Just Cause - Xbox 360

Release Date:

September 27, 2006

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Xbox 360 PC

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7.8

Summary:

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez who is a specialist in regime change. The island of San Esperito is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace. This little tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power. Play the island's factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. Explore over 250,000 acres of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities, and villages. The island can be explored by land, sea, and air and at your disposal is one of the most varied and exciting array of vehicles ever seen in a video game.

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Just Cause is a mixture of pulse racing way over the top action and just pure fun. Everything about Just Cause is either massive, highly unlikely or idiotic to the highest degree. You take the part of CIA agent Rico Rodriguez whose mission is to save the inhabitants of San Esperito, a South American island from its corrupt govenment by any means at your disposal, however far fetched. Most of the always over the top action comes when Rico is using his favorite gadgets, these being parachutes and grappling hooks. These he uses to pull off ridiculously designed but hilarious stunts.

There are 21 missions available which can be carried out in any way you wish as there seems to be no specific way of tackling some of the strange and imaginative situations you may be faced with.

With an attention to detail worthy of an old master painting, the graphics are amazing. The weather, the underwater scenery and clouds etc.are almost beautiful enough to frame. There is a little tearing during the faster action scenes and the architecture is not rendered as well as the natural aspects, but the majestic large scale vistas more than compensate for this.

Just playing around with the selection of planes, helicopters, boats and cars on offer is fun enough by itself, but there is some structure to the game as well. The main story missions are a concentration of hair-raising actions which are unfortunately altogether too short. There are also a large number of secondary missions that come in various guises but they are somewhat disappointing compared to the rest of the game.

Just Cause is an experience that allows the imagination to run riot in an attempt to reach the full potential of the game. An absolute stunner.

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