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  • Summary: Assume the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez – an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it’s your job to negate the threat to worldAssume the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez – an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it’s your job to negate the threat to world peace. It could be to your advantage that this tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power – it just needs a gentle nudge in the right direction. Just Cause offers the freedom to tackle your assignment however you want: play the island’s factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. The game world consists of 1,225 sq. miles of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities and villages which can be explored by land, sea and air. And you will have at your disposal a varied and exciting array of vehicles, planes and watercraft. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Fans of the Nintendo SNES classic "Pilotwings" will literally jump at the chance to parachute from any of the aircraft for spectacular views of the vast landscape below. There is bound to be a sequel, because this original is so good.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    85
    It's a game that has a Nazi in a gyrocopter as one of your enemies: that's all I really need to say. [Nov 2006, p.82]
  3. PC Zone UK
    82
    In injecting regime change with such sheer raggedy-ass size and balls-out bluster, the developers have joined Rico Rodriguez in pulling off something of a coup. [Dec 2006, p.86]
  4. For the most part, though, Just Cause pulls players along with a promise of bigger and badder weaponry.
  5. Game Informer
    73
    It is a fun game with some cool ideas, just one with its share of problems. If nothing else it tries a few new things, which is more than you can say about many games. [Oct. 2006, p.93]
  6. You’ll have a fun time breaking the law to overthrow a government and not even know who you’re working for.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Just Cause adds some crazy skydiving, car surfing, and a grappling hook that lets you parasail, but its storyline missions are kind of dull and predictable. [Jan. 2007, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 48
  2. Negative: 15 out of 48
  1. PhyL.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    OK so the controls could have done with a bit more work and I really miss gamepad support but this game is FUN. The map is huge with no OK so the controls could have done with a bit more work and I really miss gamepad support but this game is FUN. The map is huge with no loading screens and the draw distence is stunning. First impressions make for a comparison to San Andreas and it fails but after a couple of hours you see it in it's own right and there are many ways it puts GTA to shame. It's hard to understand the negative reviews unless people are basing their judgments on the demo, I can only say that the retail is way better with most of the irritations ironed out. Excellent game. Expand
  2. PeterA.
    Oct 20, 2006
    10
    Great fun and exciting stunts. I've done all the liberations on the entire island.
  3. May 25, 2020
    8
    Game has excess bloom but its understandable because without it, the foliage wont look good at all. The map feels empty, but Avalance did aGame has excess bloom but its understandable because without it, the foliage wont look good at all. The map feels empty, but Avalance did a daring job to make a significantly large map without any loading screens and deserves praise. The story was weak but realistic and believable unlike Jc3 & 4 where you are basically a superhero. The thought of actually travelling the whole map without any in-game restrictions was immensely satisfying for me back in those times when there werent much true open world games set in the tropics. The map was so huge that i often used to play it like a driving simulator by setting up markers on different positions on the map and travelling with vehicles to the predefined location while enjoying the beauty of the landscape that i encountered along the way. Expand
  4. JamieS.
    Sep 24, 2006
    7
    Close .... but not quite. They made a beautiful, interesting, large world that you want to explore only to find it filled with poor animation Close .... but not quite. They made a beautiful, interesting, large world that you want to explore only to find it filled with poor animation and AI. When you first parachute down, you feel like it's black&white ..an enormouse world that opens before you. But in your first gunfight, when a car pulls up on a beach and baddies inside "fade" into view rather than actually getting out, you are disappointed.. and when you're hit with a hundred shots in the gunfight and still not dead, you're incredulous. And it gets worse. In other gunfights, people pop up and down like jack-in-theboxes... How can they make a world that feels and looks so real, then screw it up so badly? Seven points for trying. It's a damn good engine, and you COULD make a good game with it. But you didn't. Better luck next time guys Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2021
    5
    An amazing start for a franchise that will quickly become an unavoidable classic. The map is huge, weapons are varied, gunfights are both epicAn amazing start for a franchise that will quickly become an unavoidable classic. The map is huge, weapons are varied, gunfights are both epic and funny, scenario is decent.
    However your character, Rico, can take an incredible amount of bullets without dying while being rolled on the corner of the foot by a car launched at 2km/h sends him instantly into the other world. Acting is... huh... intense? Well all the characters of this game are overacting. Women only appear for their huge breasts, just as if the players were needy heterosexual males. Vehicules are way too slow for the size of the map. The major thing you will do while playing this game is driving from point A to point B, avoiding multiple cars on the way. Plus some missions only requires to drive even more. Sometimes you wanna cut through jungle to get to destination faster but you will surely end up getting blocked by trees, rocks or impassable climbs. So the game makes sure you take the correct and extremely long route.
    Physics are broken. The save option is awful since you must reach some dumb computer in order to save your game Still playable and sometimes and funny in spite of itself.
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  6. Nov 24, 2013
    3
    If you like GTA, Don't EVER buy this game, it will bug the Hells out of you (Story, graphic, characters motion, music, everythings). Buy SanIf you like GTA, Don't EVER buy this game, it will bug the Hells out of you (Story, graphic, characters motion, music, everythings). Buy San andreas instead. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2014
    0
    It is not a good game for shooting type ,i don't like it.....the soldiers keep on coming here and there ,after even we shoot them .....theIt is not a good game for shooting type ,i don't like it.....the soldiers keep on coming here and there ,after even we shoot them .....the still come again and again .... Expand

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