"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!
Just Cause 2 is one of my favourite open world games, and of course it couldn't exist without this title, which is a little rough around the edges, but overall a fun, enjoyable game. Unlike most GTA like games, where you play a criminal, or a cop, or a spiderman wannabe, here you are a secret agent, whose job is to wreak havoc, and just generally make things difficult for the country's leadership. I guess, you kinda do that in every other game, so this one is just more honest about it, but unlike GTA's nice slow driving missions, here the action is non-stop, and you really feel like waging a war,as you fight the corrupt armies of not-CUBA. and, and the grappling hook...it's not as fun as the one in the second game but damn...every game should have at least this version, it's so useful!
Just Cause was one of my favourite open world games when I first played it (and it was one of the best back then). It's quite outdated now and the genre of open world has improved a lot since then. But I still find some good features in that game that I really miss in the new releases. I really liked the music, which is quite memorable ( I don't remember a thing from the music in Just Cause 2). It gives a specific style of the game and somehow relates to the location where the action takes place. I liked how the music changes depending on what you are doing. I still remember when I first got in an airplane and took off. It would not be the same without the flying music theme. I also liked the design of the protagonist. For some reason I relate him to James Bond. It really feels like you are constantly on a mission, even if you are just wandering around. I found amazing the idea of one large "open-world" area with no boundaries and locked zones, in which you can go wherever you want, even in the early stage of the game. I think JC was one of the first games that have that concept of world design. It really felt like an open world game. A lot of the sandbox elements were improved in the second game, but I think that it lost its unique style and got more "generic". That's why I like the first game more. It has its issues (the driving could be better and the story less cliched), but after all, it's an awesome game.
When Just Cause first came out people thought it was going to be just another spin-off of the GTA series. Little did they know. You play Rico Rodriguez, an operative for a secret military organization. Your main job is to overthrow the dictator of an island located in the Caribbean. In order to do so, you have hundreds of missions, hundreds of vehicles, and most importantly, thousands of square kilometers to do so. The map is an absolute beast, compared to other open-world games. The liberty to do anything you want, without having to complete missions is something that everybody will love. I recommend it for hundreds of hours of fun.
This is one of my favorite games to just grab a vehicle and go around exploring the landscape. Planes, cars, boats, it has it all. Plus you can run around killing people and participating in the revolution. Sometimes it is Grand Theft Auto meets Call of Duty. I enjoy the game a lot, but sometimes the controls for driving vehicles on the PC seem to be more difficult than driving vehicles on the Xbox (I have played on Xbox and PC). I generally like shooter type games better on the PC, but sometimes I found the vehicles seemed to be more designed for the console on this game. Still enjoyed it for the PC though, you just need to be careful sometimes.
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.
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