Just Cause Reviews (PlayStation 2)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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4Players.de (Sep 21, 2006)
Bereits auf der E3 konnte mich Just Cause in den Bann ziehen. Dann kam die Vorschau-Version und fesselte mich trotz kleiner Bugs und Probleme ans Pad. Und die finale Fassung? Die präsentiert sich als wohltuende Ergänzung im „Open World“-Genre, das bislang hauptsächlich von Spielen aus dem Hause Rockstar dominiert wird. Die schiere Größe ist bewundernswert, die spielerischen Freiheiten sind ansprechend und die optische Umsetzung vor allem auf PC und 360 eine Augenweide. Will ich mehr Spiele dieser Art? Ja! Will ich eine Fortsetzung? Definitiv. Aber die Faszination, die Just Cause anfänglich zusammen mit der beständig hohen Motivation und der prächtigen Kulisse auszeichnet, reicht auf Dauer allerdings nicht, um den Gold-Award einzuheimsen. Dazu müssten auch KI, Nebenmissions-Vielfalt und die Einflussmöglichkeiten auf die Welt mit Umfang und Grafikqualität mithalten.
MAN!AC (Nov, 2006)
Kerninge Popcorn-Action, der es an Spieltiefe fehlt und das nur teils über die Grafik wetmacht.
VicioJuegos.com (Apr 07, 2008)
Just Cause es un título bastante divertido y cuando menos interesante. Una apuesta que podría haber llegado a más por la cierta repetitividad de las misiones y la escasa variedad del juego, que se basa casi explícitamente en numerosos e intensos tiroteos e ir de un sitio para otro con los diversos vehículos a nuestra disposición. Aún así es un buen producto para los seguidores de la fórmula GTA y hay una gran libertad para movernos por las diferentes islas, aunque pocos incentivos para descubrir todos sus secretos.
Softpedia (Oct 23, 2006)
Just Cause is a fun game to play without having the obligations of completing missions in order to proceed through the various environments. The world is yours and any area can be accessible as well as any vehicle, location or weapon. Having a huge fun factor, this game will capture you for a week or till you kill the president. Ending the task will end the game as sooner or later you'll get bored of shooting, driving and gliding.
GameSpot (Sep 21, 2006)
Suspension of disbelief is such a fundamental part of the video game experience that we often take it for granted. Multiple lives and first-aid kits that instantly mend whatever ails you are conventions that we accept without batting an eye, even in games that purport to have realistic settings. That said, Just Cause is a visceral third-person action game with some outrageous action that will require an extra helping of that suspension of disbelief to be able to enjoy. But, if you can get past the infeasibility of a man hanging onto the tail of a flying jet with one hand, you might find a lot to like in Just Cause.
PSX Extreme (Jan 23, 2007)
Just Cause is fun for a little while, and if you get sucked into the atmosphere and style, you just might finish it. But there are too many pitfalls that routinely impede your enjoyment, and while some of it is amusing, we have to realize we're chuckling at problems, not at parts of the game designed to be humorous. It's got a nice overall flavor to it, but the end result is a mostly unfulfilling experience highlighted by several uber-cool stuntman moves and a legitimate sense of freedom. It's just not worth the price of admission, and that holds true for all versions of the game, even the slightly better Xbox 360 and PC versions.
UOL Jogos (Oct 17, 2006)
"Just Cause" é um parente de "Mercenaries", mas inova por trazer cenas de ação absurdas e exageradas. Apesar de ser interessante, faltou ter uma mecânica de jogo mais sólida, controle mais ajustado e com menos erros de programação. Às vezes você morre com coisas bobas, mexendo com os nervos do jogador. Os aspectos técnicos também deixam a desejar, principalmente na edição para PS2. Que na próxima obra a Avalanche consiga aproveitar melhor suas boas idéias.
IGN (Sep 18, 2006)
Just Cause has all of the makings of a great sandbox game. It has a giant, open world with a multitude of environments to explore. There are a huge number of side quests to keep you occupied along with a slew of vehicles and weapons to aid you in your quest to see everything and blow it up. The trouble is that the deeper you delve into the game, the more shallow everything gets and the more prevalent the bugs and faults in the game become. There is fun to be had with Just Cause, but it doesn't last long enough to warrant more than a rental.
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 27, 2006)
Si sur les autres supports, on pouvait comprendre que les avis divergent, sur PS2, les choses sont claires. Avec en prise en main mal calée et en réalisation aux fraises, tout le potentiel du jeu s'évapore.