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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 PDA - basically the equivalent of the Escape button and Map button all-in-one
Just Cause Windows GTA like racing with speedboats
Just Cause Windows Villages and villas are captured by destroying enemy blockades
Just Cause Windows Armored transport can take lot of punishment

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 (19792)

The Press Says Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90 Xbox 360 Sep 20, 2006 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Sep 25, 2006 4.25 out of 5 85
PC Action Windows Oct 01, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Shooterplanet Windows Oct 04, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Age Xbox 360 2006 B 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 26, 2006 72 out of 100 72
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68 Xbox Sep 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55


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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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