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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 - political map: provides information controlling political factions in the land.
Just Cause Windows PDA - basically the equivalent of the Escape button and Map button all-in-one
Just Cause Windows Flying to the sunrise
Just Cause Windows Running from helicopter

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Alternate Titles

  • "JC" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Windows Sep 21, 2006 84 out of 100 84 Xbox Sep 21, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 360 Oct, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Shooterplanet Windows Oct 04, 2006 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 25, 2006 78 out of 100 78
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Oct 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Gameslave UK Xbox 360 Oct 23, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55 PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2006 9 out of 20 45


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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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