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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 Sometimes you just shoot while others do the driving
Just Cause Windows You get briefed by some woman... Characters aren't Just Cause's strong point.
Just Cause Windows Houses are not much use but at least you get a helicopter
Just Cause Windows Lots of  guns laying around

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 (19671)

The Press Says Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PGNx Media Xbox Oct 15, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2006 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 25, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Xbox Sep 21, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot Windows Sep 21, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72 PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2008 71 out of 100 71
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Oct 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Pro-G Xbox 360 Sep 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55


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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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