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
- Covermount: Level (Romania)
- 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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|4Players.de||Sep 21, 2006||84 out of 100||84|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Oct, 2006||81 out of 100||81|
|PC Action||Oct 01, 2006||81 out of 100||81|
|Shooterplanet||Oct 04, 2006||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Powerplay||Sep 27, 2006||77 out of 100||77|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Sep 26, 2006||72 out of 100||72|
|GameSpot||Sep 21, 2006||7.2 out of 10||72|
|IGN||Sep 26, 2006||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Gamernode||Oct 05, 2006||6.7 out of 10||67|
|UOL Jogos||Oct 17, 2006||60|
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1001 Video GamesJust Cause appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
ReferencesThe 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))
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Just Cause - The Game (Official Homepage)
- Wikipedia: Just Cause (Article about the game in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Just Cause)