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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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  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: 20 out of 57
  2. Negative: 17 out of 57
  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. Feb 27, 2022
    8
    If Micheal Bay ever made a video game, it would be this. You don't buy this game for the story, you buy it to just blow **** up. The grapplingIf Micheal Bay ever made a video game, it would be this. You don't buy this game for the story, you buy it to just blow **** up. The grappling hook and the infinite parachuting gives you tons of opportunities to try out new way to interact with vehicles and environment which make this game so much fun. The explosions are quite good if you compare it to the standards of those times but the voice acting and story are very poor. You are a one-man army removing a dictator from a country by blowing everything that you can lay your eyes on. Disclaimer - Do not play this game before your Physics exam. Expand
  4. MikeL.
    Oct 8, 2006
    7
    Just Cause isn't bad at all. It's just over-the-top action with realism as an afterthought. When you play it, though, you realize Just Cause isn't bad at all. It's just over-the-top action with realism as an afterthought. When you play it, though, you realize it could have been so much more. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2007
    5
    A mediocre game at best. Buggy AI,. Graphics become insanely choppy on a multi-processor or hyper-threaded processor box. The fix involves A mediocre game at best. Buggy AI,. Graphics become insanely choppy on a multi-processor or hyper-threaded processor box. The fix involves alt-tabbing out, and changing the processor affinity via Windows Task Manager, a problem still unacknowledged by the publisher. Poorly tested mission goals force you to dump your nice vehicle and solve the problem in the way that the developer imagined. Plays like a console port, no PC save function, must hike back to a save point before exiting the game. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2021
    4
    This game is fun only for first few hours, than its repetitive and not really technically great too. Not worth playing.
  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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