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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.

Screenshots

Just Cause Windows Running from helicopter
Just Cause Windows GTA like racing with speedboats
Just Cause Windows PDA - basically the equivalent of the Escape button and Map button all-in-one
Just Cause Windows PDA - political map: provides information controlling political factions in the land.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "JC" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Play.tm Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PGNx Media Xbox Oct 15, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.de Xbox 360 Sep 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Windows 2006 8 out of 10 80
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Sep 20, 2006 13 out of 20 65
FZ Windows Oct 06, 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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