DescriptionYou 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.
- "JC" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- Genre: Open world / Free-roaming / Sandbox action and driving
- Just Cause series
- Middleware: GameCODA
- PC Gamer Presents Games
- Physics Engine: Havok
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The Press Says
|Gamers.at||Xbox 360||Sep 20, 2006||86 out of 100||86|
|PGNx Media||Xbox||Oct 15, 2006||8.5 out of 10||85|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Oct, 2006||81 out of 100||81|
|Game Freaks 365||Xbox||2006||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Freaks 365||Windows||2006||8 out of 10||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Xbox 360||Sep 25, 2006||8 out of 10||80|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Sep 25, 2006||78 out of 100||78|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox 360||Oct, 2006||7.25 out of 10||72|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Windows||Sep 29, 2006||13 out of 20||65|
|IGN||PlayStation 2||Sep 18, 2006||5.5 out of 10||55|
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TriviaThe 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.
Related Web Sites
- An interview with Just Cause Directors Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg -- by Blogcritics Magazine (8th September 2006)
- Just Cause - The Game -- Official Homepage
- X360A achievement guide -- X360A's achievement guide for Just Cause
PlayStation 2 Credits