"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!
It gets points for trying?Kaieh1234 | April 24, 2013 | See all Kaieh1234's reviews »
Just Cause is a game I have restarted about 5 times, on PC and XBOX in an effort to try and finish, its a game that I almost feel sorry for, because I want to like it, but it makes this very difficult for me to do so.
Rico and his parachute that fires out of his back every time hes more than 5 feet off the air, really got to me, very quickly, although it can be useful when actually falling from massive heights, as intended.
The aiming accuracy is absolutely horrendous, although the fact you can hijack vehicles by clinging onto them and following them with a parachute and dive onto them, was highly amusing to me for the first few times.
I think it's worth a try if you want to have a little bit of silly fun, it's pretty cheap and you most likely wont regret it if you're into your open world games such as GTA.
Great in it's Genre.DonVercetti | Feb. 2, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »
In the first game of the Just Cause franchise, you play Rico Rodriguez, an undercover CIA agent who enjoys overthrowing governments. His next destination: San Esperito. This South American island is busy storing WMD, and that's something the CIA does not enjoy, nor does Rico! I remember when this game came out back in '06. I've spend a lot of hours in this title, more than I have put in the follow up title Just Cause 2, and that says something!
Fun, but repetitiveLekes | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
The land is enormous, the graphics are now a bit dated, but absolutely not bad. The best part about this game is the way stunts work. Allowing me to drive off a cliff in a burning car, narrowly escape the explosion by jumping to and commandeer a nearby military helicopter all the while the chasing police cars fly by, both plays and looks great. It really makes you feel like a super secret agent. Unfortunately it's not all good, the main story is somewhat dull, and the side missions get repetitive real quick.
Just Cause - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 7, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
The spectacle found in Just Cause is really high levels: those that are typical possibility of a free roaming title as the means to steal the title of Eidos implements the novelty of actions worthy of the best action movies with our Rodriguez that goes on the roof of a car and jump on another medium, or clings on the wing of a plane and dives in the air as if nothing had happened. From this point of view, Just Cause truly represents a breakthrough in terms of freedom of action seen that we can use any possible solution to complete a mission. Though not too original quests (secondary ones are not necessary, but enable us to have at our disposal new tools and weapons) to be completed are quite varied, solved in different ways and the required achievements of the strongholds of the government with the guerrillas or drug traffickers have certainly appeal rather high. Unfortunately, the gameplay is not able to reach all the quotes present in GTA: too little convincing the driving of vehicles with answers "inconsistent" between half and one and during the shootings the interaction takes place in an excessively rough and intelligence artificial proves very little intelligent.
Good gameLippe1989 | Dec. 26, 2012 | See all Lippe1989's reviews »
Just Cause is not a brilliant game. Even Just Cause 2 is not a brilliant game 2. But I think that in the second case they worked more to give us a better experience with better gameplay and graphics. The open world is also bigger. But it does not make the first one a bad game. It is a game from the beginnig of this generation. So, it is not very well polished and fails in some parts. But it gives you a experience interesting to be a man, a kind of crazy hero that solves a lot of things. Sometime will solve things that the story asks for, sometimes will solve things based on your own interests. That is the big point. Like Grand Theft Auto and other games you will have an open world to go and will be able to do a lot of things even shoot someone or stole a car. As I said the game is not very polished and the gameplay is different if we compare with what we play. But it is a good experience. I recommend.