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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 Houses are not much use but at least you get a helicopter
Just Cause Windows Running from helicopter
Just Cause Windows You get briefed by some woman... Characters aren't Just Cause's strong point.
Just Cause Windows Armored transport can take lot of punishment

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Alternate Titles

  • "JC" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Sep 21, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 29, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Game Freaks 365 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Sep 25, 2006 78 out of 100 78
PC Powerplay Sep 27, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Games Finder Feb 08, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Sep 21, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Sep 26, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
UOL Jogos Oct 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Sep 21, 2006 12 out of 20 60


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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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Sicarius (61639) added Just Cause (Windows) on Sep 23, 2006
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