Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"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!
A Solid Startsycomantis1991 | May 28, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
The original Just Cause definitely isn't the superb sandbox extravaganza that'd launch the franchise into the public subconscious. That being said, it's still a fun game that establishes the formula that its sequel would take to the next level. It's a fun open world but it has areas that limit you within the story. The gameplay isn't exactly fine-tuned, and the AI is terribly incompetent. Overall, it's a fun game, but it doesn't hold up next to Just Cause 2.
Give me back my 2007!gagarin | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all gagarin's reviews »
Ooh, this is a very interesting game. Was in 2006-07. But now, things are a little different. Open World is almost empty. Enemies stupid and kill them easier than kill a turtle in Mario. Graphics outdated. But, nevertheless, this game was the basis for the second part, in which the game is already much better. So, if you've never played it - it is worth the stay. Travel around the island by car, 200 times open the parachute and kill 400 pieces of bad guys - the day was not in vain. Retro is in vogue now. PS Please do not call this game a clone of GTA.
Open world. Script free playyngdr | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
JC has a great open world environment, a huge landscape to explore or exploit. The graphics are great for a game made in '06. The style is freedom, freedom to use whatever means you can to finish a mission, cars, boats, planes, choppers, and the landscape. Controls are a bit clunky and the aiming is off a bit, and there's the over use of your grappling hook to get around. Grab it on sale and it's a few hours worth playing.
It's about having funDemilisz | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
While other sandboxes tries to be a serious games with serious plot, Just Cause is different. Plot? You work for The Agency and comes to banana republic called San Esperito with one mission - overthrow ruling dictator. There are missions that follow the plot and are mostly about weakening the government, but the true power lies in freedom as you help local guerrilla to liberate cities and one of narcocartels with "liberating" villas from their rivals. You can travel in one of many vehicles that moves by land, air or water. And God protect San Esperito citizens when you get something with big guns. Game still looks good, and while you can't liberate entire country at ones (you need to proceed with plot missions before provinces become available for liberation) and side missions are very repetitive, the Just Cause is worth it's price.
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.