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"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" - CheatCC.com
"_loads of fun once you start getting creative with the game's stunt system and fiddling with some of the more hilarious options. _" - AtomicGamer.com
Your world…Your rules! In Just Cause, you are a field operative and specialist in regime change backed by a top US secret government agency who will overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. The rogue South American state is suspected of stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction, and it’s your mission to negate the threat this poses to world peace. It could be to your advantage that the 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 assignments however you want: playing the island’s factions against one another, inciting a rebellion among the masses and building alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. The action takes place in an incredibly detailed game world which consists of over 250,000 acres of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities and villages. The island can be explored by land, sea and air, as you will have at your disposal one of the most varied and exciting array of vehicles ever seen in a video game.
Freeform game-play – approach missions in any way you like, or break off from the fight and enjoy exploring the islands.
Over 250K acres of land to explore, the largest environment ever seen in a game!
Over-the-top Stunts – jump from vehicle-to-vehicle, parasail, skydive and base-jump…
Massive selection of vehicles – over 100 of the most varied, exciting array of land, sea and air vehicles ever seen in a video game.
Avalanche Engine ™ – procedurally generated landscape delivers a huge, beautiful, detailed world while eliminating loading times.
Wealth of missions – story missions, side-missions, bonus missions and many more; ensuring plenty of action spread throughout the islands.
Support team – Sheldon and Kane, two CIA field operatives, will provide you with reconnaissance info, extraction and vehicle drops.
Fly. The best way to explore San Esperito is by air!
Refreshingly freeiamstillbroke | May 4, 2014 | See all iamstillbroke's reviews »
Sandbox games are sometimes thinly-disguised linear trots through the same game. However, it can safely be said that Just Cause does not care for those conventional rules. As stereotypically macho the story is, gameplay-wise it does break some sandbox rules without even batting an eyelash. Airplanes, gun-mounted combat, and parachutes aren't usually seen in missions until the latter portion of games, but this brings everything in within the first fifteen minutes. It's refreshing how it has the audacity to show minstrelsy in an age where such acts are relegated to cheapness. Admittedly, it goes for cheap thrills at some parts, especially when you get the grappling hook, but the fact that it doesn't slow down to attempt justification is fun. Clunky aiming, unyielding moving mechanics, and rather tedious side missions hamper an otherwise insanely fun experience.
Huge world with unrealistic but entertaining gameplay.homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Just Cause on paper is a good concept even though it copies off the freedom of GTA, the environment of Farcry, and the gameplay of Mercinaries. With its lush and fairly pretty graphics the Island looks great and is very large. Speaking of the large island, another perk is there are no loading times while just playing around and not doing missions or side quests. The side quests are very repetitive but can be set aside if you keep failing and want to do another side mission. Driving mechanics aren't too shabby but the view and cinematic feel of it and most of the stunts in the game are cool and makes you feel as if your in a movie at times. While the cinematic driving can be exciting at times it is also boring to have to drive from little province to province with the world being as big as it is. The story of Just Cause is pretty much Mercs with a revolution on a Carribean Island. On the higher settings I frequently crashed but when run on medium all ran smooth even though the AI is brainless and often grenade their own soldiers. If you can overlook the stupid AI and difficult aiming system, Just Cause is a nice looking addition to your collection of PC Games.
Weird GTA-style game in South America sauceQuillan | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all Quillan's reviews »
I dislike a bit this game, I found it a bit too weird for my taste and a sort of betrayal of my expectations. At first it seems a sort of GTA-style game with different setup (a Central/South American's Banana Republic), with lot of things to explore, try and overcome... but at the end, it lacks something that can push you to complete the game itself. It becomes a bit boring and repetitive, too many times you have your eyebrows up and down seeing some very too-much-incredible and unrealistic situations depicted in game. It has also strong point, like the graphics (very good when it was released), in-game control (especially for vehicles), some part of the story are really amusing... but in the end, I won't play it again (instead , for example, I restarted more than once GTA III/SA... just to say).
Great funrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Just Cause is mental. If you want to jump off a pier on a motorbike and crash into the sea where you swim across to a jungle you can do just that. The gameplay, although dated, is very fun and involving. However the graphics are very dated and Just Cause 2 would provide a smoother and more graphically pleasing game. The sounds involved in the game are adequate and provide a decent soundtrack. If you have the extra money you should get the sequel (Just Cause 2) but if you want to try out the series and would like to spend a bit less go grab the first game, you wont be disappointed
Not better than GTA, but it's closeJimmysil | Sept. 17, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »
People often compare this game with games from GTA series. Yes it is another open world game, where you can drive around the whole map and do what you wanna do. The GTAs feel more real, and Just Cause is more funny.
One thing that really took my breath away, by the time this game was released, was the look of the game world. It is just beautiful. The sky, sea, and the islands, it all look great. You feel like you are on vacation. But it's even better, because here you can fly jets, drive quadbikes, and use your parachute ten times in a row.