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Just Cause






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Just Cause





Just Cause offers the freedom to tackle your assignments however you want.

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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.

Key Features:

  • 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!

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Square Enix
Avalanche Studios
Square Enix
Friday, September 22, 2006
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Minimum Requirements
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Pentium IV 1.4 GHz (or AthlonXP 1700+)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with Shader Model 1.1 (GeForce 4ti 4200 / Radeon 9500)
  • 100% DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card 16-bit and latest drivers
  • 5.8 GB free disk space
  • 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible Mouse and Keyboard
  • Note: Laptops & Integrated graphic cards may function but are not supported.
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Reviews for Just Cause

Huge open-world!

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.

Great for open world exploring

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.

A Solid Start

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!

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 play

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.

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