Just Cause Windows Villages and villas are captured by destroying enemy blockades
Just Cause Windows Sometimes you just shoot while others do the driving

Alternate Titles

  • "JC" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Play.tm Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Xbox Sep 21, 2006 83 out of 100 83
PC Action Windows Oct 01, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GamingTrend Xbox Oct 19, 2006 466 out of 600 78
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Gaming Age Xbox 360 2006 B 75
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 29, 2006 13 out of 20 65
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2006 9 out of 20 45


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1001 Video Games

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


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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